The Enneagram and Healing Humanity: Practical Applications for Connecting and Belonging
June 13–17, 2022
June 13–17, 2022
with Dr. Deborah Egerton
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As Dr. Egerton’s book Know Justice Know Peace: A Transformative Journey of Social Justice, Anti-Racism, and Healing through the Power of the Enneagram is released, we invite you in to learn how to use the Enneagram and IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism) for reconnection and oneness. As human beings, we all have a desire to belong. Our connection to one another is what allows us to survive and thrive as a species. We will explore the roots of our disconnects, both externally and internally, in order to begin to heal ourselves and thus heal humanity.

In this experiential workshop, you will have an opportunity to surface your similarities and explore and celebrate differences. You will gain new insight into how you are a conscious or unconscious participant in “othering” and marginalizing people based on some aspect of their being.

Through a blend of experiential activities, grounding meditations, Enneagram exploration, enlightening and informational background discovery, and a deep dive into inner work, you’ll be empowered with new tools, knowledge, and community connection to activate as an authentic advocate for all of humanity.

Together we’ll explore in-depth:

  • Using the Enneagram and I.D.E.A. (inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism) to create internal and external expansion to open our mind-body-spirit connection, stand in love against “othering”, and explore the ways that we can heal across differences.
  • Integrating practices for intentional engagement of our three centers of intelligence:
    • The Head Center: An exploration of what we know about all forms of “othering” and where we see the emergence of differences and division.
    • The Heart Center: Experiential practices of seeing and experiencing through the heart to stand in in love, compassion, and oneness.
    • The Body Center: Through exercises and discussion, we will build awareness of what we feel in our bodies — Fight-Flight-Freeze-Fawn. This section will focus on finding where and how your body holds onto experiences of “othering” and prevents you from healing.
  • Engaging with presence to participate in experiential practices, and become more familiar with our own patterns that contribute to “othering”. By learning how to release the underlying emotions of anxiety, fear, anger, resentment, shame, and blame, we can heal from past painful experiences that have been inflicted on us or that we have inflicted on “others”.
  • Using the Humanity Mosaic to explore self-identification and the multidimensional aspects of diversity. As we explore our Humanity Mosaics and the early messages we received about value and othering, we can begin to unravel the complexities of our own value systems and the implicit biases that may be affecting how we connect to other human beings.

Prerequisite: In order to prepare for this experience, please go to Deborah’s website for a fundamental overview of the Enneagram. At the beginning of the workshop, Deborah will provide an overview of the Enneagram to ensure that everyone has the same basic foundation to build upon.

Foundational Enneagram knowledge can been found on deborahegerton.com and enneagraminstitute.com.

Dr. Deborah Egerton

Dr. Deborah Egerton

Dr. Deborah Egerton, Founder of Trinity Transition Consultants, is an internationally respected psychotherapist and executive coach. "Dr. E", as she is affectionately known, is an inspirational Enneagram JEDI (justice, equality, diversity, inclusion) who teaches the value of the Enneagram for introspective self-discovery.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tue, Thu 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

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We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

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COVID Update

All guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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