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Children and the Enneagram: The Ego, The Pearl, and Being by Cathy Hudson

June 26, 2019

My grandson (2 ½ years) recently pushed a child (2 years). We were at an early morning event in the park. It felt as though it came out of nowhere. Fortunately, we were with a very dear friend. The child pushed was her grandson. This, defensive response, was not at all provoked by the other child. She, my friend, chuckled and said he must be a type 8.

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The Shift Network’s Enneagram Global Summit (Complimentary!)

June 10, 2019

Join the CLC’s Dr. Deborah Ooten, Cathy Hudson, and other master Enneagram teachers at the 2019 Enneagram Global Summit! Sign up now to attend this complimentary, virtual event.

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The Transformational Power of Writing Alone and With Others by Tina Neyer

May 29, 2019

Something happens in the transference of thought to page. I write in cursive before I head to the computer with my words. It’s too easy to be critical with the constant distractions of the internet, spell check and word count. Here’s often how it goes within the process of getting thoughts to page.

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A Return to Coaching: Finding a Home in Focused Integrity by Neil Anderson

April 24, 2019

I’ve always believed that when we relocate or move, we move more than just stuff. In a sense we are moving our altar space, a space to which we return to repeatedly to focus on a particular thing even if its something as spontaneous as play. By rubbing the lamp so to speak, we are creating a residue of practice or grooved habit that seasons the space with the history of our activity. No wonder we experience emotional memory, exhaustion, excitement and frustration as we shift our reference points and orientation to a new space.

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Faculty Member Cathy Hudson Becomes IEA Accredited Professional

April 18, 2019

We extend warm congratulations to our faculty member Cathy Hudson! Earlier this year, Cathy received the IEA Accredited Professional distinction from the International Enneagram Association. Since obtaining this honor, Cathy has joined our founder Dr. Deborah Ooten in co-facilitating the offerings at our IEA Accredited School, the School of Conscious Living.

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The Enneagram and Ayurveda as a Spiritual Practice by Kacie Berghoef

April 9, 2019

The Enneagram is a psycho-spiritual system with roots, connections, and grounding in a variety of spiritual traditions. Exploring the spiritual roots of the Enneagram, one can find connections between the Enneagram and a variety of other systems. One such system is Ayurveda, an ancient Indian spiritual tradition. Exploration of both systems shows that the spiritual underpinnings of the Enneagram and Ayurveda both intersect.

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Office Space Available at the Conscious Living Center

March 1, 2019

Would you like to be part of our working conscious community? The Conscious Living Center has a great opportunity to rent a bright, secure office space in our center! You’ll join our community as a featured faculty member at goconscious.com and share the floor with a massage therapist, certified life coach, and a musician.

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A Spiritual Autobiography by Ron Esposito

February 25, 2019

I remembered interviewing Dr. Debbie Ooten, owner of the Conscious Living Center, on the radio and had lunch with her. She extended an offer to me to join her at the Center where I would attend the School of Conscious Living for two years and become certified as an Enneagram Teacher and Life Coach. The Enneagram is a psycho-spiritual tool describing our unconscious/habitual ways of thinking, feeling and behaving as well as the underlying motivation. It is a powerful tool for developing self-observation and becoming more conscious and aware, engendering conscious choice.

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Dr. Ooten to be Keynote Panelist at International Enneagram Summit

February 6, 2019

We’ve received more wonderful news about our founder, Dr. Deborah Ooten! Dr. Ooten has been invited to participate in the opening panel at May’s International Enneagram Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. The Connecting Views panel will start the conference and include four past & present International Enneagram Association presidents: Ooten, Maria Jose Munita, Uranio Paes, and Curt Micka.

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Make 2019 The Year of Gratitude! by Bonnie Brinkman

January 30, 2019

Research has shown that gratitude is highly correlated with personal happiness. You may have heard the psychobabble term of “confirmation bias” that is backed up by numerous research studies over the years. Confirmation bias means that people will search for and interpret ‘evidence’ to confirm what they already believe. So if you believe everyone is untrustworthy, you will determine that if others do something minor, it will be used as confirmation that they are untrustworthy.

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CLC Faculty Presenting at 2019 IEA Global Conference

January 25, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Deborah Ooten and Cathy Hudson! Our founder and faculty member have been selected to present at the International Enneagram Association’s IEA Global Conference in July 2019. They’re looking forward to representing the Conscious Living Center at the year’s biggest Enneagram event.

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Children and the Enneagram by Cathy Hudson

January 3, 2019

All types have both positive and negative aspects. And, of course, what is most important is being a thoughtful, caring, kind and understanding human all in the name of love. I absolutely practice all of this with my grandson. So, what are some of the do’s and don’ts of typing children?

