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The Enneagram and The Inner Critic

Deepening Heart Awakening

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

The Enneagram is an extraordinary personality system that can help you to understand yourself and your relationships, and free you from the torments of your inner critic—the self-defeating pattern that affects your ability to see things as they really are, move toward your true desires, and create deep and trusting relationships.

This is a ground-breaking workshop focused on deepening your awareness of the Inner Critic and its insidious and harmful intrusions into your life.  This will deepen and widen your understanding of the Enneagram, Psychic Structures, the Inner Critic and how to navigate its hypnotic powers.

Working with a variety of tools you will identify and unravel with compassionate clarity the ways this Inner Critic structure interrupts and interferes with the manifestation of your deepest capacity to love self and others, and to step courageously into the expression of your deepest dreams and heartfelt wishes.

Identifying your Enneagram type-specific Inner Critic patterns and the equally important other-sources of Inner Critic messages you received from the Enneagram types in your family of origin, you will learn practices that will allow you to consciously sense your inner critic in the Three Centers and then transform its trance-like capacity into skillful action.

This is a hands-on, in your heart and body workshop in which you will leave with usable skills and practices to assist both your ability to compassionately respond to Inner Critic beatings, and strategies to steadily relax your learned habit of listening to the Inner Critic. Shedding light on this powerful unconscious force is the key to relaxing the habitual suffering one experiences when caught in the ego structure of one’s Type. You will learn how to discern the difference between the Voice of your Inner Wisdom and the shaming, blaming, scaring, heart wounding Inner Critic voice.

You will come to appreciate the magnitude of this Inner Critic force in the lives of those you love and care for, and in the heart and soul of your life. This compassionate recognition will allow your heart to open more deeply to those you love and care for, and to your own heart.

Guided by Enneagram teacher Michael Naylor, MEd, CPCC, LADC, you will discover your particular Enneatype and learn how the inner critic shows up uniquely for your type. Through music, interactive exercises, and guided meditations to help you navigate around and through these patterns, you will:

  • Deepen your capacity to employ presence, compassion and merciful observation to help you unhook yourself from unnecessary suffering
  • Move into deeper contact with your heart, where clarity, deep peace, and loving connection reside
  • Learn practices that loosen the grip of the inner critic and experience a higher level of healing.

You will come away with an understanding of each Enneagram type and how to transform your relationship with your inherited inner critic.

How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

Michael Naylor, M.Ed., CPCC, LADC, CCS

October 20 - 22, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$335 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

The Enneagram is an extraordinary personality system that can help you to understand yourself and your relationships, and free you from the torments of your inner critic—the self-defeating pattern that affects your ability to see things as they really are, move toward your true desires, and create deep and trusting relationships.

This is a ground-breaking workshop focused on deepening your awareness of the Inner Critic and its insidious and harmful intrusions into your life.  This will deepen and widen your understanding of the Enneagram, Psychic Structures, the Inner Critic and how to navigate its hypnotic powers.

Working with a variety of tools you will identify and unravel with compassionate clarity the ways this Inner Critic structure interrupts and interferes with the manifestation of your deepest capacity to love self and others, and to step courageously into the expression of your deepest dreams and heartfelt wishes.

Identifying your Enneagram type-specific Inner Critic patterns and the equally important other-sources of Inner Critic messages you received from the Enneagram types in your family of origin, you will learn practices that will allow you to consciously sense your inner critic in the Three Centers and then transform its trance-like capacity into skillful action.

This is a hands-on, in your heart and body workshop in which you will leave with usable skills and practices to assist both your ability to compassionately respond to Inner Critic beatings, and strategies to steadily relax your learned habit of listening to the Inner Critic. Shedding light on this powerful unconscious force is the key to relaxing the habitual suffering one experiences when caught in the ego structure of one’s Type. You will learn how to discern the difference between the Voice of your Inner Wisdom and the shaming, blaming, scaring, heart wounding Inner Critic voice.

You will come to appreciate the magnitude of this Inner Critic force in the lives of those you love and care for, and in the heart and soul of your life. This compassionate recognition will allow your heart to open more deeply to those you love and care for, and to your own heart.

Guided by Enneagram teacher Michael Naylor, MEd, CPCC, LADC, you will discover your particular Enneatype and learn how the inner critic shows up uniquely for your type. Through music, interactive exercises, and guided meditations to help you navigate around and through these patterns, you will:

  • Deepen your capacity to employ presence, compassion and merciful observation to help you unhook yourself from unnecessary suffering
  • Move into deeper contact with your heart, where clarity, deep peace, and loving connection reside
  • Learn practices that loosen the grip of the inner critic and experience a higher level of healing.

You will come away with an understanding of each Enneagram type and how to transform your relationship with your inherited inner critic.

Faculty Bio

Michael Naylor, M.Ed., CPCC, LADC, CCS

Michael Naylor is an International Enneagram Accredited professional teacher, authorized and certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram teacher and faculty at the Enneagram Institute. He is the director of the Enneagram Center for Transformation and Change in South Portland, Maine.

Michael teaches and coaches in the USA and internationally, working with corporate teams utilizing the Enneagram for the development of emotional intelligence and empowered action.

He has worked in the field of transformation and empowerment, and in the field of addiction the last 26 years as therapist, coach, and educator, most recently at Serenity House, a men’s rehabilitation center.

 

Why Attend

  • Find freedom from self-sabotage even if, despite your best efforts, you repeatedly engage in addictive behavior that is causing you to suffer.

  • See how the Enneagram system can provide you with new answers to your profound spiritual questions.

  • Discover the key to avoiding addiction relapse, and powerfully improve the quality of your life.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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