Enneagram: 9 Unlearning Paths to Presence

Dates

Each program spans about 2–3 months

2018 dates to be determined by mid-November


Program includes:

  • Conference Call
  • Individual Phone Session with Sandy Wilder
  • Conference Call
  • Optional Individual Phone Session
  • Three-Day Session
  • Optional Individual Phone Session
  • Conference Call

Testimonials

This course isn’t for everyone. But if you are a parent, spouse, friend, co-worker, human being, or anyone with a pulse – this course if for you! If you have ever wanted to understand that voice in your head that asks questions like, “Why do I think this way?” – this course will uncover the answers. It has been invaluable in my personal and spiritual growth! 

Travis Thomas, Jupiter, FL

 

I initially resisted working with the enneagram as my inner critic voice dismissed it as “just personality stuff.” Oh how wrong could one phrase be!!

For me, it’s been a most amazing tool for spiritual transformation and the spiritual growth has been at a different level and pace than I have experienced in many years. That being said, it has been a difficult but yet direct path (under the bridge).

The enneagram has been a form of outstanding yeast or leaven in my daily rounds of awakening to what I feel called to as my purpose – soaring with joy and seeing with Christ-eyes . I am humbled to think I almost missed this opportunity. Almost is the operative word because Spirit wouldn’t let me and I followed the nudge. So glad!!

Martha Doran, Ventura, CA

 

 

The Enneagram is amazing. There are many personality typologies that categorize people horizontally by their type (e.g. Myers-Briggs, Jungian, etc.), and while the Enneagram has its own 9-type classification system, it also includes the crucial vertical dimension of one’s “level of development,” or attachment to the ego. Since Educare’s course is about transformation and “unlearning,” it delves into how each of the 9 types acts out its imbalances and compulsions at the average and lower levels, and how it express its virtues and “Holy Ideas” at the high levels.

Before the course, I would have had a hard time describing anything as “sacred,” but I have no better word to describe the space Sandy creates. It is safe, trusting, and so encourages personal breakthroughs that it’s almost harder to resist transformation than to undergo it. Learning about and being with the Holy Ideas of each type is particularly inspiring. I was moved to tears by each of them.

The course’s structure is conducive to transformation since the in-person portion is sandwiched  between a group conference calls and one-on-one check-ins with Sandy over a span of 3 months. The length of time is a real gift, since it allows the participants to steep in the information and to stay with it past their points of natural resistance—a huge part of the “unlearning” process.

Dollar for dollar and minute for minute, I personally benefited more from this course more than any other self-development endeavor that I have ever undertaken. If you are interested in going deep, deep, deep down the rabbit hole of your personality structure, understanding how it can traps and manipulates you into suffering and isolation, and learning how you can be free, this course is the first step.

– Josh Lavine, New York, NY

 

I signed up for the course not knowing anything about the Enneagram or what it was.  After taking the test and determining my type, it felt like hearing someone talk about all the things I’ve always thought about myself and how I see things – things I had never talked or shared with another person.  So I found a connection and usefulness to the Enneagram very quickly. 

However, the best part of this discovery was having 10 fellow travelers sharing this journey and discovering how to ‘unlearn’ all the conditioned programming that I had unconsciously accepted about myself, others, and the world.  The conference calls provided the perfect format for hearing from others about how they were discovering, uncovering, and using the Enneagram ideas.  Not only was I inspired by their sharing but it furthered my own spiritual awakening.

Our weekend together at the Educare Unlearning Institute felt like family coming together to learn, share and celebrate.  I only knew one other person in our group, but found a family that welcomed and loved me.  The sacred space of the weekend in learning more about each type and seeing the spirituality and perfection in everyone there, spurred my own discoveries, inspiration, and spiritual growth.  None of us wanted the weekend to end. We all felt embraced in compassion and support.

During the conference calls, weekend workshop and individual calls, Sandy took the academics of what we were learning about the Enneagram and translated them into understandable and tangible connections.  He helped us to take personality traits we had been identifying with and ‘unlearn’ their role in our lives by helping us to discover our own wholeness and oneness with Grace. 

He creates a sacred space of discovery and enlightenment that facilitates each person’s individual growth and transformation.  Everyone is included and allowed to move at their own pace.  Whatever you are willing to ‘unsee’ or ‘unlearn’ about yourself is supported during these classes and workshops.  I felt safe, supported and most of all – loved.

