The Enneagram and Compassion

Friday, October 25, 6-9 PM and
Saturday, October 26, 9 AM-5 PM

Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207


CEUs: 9 CEUs for counselors

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Leslie Hershberger, Master Enneagram Teacher and Facilitator/Graduate of  Xavier University’s Theology Master’s Program

When Xavier University reached out about bringing the Enneagram and Compassion to the university, I felt honored to bring the Enneagram to this place that changed my life the way it did.

As a graduate of XU’s Theology Master’s program and a teacher of the Enneagram, this workshop is a bringing together of these two portals which opened me up to deeper compassion for my humanness and the humanness of others.

This workshop is an opportunity to cultivate the core spiritual precept of COMPASSION using this unparalleled roadmap for self-awareness.

Compassion for self.
Compassion for others.

In the Narrative Tradition of the Enneagram, people describe being deeply moved by the panels of type representatives describing their own experience.

“I didn’t realize they saw it that way,” is a common sentiment we hear after people have listened to a panel of type exemplars.

With this in mind, we will be interviewing panels of all 9 Enneagram types to listen to their stories which allows us to see the world through a different lens.

If you know your type and you’d like to be a panelist, please email Sue Jones.
(Priority will be given to workshop registrants)

In this workshop we will: 

  • Explore the nine types as described by the Enneagram
  • Reveal the primary motivation for each type and center
  • Identify our own openings and obstacles to compassion for self and other
  • Learn practices to help you work with your type
  • Practice transformative, body-centered awareness techniques

The format is highly interactive, fun, informative and transformative. Through panel interviews in the Narrative Tradition, guided meditations, lectures and body-centered practices, you will come to understand your own worldview and learn more about the worldviews of others.

“I think the Enneagram is here because we need it on a global basis. We need to take more responsibility for the thoughts and emotions which guide our actions in the world and to experience the reality of standing in someone else’s shoes.

We need to know that objective reality appears to be quite different from another type’s perspective, yet each has its own logic and integrity.”

Helen Palmer, International bestselling author of The Enneagram and
The Enneagram in Love and Work.

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  • Do I need to know my type? It would help but it’s not required. Click here for the online typing test
  • What if I can’t make it Friday evening? While it’s better to come for both days, you may still come on Saturday and you’ll still get a lot out of the workshop.


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