Who Am I Really? Discerning Aspects of the Soul Through the Spirituality of the Enneagram
April 20–22, 2017
Presented by the Beecken Center and the Institute for Conscious Being
As long as we act out of our ego fixation, we have little space for the Divine in our lives. By the time we reach mid-life, we've lost many of the authentic aspects of ourselves we had in childhood. There is an antidote, however. How do we find it? It is not difficult. We don’t have to seek it out, we only need to remember who we really are: the individuals God created us to be. The pathway to this remembrance—and ultimately to greater consciousness—can be found in the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram.
On April 20-22, 2017, the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, in partnership with the Institute for Conscious Being (ICB), will present an intensive weekend of self-exploration and study led by Joseph B. Howell, Ph.D., author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, and the staff of the Institute for Conscious Being. Through lectures, dynamic presentations, music, video, group work, and more, this weekend conference will enable participants to immerse in the deeper aspects of themselves as revealed by spiritual truths, with the goal of finding that essential self that has been there all along.
Join us for a special post-conference luncheon, Christ Consciousness and Non-Dualism in Post-Election America: A Conversation with Karen Meridith, Joseph Howell, and Curt Micka. View details and registration information here. This add-on is a special benefit for the Institute for Conscious Being scholarship fund!
Who Should Attend?
- Laypersons interested in spiritual transformation;
- Clergy, pastoral counselors, lay ministers, and spiritual directors;
- Mental health professionals, LPCs, psychologists, social workers, etc.;
- Persons seeking certification to teach the Enneagram;
- Business, government, and industry leaders interested in raising consciousness in the workplace;
- Persons wishing to gain certification in the Spirituality of the Enneagram.
What Will You Learn?
- The purpose and method of self-inquiry within the Enneagram approach;
- How to apply the Enneagram to mental health and spiritual growth in oneself and in others;
- What transforming the self means in changing the level of consciousness on this planet.
This event can count as Alternate Mentor Training for Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors. Requirements for Alternate Mentor Training include having completed two Foundations Trainings (formerly Basic/In-Service), being "Formation ready," not having completed another Alternate Training within the last three trainings, and not needing to go back to Foundations after three Formations. Contact Elsa Bakkum, EfM Assistant Director for Training, at email@example.com for Alternate Training credit.
Nov. 1–Dec. 31: $325.00
Jan. 1–March 30: $350.00
April 1 onward: full rate, $365.00.
Meals & lodging are not included with tuition. Travel & accommodation information may be found here, and meals may be purchase upon registration.
The conference begins at 1:00 p.m., April 20 and ends at 12:00 p.m., April 22. View a complete schedule here.
Full-time student/seminarian/seminary spouse discount rate: $150.00
April 1 onward: $175.00
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Institute for Conscious Being
The Institute for Conscious Being (ICB) is committed to teaching the spirituality of the Enneagram as a pathway to essence, to consciousness, and to waking up and living God’s gift of life in wholeness. This is accomplished through education during conferences and within courses for certification which are offered in a variety of areas of spiritual study.
The Institute was founded in 2012 by Dr. Joseph Howell, along with co-founders Lark Howell and The Rev. Susan Sloan. It enjoys a faculty of highly educated staff and experienced instructors who have been certified in the Spirituality of the Enneagram.
The Institute for Conscious Being is inclusive of all conscious pathways to God. The primary principle upon which the Institute is built is: True spiritual consciousness is born of alignment with the love of the Divine. Find out more about the ICB, its faculty, and certification training at instituteforconsciousbeing.org.
Christ Consciousness and Non-Dualism in Post-Election America: A Conversation with Karen Meridith, Joseph Howell, and Curt Micka
Join us after the conclusion of Who Am I Really? for a special post-conference luncheon where we'll discuss how to navigate conflicts in America’s current political climate. This panel discussion will feature Karen Meridith, executive director of Education for Ministry (EfM); Joseph Howell, psychologist and founder of the Institute for Conscious Being; and Curt Micka, attorney, conflict resolution expert, and president of the International Enneagram Association.
Among the questions to be addressed are:
- How do people of faith deal with ideological schisms in families, churches, and wider groups?
- How are non-dualistic and dualistic thinking paradigms used for conflict resolution?
- Is non-dualistic thinking consistent or inconsistent with Christ's teachings?
- How do we create safe space for the emergence of answers that serve all?
Cost: $75, includes lunch.
When: 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22
Where: The EQB House at the University of the South (see map)
This add-on to the main conference will benefit ICB's scholarship fund. Register online, or during the conference.
Joseph B. Howell, Ph.D.
Joseph B. Howell, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, has been teaching the Enneagram to groups across the country for over 25 years. He has studied with the Jesuits of Cleveland, Oh., with Don Riso, and at Yale Divinity School with Henri Nouwen. He is the author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway. In 2012, he co-founded of the Institute for Conscious Being with his wife, Lark Howell, and the Rev. Susan Sloan. Howell is supported by a dedicated staff with years of training and experience.
Curt Micka is a board member and president of the International Enneagram Association (IEA). He is director of Conflict Transformation Services, where he helps individuals, work place teams, businesses, and organizations navigate personal differences and conflict more consciously, creatively, collaboratively, and constructively. He served as co-leader of the Mediators Beyond Borders Uganda Project from 2012–2014. As a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, Curt uses the Enneagram in much of the work that he does with individuals and teams. In addition, he is a certified user of the Conflict Dynamics Profile and the Mobius Model, and a certified coach with the Deep Coaching Institute.