The expression of all three instincts is important to healthy, functioning adults and the goal of this yearlong program is to help you learn to balance these instincts more skillfully in your daily life.
By observing yourself through the lens of your instinctual behaviors, you learn about how well you take care of your basic needs, how you navigate relationships, whether or not you cultivate meaningful connections with others, and how able you are to welcome change and take risks.
While the instincts are clearly defined and observable in their own right (independent of your Enneagram type), a general understanding of the Enneagram will enhance your experience of our program. You can identify your Enneagram type (RHETI) and your most developed and least developed instincts (IVT) by taking tests here. You can also learn about both by reading “The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Russ Hudson and Don Richard Riso.