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Enneagram and Defense Mechanisms: Moving Beyond Your False Self

January 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Online with Cynthia and Sue ~~

Saturday January 30: 9am – 12pm

PLEASE NOTE that this workshop includes 3 hrs of online video* you need to watch on your own PRIOR to Jan 30, as well as 3 hrs online via Zoom Jan 30 with presenters and participants.

Our defense mechanism is the “enforcer,” that keeps us from feeling our core fear.  It keeps our type going on automatic and off the screen of our awareness. In this workshop, we will explore how we use our defense to unconsciously protect ourselves when we are triggered by fear or stress. When we work with our defense mechanism, our type structure loosens. We have more choice in the moment and the true gifts of our type can be expressed more freely. In 9 different ways, we are invited to pay attention to something that is largely undercover and automatic.

Explore the way you protect yourself when you are triggered by fear or stress and create an idealized version of yourself to present to others. You do this in order to be acceptable to God, others and self. Awareness of your own and others’ defence systems can help you be more authentic, caring and understanding of others.

In this module participants will learn more about the vulnerability underlying personality type, and see how the idealized version of oneself helps one cope.

* A week ahead of the actual workshop date participants will be given access to 3 hours of password-protected online videos we have created, to be viewed on your own time prior to the class. On the actual workshop date the online time via Zoom will be 9am-12pm. This online time together will assume the participants have watched all the videos. Please come prepared to the online time with your questions and queries.

This link will be sent only after e-transfer payment is received, so please be sure to transfer at least a few days in advance so that you have sufficient time to watch this introductory video.

Cost: $100 (or pay what you can)

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January 30, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Any workshops being held at Strong Hollow have a suggested cost, but are offered as “pay what you can”.  We do not want cost to be a reason to not attend.