(PRWEB) July 18, 2005
An ancient tool for interpersonal understanding, self-awareness, and personal growth, the Enneagram now holds a significant place in present-day psychotherapy, spiritual direction, and health care and business communication. From August 11 to 14, 2005, practitioners and students of the Enneagram will head to San Francisco, California, for the 11th annual conference of the International Enneagram Association, with the theme, ÂWidening Our World With the Enneagram.Â
Major highlights of the conference include a keynote speech by cutting-edge psychiatrist and Âinterpersonal neurobiologyÂ researcher, Professor Daniel Siegel of the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, a half-day pre-conference presentation by renowned psycho-spiritual teacher and author, A. H. Almaas (founder of the Ridhwan School and the Diamond Approach to psycho-spiritual development), and presentations by leading Enneagram teachers, including most of the founders of the IEA and several bestselling authors, on a wide array of topics.
For those unfamiliar with the Enneagram as a psycho-spiritual tool, a special pre-conference day event has been scheduled to provide a one-day introduction to the nine Enneagram personality types through panels of educated self-observers providing personal testimony about the experience of their type in everyday life. The IEA will also feature an International Event on the pre-conference day morning, providing a forum for cross-cultural dialogue about Enneagram work happening all over the world.
In addition to these highlights and over 40 sessions of the highest-quality Enneagram work being done internationally today, the IEA will also host a welcome reception, a luncheon for business consultants, a silent auction to support the IEAÂs forthcoming Enneagram journal, and a dance party on Saturday night. Receptions and evening events will give conference participants a chance to socialize and network with like-minded Enneagram enthusiasts.
As Ginger Lapid-Bogda, president of the IEA, explains, ÂThe Enneagram is a profound and powerful psychological and spiritual system for knowing yourself and developing healthy and positive relations with other people. The IEA's Conference offers the rare opportunity to meet and learn from world-renowned teachers. It is an event not to be missed, whether you are new to the Enneagram or already know its potency and want to take your understanding to a deeper level.Â
Registration for the conference is handled through the IEA web site at http://www.internationalenneagram.org or by calling the IEA at (513) 232-5054.
International Enneagram Association
4100 Executive Park Drive, Suite 16, Cincinatti, OH 45241
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