Discover new ways to:
Deeply understand yourself and others
Apply new tools for personal change
Identify the gifts and talents of your
Alter negative self-images and limited
Resolve conflicts and improve communication
the Enneagram for spiritual growth
Enneagram styles more clearly in daily life
Effectively handle difficult people
From a celebrated Enneagram
teacher, the first book of its kind.
Presenting his fresh and practical approach to
the Enneagram, Tom Condon shows you how to
explicitly use the system as a tool for
personal growth, change and fulfillment.
The Dynamic Enneagram goes beyond
simply providing insight into the Enneagram's
nine personality styles. Tom brings 25 years
of experience in workshops around the world to
show you how you can apply that insight to
maximize your strengths, temper your
weaknesses and fulfill your true potential.
The Dynamic Enneagram takes the
Enneagram many new steps further as a
practical guide to growth and change. Thomas
Condon has selected techniques from many
different psychotherapies-especially NLP &
Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief Therapy - and
adapted their techniques to the needs and
dilemmas of each Enneagram personality style.
The result is a "tool-set" for personal change
- useful practices and ideas that you can
adopt to transcend limits, resolve conflicts
and improve relationships.
Newcomers will appreciate The
Dynamic Enneagram's vivid descriptions,
informal style, and everyday "real world"
examples. Those familiar with the Enneagram
will enjoy a fresh perspective on the system,
one that emphasizes choice and possibility.
Those with therapeutic or "people-helping"
backgrounds will find a wide range of new
techniques to promote rapid, enduring change
in their clients.
Professionals of all kinds will
find principles and ideas that can be adapted
to their specialized needs. Therapists and
people-helpers will acquire skills for rapid,
deep diagnosis plus "skeleton key" techniques
that work successfully with core Enneagram
The foreword by Hillel Zeitlin,
MSW, Director of the Milton H. Erickson
Institute of Maryland, underscores The
Dynamic Enneagram's benefits for
therapists, people-helpers as well as
motivated seekers of personal change.
contains powerful tools for making changes,
solving problems, and enhancing the gifts of
each personality style. It will appeal to
anyone wanting new horizons in their personal
and professional growth.
is packed with powerful yet simple techniques
that anyone can use to overcome limits,
improve relationships, and master times of
challenge and change. Using humor, teaching
stories and real-life examples, Tom reveals
the life scripts that bind each of us and
identifies how anyone can optimize her or his
own life story.
Tom's material has been widely field-tested in
hundreds of workshops in the U.S. and Europe.
It has proven very popular with self-help
audiences, psychologists, business people, and
anyone else for whom personal growth and
professional communication are important.
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Dynamic Enneagram will give readers:
A "tool-set" for personal change,
Useful cautions and advice about how
to apply the Enneagram effectively,
An in-depth, sympathetic
understanding of their own inner motives,
A model of change that is especially
effective for altering Enneagram patterns,
Exercises and solution-focused
approaches that are helpful for all styles,
Problem-solving skills and ways to
change Enneagram-related beliefs,
The Enneagram and psychotherapy
New ways to use the Enneagram for
Tools to succeed at what's most
A greater respect for the sincere
differences in people,
New ways to respond to spouses,
friends, enemies, bosses and family members,
alternatives to taking other people's behavior
Ways to apply the Enneagram to
Knowledge of the hidden motivators
of difficult people,
A long-term resource they can return
to again and again,
A perspective on the Enneagram
available nowhere else.
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Who should read The Dynamic
Enneagram enthusiasts seeking a
fresh, open interpretation of the system
Psychotherapists who need rapid,
powerful choices for working with clients. With
the advent of HMOs, therapists are especially
interested in tools that work deeply and quickly
Therapists-in-training and their
Practitioners of NLP, Ericksonian
hypnosis, Brief Therapy and Family Therapy.
Parents wanting alternative
constructive ways to relate to their children
Anyone looking to make sense of their
marriages and personal relationships
General Self-Help audiences
Business people and professional
Priests and spiritual counselors
Enneagram teachers and their students
Catholics in general. The Enneagram
has a sizable following in Catholic circles.
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About The Enneagram
The subject of several recent
best-selling books, the Enneagram is a
powerful overview of human psychological
types. The Enneagram is about people - how we
are the same, how we are different, what makes
us tick. It presents an organized system that
describes the nine core personality styles
that human beings tend to favor. The
Enneagram's description of these styles is
profound, comprehensive and penetrating.
Newcomers to the system are often stunned to
discover uncannily accurate portraits of
themselves, their friends, coworkers, parents
The Enneagram is on a fast and
steady-rising arc of popularity. 1994's First
International Enneagram Conference at Stanford
University attracted 1400 people. 1997's
Conference at Towson University in Baltimore,
Maryland was similarly well-attended. Helen
Palmer's The Enneagram In Love and Work was on
the New York Times Bestseller list. Her recent
business book, The Enneagram Advantage, has
spent several weeks on the San Francisco Bay
Area Bestseller list.
The popular media has showcased
the Enneagram with articles in Newsweek,
Mademoiselle, Esquire, Psychology Today,
Teen, Selling, and dozens of newspapers.
The Enneagram has been featured in a new
Time-Life series on psychology and figured
significantly in Tony Schwartz's recent book,
What Really Matters. Upcoming magazine
articles are slated for Cosmopolitan,
Common Boundary and Self. The
two earliest books on the Enneagram, published
in 1987 and 1988, continue to sell steadily
While there are well over a
million books already sold on the Enneagram
but they are primarily about diagnosis. There
is a dearth of solid material about what to do
after you have identified your personality
style. With the subject well established by
the best-selling works of Helen Palmer and Don
Richard Riso, the next big area of interest is
in the Enneagram's applications, especially as
a tool for personal evolution.
Thomas Condon has worked with
the Enneagram since 1980. He has taught
classes at Antioch University, and the
University of California, Berkeley, as well as
hundreds of workshops in the U.S. and Europe.
He is the author of 50 CDs, DVDs and books.
more about the Enneagram
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The Enneagram Primer
Enneagram Video Series
of The Enneagram Movie & Video
The Enneagram Movie & Video
Condon's Enneagram Workshops
CDs and Books