Anyone who has ever asked themselves ‘Why on earth do I do that?’ will find answers in this series of books as we explore the rich wisdom of the Enneagram, an ancient tool for self discovery. But more than that, it answers the ‘So what?’ question too. Not only do these stylish, easy reads unravel the core, subconscious drivers of personality and behaviour, they also invite the reader to do something about it using simple, accessible coaching exercises suited to meet the needs of each type specifically, but useful for all.
Those who are striving, from professional and personal perspectives, to improve the quality of their lives, their work, their relationships, have a profound need to first understand themselves. This series meets the needs of those without psychology backgrounds and with limited time for research, to know their own motivations and learn to work to their own strengths, encouraging the same in others. Incidentally, those with psychology backgrounds give us very enthusiastic feedback – this material enriches even their understanding.
Developed with classes of children, with excellent feedback from children, parents, teachers and governors, this is currently in workshop format, the book will follow shortly. We are currently creating a resource bank for teachers.
“The transition from Year 6 to Year 7 was massively eased by this work. It is an excellent foundation on which the children can build in future years. The children settled faster, worried less, they are more confident to approach the changes ahead of them.”
Year 6 teacher
This gives you greater clarity, not just about how the types can be distinguished, but also about how to use this information to move yourself and encourage others towards greater emotional health and stability. Through compassion for self and others, interactions are vastly improved and relationships enriched.
We finish the second book with a chapter on self management – we want to be very clear that improved experience and interactions are never going to be about changing anyone other than ourselves, for that is where all our power lies. Understanding more about the behaviours we might encounter in others will help only if we are ready to use that to pre-empt and optimise our own responses to challenging situations. The Enneagram gives us a huge advantage in terms of understanding why certain things trigger imbalance in ourselves. Our final chapter points the way to more tools and techniques, which will help us regain our balance and preserve it more confidently.