Start your new year off with deep psychological and spiritual insights to enhance your personal life, your spiritual life and your professional life in 2012.
Stillpoint at Beckside spiritual retreat center in Bellingham, WA is hosting an intensive Enneagram workshop in January and February 2012. Stillpoint, located at 1625 Huntley Rd., in Bellingham, WA is an ecumenical Christian day-retreat center welcoming all who seek to experience the Mystery of God. With gracious and warm indoor spaces, two labyrinths and a day-retreat cabin, Stillpoint offers a quiet place to learn, reflect and recharge.
The Enneagram has become recognized over the past 40 years as a reliable tool for psychological and spiritual insight into the human condition. It has been used by businesses, churches, the US government, universities and individuals to gain insight into the anatomy of the personality, using identification of personality types that have been described by some as the “map of the soul”.
The word Enneagram means a graph of nine. Each of the nine personality types on the Enneagram has a path to recover a basic trust of the Universe, themselves and the unfolding of life. The nine personality types of the Enneagram give detailed and useful information about what drives us to behave as we do by revealing unconscious patterns, habitual preoccupations, and underlying fear; in other words, it leads to a deeper understanding of self. In Enneagram theory, the personality is both a stepping stone and a barrier to full conscious development. Observing the habits of the personality gives a way to move beyond the personality, which is how the Enneagram can be used as a tool for transformation.
“We will never fully know God until we come to know ourselves thoroughly.” –Julian of Norwich
Sharon Weldon, Enneagram instructor, holds a degree in Sociology and is a massage therapist. Sharon’s first exploration of the Enneagram was at the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend, Oregon in 1985. This was followed by many years of individual study, listening to teachings, and going on retreats focused on the Enneagram. She recently completed a week-long intensive Enneagram teacher training with Russ Hudson, who is internationally considered to be one of the most respected teachers of this wisdom tool. He is the co-author of the book The Wisdom of the Enneagram along with Don Richard Riso.
“Much of what has been called Christianity has more to do with disguising the ego behind the screen of religion and culture than any real movement toward a God beyond the small self, and a new self in God.” -Richard Rohr, The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
The Enneagram Workshop will be held in two parts over two consecutive weekends; participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. If attending both weekend sessions is not possible, participants may choose to attend Part I only. Part I: Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 9:00am- 4:00pm, and Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm, AND Part II: February 4, 2012 from 9:00am- 4:00pm, and Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm. Cost is $200.00 for the four day workshop. Advance registration is required with a deposit of $50.00 to reserve your space. Scholarships are available; and payments may be made over two months. Space is limited to 16 participants.
Make checks payable to: Stillpoint at Beckside and send to: Stillpoint c/o 908 W. Indiana St., Bellingham 98225, or email your payment using your PayPal account to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found by contacting Linda Conroy at email@example.com or 360.733.9414.