Are you open to experiencing less drama, more aliveness, less numbness, greater freedom? Are you ready to understand who you really are–beyond your personality patterns?
How to Live Unstuck, Imperfect, and Free is Lynnea’s three-part Enneagram and embodiment workshop. Last time, four amazing women joined me for a whole weekend retreat on a lake, with time for questions, art processing, nature processing, and individual consultation/coaching support. The experience was so rich! But I want to slow it down even more, to have even more time to learn, discover, and attune. So this time, we will be devoting the whole weekend retreat to cover the material only in Part 1.
Synopsis of the workshop content:
Participants will learn 1) how our pre-conscious personality patterns drive our behavior and create drama in relationships; 2) how to become aware of these patterns in ourselves and in our children; and 3) how to easefully shift out of the roles we habitually play and into an expanded sense of wellbeing and self-actualized presence.
1) Participants practice simple, body-centered emotional intelligence skills that reliably lead to an awareness of how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are deeply and pre-consciously patterned into more or less stable “personalities.”
2) These personality patterns feel and act like “us”– in fact, we experience our personality as precious and special because it served us well in infancy and childhood, when we adopted it as a logical and functional coping and survival mechanism.
3) But our personality are not who we truly are; it is simply trying to imitate the truth, essence, and freedom of our beingness. When the personality is in charge, we act out our immature patterning, even as it no longer serves the more complex adults that we have become. Our personality patterns actually limit our freedom and create dysfunction and drama in relationships.
The teachings are divided into three main sections: 1) Beyond the Story of your Personality Patterns; 2) Beyond the Story of “No, Really–I’m Fine”; and 3) Beyond the Story of Stress and Security.
Here is a synopsis of what participants will gain from the material in Part 1 of the series: Beyond the Story of Your Personality Patterns:
An embodied experience of the beautiful qualities of the three personalities within each of three human intelligence centers: head (thought), heart (emotional), and gut (instinctual). (These are the nine enneagram types: https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions.)
An empathic understanding of how each type inevitably has an experience of being “kicked out of the Garden”–when we feel cut off from our own basic okay-ness in the world, when we lose contact with the pure essence of our beingness.
An empathic understanding of how each type “covers up” its shame and horror at being “lost” with specific social roles, and how it is also naturally drawn to expand out of the behavioral, thought, and emotional constrictions of its type.
An empathic understanding of how each type creates its own sense of self through a patterned and limited perspective that turns other people as “objects” in relation to itself as a subject.