I’m so grateful I took this course as the foundation laid has continued to fuel my spiritual journey.  I continue to use the concepts we discussed in this program long after it finished and am so grateful to have them as resources.  Best of all, Sandy is always available to answer questions and continue supporting me on my ‘unlearning’ journey and discovery of who I really am.  This has helped me as a parent, in my marriage, with my extended family, and as a friend.

Wendie Hosmer: Godfrey, Illinois

 

I loved the program. Having always felt rather isolated from my fellows for a number of reasons, it was unbelievably heartening to discover that my sense of who I was, and how I dealt with problems, was a well-documented, normal part of the human condition – a “general belief.” 

This has freed me to explore alternative ways of dealing with problems that lie along healthy paths for me; AND (best part) to stop beating myself up quite so much over my failures. To find other Enneagram types in the course who shared my outlook was beyond delightful. 

I also love being able to recognize that those with different “general beliefs” are understandable—I can better see how they come up with their coping strategies. You always said this was a friendly universe; the course helps explain how that is so.

Ann Hightower, Houston, Texas

 

Introduction

This new offering from Educare is an opportunity to get in touch with the glory that is you and everyone, through unlearning on your individual path.  As you can see above, the course will span 3 1/2 months through three kinds of activities:

  • 3 Conference Calls
  • 3 Individual Coaching Sessions with Sandy Wilder
  • 1 Three-Day Program

Together we will be exploring the Enneagram. It is a remarkable tool illustrating how divine Presence embraces us here and now.  It shows nine unique ways that you may express that shining Presence, when you are in your zone, saying “Yes” to the universe. 

It also illustrates the corresponding ways that you may show up when you are having an off day. It brings increased awareness to the egoic personality patterns so as to facilitate unlearning. We each primarily show up as one of nine types when we are not feeling our oneness with Divinity. It’s how we say “No” to the moment.

This powerful unlearning tool can help you with your own awakening, and with relationships with family, friends, colleagues, students, church associates, etc.  It aids us in recognizing and depersonalizing the patterns of egoic thinking and feeling.

I am convinced that this tool is extremely powerful, and have seen the impact in my life, as well as many people close to me. 

 

Approach

The idea behind this program’s approach is that it is something we will be exploring individually and collectively. We will use a text, an online assessment tool, and then interactively sharing together that which we will be unlearning and discovering. This is very much a “working class.”

  • Conference Calls (2 hours) will be recorded and you will receive a copy to download.
  • Individual 0ne-hour sessions are scheduled at a mutually convenient time.
  • The Three Day Program is 8:30—7:00 each day

 

Conference Calls Times

  • 9:00 p.m. ET
  • 8:00 p.m. CT
  • 7:00 p.m. MT
  • 6:00 p.m. PT

 

Optional Listening Partner

If anyone would like to have a weekly (or bi-weekly) listening partner throughout the process, to use as a mirror and sounding board, this will be an option.  You will be paired with another participant. People have found this very helpful.

 

Fee

The Educare Unlearning Institute has a sliding scale for all our offerings in an effort to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. We set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what he/she feels is appropriate.

The fee for this program which includes a three day session, three conference calls, and up to three individual sessions depends upon the location.

St. Louis (Grafton, IL) Sliding Scale: $545–$925

Monthly payment plans are available.

10% of Educare Unlearning Institute sales are donated to organizations that help the environment: spiritually and/or physically.

Partial Scholarships are available while the funding lasts. Please inquire if this would be helpful.

You will purchase the book and the on-line tool on your own.

 

Class Size

The class will be capped at 12.

 

Registration

To register click the “Register Here” button below.

 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than one month before the program date, your full paid fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel two—four weeks before the program date, 50% of the program fee will be refunded.  If you cancel within two weeks of the program date, or during the program, the full program fee is nonrefundable and non-transferable to another date.

 

Additional Testimonials

A friend of several years asked what impact the Enneagram work has had on my life. I had been excitedly talking over dinner about the shifts in thought I had experienced and he wanted to know how this is affecting my life. I realized that a huge benefit lies in simple awareness.  

By allowing myself to participate in a safe, non-judgmental Educare class I have relaxed enough to see the good — and the bad — more clearly, more honestly. Instead of trying to make everything perfect, I have begun to see the perfection that does not require my perfecting.

If you are reading this message, you have already opened up … at least a little. I encourage you to continue on that journey fearlessly, whether you put Educare to work with you or not. What will you discover when you allow yourself to see your programming?

Steve Masten, St. Louis, MO

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