Embodiment and the Enneagram
Rev. Adrienne Koch
Six Sundays: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. $90
Course will be offered via Zoom video conferencing.
What if I told you that you have more than one brain— that your heart and your gut both have their own intrinsic nervous systems? Your neurons in these three centers of intelligence take on information, store it, change, and adapt. How might that understanding of your mind change the way you think about faith and practice spirituality? Your head, heart, and gut are the components of your human mind, and the Enneagram can help you better listen to all of them. Join the Rev. Adrienne Koch in an exploration of the spirituality of the for this six-week class that will cover:
- Ancient Spirituality of the Enneagram: Explore the intersections of Christian spiritual direction and the Enneagram, dating back to 4th century desert monasticism.
- Instinctual Triads and Resource Points Part One: Become aware of the multiple triads and resource points in the Enneagram system that distinguish and nuance each personality type.
- Instinctual Triads and Resource Points Part Two: Become aware of the multiple triads and resource points in the Enneagram system that distinguish and nuance each personality type.
- Ego Defense Mechanisms and Body-based Character Structure: Learn more about the defense mechanisms of each type, that acts as the “glue” that supports the personality structure. Recognize how the defense mechanisms are all based in the lead center of intelligence for that type.
- Instinctual Subtypes — Self-Preservation, Sexual, Social: At first glance, there are 9 Enneagram Types, but an exploration of Enneagram subtypes reveals three unique expressions of each of the 9 types, totaling 27 ways of moving through the world.
- Deepening Spiritual Awareness: This final session is an experiential course that offers spiritual practices to transform your own type structure and help you build an inner capacity to recognize and relax your emotional passions as they arise – thus “converting vice to virtue.”