Saturday, June 3 | 9:00 AM- 9:30 PM
Sunday, June 4 | 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Burlingame, CA | Mercy Retreat Center
The Enneagram and the Inner Critic Workshop (Psychic Structures)
$465 – $620 range; depends on lodging/meals
As of 2002, this Workshop is a required component of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Training Program. This Workshop employs visual models, discussion, music, and deep experiential work to introduce the Psychic Structures of the nine Enneagram types. The Psychic Structures are concrete “blueprints” for the inner mechanisms of each type. They are symbolic representations of psychological processes and are especially powerful for visually oriented people and for those who wish to have a “gestalt” of each type as a whole. With these vivid and dynamic models, you will be able to see with startling clarity what is happening in each type and why.
By the end of this Workshop, you will understand each type as a coherent whole and have deeper insight into the mechanisms that drive them. It is only with this kind of clear understanding that true compassion can arise-as well as the depth of awareness that would make possible a resolution of each type’s illusions and inner conflicts. Many who have learned the Psychic Structures have said that they are the most illuminating thing they have ever been taught about the Enneagram.
This Workshop is also about the role of the superego. The Psychic Structures reveal how our ego activity is driven by the superego, the “inner critic,” that restricts us and keeps us reacting according to past patterns. We will explore how the superego creates each type’s inner conflicts and self-defeating habits, and explore ways to counteract its deadening, limiting effects.
Experiential exercises for each type will focus on reclaiming our presence and vitality by revealing the superego’s false and restrictive patterns and self-concepts. We will work with all nine types in depth since each of us has all nine types within us.
This information was formerly only available as part of the five-day residential Part I of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Professional Training Program. But because of its extraordinary usefulness to therapists, counselors, and to all serious students of the Enneagram, we wanted to make it available to everyone.
This Workshop is the fourth component of the full Riso-Hudson Training Program and is required for the Riso-Hudson Enneagram certification program. If you are planning to certify with The Enneagram Institute, this Workshop is an opportunity to complete one of its requirements, and can be taken at any time in the Training Program sequence.