Finding Freedom: Understanding Our Relationships Using Object Relations and the Enneagram offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of Enneagram types through the lens of Object Relations theory. Dr. Belinda Gore offers clear and succinct models for understanding the Object Relations matrix underlying Enneagram types and provides innovative exercises to help liberate your relationships from the traps of complex Object Relations patterns. This book is a life-changing exploration based on well-researched concepts and tools honed over decades of workshops and professional training seminars.
In Finding Freedom you will find an accessible, relevant and practical exploration into the human condition that is rarely acknowledged yet essential for those desiring more freedom in their relationships. A masterful teacher and coach, Dr. Belinda Gore brilliantly offers specific understandings about foundational elements of the personality that profoundly affect relationships. Tested exercises and practices woven throughout will help you integrate important insights on your way to experiencing more of your true nature in relationships. I highly recommend this gem.– Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD,
Prepare to be captivated and inspired as Finding Freedom takes you on a personal voyage of discovery, unveiling the profound influence of object relations on our lives. Beginning with an overview of the Enneagram, the following two chapters describe the essence of Object Relations theory as it relates to the Enneagram. Each subgroup of Enneagram types based on Attachment, Frustration and Rejection has a chapter devoted to an in-depth understanding of the impact of these Dominant Affects in the structure of personality. The book concludes with two powerful chapters focused on how to apply these models. “Five Tools for Good Relationships” gives step by step guidance for five meaningful ways to improve your relationships.. Then “Finding Freedom in Your Relationships” integrates the entire book into guidelines for lifelong practice. The exercises through the book are a toolkit for success.