This is an ‘easy read’ book, visually attractive, designed to dip
into with an unexpected depth, which hooks by pure fascination.
The Enneagram Insights series offers irresistible understanding
– of the drives and motivations of self and others. On first meeting, in The Enneagram Encountered, the Enneagram may know us far better than we know ourselves: it is an uncanny and intriguing experience. This book feeds our natural human curiosity to discover why we do the things we do: questions cascade as more and more answers are given. The path diverges and many wonders are revealed along the way, but always a profound truth calls us home.
This first book introduces the reader to the Enneagram, the three centres and each of the nine personality types. In addition, alongside the understanding of each type, this book offers a practical approach to utilising this knowledge to enhance personal and professional balance.
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
In this second book we will take you into the fascinating interplay between types: the linkages and influences, the subtleties, which make sense of why there are infinite possible variations within each type, but why they are grouped together. This book offers an exploration of the links and connections between personality types which is distinctive: it is different from the mainstream descriptions offered by Enneagram authors and trainers.
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.