I teach the Enneagram as part of a Teaching Group that provides training for individuals who are seeking to become Spiritual Directors. www.sentrumvirspiritualiteit.co.za This is a 16 month course where the focus falls on Prayer of the Heart and Contemplation which, hopefully, will become a life style. The reason for including the Enneagram as part of this training program is that our personality is the key to our spiritual growth. The depth of our relationship with others and God, depends on how well we know ourselves.
I am a Professional Member of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) and have presented workshops to small groups, churches, business executives and government CEOs.
I’ve had the privilege of attending two teaching programs with the late Dr. Claudio Naranjo and I am a student of Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy.
I am blessed to have met my Austrian husband, Robert, while travelling through Malawi in 1990. We married in 1992. Three of our children were born in Malawi at Nkhoma Missionary Hospital and we lived in Lilongwe, Malawi, for 16 years. The Enneagram has been such a gift in our life and marriage, also in raising our children. We have four grown children and one grandson and we live in Pretoria, South Africa.
I love my family, the ocean, hiking, swimming, body surfing, scuba diving, reading, travelling and experiencing God through the lens of my camera.
My own Enneagram journey has been a blessing in my life. I do not see the Enneagram as the alpha and the omega of personal and spiritual growth. It is only a map that shows me a path into an area beyond my daily consciousness. Learning about the Enneagram, I became aware of my pattern, my type structure and instinctive dynamics, which got me stuck into fixed patterns of operating. I started to realize that the spiritual journey involves recognizing and reconciling certain aspects in myself: that ‘conversion’ is not an activity to perform, but an honest awareness of who I am and which aspects in myself need to grow. This is a journey where our psychological, spiritual and somatic potential meets and I believe it’s a never-ending path. My prayer is to kindle a spirit of curiosity to always stay open and teachable, knowing that there is so much more than I ever can imagine, in myself, in others and in God.