The Enneagram has become a widely used device for discovering personality types. However, its true power lies in its ability to show us how God is calling us to grow in our spiritual lives. As a map that illustrates our strengths and weaknesses, our bright gifts and our deep shadows, the Enneagram is an invaluable tool for spiritual growth. But the Enneagram doesn’t put us in a box. Instead, it shows us the box we’ve already put ourselves in and how God is calling us into liberation.
Michelle Meech is an Episcopal priest and has been teaching the Enneagram in workshop and discussion formats for 15 years. She was trained through the Enneagram Institute by Don Riso and Russ Hudson and is dedicated to the work of transformation through helping people bring more compassion to themselves and the people in their lives. Michelle is currently the Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY where she lives with her dog Bella.
Michelle regularly offers the following formats and can tailor a workshop to fit needs.
Please contact her for more information at: mmmeech at gmail.com
Download a PDF of this information here: The Enneagram – MMeech
An Introduction to the Enneagram
This workshop provides an overview of the Enneagram that includes a brief history and can, if time provides, offer an opportunity to use a typing/sorting instrument so participants can identify their Ennea-type. In addition, participants will be introduced to the personal work of liberation from the stories that keep us locked automatic behaviors and experiences of shame, fear, and pain.
Format: 1.5 – 3 hours.
For newcomers to the Enneagram, whether they know their Ennea-type or not.
The Enneagram: Structure and Insight
This workshop offers a deeper look at the Enneagram and its structure, giving participants more insight into each Ennea-type and how the types are interconnected. Participants will learn about social styles, coping mechanisms, and motivational centers and the basic structure of the Enneagram will be discussed. Examples of each Ennea-type will also be provided.
Format: 6-8 hour day.
For a wide range of Enneagram knowledge – from newcomers to those who have been working with it for years.
Enneagram Insight Retreat
This 3-day retreat offers the opportunity to go deeper with the Enneagram by utilizing group instruction, individual and group processing, movement, and meditation to help participants work directly with their own Ennea-type via Don Riso’s Levels of Development. These Levels provide us with deep insight into how our Ennea-type functions and help us locate signposts of health as well as triggers that set off our fears and unhealthy behaviors. By inquiring directly and gently into our experience we can discover more about our motivations and see more clearly how God is calling us to liberation.
Format: 3-hour evening, 6-hour day, 6-hour day.
For people who have more than an introductory knowledge.