The Enneagram and Spiritual Transformation - An Introduction

Center for Spiritual Deepening at St. Aidan's, Alexandria
via Zoom

The Enneagram, rooted in ancient Christian and Islamic mysticism, is a powerful transformational tool for helping us access our “Christ Consciousness.” In a compassionate and non-judgmental way, it illuminates 9 universal ego strategies that are at the heart of our repeating unhealthy patterns but that also contain our natural gifts. With uncanny accuracy, the Enneagram awakens us to our unconscious motivations (shadow), and helps us improve our inter-personal relationships.  In this introductory series, Marilyn will introduce the Enneagram system and how it can be used, as well as assisting us in beginning the process of “typing” ourselves through storytelling and group sharing.  This beginning course sets the stage for continued spiritual discovery.

Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Neurofeedback Practitioner and Founder of the MEDIAN Center for Resilience and Brain Training, has been a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition since 1994.  She has studied extensively with Helen Palmer, David Daniels, MD and Richard Rohr, OFM, among others. Marilyn has supervised countless Enneagram students and is a sought-after teacher and trainer. She has been an Individual and Family Therapist for 35 years.

Recommended reading on the Enneagram:

  • Beatrice Chestnut, The Complete Enneagram:27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge
  • Ian Cron & Suzanne Stabile; The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
  • Richard Rohr & Andreas Ebert; The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective

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