A Podcast Series
Hosted by Abi Robins
Conscious Construction is a podcast about the day to day, down to earth work of transforming our world, our
relationships, and most importantly, ourselves.
Join Abi every Thursday on your favorite podcast app, or on her home page as she dives into topics like yoga, the enneagram, relationships, spirituality, personal growth, and probably Star Wars at some point. She will be sitting down each week with some of the world's top experts in their field as well as neighbors from down the street and best friends from across the country.
No matter who's on the other side of the microphone, though, one thing you can count on: you'll be listening to someone who knows how to walk their talk and live out the ideas and beliefs they hold dear.
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Announcing New Research:
The Enneagram and Ego Development
Findings published in peer-reviewed journal
By Terry Saracino
I am thrilled to announce new research on the
Enneagram and ego development, just published in the Journal of Adult Development following a blind peer review process.
The article, Advancing Ego Development in Adulthood through Study of the Enneagram System of Personality, was co-authored by David Daniels, MD, Terry Saracino, MA, MBA, Meghan Fraley, PhD, Jennifer Christian, PsyD and Seth Pardo, PhD. The bottom line from the study's abstract: "The findings suggest that Enneagram Intensive trainings may be beneficial for promoting psychological growth and ego development."
So you might ask - this is news? For those of us who work with this powerful system, it's a given. But in order to help the
Enneagram be more accepted in the world of mainstream psychology, we need data. As far as we know, this is the first
study to examine the efficacy of the Enneagram to promote growth. It's a step in the right direction - and we need more.
The impetus for this project began in 2004 at an Enneagram Intensive training in Asheville, NC, when a student spoke to
David and me and essentially said, "I'm watching people change right in front of my eyes. This work helps people move up
levels of ego development. We need a study." So off we went with David's enthusiasm and can-do attitude, our student's
knowledge of a model we could use, and my steadfast commitment to and passion for the Enneagram.
We had no idea what we were getting into in terms of what is required to produce a research paper for a scientific, peer-reviewed journal. Over the years, we found excellent resources, notably the other authors of the manuscript, each of whom added significantly to the end result. We encountered dead-ends, challenges and delays. Even in the final push, I said to Seth, our statistician, "Please just tell me if we have anything worth publishing. If not, I'm ready to call it quits!" With much experience in the world of publishing, he kindly said to me that what I was feeling is typical of all who attempt this kind of work. He advised me to hang in and be patient.
I couldn't be happier that we all persevered. My only regret is that David is not here to be part of this celebration. The paper was submitted to the Journal a few weeks before he died in May 2017, so I'm grateful that he knew we had gotten to that point.
This paper is available for free online. The link is below. Please feel free to share it widely and extensively. It's another way we can fulfill David's mission of bringing the Enneagram to the world. And maybe this article helped that world become a little bit larger!
- Terry Saracino, Core Faculty member and founding president of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (now The Narrative Enneagram.
Spiritual Hardhats Required
The Origin of Our Type
Why Did I Develop THIS Type Instead of Another?
Hosted by Karen Blanchette-Fuhr
Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Austin Central Libary
710 W Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX
Shared Learning Room 471
Suggested Donation: $5 - $10
R.S.V.P. Meetup.com: Young Adult Enneagram Community of Austin
Classes, workshops and seminars in the Narrative Tradition in the Austin area and around Central Texas.
Lots of Enneagram going on in and around Austin!
This is a casual meetup meant for anyone curious about the Enneagram. If you are new to the Enneagram, or someone who has studied for decades, we believe the Enneagram is best experienced in community. Wherever you are in your journey, we want you to come out and share what life is like for you as your type. Meeting location is the group room at Orange Coworking. We'll be providing some light snacks
Contact Cat with any questions or to let us know you are coming!
Want to be on our email list and receive information about Enneagram happenings in the area?
Presented by Sue Brooks and Kathryn Ehlert
July 28 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Human Potential Center, 2007 Bert (near Manchaca & Ben White in south Austin)
The enneagram is an ancient map of personality types offering insight into human nature and connection with the divine.
If you have not attended an introduction or overview of this powerful system,
please join us to get a deeper understanding of its full potential
For information or to register:
Please join us!