Globalisation and Diversity are amongst the prevalent issues of our time. Learning to live, work together and share environments together in greater harmony may be challenging. And yet it can also be incredibly enlivening, fulfilling and meaningful.
The Interpersonal Field
We have all nine Enneagram types as part of our makeup. When engaging with others we might find challenging, can often overdo our dominant ego type. We may also shift and become “appropriate” to the group dynamics. Whilst each member of a relational field contributes one or more of the nine Enneagram perspectives to the group dynamics, what arises is not necessarily the healthiest or most useful aspects of the types involved.
From a Nine Domains approach perspective, a healthy functioning Interpersonal field would include all nine aspects of the Enneagram Domains, functioning in a mature and optimum way. However, like our individual ego, the field can be skewed or out of balance, and operating with an ego like agenda of its own.
Restoring the balance requires some scrutiny. It necessitates a reasonable degree of precision to identify what is healthy, what is dysfunctional or what is completely missing from the dynamics. This is how the Nine Domains approach can enlighten us and enhance our Interpersonal Fields.
The Nine Domains Approach
Don Richard Riso recognised this and developed the Nine Domains approach in the last few years of his life. The Nine Domains Approach is a fresh way to work with groups as the specific, living, changing organisms that they actually are, not as generic entities. It is an approach that recognizes nine fundamental elements that must be present and in balance for a system to survive and thrive. Unlike other change processes, it identifies what is already functioning well that can be left unchanged, whilst illuminating what is missing or dysfunctional. It addresses the function of the Enneagram Domain within the Interpersonal Field, rather than the personality types of the individuals involved.
About this Workshop
Learning becomes more embodied when it is Applied-to-self and applied within the course dynamics. Rosemarie and I endeavour to facilitate learning from this premise. Any teaching is less likely to utilised beyond the training, if it is not experienced and applied within the safe learning environment of the training room. So we will be working with the material in the group as part of the learning.
There will be open discussion, small group exercises and inquiry. Opportunities to practise the learning will be invited within a safe learning environment.
Course material will be provided as well as some exploratory assessment material to apply when you leave. Previous participants of one our Nine Domains workshops used our simple paper assessment tool during a facilitation directly following our course. They reported back how insightful and useful it was for the group they shared it with.
Benefits from attending
This will enhance your knowledge of the Enneagram. It will bring new insights to personal and interpersonal relationship, social gatherings, and the group dynamics of your work colleagues.
The Interpersonal Enneagram Workshop is designed to bring the key ideas of the Nine Domains approach into the field of the workshop.
In order to make this more relevant to our daily interpersonal relationships, we have simplified some of the Levels of Functioning and reinstated the Enneagram symbol. We will see how the Enneagram Laws and Triadic Connections can be used to discover possible solutions for interpersonal issues.
This workshop does not require previous knowledge of the Enneagram. It offers an alternative starting point for discovering the insights offered by the Enneagram. Participants with knowledge of the Enneagram will find this a refreshing shift from the normal typology approach.
Next Workshop: 25th & 26th March 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Venue: The Kairos Centre, Roehampton, London UK, SW15 4JA
Cost: £ 325. Early Bird £225 before 20th February