Personal and Spiritual Growth

The Enneagram is a profound and powerful guide to understanding inner workings, motivations and pathway to transformation.  Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world.  Rooted in the Desert Fathers and the mystics, each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldviewit has been called a sacred psychology (Riso & Husdon, 1999).  You can start your journey by clicking the below button.

As a spiritual care provider and mental health professional, I have searched for a tool that goes beyond mere preferences like the Myers-Briggs, the 16PF or the generalization of DISC system.  The Enneagram is the best system that I have found to reveal our deep passions, motivation, and fears and it provides Directions of Integration (true self) and Disintegration (false self) that are unique to each type and providing a pathway to liberation.  As a follower of Jesus, I appreciate it is compatible with basic Biblical teaching especially in connection with the seven deadly sins.  However, the tool is for people of all faiths.  In a collective sense, the Enneagram fosters greater understanding through a universal language that transcends gender, religion, nationality and culture. While we are all unique, we share common experiences.

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have”
— Doris Mortman