What people say
The Dynamic Enneagram Video Series
"I was delighted to discover a new video
series by Tom Condon that illustrates his enhancement of Enneagram
typology with techniques from NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis.
At the most basic level, the observer can glean new information about Enneagram types. The clients are frank and disclosing without seeming rehearsed or inhibited, and give us an opportunity to read energy and body language as well as listen to their words.
On a more complex level, each DVD is a rich vein of information on interviewing style itself. The healing potential of the Enneagram unadorned is amazing; when it is set as the jewel in Condon's multi-faceted approach, we begin to see how much more is possible. NLP gives the interviewer clues to assess the state of mind of the client, and techniques to measure the impact of events and assertions. Body posture, tone of voice, pacing, line of vision - all combine to create a psychic roadmap of the interview in process.
When using the techniques of Ericksonian hypnosis, the practicioner leads the client respectfully to an open door of insight and then politely waits until the awareness gathers sufficiently for the client to be ready for the next step. When these graceful and subtle techniques are combined, the potential for revelation is enormous.
Condon's style is relaxed, casual and warmly humorous. He gauges the moment when he can nudge the process foward, and often does so with a comment that in less-skilled hands might have produced a burst of outrage or tears, or triggered an anenome-like retreat. But the gentleness of his manner and his indirect, non-invasive position create an extraordinarily safe space for making big moves in a short time.
Though this is not a "how-to" DVD set for any of the modalities employed, it is a lesson that invites us to further investigation. And for those of us who will probably not attain Condon's level of proficiency with NLP or Ericksonian hypnosis, there is an immediately-realizable benefit. In my own client interactions, and in my daily life, I now bring foward my recollection of the pace and tone and atmosphere that Condon creates, and find myself able to incorporate more centered, grounded, and effective strategies.
-Courtney Behm, Editor: NINE POINTS-The Newsletter of the International Enneagram Association
"Before signing up for a course on the
Enneagram, buy these DVDs. Thomas Condon does a good job of filtering
the Enneagram through NLP training. You'll acquire some great
tools for your profession and learn about yourself first!"
- Anchor Point
About Thomas Condon
Thomas Condon is an internationally recognized Enneagram trainer and author. He has taught over 700 workshops in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Director of the Changeworks in Bend, Oregon, he has been an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is a certified Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming and had an NLP-based private practice for 11 years. Tom is the author of over 50 videos, cds and books.
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