Ever wonder why you do the things you do?
Curious why some people you get along great with and others don't understand you?
Want to know why some people can jump into action, whereas others take time to think before they act?
Do you notice how some people show up very powerfully, and want to be one of those?
Do you (or someone you know) obsess over things that can't be changed?
Have you ever experienced a situtation at work or in your personal life and everyone had completly different perspectives?
If you find yourself nodding your head with curiosity to these questions, you are not alone. Each person has their own distinct way of showing up, engaging, and viewing the world (and themselves). However, there is a way of understanding ourselves (and others) so that we can improve ourselves, increase communications, have more compassion, and increase self awareness to be more than a personality type. Welcome to the Enneagram.
What is the Enneagram, and WHY does it matter?
The "Enneagram" is a map of self discovery. It is both an ancient symbol, as well as a system. It is designed to help a person better understand themselves, others, and one's inner workings. This system helps you understand how you see the world, how you relate to others, and how one's fears, reactions, motivations, and behaviors shape how we live, engage with others, and show up.
The Enneagram is an ancient symbol -- a circle inscribed with nine points -- with each point indicating a different personality type, driven by a set of fears, motivations and behaviors. It is a geometric figure that delineates the nine fundamental personality types of human nature and their complex interrelationships.
As one of the most powerful and comprehensive psychological systems known, the Enneagram goes beyond other modern typologies such as Myers-Briggs and DISC to provide us with specific descriptions and strategies for growth. Each personality type illustrates the full range of human potential. Moreover, learning each of the type's own Levels of Development provides us with a much clearer understanding of which behaviors and attitudes are harmful to us and why. This dynamic system helps us understand who we are, why we do what we do, and how we can improve beyond the limits of our personality. It is a system that reveals the gifts that we all possess.
More than a "personality type assessment"
The Enneagram helps us understand who we are, why we do what we do, and how we can improve improve the limits of our personality. It is a system that reveals the gifts that we all possess.
Moving Beyond Personality:
One of the most transformative applications the Enneagram provides is a way to see and observe ourselves in what is our "personality" state. The Enneagram showcases different typologies that have been created through our psychological structures. Ever wonder why you do certain things, or why some people you get along great with and others get under your skin? The Enneagram helps you become aware of your personality structure and how you don't have to be limited to that box or structure. It frees you to connect with your highest, best self.
Wisdom of the Enneagram: Moving Beyond Personality
Most of us encounter the Enneagram as a useful system of personality types. We find it fascinating to see ourselves and others through the insights that the Enneagram offers. But at a certain point, we begin to see that the characteristics described in Enneagram books reflect only part of the picture.
At a deeper level, however, the Enneagram tells us about the relationship between our personality and our Essence, or spirit. This workshop will focus on exercises to help us see through the veils of our personality structures to have a more direct experience of our Essence, our true spiritual nature. We will look at the personality types as nine distinct aspects of human nature that can be found in all of us regardless of our type. We will see how these different parts of ourselves manifest personally in our lives, and how, rightly understood, they can lead us to deeper inner resources and lasting joy.
This Workshop will feature exercises for each type, as well as music, meditations, and practices that will help bring our Centers of Intelligence (Thinking, Feeling, and Instinct) into greater alignment, thus opening us to the transformative action of Spirit. We will focus primarily on the spiritual gifts of each type.
If you are interested in finding more effective ways of using the Enneagram in your spiritual practice, or if you are interested in exploring the underlying meaning and Wisdom of the Enneagram, this Workshop will be highly relevant to you.
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This workshop is for you if...
If this sounds like something you are interested in, then come experience the Wisdom of the Enneagram.
Imagine how much more compassion we would have for ourselves and others if we could really see WHY we do what we do. That is what the Enneagram provides us.
It is a Map of compassion.
Meet Your FACILITATOR
Mellissa Rempfer, MA.ed/AET, P.C.C., AWTP
Human Potential: Helping professionals bring out the best in themselves & others while increasing overall happiness. Mellissa Rempfer is a highly sought-after presenter, teacher, coach, and overall big-hearted speaker who makes everyone feel like she is speaking directly to them with her engaging, down-to-earth style. Mellissa delivers practical topics of human potential transformation for the individual, team, and workplace so that everyone can grow and increase their overall happiness.
With more than two decades in the personal development and growth space (for individuals and organizations), Mellissa provides transformation through very practical topics that provide audiences with simple actionable ideas, plus the clarity and motivation to put them into action right away to improve communication, leadership, interpersonal relationships, and self-awareness to bring out the best in oneself (and others).
Mellissa went from being homeless at the age of 14 to securing a $3 Million donation and $9.8 Million ongoing passive income for a new student center for her college before turning 21. With the same skills of growing personal relationships to make things happen, she shares how we can support (and also hinder one's growth and possibilities).
With certifications to support the work of transformation and growth (Masters in Adult Education in Training and Development, Professional Certified Integral Coach, Certified Enneagram Teacher, and Authorized Workshop Facilitator with the Enneagram Institute), Mellissa is committed to the development of Human Potential, and help others connect with their best version of themselves.
When Mellissa, her husband, and furry dog kids are not traveling full time, you can find Mellissa at various coffee shops or amusement parks. Just look for the kid-size shoes that light up and have sparkles.
"It's impossible," said Pride.
"It's risky,' said Experience.
"Give it a try," whispered the Heart. You're worth it!
Meg Lambert, Teacher
"Both my Mom and I did the Enneagram workshop together. We were close before, but this system changed everything for the better. It was like my Mom was able to finally understand and support me. It was finding out that my deep desire for safety was not because I wanted to be argumentative, it was me just questioning to calm my nerves. Now my Mom has become my best friend and has taken the time to no only understand me, but to really listen.
I have also been able to take the Enneagram back into my classroom and use it to motivate different students to learn math based on what their core motivations. I even had kids who I struggled with keeping their attention be engaged and ask questions. Thanks for the help with the motivation based on Enneagram Types."
Maya Hiersioux, Realtor
“I was one of those people who always have plans, back up plans, and hated the idea of boredom. Yet, it was learning about the Enneagram and discovering one of my patterns was to keep myself so busy with options that I found myself suffering with lack of focus. I found more freedom with focusing and making decisions instead of chasing squirrels. The stress I had with options (which I didn't even know was a stress) is no longer ruling my life and I have found freedom in making choices for my life, my family, and my business.”
Janelle DeRuoisi, Photographer
"The Enneagram is not only a useful tool for self analysis, but has repeatedly and immensely helped in understanding and dealing with complicated family, friends, and colleague relationships, especially when their way of seeing the world and their reactions differ vastly from your own. Understanding where someone else is coming from is the first step to mitigating conflict and improving relationships.
Mellissa is an engaging and fun teacher who makes the Enneagram easy to understand and incorporate in your life. Absolutely everyone can benefit from attending one of Mellissa’s workshops."
Come Discover How to Bring Out the Best in Yourself
Want to come experience what the Enneagram can offer? Join Mellissa for the next Wisdom of the Enneagram: Moving Beyond Personality
Thursdays starting May 13th to June 3rd
Early Bird (By April 1st, 2021) $325 single payment
or 2 Payments of $185
$495 (After April 1st, 2021)
*Scholarships are available. Please contact us at WeCare@GivingExcellence.com
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