What is the Enneagram?
The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Each Enneagram type has a different way to see, feel and think. The Enneagram helps us engage with our own inner observer, offering us insight into the 9 different styles of being in relationship with ourselves and others. It is a psychological and spiritual map of understanding the 9 different illusions we have about life.
One of the first teachers (Gurdjieff) of the Enneagram says :
Human beings are asleep to what is real, and our work is to wake up.
People have an inner essence that is covered up by personality.
People are “three-brained beings;” we have three centers of intelligence: mental, emotional, and instinct. The work for us is to see through the illusion of our personality structure and develop all three centers at the same time.
Hemla is a certified Enneagram teacher with the Narrative Tradition(TNE).
Hemla offers typing interviews - What is a typing interview?
This is a session in which you are encouraged to engage with your own inner observer through questions that Hemla guides you through to help you notice patterns of thinking and behaving. Once the typing interview is completed Hemla will discuss the 2 strongest types that show up with you.
Once we have an understanding of our potential types we can engage with our inner observer and work through our illusions. This would be done in follow-up coaching sessions using the Enneagram with a somatic lens perspective.
Hemla also teaches workshops on the Enneagram both to corporates as well as to groups on a personal quest.
Have a look at the events page to learn more about upcoming workshops.
To schedule your one-on-one typing interview, click here.
Keeping these points in mind the Enneagram offers us the ability and the tools, combining somatic and energy work to shift and change patterns of behavior that no longer work for us.
Why I am drawn to the Enneagram
The Enneagram has been a transformative tool for me to understand myself more clearly, to notice the people and situations that trigger me and why. It helps me see patterns in myself and offers me the tools to change these behaviors and allows for transformation to happen.
How it Works
I offer a 90 min typing interview, where you, with my help narrow down possible types you resonate most strongly with.
The 90 mins involve me asking you questions that engage with your inner observer, to explore aspects of yourself and your personality that you may not have looked at before. The Enneagram helps us understand ourselves in the workplace, in relationships with others, and ourselves. You will also receive a handout with reading materials for you to explore further. Once we have done this, you are welcome to set up a follow-up 60 min session to delve more fully into the type you identify with. In the workplace, knowing your Enneagram type helps you to better understand and communicate with your team members and colleagues.
Hemla is a certified teacher of the Narrative Enneagram:
Soon to Come
I plan to have panels of different types speaking and sharing more about what it's like to identify with that type. This is not only insightful but thought-provoking. Should you like to learn more or if you already know the Enneagram type that you lead with, let me know if you would like to sit on panels.
Coming in Fall/Winter of 2020, a beginners introduction to the Enneagram, this online course can be followed at your own speed on the Online workshop page.
What people are saying:
" I have been in a challenging space for some time now but after the enneagram session, I feel like a deep shift has happened. The questions that you asked me during the session really opened up deep-seated issues that I did not even know I felt. I was quite surprised at some of the things I said and listening to myself was truly an enlightening, insightful experience. Your input really helped put things in perspective and I feel like I have had a breakthrough.
My daughter had a similar experience during her session and a decision that she was grappling with for a few weeks became crystal clear almost immediately after her session.
I cannot thank you enough for all your kindness, compassion, and love. "