Why The Enneagram?

The Enneagram can hold the depth of a human being in its hands and not shy away from all the messiness that lives within.

Why the Enneagram for me?

Over the years I have worked with many models and systems of personality and assessment. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was looking for something that went deeper.

Not just a system that spoke to our core motivations but also something that acknowledged our complexity as humans. That recognises how we are shaped by our childhood experiences and the culture we live in. And the impact of by stress, intergenerational trauma, and our complex relationships with our caregivers, on our everyday lives.

That it could hold the depth of a human being in its hands and not shy away from all the messiness that lives within. And could work with people regardless of their level of development and self-awareness. A system that was inclusive.

That is what I found in the Enneagram.

And I love that it provides a compassionate approach to moving us out of our complexes in order to mature as adults and become less reactive. That guides us to become better people, in our relationships, as parents and caregivers, and in our professions.

You could spend your whole life using the Enneagram to guide your growth as an adult. It contains that much wisdom and support.

Few social media accounts, or even some books, convey the true depth of this system. Even I was amazed. The further I went into my studies, the more I realised just how deep the rabbit hole was.

And it has changed my life.

Working with the Enneagram, especially through the CP Enneagram Academy, has opened me up to a work of development that I didn’t realise I needed, or was even available. I have learnt so much about myself, but also about the people I care deeply about. It has definitely made me a better human, and made living this life more enjoyable.