Portland is a great place to be yourself.
How well do you know yourself and others?
Many people find that understanding personality type helps them navigate life with greater ease. A sophisticated and powerful ancient system for self-understanding and personal development, the Enneagram is used worldwide as an effective tool in spirituality, psychology, and business. The Enneagram reveals that all people belong to one of nine major personality types. Just a basic understanding of the Nine Points of View broadens your skill in communicating with others, be it in your personal or your professional life. The purpose of the Enneagram is not to put you into a box, but to help you identify both the strengths and the limitations of a preferred strategy, to give you guidance on how you may break free and develop more capacity beyond it.
Some people find that individual spiritual direction, mentoring or a focused-learning session with specialist Dale Rhodes helps get to the depth of exploring their own Enneagram type, or the types of their own couple. Some also find that groups and workshops support learning the system to its fullest capacity. Both options highlight the potential for growth in self-development, intimate relationships, spirituality and worklife. People from all walks of life find the offerings to be educational, transformative and great fun.
Why connect with Enneagram Portland?
Enneagram Portland brings to your local life what the books, pages, online tests and far-away conferences can only introduce to you.
Since 2002, Enneagram Portland has provided one-on-one mentoring, spiritual direction, as well as live and local community education experiences; all facilitated by professionally-certified trainers in the Enneagram field. If you are curious about yourself and others, or are already an Enneagram enthusiast, meet with personality specialist Dale Rhodes and join the vibrant community of local students who meet in person to better understand themselves and others. If you talk type type, you should be connecting with us. Our January 16th PechaKucha event drew 180 people, and our retreat at Still Meadow May 2014 had every type represented amongst the 29 participants.
If you are someone who likes to “save the dates” for 2015… make sure you are on the email list for program invites.
January 17th & 18th: Love Cycles Weekend for Couples with Linda Carroll and Dale Rhodes
February 6th: Personality on Tap at the Lucky Lab: 18 Enneagram Portlanders perform “Nine Things I Love About You”— two five minute artistic presentations on each type! A fun night out for its own sake!
March 17th and March 18th: How Do We Do Friendship Together? Panels of people exploring their own types’ values on how they do friendship. How do I know you are my friend? What are the values that matter to me if we are friends? What is it like when it goes well or awry? Dale Rhodes (4 Romantic) and Liz Bothwell (1 Idealist) are joined by three professional Canadian Colleagues (who are certified Enneagram Trainers in the Narrative Tradition and who also live in Oregon): Kevin Hiebert (3 Performer), Deb Lyman (6 Loyal Skeptic) and Monique Breault (9 Mediator)— covering each core triad like Canadian Friendship Day!