The Enneagram is a dynamic map that reveals how as human beings we individually organize experience and find meaning in our lives. It describes nine distinct patterns of attitude and behavior and reveals the reasons why we think and behave the way we do.
This developing body of knowledge and tools has application in education, business, psychotherapy, coaching, and spiritual development. It is, in the words of Roxanne Howe-Murphy, "a comprehensive, precise, integrative system for accelerating self-knowledge and creating affirmative and sustainable life changes."
The Enneagram symbol is a circle with nine points connected in a distinctive pattern of intersecting lines. It is an ancient symbol that describes the path of self-development. Within each Type are healthy, average, and unhealthy patterns, and no one Type is better than any other. An easy way to begin a personal exploration of the Enneagram is to take a free short questionnaire HERE.
Since 1990 Belinda has been a dedicated student of the Enneagram and in 2000 established The Enneagram Institute of Central Ohio. She is an accredited teacher with the International Enneagram Association and was trained and certified by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. A popular speaker and workshop facilitator she has presented programs for a variety of groups including
- The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley
- North Carolina Chaplains Association
- Kore Leadership, Seattle
- The Ohio State University leadership programs
- International Enneagram Association annual conferences
- Northern California Chapter of IEA
- Enneagram North, Toronto
- Colorado Chapter of IEA
As senior faculty for the Deep Coaching Institute, Belinda is a close colleague with Roxanne Howe-Murphy, author of Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change in providing training for professional coaches, therapists and allied growth-oriented practitioners to integrate the power of the Enneagram into their practices.
Belinda's continuing work with applications of the Enneagram system encompasses
- Professional study groups for coaches and psychotherapists
- Building team effectiveness
- Leadership training
Listen to a podcast with Belinda that describes the basics of the Enneagram
"Belinda Gore is a gifted psychologist and spiritual teacher who is both powerful and nurturing in her teaching and presence. Belinda's warmth, dedication, and connection to her audience is real and heart-felt, bringing the Enneagram to life in a direct and personal way. Anyone attending her courses will be guided and inspired by a teacher of depth and quality."
Don Richard Riso, best-selling co-author (with Russ Hudson) of The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types