We all are the sum of all 9 types
One type becomes predominant, this is like a lens from which we see ourselves, others and the world.
We are born with clean lenses, ready to build our ‘true self’.
The Enneagram.rc process can be used as
Useful to everyone for personal development and relationships. For couples who’d like to know how to relate better. For families and business teams to look at ways of working better together.
Adjunct to any counselling, coaching or spiritual direction
In these situations the person visits the Enneagram.rc practitioner to identify their Enneatype and continues with their professional. Often only one or two sessions will suffice for this purpose.
Counselling process with an Enneagram.rc facilitator
Who’d use Play of Life(r) and other methods through the counselling process.
The name Enneagram stems from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol). The nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine types, nine ways for ‘knowing ourselves, understanding others and relating with the world’. These nine types are present in all of us but due to genetics (nature) and life experiences (nurture) we develop our own personality, we favour different ways of knowing ourselves, understanding others and seeing the world. This personal preference is called ‘types’ in the enneagram. These types are like a ‘lens’ from which we see the world.
The lines in the graph represent specific connections between types. This can be explained further by an Enneagram.rc coach.
Our Enneagram.rc logo has a circle in the centre with two chairs representing ‘relationships’ (see article – about the RC logo). The big circle and the small circle in the middle represent an ‘eye’, our lens from which we see life. This is the logo of Relationship Capital supporting the belief that “life is no more, no less than how we relate with one another.” “The Power is Between Us!” The Enneagram graph is not connected to any other philosophical or religious tradition.
Enneagram in a nutshell
A brief description of the Enneagram
We all are the sum of all 9 types
We are not perfect, we cannot accept failure, the brain responds with fear.
We create a construct to ‘cover’ the fear, called cognitive biases.
These constructs cover our lenses affecting how we see ourselves, others and life, resulting in seeing life in a distorted way. This builds our ‘false self’.
The Enneagram.rc., powered by the Play of Life® help us to:
Identify our “core fear’. Discover our cognitive bias through insight into our emotions and behaviours. Visualise our ‘true self’, who we are. Identify the thinking process, beliefs, emotions, behaviours that taint our lens.
What is the process of knowing my Enneagram?
Melanie holds a Diploma in Counselling, Facilitator and Accredited Play of Life(r) Coach and Enneagram.rc, personal, family and corporate coach.
She is a professional member of the International Enneagram Association and a partner of Relationship Capital. Melanie is also training to be a professional opera singer. Melanie is a consultant at HealthShare NSW, Australia, a 140,000-employee government enterprise and to non-governmental, church-based organizations where she teaches workshops and coaching at Relationship Capital employing the techniques and learnings from Enneagram.rc, Play of Life(r) and using corporate leadership profiles.
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Finding our type, the process
The process starts when a person desires to ‘live life better’.
This desire is an internal force that propels us towards change. A relationship.rc facilitator guides you through the process of discovery using traditional Enneagram materials and the Play of Life®.
Some people find their ‘type’ in one session. Others on more sessions, and sometimes it takes longer to be aware and feel comfortable with our own type.
A process to creating a grounded sense of ‘’knowing” my type may require at least three sessions.