ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOPS WITH JUDITH SEARLE
 

GREAT MOVIES, GREAT BOOKS AND THE ENNEAGRAM

SANTA MONICA, CA: MARCH 11-12, 2017

(This weekend workshop meets Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm)

This workshop provides an enjoyable and accessible introduction for newcomers to the Enneagram as well as a fresh perspective on the system for experienced students.

This workshop offers a unique TWO--PRONGED APPROACH to understanding the nine personality types:

• Exploring BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS through extensive clips from 6 movies for each type, half male characters and half female. We focus on the wide range of actions—healthy, average and unhealthy—associated with each Enneagram style.

• Zooming in on the INNER MOTOR (motivation) that runs each type through passages from a variety of literary works in a 120-page handout book. Judith's detailed commentaries on these excerpts highlight the motivations and inner conflicts for a male and a female character of each type.

You will come away with powerful insights and tools. This workshop is especially useful for psychotherapists, business executives, health care professionals, legal professionals, teachers, clergy, architects, writers, actors, parents, and anyone in relationship!

COST: $200

 

SEX, LOVE AND YOUR PERSONALITY

SANTA MONICA, CA: MARCH 18, 2017

(This one-day workshop meets Saturday 9:30am - 6:00 pm)

This workshop assumes that participants are already familiar with the Enneagram system.

MORNING

Sense and Sensibility: Jane Austen’s Insight into the Power of Relationships for Personal Growth

In her great novel Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen shows the quest of two sisters for appropriate husbands amid the constraints of their 19th Century society and the blind spots natural to their Enneagram styles.
         Sense and Sensibility was made into a fine film, from which I’ll show a generous sampling of clips. The film has an Oscar-winning script by Emma Thompson, who plays Elinor, the elder sister. Kate Winslet plays the younger sister, Marianne.
         One of the remarkable aspects of this story is the way it illustrates the power of true love to correct the imbalances within both of these strongly contrasting personalities. In the end, commitment to and from the right romantic partner allows Elinor to fully express her Type One passion (sensibility), lessening her excessive self-discipline and rigidity. At the same time, Marianne’s loving relationship with Colonel Brandon encourages the development of her practicality (sense), reining in her excessive Type Four passion and self-absorption.

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON

The “Five Factors” that predict whether a particular relationship is likely to be long-lasting and fulfilling are described in Sex, Love and Your Personality: The Nine Faces of Intimacy by Mona Coates, Ph.D. and Judith Searle.

I will discuss these “Five Factors” in relation to the relationships in Sense and Sensibility to illustrate how the factors can help us assess whether a particular relationship is likely to be lasting and satisfying over the long term. 

FACTOR 1: THE LOVEMAP
 The first—and most important—factor in whether a relationship will last is the partners having compatible lovemaps. The concept was developed by distinguished sex therapist and sex researcher John Money, who defined the lovemap as the mosaic of traits that make up the picture each of us has in our mind of our ideal lover or mate, who they are and what we would do with them.
This conglomerate of traits may include many aspects of the personality, how a person behaves socially, certain critical values, race, religion and political persuasion. It often includes physical characteristics such as hair color, height, weight, body shape, or a certain look.
When we feel real chemistry with a potential mate, it’s with someone who meets the criteria—at least the criteria we’re conscious of—in our lovemap. The problem is that this conscious portion of our lovemap may constitute only about 5 percent of the total lovemap.

EXERCISE 1: DYAD EXERCISE RE LOVEMAPS

FACTOR 2: LEVELS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH
Mona’s Five Factors are listed in the order of their importance. So the second most important factor in predicting the long-term success of love relationships is how healthy each partner is within his or her own personality type.
         I will briefly describe Don Richard Riso’s Levels of Development within each Enneagram type, then discuss in more detail Mona’s ideas about traits of psychologically healthy people that are not type specific.
 
FACTOR 3: MATCHING SUBTYPES
Having matching subtypes is the most important Enneagram-related factor in predicting long-lasting and successful relationships.
         I will describe the three Subtypes—Self-Preservation, Sexual and Social—and discuss how the unconscious assumptions associated with each of these can enhance a relationship when they match and cause difficulties when they don’t.

FACTOR 4: HARMONIC GROUP MATCHES
The fourth most important factor in predicting the long-term success of a relationship is the Harmonic Groups. This predictor involves having both partners in the same Enneagram Harmonic Group, another concept originated by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson.
         In describing the Positive Outlook Group, the Competency Group and the Reactive Group, I’ll explain how belonging to the same Harmonic Group gives partners a sense of common ground, of having some of the same values and perspectives. When conflicts arise, these coping similarities can help couples work their way through problems and toward solutions.

FACTOR 5: COMPLEMENTARY CONNECTIONS
Fifth in importance for predicting the success and durability of romantic relationships is a shared interior line between the two partners’ types on the Enneagram diagram.
Relationships between two types who have a shared line can be especially provocative and rich. There are complementary elements at work, a deeper kind of internal connection because, though the partners may not share surface things in common, they do exchange certain kinds of “opposite” emotional energies.

FILM CLIPS:
I’ll present two scenes for each Enneagram type, one featuring a male character, one a female character. For each example, I’ll discuss briefly how the Five Factors relate to the relationship shown.

COST: $100

 

 

THE ENNEAGRAM:

POWER TOOL FOR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

SANTA MONICA, CA: APRIL 8, 2017

(This one-day workshop meets Saturday 9:30am - 6:00 pm)

This workshop assumes that participants are already familiar with the Enneagram system.

This one-day workshop offers experienced Enneagram students fresh perspectives on different aspects of their lives. It also provides writers and actors with invaluable technical information to enhance their professional skills.

MORNING

SEGMENT ONE: ENNEATYPE CASTING IN FILMS
We all enjoy good movies, and this first segment offers an appreciation of how film performances can gain depth and resonance from Enneatype casting. It features nine actors, each nominated for at least two Oscars playing his or her home type. Clips from two films starring each actor illustrate how playing their home type gives their performances depth and authenticity.

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON

SEGMENT TWO: ENNEAGRAM COMEDY STYLES
The second segment explores how comedy often arises out of the passion (“deadly sin”) and basic defense mechanism for each Enneagram style, illustrated by clips of a male and female for each type in film comedies.

SEGMENT THREE: STORY GENRES AND ENNEAGRAM TYPES
The third segment examines story genres and the Enneagram types frequently associated with them (the thriller associated with Type Six, the fantasy associated with Type Nine, and the success story associated with Type Three, for example).
It also includes a list of the “unwritten rules” for each genre. For example, in Type Six stories, two of the seven “unwritten rules” are: A Six protagonist’s courage must be tested in the course of the story, and Allies play a crucial role in Type Six stories, either through their support or their betrayal of the protagonist. In a sense, all Six genres are “us-versus-them” stories.

During this segment, participants are invited to break into small groups to work with exercises that explore the story genres into which their life story naturally falls.

COST: $100

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Class size is limited.

Call 310-393-5372

Or email: jsearle479@aol.com



INTRODUCTION  |  WORKSHOPS  |  BIOGRAPHY | THE LITERARY ENNEAGRAM | 2012 ELECTION PANEL AUDIO EXCERPTS
POETRY BY JUDITH SEARLE | SEX, LOVE & YOUR PERSONALITY | ARTICLES | WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING | LINKS

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