The Enneagram Institute of the SF Bay Area
An Affiliate of the Enneagram Institute , pilule representing the work of Don Riso and Russ Hudson
Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D., Director & Ronna Phifer-Ritchie, Ph.D., Co-Director
The Enneagram and You
Did you know that every human being moves through life with a particular orientation to self, to others and to the world that affects his or her thoughts, attitudes, decisions, behavior, relationships with others, coping style, and entire way of being? Sometimes this particular orientation works well, sometimes it doesn’t.
The challenge that most of us have is being unaware of our particular orientation, and the motivations underlying it. It is so closely woven into the material of our life, that it is not easily visible. Each orientation, when hidden, leaves us believing that “this is just how life is.”
To not know one’s own orientation is significant at the individual level because eventually, it means that we work against the natural flow of life and mistake our orientation for who we really are. This leaves us feeling cut-off from our wholeness and from the Divine.
To not know one’s own orientation is significant at the relationship level because we evaluate themselves and each other against this hidden internal framework. When we are unconscious to the existence of various orientations , it is easy to judge others.
To not know one’s orientation is significant at the community and more global level because misunderstandings, and miscommunications often lead to policies and actions that can have disastrous results in our world community. (The cultures of organizations, communities, regions and subgroups within a country, and even countries are based on different Enneagram types.)
The Enneagram is a grounded, profound and illuminating body of wisdom that will quicken your self-knowing, open your heart, and invite Presence.
It is our honor to be authorized to teach the workshops of Don Riso and Russ Hudson. We welcome you to be a part of this truly life-changing work, and to our speaking, coaching, and consulting services, and coach training.
Click below to learn more.
- What is the Enneagram?
- An Introduction to Nine Enneagram Orientations
- Reasons for Using the Enneagram
Join the growing community of people throughout the world who are
- deepening their self-acceptance and acceptance of others
- finding hope and relief from their private suffering
- developing more meaningful and compassionate relationships
- being profoundly awakened to their higher nature
- experiencing transformation that has alluded them previously
Are you a helping or health professional wanting more information on how you can use the Enneagram to benefit your clients? Click here for Roxanne’s pioneering coaching book. Are you a professional wanting to incorporate the Enneagram into your work? Click here for information on the Deep Coaching Training Program.