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Introduction to the Enneagram

  • October 05, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 100



The Enneagram is a fascinating personality system that describes nine different perceptions or ways of viewing the world. Only one of these personality types is dominant in every individual throughout their lifetime. People commonly and unknowingly respond to their “type’s” perception of viewing the world, rather than to the world itself. Your Enneagram type significantly influences your relationships, career, and even self-esteem. Learning about the nature of your type can give you choices and freedom where you thought you had none. Exploring your personality type does not put you in a box, but rather helps you become aware of the box you unwittingly put yourself into. With that awareness, you can take charge and manage the ongoing cycles that otherwise keep you stuck in painful ruts. Understanding this method opens your eyes to not only yourself, but also helps you know the true needs of your family members, friends, coworkers and clients – thereby giving you the best chance for creating harmony and satisfaction in all your relationships.

People are vastly different with unique needs, desires, and styles. What approach works for one doesn’t always apply to another. Understanding each personality type gives you a short cut to which methods will help each person learn and heal. It offers you a way to speak each person’s “language” so that you can effectively reach them and help them achieve their greatest goals. Via video examples, handouts, teaching, exercises and discussion, this class will explore common dynamics for each type, so that you can recognize them around you. For example, find out why Fours are often get stuck in their sensitive feelings, and what methods can help them move beyond that emotional state. Learn why Ones tend to have the strongest inner critics of all the types, and how that manifests around them. Discover why Sevens can fear commitments, and what steps can help them change their lives.

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarize yourself with each personality type by discussing their behavior, habits, issues, careers or various other traits.
  •  Clarify steps each personality type needs to take to grow past their stuck places to become more balanced and free.
  •  Identify strategies to effectively work with each of the different personality styles, including which techniques, methods and communication styles can elicit positive responses and promote optimal progress.


Michelle Wagler Joy, MFT is a certified Enneagram teacher, one of the many tools she brings to help couples understand and transform relationship patterns. She has been helping couples for almost 2 decades by combining the Developmental Model (via The Couples Institute) and the Enneagram. From this she created her approach called “The Enneagram & Development for Couples©“, a powerful and innovate combination to helping individuals and couples advance to higher levels of health within their Enneagram Type.

Ceu's offered

2 CEU's

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm, pst


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