I practice with and teach a modality called the Enneagram. This is an ancient and powerful tool for self-awareness and compassion. It describes 9 character types with a range of open and contracted qualities.
This system reveals patterns of ego and unconscious false identifications. It helps us identify our deeper motivations, learn how to release limiting patterns, and honor our gifts. Most importantly, this system points us to an open, free, fulfillment that lies beyond Enneagram type fixation
The Enneagram provides a dynamic framework to my work with individuals, couples, and families. It is a powerful tool for knowing yourself more deeply including the ways you are defended and contracted as well as the more expanded and subtle qualities of your authentic nature. It provides a pathway for us to see patterns of identification that are not real and points us to deeper more authentic realities.
When used mindfully with care and compassion, the Enneagram is a beautiful tool for couples and family therapy. It is so helpful to understand the patterned nuances of our loved ones. It opens possibilities for deeper empathy and compassion with each other and softens the potential to take things personally and become defended in our relationships.
I started what is now The Enneagram Center of Asheville with my mother in 2014. We have over 30 years combined experience with this tool. Together, we offer a series of dynamic face-to-face workshops, online courses, and a year-long certification program.
We have a unique and captivating teaching style! After decades of studying and teaching the Enneagram, we developed a skill for embodying each Enneagram type. We call this the Embodiment Technique and it’s unique because it teaches how to recognize the energetic distinctions of the 9 types. In addition to an extensive amount of information, people leave with a felt sense of each type.
We emphasize the Enneagram’s original purpose as a tool for psycho-spiritual liberation, which is so often overlooked. This system is not solely about fixation, each character type has a gateway to the open and expanded qualities of the enneagram.