Virtual Immersion 18 Months Outline:

Introduction – Prior to May 2014

Before the actual start date of our Enneagram Virtual Immersion Program (EVI) we will familiarize ourselves with the technology, protocols and systems needed to meet on this platform. We will go over the monthly modules, have a question & answer period and learn of our buddy groups.  Access to the necessary material will be available for download as is needed on a month-to-month basis.

Month 1 – May 2014 – Basic Overview of the Enneagram Model

During Month 1 we will review The Enneagram model, how it operates and its uses. We will explore what initial/core mistakes were made from fixation, their effects on our lives and how we move toward/away and against in life. We will also examine the pervasive themes of self-image, strategy and control, perceptions, avoidances, wings, games and distortions in our view of ‘reality’.

Month 2 – June 2014 – Introduction of the Lily Pad Model

During Month 2 we will review the dynamics of the wings, blends and lines of movement. We will discuss the influences of our familial, social, societal and religious overlays on fixation. The Lily Pad model, an illustration representing how we inflate, deflate and become rigid, will be juxtaposed with The Enneagram model, inviting us to contemplate the cost of our games and distorted behaviors due to our fixation.

Month 3 – July 2014 – 2s: The Caretaker, Helper, Giver, Servant

During Month 3 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 2 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 2 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 4 – August 2014 – 4s: The Tragic Romantic, Lover, Drama Queen

During Month 4 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 4 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 4 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 5 – September 2014 – 3s: The Achiever, Status Seeker, Illusionist, Deceiver

During Month 5 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 3 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 3 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 6 – October 2014 – 5s: The Hermit, Geek, Expert, Wallflower

During Month 6 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 5 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 5 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 7 – November 2014 – 7s: The Generalist, Eternal Teenager, Adrenaline Junkie

During Month 7 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 7 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 7 games and strategies

Month 8 – December 2014 – 6s: The Team Player, Doubter, Skeptic, Security Seeker

During Month 8 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 6 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 6 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 9 – January 2015 – Point 8: The Boss, Bully, Warrior, Leader, Dominator

During Month 9 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 8 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 8 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 10 – February 2015 – 1s: The Perfectionist, Judge, Critic, Moralist

During Month 10 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 1 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 1 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 11 – March 2015 – 9s: The Peacemaker, Chameleon, People Pleaser, Saint

During Month 11 we will immerse ourselves in to the world of the 9 Enneatype. We will share a visceral exploration of the avoidances, traps, strategies and specific distortions that come with this fixation and the effect on your life of engaging with life in this way. We will discover what the true costs of living life in this way has been and what we have been avoiding that keeps this game in spin. Ultimately, we will pull the rug on the ability to engage with 9 games and strategies thereby inviting and engaging in healthy conscious choices.

Month 12 – April 2015 – Self-Preservation Instinct & Enneagram

During Month 12 we will explore the overlay of the three instinctive drives (self-preservation, social and sexual) on The Enneagram Model. We will look at the self-preservation instinct’s general themes, fears and avoidances and then examine the specific games and strategies within your Enneatype. We will discover how it plays out with your core blend of fixation and then pull the rug on the game playing abilities so that we can engage with healthy practices.

Month 13 – May 2015 – Social Instinct & Enneagram

During Month 13 we will further explore the overlay of the three instinctive drives on The Enneagram Model. We will look at the social instinct’s general themes, fears and avoidances and then examine the specific games and strategies within your Enneatype. We will discover how it plays out with your core blend of fixation and then pull the rug on the game playing abilities so that we can engage with healthy practices.

Month 14 – June 2015 – Sexual Instinct & Enneagram

During Month 14 we will further explore the overlay of the three instinctive drives on The Enneagram Model. We will look at the sexual instinct’s general themes, fears and avoidances and then examine the specific games and strategies within your Enneatype. We will discover how it plays out with your core blend of fixation and then pull the rug on the game playing abilities so that we can engage with healthy practices.

Month 15 – July 2015 – Friction Binds

During Month 15 we will gain an understanding of friction binds within our blended wings, and our points of movement in The Enneagram Model.  Through exploration of the wavering, struggling and seesawing contradictions of the binds you will learn how they play out with your fixation blend and discover their emotional, mental and physical costs.  By noticing, accepting and welcoming the instincts we will uncover our real fears and avoidances, pull the rug on these strategies in-order to live a life of deep inner peace.

Month 16 – August 2015 –Impossible Binds

During Month 16 we will gain an in-depth understanding of our impossible binds, their consequences and their end games. We will uncover our unconscious reactions, denials and pretenses admitting the impossibility of successful ego game playing. We will learn how to face the consequences of Truth and to let go into it. We will learn how to to fully accept and ‘love these games and strategies to death’; an invitation to each of us to deconstruct the ego and to experience the absolute Freedom of complete surrender.

Month 17 – September 2015 – Enneagram & Relationships

During Month 17 we will explore The Enneagram & relationships: intimate, social and/or professional. We will discern the different distorted perceptions we have regarding truth vs. perception. We will look deeply and truthfully at our stories, attachments and unrealistic expectations. We will also examine some powers that generate an unconscious hold on us on this area: beauty/sexual, charismatic, authority and financial.  By understanding our reactions and inauthenticities we will uncover our real fears and avoidances, pull the rug on these strategies to notice, welcome and find true Freedom in the truth of ‘what is.

 Month 18 – October 2015 – Celebration of Truth

During Month 18 we will have the opportunity to start a fresh exploration of Freedom of Truth, Self-Realization. We will learn when to ‘get off the bus’ – when to abandon the Enneagram, and how to focus wholly on Truth.  We will explore what is real and what are some of the more subtle traps, so that we can choose to live life as Truth, as Awareness, as Freedom.  We will share in the opportunity to continue to explore and deepen in Freedom and to stay connected within this community.  Celebration time!