Wisdom tradition tells us that it is in becoming aware of our animal nature and using the capacity for conscious reflection (we as humans uniquely have) that we develop the ability to routinely impose an inner witness and observe our instinctual reactions and our passions in action. This kind of inner work gives us the power to intervene to intercept automatic behavior (stimulated by the interaction of the dominant instinct and the lower emotional center) and transcend to a higher level of consciousness.
This retreat offers an in-depth intensive experience of the three core instincts, the six instinctual sequences (the six possible ways in which the instincts can be “ordered”) and the twenty-seven subtype personalities. Through both group and individual work, video clips, and the latest teachings on the instincts and subtypes, we will learn about this important dimension of the Enneagram model. Within the context of a rich group setting, we will support each other in understanding the ways in which our dominant, secondary, and repressed instincts drive our behavior. We will also gain insight into how our instincts combine with our passions and our type patterns to structure our experience.
The exploration of the ways our personalities act out our instinctual biases and emotional and cognitive patterns will culminate in participants identifying specific growth challenges, working with them in-depth in real-time, and developing a plan for continuing inner work beyond the retreat.
This retreat will support and encourage you in doing powerful Enneagram-based inner work by providing the information, the experiences, the support, and the path to be able to intentionally rising above the habitual automatic reactivity of your personality.
You will learn:
- to recognize and understand defensive behavior driven by your instincts operating through your personality (sub)type patterns
- to see how your passion and instinctual makeup operate as a unified system
- to gain insight into how your passion combines with your instinctual needs to shape unconscious behavior
- much more about the ways in which the 6 instinctual sequences and the 27 subtypes manifest
- to become more conscious of unconscious, instinct-driven behavior and how to intercept it
- to compassionately support yourself in doing the work of seeing your animal nature and addressing and breaking free from self-limiting patterns
This Retreat is the first retreat in a three-retreat series that forms part of our program of inner Transformation–the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy Personal Mastery Program. For more information on our certification programs, visit the “Products and Services” page and stay tuned for our new Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy web site being launched soon!
Dates: October 16-October 20, 2019 (Participants staying at the venue should plan to arrive on the evening of October 15)
Times: We will meet from 9:00am through 6:00pm the first four days and from 9:00am to 5:00pm on the last day, October 20. We may meet two or three evenings during the retreat for up to two hours after dinner.
Earthrise Retreat Center at Institute of Noetic Sciences
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, California, 94952, USA
Residential, single room = $2125 (includes lodging for 5 nights, all meals, tuition, materials)
Residential, double (shared) room = $1775 (includes shared lodging with one other person for 5 nights, all meals, tuition, materials)
commuter = $1375 (inlcudes all meals, tuition, and materials)
Please note: the accommodations at Earthrise Retreat Center are not fancy and bathrooms are shared. If you would like to secure more upscale accommodations, register for the commuter rate and we will send you a list of nearby hotels.
Beatrice Chestnut, MA, PhD, MFT, brings a deep knowledge of the Enneagram system to her work as a psychotherapist, coach, group facilitator, trainer, and consultant. A licensed psychotherapist, she has a PhD in communication and an MA in clinical psychology and has been working with the Enneagram for more than 28 years. She has taught communication and psychology at the college level, served as president of the International Enneagram Association from 2006 through 2007, and completed the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training Program teacher certification in 1997.
Currently, Beatrice has a psychotherapy, coaching, and business development practice based in San Francisco. She has taught at Northwestern University and was trained in group facilitation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the author of two popular books about the Enneagram system, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st-Century Workplace and was founding co-editor of the IEA’s Enneagram Journal. She teaches Enneagram workshops internationally, and works with teams and businesses as a trainer, coach, and change consultant. More than anything else, Bea is passionate about helping others find their way toward consciously creating more fulfilling relationships, work, and life experiences.
Uranio Paes MBA holds graduate and MBA degrees in management and is internationally recognized as a leading Enneagram facilitator, coach, and organization development specialist. He has worked in corporate settings for three decades, where he has used the Enneagram system for over 16,000 professionals. Now, Uranio specializes in doing transformational work with groups and individuals based in the Enneagram.
A former President of the International Enneagram Association (in 2008 and 2009) and a long-term student of several different spiritual paths, for many years Uranio taught the Enneagram Worldwide Narrative Tradition Professional Training (EPTP) Program in Brazil, Spain, Italy and Portugal. He is founder and CEO of Mundo Eneagrama (soon to be Chestnut Paes Online) a global Enneagram learning community that offers a large variety of high-quality Enneagram content online as well as live workshops offered internationally.