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School of Conscious Living Retains IEA Accredidation in 2019

January 2, 2019

Dear friends, we are proud that the Conscious Living Center’s School of Conscious Living is one of just a handful of schools accredited by the International Enneagram Association (IEA). We have been accredited by the IEA for a number of years and are proud to announce that the IEA once again renewed this distinction in 2019. The honor applies to our SCL offerings in Cincinnati, the Middle East, South Korea, and online.

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I Love You, I Bless You, and I Release You by Tina Neyer

December 6, 2018

It seems that loving people around us at this time of year can be especially hard. Traditions must be followed, past hurts erupt once more, and a time when magical energy should be everywhere, we struggle to find love for others. We can get in the way of ourselves by attempting to force people and situations to be something they are not.

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Dr. Deborah Ooten Featured on Midday Cafe; Recording Available!

November 27, 2018

We’re pleased to share that our founder, Dr. Deborah Ooten, was featured on November’s edition of Midday Cafe, guiding participants through ‘Presencing With Grit and Grace.” If you missed the live broadcast, we’ve included the session for you to watch!”””

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Emotions & Essential Oils by Ronnie Robertson

November 13, 2018

Essential oils are also used in a variety of cleaning products we may purchase for use in our homes to add an appealing fragrance to mask many of the harsh chemicals in many common formulations. Did you know that in some over the counter supplements, essential oils may be added to formulas to provide therapeutic benefits which impact health? Many users of these products may not even realize they are ingesting essential oils and don’t realize what a profound effect they can have on their body.

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My 9 Safety Nets by Neil Anderson

October 26, 2018

The Enneagram’s scope of possibilities seem to open to us as we loosen our fixations and identifications with the groove of habit we’ve set up. This is an article of faith in the work. However,we may wind up in a place we did not anticipate with much delight,anxiety surprise or even humility. However our introduction to the work occurred, we encounter growth that was not conceivable (or perceivable) before we started the journey home.

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Code of Ethics by Deborah Ooten

September 26, 2018

During these changing times, it’s essential that we reflect on what’s important in life. At thousands of years old, the Native American Code of Ethics continues to provide spiritual wisdom on living well. Living by these guidelines will help you treat others compassionately, stay in contact with yourself, and remain connected to the physical world.

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LDN Therapy Benefits; What’s It All About? by Ronnie Robertson

September 17, 2018

Many people deal with chronic pain on some scale each and every day as a result of something known as autoimmunity. This can be recognized as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic degenerative disc disease, IBD, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis Fibromyalgia and more. The diagnosis of autoimmune disorder can come in many forms diagnosed by a physician.

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Nine Tips For Psychological Growth by Ron Esposito

August 28, 2018

1. Develop A Self-Observation Practice Through a self-observation practice we are better able to witness and notice our habitual ways of thinking, feeling and behaving as well as the underlying motivations. Without self-observing we are operating unconsciously. Self-observing enables us to notice without judgment what is arising in consciousness and make more conscious choices. Self-observation is never habitual. It is a conscious act. Being in the breath as much as possible aids in self-observation and helps loosen egoic fixation, bringing about a more expansive inner state.

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MBTI and Enneagram – Their Relationship and Complementary Use by Tom Flautt & John Richards

August 9, 2018

Why do we need another typology system, particularly one built on a system of 9 types? The hypothesis which seems to fit the two systems is that each system measures a different part of our mental apparatus which Jung calls the psyche. MBTI appears to be concerned with the conscious, cognitive part of the psyche, while the Enneagram is focused on unconscious, motivating forces in the depths of the psyche, perhaps associated with its archetypal structure. The two systems come at the psyche in two contrasting ways.

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MBTI and Enneagram – Their Relationship and Complementa

July 24, 2018

Every time we use an “always” or “never” statement, we are actually encouraging our partner to view this behavior as a part of themselves. It must be who they are, after all, since they are “always” or “never” engaging in this behavior.

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Frozen Images by Bonnie Brinkman

July 24, 2018

Every time we use an “always” or “never” statement, we are actually encouraging our partner to view this behavior as a part of themselves. It must be who they are, after all, since they are “always” or “never” engaging in this behavior.

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2018 IEA Conference Presentation: Go Digital With The Enneagram by Kacie Berghoef

June 29, 2018

Over the last several years, the digital world has become an increasingly important method of attracting business and building connections. Whether we’re employees, own our own business, or a little bit of both, having a solid online presence is more important than ever.

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The Art of Storytelling by Tina Neyer

June 19, 2018

Storytelling is an intricate part of working with the Enneagram. Once we begin to develop the essence of who we are through the practice of the ancient tool, we develop reasoning that leads to the why and how of our personality.

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