Character and Neurosis

Author: Claudio Naranjo
Publisher: Gateways Books & Tapes
ISBN: 9780895560667
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Compares the enneagram of personality types with other psychological character typing systems and discusses of the origins of each type.

The Secret of Enneagrams

Author: Klausbernd Vollmar
Publisher: Element Books Limited
ISBN: 9781852309688
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses how to use the enneagram to determine personality type and a deeper understanding of the self

Healing Civilization

Author: Claudio Naranjo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780895561633
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The doctor has Taken the Pulse of our Modern Way of Life, and concluded that it is very sick-perhaps terminally ill. How did this dangerous state of affairs come to be? And-is there a cure? In this ground-breaking book, noted Chilean-born psychiatrist and consciousness pioneer Dr. Claudio Naranjo, who first created descriptions of the Enneagram character types, now applies over 30 years of transformational work with individuals and groups to the societal realm, to heal our collective illness. His diagnosis? "The great problem of civilization is none other than civilization itself," he declares. Its root cause? Patriarchy: a condition that is deeper, wider, and closer to home than you know. For patriarchy thrives not only in the outer world (the economy, war, racism, child abuse, oppression of women, human rights violations) but also in the workings of our own conditioned mind. A virus that masquerades as ourselves, it is killing life on the planet- and within us. The remedy? To transform our consciousness by integrating and finding balance within our own "intra-psychic family"-our "three brains," corresponding to the "Inner Father," "Inner Mother," and "Inner Child"-through a new Education oriented to personal and collective evolution. For healing civilization is an inside job - and the future of true civilization is in our hands. Healing Civilization: Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm through Education and the Integration of the Intra-Psychic Family

Rosen Method Bodywork

Author: Marion Rosen
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556434189
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this long-awaited description of the body-centered therapy developed by Marion Rosen, the reader begins to understand how emotional and physical ailments can be addressed through the gentle touch of the Rosen practitioner. Rosen explains how the practitioner identifies tensions in the body that point to the source of a problem and how that awareness guides the healing process. With the help of psychotherapist Susan Brenner, the director of Rosen Center East and one of Marion's first students, she describes the origins of her method; how people reveal their emotions in body postures; barriers they set up to love, self-expression, and intimacy, and how Rosen work enables a client to move beyond these barriers. Treatments for asthma, migraine headaches, heart problems, weak immune systems, and psychosomatic illnesses are chronicled. Essays by doctors, psychologists, and Rosen practitioners describe how this method of touch, words, and acceptance guides their work, and complete this remarkable tribute to a visionary woman.

Enneagram Transformations

Author: Don Richard Riso
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547525656
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Combines enneagram personality types with recovery movement techniques of releasing undesirable traits and affirming desirable ones.” —Library Journal To heal, one must truly know, and face, one’s self. But finding that inner, honest analysis of our own personalities is difficult to say the least. Without the right tools, it can be impossible. Since its development, the enneagram—a model of nine interconnected personality types that allows users to identify their habits and flaws—has helped countless individuals understand their hearts, bodies, and minds. Now, it can also help you change your life. In Enneagram Transformations, Don Richard Riso, one of the foremost developers of the enneagram, presents a groundbreaking contribution to the self-help field. Using releases and affirmations based on the various personalities, he shows readers how to unlock their psychological pains and strengths to promote healing, recovery, and tranquility. It’s time to reclaim your power. Enneagram Transformations contains the meditative tools you need to do so.

The Enneagram and Kabbalah

Author: Howard A. Addison
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232299
Format: PDF
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Live more harmoniously with yourself and others and discover your own spiritual gateway to God. Together Kabbalah and the personality types of the Enneagram enhance understanding of our deepest motivations, opening us to personal and spiritual growth.

Self Preservation at the Center of Personality

Author: Ralf-Peter Behrendt
Publisher: Vernon Press
ISBN: 1622731034
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The book discusses personality as a unified set of evolved and culturally developed structures that serves a single and definable purpose, to maintain the individual’s safety, in the context of dyadic relationships, group processes and more abstract and fluid social configurations. The infant-mother relationship remains the blueprint for modes of relating to the social surround, at whatever level of complexity, and for approximating the sense of safety originally provided by the mother. The personality is organized around the need to maintain self-esteem, thereby preserving the individual’s sense of safety and warding off deep-seated paranoid anxiety, which signals the potential of annihilation of the self. Paranoid anxiety is the counterpart of intraspecific aggression and the potential of the group as a whole to attack and annihilate the individual. Paranoid anxiety, which was recognized by Melanie Klein as playing a critical role in infant development, is not overcome as development proceeds but remains latent, buried under layers of personality organization that are essentially concerned with sourcing recognition and approval from the social environment, thereby inhibiting others’ aggression and guarding against annihilation of the self. The book adds to self psychology (Kohut) by showing how the principle of self-preservation underpins all aspects of normal and abnormal character dynamics. It integrates self psychology with other branches psychoanalytic theory and revives the link between psychoanalysis and ethology. Ethology (Lorenz, Hass, Eibl-Eibesfeldt) has provided insights into how interrelated intraspecific aggression and appeasement gestures are critically important for the evolution of social behavior in higher animals as well as for cultural evolution in humans, insights that allow, more generally, for a bridging of the gap between psychoanalysis and the biology of social behavior. Furthermore, an evolutionary approach to character dynamics and related social phenomena will have important implications for understanding psychopathological vulnerabilities and self-perpetuating processes in mental illness.