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The Transformational Enneagram: Mindfulness, Insight and Experience

Russ Hudson

A growing number of people are aware of the Enneagram as an accurate and profound map of personality. The nine Enneagram types are based on the three primary centers of intelli- gence: thinking, emotion, and instinct. However, in almost all human beings, distor- tions or blockages in these centers have led to a loss of connection with our essential nature and to the arising of ego structures to compensate for this loss. Thus, while our Enneagram type usually obscures our true nature with a charac- teristic web of defenses, it can also serve as an opening to the deeper reality of spirit.

This workshop will emphasize recognizing the ways that each of the nine types plays out in our own personalities. It will combine psychological insight into the inner workings of the types with meditation practices and exercises to lead participants toward a more direct experience of qualities of essence such as presence, clarity, compassion, and joy. Conversational instruction will be combined with group meditations, small-group work, physical movements, and music so that participants can more fully inte- grate the richness of the Enneagram material into their daily work and relationships.

Recommended reading: Riso and Hudson, The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types (Revised Edition, 1996), and Understanding the Enneagram (Revised Edition, 2000).

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113. CE credit for nurses; see page 113.

Russ Hudson is executive director of the Enneagram Institute in New York. He is the coauthor, with Don Richard Riso, of several books, including The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types (Revised Edition).

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Lynda Greenberg

For many of us, drawing seems to be a mysteri- ous process reserved for the “talented” few, but Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has debunked this myth.

Welcoming students who are convinced they have little talent for drawing and those who wish to expand their current artistic abilities, this workshop offers an intensive combination of discussion and studio exercises. The class is designed to awaken the perceptual skills necessary for drawing with confidence, and has proven valuable to students at all levels.


Based on the pioneering work of Dr. Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain provides a forum on how to see and think differently by tapping into the non-verbal (non- dominant) side of the brain. Set in Esalen’s Art Barn on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, students will have a host of stunning views to draw and contemplate, including rocky streams, sunsets, jagged cliffs, and an expansive ever- green forest. In a carefully sequenced process, participants will explore the strategies of seeing that will enable them to draw with a high degree of skill. By workshop’s end, participants will have finished drawings and gained new thinking strategies to help enhance their gener- al problem-solving capacity.

Please register early; enrollment is limited to twenty. A materials list will be sent upon regis- tration. All exercises will be preceded by demonstrations and followed by assessments of individual progress.

Recommended reading: Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

($15 materials fee paid directly to the leader)

Lynda Greenberg has been practicing art for thirty years and holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree. She teaches at Antelope Valley and Harbor colleges, among others. She was trained by Dr. Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

StoryPlay® : A New Ericksonian

Indirective Model of Play Therapy Joyce C. Mills

This play therapy course for healing profes- sionals teaches participants the origins, key elements, and essentials of StoryPlay Therapy, including therapeutic metaphors, storytelling, story-crafts, sensory synchronicity, artistic living metaphors, and therapeutic rituals and ceremonies. A trauma and program develop- ment specialist, Dr. Joyce Mills shows how the Play Therapy model of StoryPlay can be effec- tively utilized with specialized populations or situations, such as natural and man-made disas- ters, PTSD, abuse, ADHD, attachment, grief and loss; and various treatment modalities.

StoryPlay is a multicultural, resiliency-based, indirective Play Therapy model that draws on the natural inner resources, skills, and strengths of each child, adolescent, adult, or family mem- ber to generate healing, growth, and change. StoryPlay Therapy is founded on the principles of Milton H. Erickson, indigenous teachings, and the innovative approaches of healer and therapist Dr. Mills. With the power and spirit

of therapeutic storytelling and play at its center, each element of the StoryPlay approach provides participants with play therapy, hands-on, cre- ative tools for working with difficult or trauma- tized clients using their favored treatment modality or philosophy.

By the end of the course participant will be able to:

• Define three essential elements of StoryPlay

• Utilize Ericksonian psychotherapy to facilitate positive change

• List the four stages of the Therapeutic Metamorphosis process of healing

• Apply the StoryPlay steps for creating and utilizing therapeutic metaphors

• Identify and utilize a child’s blocked sensory system

• Recognize how to utilize the elements of our natural ecology

Note: Esalen has been selected to host Continuing Education courses offered by StoryPlay®Global/Joyce C. Mills, PhD, LLC. To reserve a space in this course, you must first contact Dr. Joyce Mills, 602-923-2704 or visit Only after you have reserved your place in the course through Dr. Joyce Mills will you be able to reserve your accommodations through Esalen at 831-667- 3005 (course fees and accommodations are separate). Please see accommodations costs under “Pricing for Partner Programs” at

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113. CE credit for nurses; see page 113. CE credit available for psychologists (pending); see page 113.

Joyce C. Mills, PhD, is an award-winning, interna- tionally recognized trainer, author, play therapist, consultant, and program development specialist. Founder of StoryPlay® Global and codirector of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy, she has authored 8 books including Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within and Butterfly Wisdom.

Radiant Body Yoga Kia Miller

As modern humans, we process a tremendous amount of information each day. How can we find a way to respond from a place of conscious- ness and grace, rather than blind reaction to the immense demands of life? Yoga and meditation are the technologies that have become ever more applicable to these stressful modern times. Radiant Body Yoga focuses on revitalizing ener- gy, calming the fluctuations of the mind, and

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