with Sandra Smith, MDiv
All of us experience healthy relationships in our lives. How are we engaging and what, exactly, are we doing to support relationships working well? In other relationships, we find ourselves repeating patterns that limit our full relational potential. The emotional maturity necessary for our primary relationships is cultivated by our willingness to be aware, honest, and intimate with ourselves. Healthy relationships emerge when we can be present with what is in ourselves and in the other.
Using the Enneagram System and concepts and questions from Stephen Wolinsky’s book, Intimate Relationships, this workshop weaves experiential exercises together with questions and group discussion to engage the mind, heart, and body in exploring ways to create and honor authentic relating. Authenticity is key in creating relationships that are mutually supportive and satisfying. And, a separate self is crucial in forming healthy relationships. Participants will engage in practices to support a separate self and, in Enneagram type groups, discuss how we go on automatic and disengage from relating. We’ll leave with a “next step” for a more authentic relationship with self and with others.
"Once you can see the other in present time as a human being, expectations diminish and the essential quality of acceptance increases." -Stephen Wolinsky
Registration and fee information will be posted as soon as it's available.
SANDRA SMITH, MDiv, is a Certified Narrative Tradition teacher , an Enneagram Consultant and an IEA (International Enneagram Association) Accredited Professional and Spiritual Companion. Sandra teaches the Enneagram throughout North America as a tool for personal and professional development and spiritual growth.
In the Spring of 2018, Sandra and an Enneagram colleague created a podcast, Heart of the Enneagram, and explored dimensions of the nine unique personalities as they interviewed guests. Heart of the Enneagram podcast has over 200,000 downloads in 80 countries.
Sandra co-authored the podcast companion book: Heart of the Enneagram: A Companion for Deepening Personal and Spiritual Growth.
Learn more about Sandra and her work here.
For a 1-page flyer to give to people who might be interested in the workshop click this link:
Sandra Smith Workshop One-Sheet.pdf
What people are saying about Sandra:
Sandra Smith is a strikingly gifted teacher of the Enneagram. Her knowledge of the system is encyclopedic, both subtle and deep, and her years of experience as a teacher and a practitioner of the system are evident. Her training's are well organized and balanced in didactic and experiential components, making for an excellent learning environment. I have been to multiple workshops given by Sandra, both beginning and advanced, and the buzz at breaks and in clusters of participants at the close of the day is always the same: "This is fascinating, powerful material."..."She is fantastic!" -Lee Ensign, Ph.D.
I simply cannot adequately say how much I appreciate what you brought to our retreat this weekend. Our students were energized, moved, and encouraged in their transformations, and for that I am so grateful. -Rev. Christopher Copeland, Wake Forest Divinity School
Sandra, I want to thank you for the amazing weekend you gave us in Boone. The subject of the Enneagram is so much a part of you that your knowledge appears to just float out to your audience. Truly a gift obtained by your brain and hard work that you love. One of the things that happened and I am sure you are aware of it is - the bonding that took place. It was as though you established an environment that felt safe and that we could all be vulnerable in. I look forward to more of your offerings in the future. -Betsy Willis