Parenting With the Enneagram Live E-Class!

 

Courtney Pinkerton and I have dreamt up a parenting course to help you create more freedom for your children to be who they authentically are and more comfort and ease for you in parenting them. We looked around for this material and couldn’t find it. So together we designed a course on the nine different personality energies of the Enneagram and how they live in children.

Read on for details, bonuses (including a set of family meditation cards with vital messages, like the one pictured above), the back story for the course, and questions answered.

Register today for Early Bird Pricing. 

Parenting with the Enneagram: Nine Different Human Energies and How They Live in Children. This Live eCourse starts Jan 22 2015.

This course is about telling our children, “I am here to support you in developing into who you authentically are– not who you think I want you to be.”

It is about creating freedom from habitual parenting responses and fresh resources to offer them in stressful times.

Here’s what you’ll get in this e-course:

Week 1: Grounding Yourself as a Parent and The Helper Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson with Courtney & Nancy.)

During week one you will learn:

  • How to use the Enneagram to create space in your relationship with your child(ren)
  • Why it’s important to allow children to discover and claim their own personality type
  • About the journey of human development– birth to adulthood.
  • What the Helper personality energy (Enneagram Type Two) looks like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic this personality energy
  • A parenting prescription for working with Helper energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A centering practice to help Helper children reset when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lessons into everyday life.

Week 2:  Recognizing The Performer and The Dreamer Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson with Nancy & Courtney)

During week two you will learn:

  • About the heart center of intelligence and how to respond to shame in children.
  • What the Performer and Dreamer personality energy (Enneagram Types Three and Four) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • parenting prescription for working with Performer and Dreamer energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A centering practice to help “reset” Performers + Dreamers when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Week 3: Recognizing The Observer and The Trooper Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson with Courtney & Nancy)

During week three you will learn:

  • About the head center of intelligence & how to respond to fear and anxiety in children.
  • What the Observer + Trooper personality energies (Enneagram Types Five and Six) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • A parenting prescription for working with Observer and Trooper energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A recommended centering practice for Observers + Troopers to help “reset” when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Week 4: Recognizing The Enthusiast and The Challenger Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson with Courtney & Nancy)                   

During week four you will learn:

  • How personality energies can look different based on a child’s gender and how to work with that.
  • What the Enthusiast and Challenger personality energies (Enneagram Types Seven and Eight) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • parenting prescription for working with Enthusiast and Challenger energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A recommended centering practice for Enthusiasts and Challengers to help them “reset” when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Week 5: Recognizing the Peacemaker and the Perfectionist Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson with Nancy & Courtney)

During week five you will learn:

  • About the body center of intelligence and strategies for working with anger in children
  • What the Peacemaker and  Perfectionist personality energies (Enneagram Types Nine and One) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • A parenting prescription for working with Peacemaker and Perfectionist energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A recommended centering practice for Peacemakers and Perfectionists to help “reset” when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Week 6: Live Q & A + Celebration Call (live conference call for 60 min with Courtney & Nancy)

During week six you will:

  • Breathe
  • Implement (& celebrate) what you’ve learned
  • Get questions answered on a live coaching call with Nancy and Courtney
  • Learn how to cultivate resiliency & three-centered living (incorporating heart, head + body intelligence) in yourself and children.
  • Specific strategies for supporting your children in staying connected to the truth about who they are

Ready to join the course? Register Now! $98 Early Bird Pricing includes bonuses below*

*A % of the profits from this course will go to organizations which support maternal and child health in the developing world.

After you register, each Thursday starting Jan 22nd you will get an email with a link to the private course page with access to the audio lesson and PDF Action guide for that week. (All files (mp3s & PDFs) are also available to download and yours to keep.

Bonus Features

Private Facebook Group for Course Participants. This is your (optional) space for asking questions of Nancy and Courtney throughout the course, sharing stories, learning from others + making connections with other conscious parents.

Bonus Family Meditation Cards

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Beautiful cards with original artwork illuminate 9 vital childhood messages which we need to hear (and share with our children) again and again. Depending on personality type, there is one message we especially need. Participants will receive a PDF to download and print. Instructions for using the cards also included.

Bonus Guided Meditation to Work with Challenging Emotions in the Body. Courtney will guide you in this ten minute MP3 audio through a powerful meditation practice which grounds emotions and connects you to inner resources. A wonderful practice for challenging parenting moments and to share with your children of any age.

Course starts January 22, 2015. All audio lessons, plus the live Q & A call + guided meditation will be recorded and available for listening at your convenience.

Entire course and bonuses are available for early bird price of $98 ($128 once course begins.)

