A Two-Day Advanced Enneagram Workshop With Jerry Wagner, PH.D.

Jerry Wagner

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Jerry is a clinical psychologist, therapist, supervisor, consultant in private practice, and emeritus faculty member in the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago. He is the author of Nine Lenses on the World: the Enneagram Perspective; The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles: an Introductory Guide (both available through Amazon); and the Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales, a validated Enneagram inventory (www.WEPSS.com). Jerry has been researching and teaching the Enneagram for over 40 years and has offered the Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification Program nationally and internationally for the past 20 years (www.enneagramspectrum.com). Jerry has been on the Board of Directors of the International Enneagram Association, was co-editor of the Enneagram Journal, and was named an Honorary Founder of the IEA. He was the keynote speaker for the 2010 IEA Global Conference, the IEA China 2013 Conference, the IEA European 2017 Conference, and the IEA China 2019 Conference.


Using The Enneagram’s Spots to Understand our Intrapsychic and Interpersonal Dynamics

We’ll explore what each style brings to the table and what would be missing if they weren’t there.
sweet spot

Each Enneagram style has sweet spots where there is a clarity of vision, an intuitive edge. We look for what we value, what is important to us. We see some things clearer and sooner than others do.

Blind Spots

Each style has blind spots, some aspects of ourselves, others, and the world that we overlook but that others see more easily.  Some see others’ needs but not their own; some notice ideas but miss feelings; some accentuate the positive but eliminate the negative.

Hot Spots

We also have hot spots: vulnerabilities that are usually found around our early childhood hurts and vulnerabilities.  Our personality style develops to make sure we don’t get hurt again. Ironically our defensive strategy invariably causes the very state we’re trying to avoid.

Desired Spots

Each Enneagram style also has desired spots – what each style really wants and needs. Our deepest desires are what make us truly human and lead us to our true selves.

This workshop will involve input, personal reflection, discussion in type-alike groups, and panels of types.

Workshop objectives:

  • Participants will appreciate the gifts of each style and what each has to offer us – their sweet spot.
  • Participants will see what each style might miss or avoid – their blind spot.
  • Participants will understand what each style is particularly sensitive about and how they protect this vulnerable part of them – their hot spot.
  • Participants will become acquainted with what each style really seeks – their desired spot.
To achieve these objectives, there will be input, time for personal reflection, discussion in type-alike groups, and feedback to the large group.

14–15 October 2019

The Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Early Bird (before 15 August or first 60 tickets) ZAR 6000 USD 422
Full (normal price) ZAR 7000 USD 492