San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Integral Enneagram Institute has changed its name to the Institute for Integral Enneagram Studies, as it launches an expanded series of studies and courses with a unique approach. The name change will offer the general public a clearer and more differentiated brand in the crowded field of personal development and consciousness studies. The Institute will continue to develop and deliver real world, practical curricula increasing awareness and teaching conscious communication techniques.
As the study of the Enneagram and its application to personal development, relationships and business has become more widely used and accepted, the need for an accurate and reliable Enneagram model has become more important. Human Resource professionals and coaches around the world are making important decisions based upon this model. Over the past few decades, a kind of pop culture version of the Enneagram has coalesced and gained prominence in the mainstream market, due to a combination of a proliferation of practitioners, and a perception of a lack of alternative versions or choices being offered. This in effect created a stemming of ideas and discussion in a field of philosophy that is still evolving. As in any field, one approach will suit certain learning styles, and not others.
The perception of this lack of choices or options within the field of Enneagram study was identified as problematic by the Institute's Director Ian Blei, as a large number of individuals and organizations contacted the Institute, expressing confusion, disappointing results, or lack of fulfillment from a system that should have been serving them. The Institute for Integral Enneagram Studies offered these individuals and organizations a unique and significantly different model to work with, and the response and results were extremely positive. Thus, differentiation and identity branding became a higher priority to the Institute within the marketplace of personal development, Human Resources, and Organizational Development.
The truly Integral nature of the Institute's unique model brings together, among many other disciplines, Hermeneutics (emphasizing the importance of interaction and communication in determining the meaning behind words), the Altitude models of consciousness evolution from Spiral Dynamics to Integral Consciousness, and an application process similar to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, without stepping across the line into psychotherapy. These unique programs offer the public choices they may not have known were available. Furthermore, working with a Wellness Model (honing natural gifts) rather than a Disease Model (concentrating on the subject's negative issues) has been well received by the Institute's clientele, who cite increased performance in the workplace and in their relationships.
About the Institute for Integral Enneagram Studies:
The Institute for Integral Enneagram Studies' mission is to develop and provide practical paths for individuals to further their consciousness development and evolution. Expanding the traditional Enneagram to a new stage of evolution, incorporating other disciplines, rather than competing with them, and creating a three-dimensional, funnel-cloud shaped Integral Enneagram model offers ways to facilitate this development for anyone who participates in their programs. The Institute is currently accepting enrollment applications for its Beginning through Advanced Transformation Courses.