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We offer a wide variety of services and our staff expertise at the Conscious Living Center is dedicated to bringing you the services you need for self-understanding and transformation.

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Enneagram

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The Enneagram forms the background of all the work at the Conscious Living Center, whether coaching and counseling, classes, and the School of Conscious Living.

The word Enneagram derives from two Greek words "ennea" (nine) and "gram" (drawing or figure) and refers to the nine points on the Enneagram diagram.  The Enneagram symbol describes nine distinct but interrelated personality types.  The Enneagram shows nine ways of seeing and experiencing the world as well as the relationships between personality and psychological development.  The Enneagram is a great aid in self-understanding and seeing our habits of thinking, feeling and behaving.  As we become more aware through self-observation we are better able to make empowering conscious choices.

The Russian teacher G.I.Gurdjieff introduced the Enneagram to the modern world in the early twentieth century through his concept of "self-work" in regard to the possibilities of human development.  Oscar Ichazo furthered the work of Gurdjieff by developing nine personality types to match the nine points on the Enneagram thus originating the Enneagram of Personality.  Ichazo elucidated the personality types and their principle features, motivations and concerns.

Psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo studied with Ichazo and eventually was able to describe the nine personality types in Western psychological terms.  Naranjo brought his teaching of the Enneagram to Berkeley, California in the early 1970s.  Since then, proponents of the Enneagram like Helen Palmer, David Daniels and others have made major contributions to the understanding and application of the Enneagram in business, psychotherapy, spirituality and other fields of human endeavor. 

Deborah Ooten, Ph.D., co-owner of the Conscious Living Center, as well as the staff and students of the School of Conscious Living, help bring the Enneagram alive through the Narrative Tradition.  In this tradition the Enneagram is transmitted by seeing and hearing panels of people of the same type talk about their lives.  The Narrative Tradition is also experienced in each and every day as we listen to one another from a place of receptivity and compassion.  This transmission of the Enneagram expresses the power of the system beyond a written account of their words.  The Enneagram is a dynamic system that lives and breathes, teaching us all how to speak to the "listening" of the other.

Staff:

  • Deborah Ooten, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Hartman Blackburn, MA, LPCC, NCC
  • Ron Esposito, B.G.S.,M.A.

Life Coaching

Life coaching is a process of empowerment and increasing personal influence over one's own life and experiences by expanding awareness, adjusting focus, improving self-confidence, and enhancing well-being through an on-going collaborative partnership. Through this partnership, clients work to achieve their full potential and take action toward their goals by gaining feedback, insights and guidance from an outside vantage point by increasing their confidence, self knowledge, and emotional intelligence while reducing struggle and suffering.  

Coaching is an excellent tool to examine relationships, physical well-being, life transitions, career, money, time, and stress management, creating a new life direction, re-evaluating life choices, dealing with dissatisfaction at work or home, or simply looking for personal and professional breakthroughs. Coaching is about discovery, awareness and choice and focuses on creating long-lasting results.

Our certified life coaches at the Conscious Living Center are also certified Enneagram teachers and trainers who incorporate the use of the Enneagram to foster personal, relational, or professional growth in each individual by helping them to understand themselves and others.  In-person and phone sessions are available.  Contact a coach below to schedule an appointment.

Staff:

  • Deborah Ooten, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Hartman Blackburn, MA, LPCC, NCC
  • Ron Esposito, B.G.S.,M.A. 

Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling

Personal transformation services include counseling for individuals, couples, families and groups, supervision for counselors, Enneagram teaching, psychotherapy, and spiritual direction.

Staff:

  • Kathleen Hartman Blackburn, MA, LPCC, NCC 

Discernment Counseling

Making decisions about your relationship is a complicated process. Often, couples will find their relationship at standstill and feel ambivalent about what to do next. Discernment counseling is a short-term, outcome focused model that will help you and your partner decide whether or not to divorce or continue your relationship.

Unlike traditional couples counseling, the focus is not on saving the relationship or solving relationship difficulties. Instead, your counselor will work with you as a couple to help you decide if you'd like to fix the issues at hand. Discernment counseling is particularly useful if you and your partner have differing opinions on saving the relationship.

Our counselors at the Conscious Living Center are also certified Enneagram teachers and trainers who incorporate the use of the Enneagram to foster personal, relational, or professional growth in each individual and relationship by helping them to understand themselves and others. Contact a counselor below to schedule an appointment.

Staff:

  • Deborah Ooten, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Hartman Blackburn, MA, LPCC, NCC

Spiritual Counseling

Spiritual counseling is supportive counseling for the client's belief and value system; support of the essence of the person and facilitation of spiritual growth. The goal of Spiritual Counseling is to help you to find your spiritual self. Spiritual counselors teach a Divine Understanding of Life that self-empowers the individual.

Staff:

  • Kathleen Blackburn
  • Ron Esposito (Spiritual Mentor)

Business Consulting

The Conscious Living Center offers a broad range of organizational consulting services through our business consulting company, Conscious Dynamics, LLC to help you improve management skills and to motivate employees. 

Using various systems, CLC staff can work with your team to assess specific needs and develop an individualized plan to bring about change according to your desired outcomes.  Consulting areas of expertise include executive team development, leadership development, communication, conflict management, team development, and diversity.

Staff:

  • Deborah Ooten, Ph.D.

Massage

Therapeutic massage is both art and science and is a powerful way of reconnecting with one's own body. The systematic application of massage techniques liberates the body from surplus tension and misaligned postures, which serve as barriers to our full range of motion and our sense of "aliveness."

Massage has countless benefits including diminished stress, enhanced circulation of life energy, and increased kinesthetic awareness, all which lead to greater immunity and healing. The experience of massage raises body intelligence and integrates that intelligence with the heart and mind.

Rates
$45 - 1/2 hour
$75 - 1 hour
$85 - 1 1/2 hour

Staff:

  • Neil Anderson, LMT

Imago Coaching

Imago provides tools and skills to help transform difficult aspects of relationships into opportunities for growth and intimacy.

Staff:

  • Bonnie Brinkman, MA
  • Darcy Lynn Jack, MA

Recovery Coaching and Care

Ron Esposito, MA

Learn More about the Nine Enneagram Types

The Enneagram shows nine ways of seeing and experiencing the world as well as the relationships between personality and psychological development.  It explains underlying motivations, as well as strengths and weaknesses in navigating life and relating to others.