Articles and Interviews of Interest Authored by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson and R-H Graduates
- Enneagram Topics
- Psychology and Spirituality
- The Virtues
Written by Dave Hall, Certified and Authorized Riso-Hudson Teacher, in response to Bea Chestnut’s invitation to readers to join in a “thoughtful and sincere dialogue” around how to describe and define the core emotion of the Heart Center types. Reprinted with permission from the November 2009 Nine Points Bulletin, a bimonthly publication of the International Enneagram Association.
Written by Dave Hall, Certified and Authorized Riso-Hudson Teacher, as a further exploration of the core emotion of the Heart Center, considering the question from the perspective of its development being a response to a certain kind of motivating emotion. Reprinted with permission from the Jan/Feb 2010 Nine Points Magazine, a bimonthly publication of the International Enneagram Association.
Written by Katy Taylor, Certified and Authorized Riso-Hudson Teacher and the Director of Special Projects at The Enneagram Institute. Katy explores the question of the core emotion of the Heart Center from the perspective of the loss of connection to Essence as experienced in each Center. Reprinted with permission from the Jan/Feb 2010 Nine Points Magazine, a bimonthly publication of the International Enneagram Association.
While the ideas that inspired the creation of the modern Enneagram are ancient, going back at least as far as classical Greek philosophy, most of the material currently being taught about it, including the psychology of the nine types, is the work of contemporary authors.
Q & A on Object Relations
Q. What is the idea of "object relations" with regard to the Enneagram types?
A. Modern psychological theory has identified three fundamental "affects"—universal emotional states that are major building blocks of the personality. These three fundamental affects are attachment, frustration, and rejection...
What is your view of the Instinctual
Variants (or so-called "subtypes")?
This article was first published in The Enneagram Monthly
The idea of the three Instinctual Variants, or "subtypes," came from Oscar Ichazo who named the 27 combinations of Enneagram types and Instincts, although there is an earlier basis for them in the teachings of Gurdjieff.
Q.Do types only go to the low or unhealthy side of their Direction of Disintegration and only to the high or healthy side of their Direction of Integration?
We've all done it—taught and written that the Enneagram has been transmitted from an ancient oral source...
Written by Eric Foggitt MA BSc BD, this article describes how the Enneagram can be used in a clinical setting. He shows how the Enneagram enables the clinician to be truly "client-centered," and demonstrates how self-awareness—knowing oneself through the Enneagram—enables healthy, effective, therapist-client relationships to be established.
The Enneagram in Addiction Treatment: Identifying the Core Relapse Pattern and Understanding Its Nature
Written by Michael Naylor, M.ED, CCS, LADC, ET, for the May-June 2010 Nine Points Magazine, a bimonthly publication of the International Enneagram Association. Michael shares his experience as an Addictions counselor with over 24 years in the field, as a recovering individual with 26 years, and as an Authorized and Certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher who has utilized the Enneagram personally and professionally since 1995.
Written by Michael Naylor, M.ED, CCS, LADC, ET, originally for The Enneagram Monthly. Michael shares his experience as an Addictions counselor with over 24 years in the field, as a recovering individual with 26 years, and as an Authorized and Certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher who has utilized the Enneagram personally and professionally since 1995.
Written by Dr. Ronna Phifer-Ritchie for Elements of Style-Type Talk with the EnneaGal. Ronna is Co-director of the Enneagram Institute of the San Francisco Bay Area, a Certified and Authorized Enneagram Institute Teacher, and Executive Trainer and Coach with The Center for Relationship/Silicon Valley.
Don Riso’s short essay on the background, meaning, and development of the concept of the Nine Domains, and why they are so applicable and useful in a wide variety of group and business settings. Some specific examples given.
Now that the 2008 Election is over, Don and Russ present their views about the major candidates’ types. Revised and expanded version.
The Enneagram and Brain
by Eric S. Schulze, MD, Ph.D., and Tina Thomas, RN, DCSW
The Enneagram has proven to be a very precise and predictable grid for the description of human personality. We believe that not only is the Enneagram a powerful descriptive tool, but also that it belies a biological truth that has yet to be discovered. In this article we will outline our theory on the biological basis of personality based on the Enneagram. We believe that this theory is an important step towards identifying the chemical and genetic "elements" that form the basis of personality.
Psychology and Spirituality
Developed by Don Riso, here are nine practices for happiness that you can practice anytime of the day and any time of the year. You may notice that these are not arbitrary; they track with the Nine Domains. While they may seem to be simple, they actually are not, and while in some cases you may feel that you already remember your practice, you can always go deeper, and, of course, explore the other eight practices.
An excerpt from The Wisdom of the Enneagram, which reminds us of how benevolent and supportive life is.
An article integrating some exciting new research on relational health with the Riso-Hudson Insight Approach to Enneagram, written by Dr. Ronna Phifer-Ritchie, Senior Associate at the Center for Relationship in Silicon Valley and Certified and Authorized Enneagram Institute Teacher. Originally published in the Northern California Chapter International Enneagram Association (NC-IEA) monthly newsletter.
The last chapter of Don and Russ’s book Personality Types, which reminds us how the Enneagram can help us move toward True Wisdom.