Register and reserve your seat! If you don’t yet know your Enneagram type, you can discover it by purchasing the optional recording of the Learn Your Parenting Personality Class. Both bundled here for $123.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q. What if I don’t use (or enjoy) Facebook?

A. The private Facebook Group is optional. You will get all the teaching in the audio lesson + written material. You can also email questions directly to Courtney or Nancy for the Live Q & A call.

Q. What if my kids are older (even in college or adults?)

A. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for every age and stage. The course will give you an opportunity to recognize patterns from your child’s earlier years and in their current lives in order to understand them in a new way. You will also receive additional recommending reading and resources for using the Enneagram in all relationships.

Q. What if I am not an auditory learner?

A. The heart of the course is the hour long audio lesson. We designed it that way so that busy parents could listen on a commute, while walking or folding laundry and not be stuck to a screen. However we also appreciate people learn differently so we include a written outline with each audio lesson so you can follow along and take notes if you prefer. You can also download each lesson and  listen as often as you like (or review a helpful section.) The PDF Action guide will provide recommended exercises and practices to integrate the content into your real life parenting challenges and growing edges.

Q. I work with children or have children in my extended family/community. Would this course be helpful to me?

A. Yes! The children in your classroom, extended family, and community will benefit greatly from your awareness of the Enneagram and your example. Putting the info from this course into action you will model compassion and health in relationships through your awareness of the energies of the nine different types– something wonderful for every child in your world. Register Today.

 BACKSTORY OF THIS CLASS

You know how sometimes you look and look for something… until you finally get so frustrated you decide to make it yourself?

Back in 2003, when I first came across the Enneagram, I immediately wondered if and how this fascinating information could work with children, hoping that maybe I could help my own children bypass the seemingly inevitable process of creating ego-habits and patterns that would one day stand in their way of feeling free in their lives.  I found nothing to help me work with them using the Enneagram, so I experimented on them, using what I knew about child development and the Enneagram.

I discovered two things:

1.  They were bound and determined to develop an ego just like every other human being that’s ever been.  No matter how hard I tried to send them messages that they were loved and safe, they both began morphing into typical human beings with fears, blind spots and mis-perceptions as well as unique gifts and creative ways of seeing themselves and their world.

2.  In light of all that, I could use what I knew about the Enneagram to help them have more of an open mind, open heart and connection to themselves and their bodies.  I could help them see that they had patterns of thinking and feeling that weren’t helping them in certain situations.  I could help them breathe through tough moments long enough to reconnect with what is true and real in the world.  And as a result, I saw more of their gifts, more of their creative ways of perceiving the world and the connection between felt stronger.

I began to make suggestions to the clients I work with when they came to me with parenting challenges.  We’d talk about viewing their children through the lens of the Enneagram and they would report having similar experiences of seeing a new level of resilience in their children and feeling a greater sense of understanding and compassion within themselves.”You should write a book,” suggested some clients.  “When are you going to start a parenting group on all this?” asked some others.So when I met Courtney in 2013 and we started talking about this mutual passion for teaching the Enneagram to parents, things started to come together and here we are.I’m excited to share with you ways that I have worked with my own children in response to their struggles, ways clients have worked with their children and ways you might be able to work with yours.  Using the lens of the Enneagram helps me speak to them about their world in words that really ring true for them, and it’s different for each child.  It helps me to zero in on what is really bothering them rather than assuming what would bother me must be what’s bothering them.  It helps me to remember that they are more likely to experience shame, anger or fear when they are upset.  It helps me to remember which center of intelligence (head, heart or body) they tend to ignore so I when they are struggling with something, I can help guide them back to that center to gain access to their own inner intelligence.

My hope is that this class helps you to see your children more clearly and to be able to share with them some tools they can use to return to who they really are over and over again.

Here again is the Registration Link. Hope to see you in the course or to have your help in connecting to others who might benefit from it.

ABOUT NANCY AND COURTNEY

Nancy_ bio picNancy Goodman is the founder of A Parent Connection and a licensed clinical social worker & EMDR practitioner who regularly teaches about the Enneagram and the mind/body connection. Passionate about helping people find freedom and peace, Nancy is also a mom of two who lives with her family in Denver, CO. You can read more about Nancy and her work at https://aparentconnection.com/about/

Courtney + Tea TimeCourtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the host of the Summer of Meditation Challenge and publishes a weekly e-newsletter on real-world mindfulness practices. Courtney teaches regularly on the Enneagram, meditation, and conscious approaches to leadership and parenting. She lives in Oak Cliff, Texas with her husband Richard Amory where they try to keep up with their three young children and remember to water their garden boxes. Courtney can be reached at cp@courtneypinkerton.com or you can schedule a complementary clarity session to talk more.

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