These are simple exercises that can work to increase your emotional and physical intelligence. Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence is having the ability to respond in a way that is emotionally appropriate. We all have a comfort range which contains our most common and habitual responses. Emotional intelligence includes the ability to be emotionally flexible so Read More
Using Mantras and Mudras to Access Elusive Inner States Mantras and mudras are powerful ways to change how we think, feel and behave. They are both Sanskrit words. Mantra refers to a word or short phrase which has the intention to elicit a particular inner state. Mudra refers to a body position or gesture, similar Read More
Note: This article was originally published in 2003 and updated in 2004.
Considering the number of books in print, there has been surprisingly little published about “Will.” There are different kinds of will, and for the purpose of this article, I’ll refer to “lower will” and “higher Will.” Lower will, like intention, concerns taking the time to do something Read More
Technically, EnneaMotion uses a movement vocabulary of space, time and energy that allows us to name and classify the physical movement components that accompany each thought or emotion. For example, if we’re angry, we’re probably moving in a “sharp, fast, direct, forceful and angular” way; or if we’re depressed or sad, we might move in Read More
Note: This article is an excerpt from the August 1997 issue of the Enneagram Monthly. Long before the Enneagram was an established personality typology system, it was common knowledge that there was a connection between the body and the mind. Thousands of years ago, the Chinese developed Chi Kung, a movement meditation practice that energized Read More
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this experience. Someone asks what I do, and if my answer includes something about teaching emotional intelligence, they respond by crossing their arms and saying, “Are you telling me I’m emotionally stupid?” The answer of course, is “Of course not!” (Besides, that’s not for me to Read More
Performed at the International Enneagram Association (IEA) conference San Francisco, CA, August 2000 Directed and choreographed by Andrea Isaacs Review by Courney Behm Many of us who study the Enneagram do so in order to identify the barriers our personality puts in the path of our ultimate success and satisfaction. Once identified, these barriers can Read More