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512 | The Enneagram and Spiritual Formation: A Model for Emotional Health Coaching

Friday 9/15 4:15 – 5:30 PM, Spiritual Formation, Interventions, and Discipleship, Workshop Tracks


Bill Gaultiere, Ph.D.; Kristi Gaultiere, Psy.D.



Approved For CE

Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU




The core distressing emotions of anger, shame, anxiety, and sadness can disrupt relationships, work, and faith for many people. This workshop is for a coach, spiritual director, pastor, pastoral counselor, or lay counselor to learn how to use the Enneagram as a coaching tool to help Christian clients identity their type’s maladaptive schema that is shaped by anger, shame, anxiety, and/or sadness. A path is charted for each type to overcome its self-defeating personality pattern and grow in emotional health through coaching that fosters self-awareness, empathy, and relying on Jesus as the perfect expression of their type. Different Scriptures and spiritual disciplines are recommended for each type to learn to trust in God’s compassion for self and others. This model for emotional health coaching and Christian spiritual formation has been field-tested with clients in coaching and spiritual direction and students earning a certificate in coaching and/or spiritual direction.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe each Enneagram type’s emotion-influenced, maladaptive schema and its impact on Christians who are receiving coaching or spiritual direction
2. Formulate empathy statements for each personality type’s distinct experiences with anger, shame, anxiety, and/or sadness and the need for compassion
3. Identify a Scripture and spiritual discipline to coach each Enneagram type to receive compassion and grow in the virtue of their type
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