Written by Dave Hall, Certified and Authorized Riso-Hudson Teacher, for the Volume II, July 2009 Enneagram Journal. This article aligns the stages of Margaret Mahler's developmental object-relations model with the Nine Types of the Enneagram so as to explore how each Type forms a specific developmental imprint around early-life experiences of contact with and separation from that Type's Essential Quality.
Written by Katy Taylor, Certified and Authorized Riso-Hudson Teacher, and the Director of Special Projects at The Enneagram Institute for The Enneagram Monthly. Katy explores the Riso-Hudson understanding of the Essential Qualities as a way to better understand the ego/essence continuum.
An informative, short introductory article on the Enneagram by Kelley Granger. Originally published in the Chronogram’s Healthy Living Supplement on October 28, 2008.
An article about using the Enneagram—in particular, the Wake-Up Calls—for Inner Work, written by Don and Russ for Fr. Richard Rohr's quarterly journal Radical Grace.
We are truly living in a "connected world," and as the Enneagram teaches, beneath the many superficial cultural differences that tend to separate us, we see that we are more alike than we ordinarily realize. The world today need's this message more than ever—that, from a spiritual perspective, "we are one."
Q. What are personality and Essence and what is the relationship between them?
As we have seen, contacting our Essence is always a matter of recognizing our identifications, fears, and resistances, and bringing our attention to our experience in the here and now.
The Evolution of Consciousness
Where did the idea of the three Centers come from?
The focus of the Enneagram work involving the three traditional Centers originated in a more ancient and comprehensive understanding of human nature that sees the three Centers as only the beginning step of a greater process.
Written by Don Riso and Russ Hudson for Fr. Richard Rohr's quarterly journal, Radical Grace.
Written by Don Riso and Russ Hudson for Fr. Richard Rohr's quarterly journal, Radical Grace.
An overview of all the virtues written by Don Riso and Russ Hudson for Fr. Richard Rohr's quarterly journal, Radical Grace.
An article by Don Riso and Russ Hudson about the virtue of Mercy written for Fr. Richard Rohr's quarterly journal, Radical Grace.
Human beings are on automatic pilot much of the time, and as a result we do not see ourselves. We often don't see the aspects of our personalities that are self-destructive, that threaten our relationships, our happiness and even the welfare of the world.
(Tokyo, November, 2000)
A recent interview for the Enneagram Associates of Tokyo in cooperation with The Enneagram Institute. Kinouchi-san and Masumi-san are Riso-Hudson students who have started their own association and journal. Their discussion touched on many wide-ranging topics of interest to students of the Enneagram worldwide.
"Interviewer: (Kinouchi) At the beginning of a recent two-day workshop in Tokyo, Don mentioned that the Enneagram is about insight into human nature. In Japan, the Enneagram ends up being used to type people, almost as a form of entertainment. With this in mind, we hope to deepen our understanding of its use for personal transformation. Do you have any suggestions about how to use the Enneagram this way?"
Sara Scott, a doctoral student in Counselor Education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, is attempting to validate the RHETI in a new format. She’s reduced the RHETI to 133 statements on a 6-point Likert Scale. Sara is endeavoring to conduct the most rigorous study of the Enneagram as a whole to date. The test is being temporarily disabled for analysis on March 3rd.
In 2004, Don Riso and Russ Hudson were invited by SHL, the world's leader in occupational testing, to embark on a major research project to explore the connections between SHL’s trait-based psychological tests and the Enneagram system. The Riso-Hudson interpretation was chosen by SHL because it is clear, complete, and specific enough to be scientifically testable.
After a year of testing, independent researchers at SHL, lead by Prof. David Bartram, found that the nine personality types of the Enneagram are "real and objective," and that they stand on a par psychometrically with the Myers-Briggs system, the Big Five, and other well-known, accepted psychological systems. In short, the Enneagram is now "scientifically supported" by preliminary tests, and two more years of research are being planned to further validate the Enneagram scientifically.
Read about three separate independent validations. The Enneagram Institute did not hire or even request that these researchers study the RHETI test. These studies all indicate that the RHETI falls within scientific norms for a validated psychological test.
Written by Paula Warner, a Certified and Authorized Riso-Hudson Teacher, who says "Regardless of our type, this prayer reminds us of our shared True Nature...and we can be grateful for that."
An in-depth exploration of attribution, copyright, paraphrasing, Fair Use, and licensing issues as they apply to commercial publication and noncommercial use of Riso-Hudson materials. For Free Materials, click here.
Nearly half of the presenters at the IEA Conference in San Francisco in 2010 were Riso-Hudson trained, which shows the good work we are all doing in the Enneagram world! However, we were really saddened to see that of those 22 presenters, only four presentations were covered in the August 2010 Enneagram Monthly review of the Conference, which even left out the record-breaking Pre-Conference Day with Don and Russ!
Since only four of the RH-trained presenters had their presentations reviewed, we thought it would be a nice idea to let you know what your fellow RH colleagues were speaking about at the Conference. You can read the brief descriptions of some of these presentations and contact the presenters if you’d like further information. (Other presentation descriptions will be added as presenters submit them.)
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