I am delighted to let you know that I will be one of 21 presenters at the upcoming IEA Global Conference: July 21–July 23, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas USA
This year my presentation is:
The Enneagram, Pair Bonding & Intimacy
Working with the fears and desires of the 9 Enneagram Types and 3 Instincts in Intimacy
The purpose of this presentation is to explore the relationship between the Enneagram, the Instinctual Types and Intimacy. A survey was designed to investigate the manner in which the 3 instinctual drives influence and affect how each of the 9 Enneagram Types form, develop and maintain intimate bonds.
The theory of the Instinctual Drives is that they result from the basic passion of the Enneagram Type being overly influenced by three variations in the life-force energy that are instinctual to us all (self-preserving, social, and sexual or One to One). The assertion is that the ruling passion of the Enneagram Type (anger, pride, vanity, envy, avarice, fear, gluttony, lust or sloth) is colored, or skewed by the influence of the dominant instinct and shapes the manner in which we create bonds of intimacy.
This presentation will focus on the validated initial 1998 findings as well as the non-empirical research which proved to be highly informative as it was written by the 9 types themselves. The study participants were very open and self-revealing and as such gave us an opportunity to better understand how the each Enneagram type and instinctual type seek and express intimacy.
I hope to see you there.