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About David Daniels
In the last seven years of his life, David devoted much of his time and heartfelt passion to writing an Enneagram relationship book with co-author Suzanne Dion called, "The Enneagram, Relationships and Intimacy: Understanding One Another Leads to Loving Better and Living More Fully." This book brings together the power of the Enneagram, "Relationship Mindfulness," and a deep understanding of the nine Enneagram personality types to transform relationships from conflictual and struggling to harmonious and thriving.
It was David's great hope that his book about the Enneagram, when applied to self-help and development, relationships and intimacy, would share an insightful body of wisdom that would in turn help us all to heal the world. David also co-developed the outstanding DVD, "The Enneagram: Nine Paths to a Productive and Fulfilling Life" and "The Enneagram in the Workplace" (both only available on The Narrative Enneagram website at www.enneagramworldwide.com).
In private practice for over 40 years, David also taught the nine Enneagram types and system at Stanford University, in the community, and internationally for 33 years. Together with author and teacher, Helen Palmer, he co-founded the Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) now called The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), The Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP), and was one of the original founders of the International Enneagram Association (IEA). David was a big believer in the personal liberation found in self-assessment and self-help practices and developed many simple personal development methods and practices to use daily. He is well known for a self-awareness tool he termed, "The Universal Growth Process" of the 5As: Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, Action and Adherence. This tool is a moment-to-moment practice of opening receptively to ourselves and then to others. David also developed a daily 10-minute mindfulness breathing exercise as a simple form of meditation.
David brought his knowledge of the nine Enneagram types to individuals, couples and groups, and to a wide range of applications in clinical practice, the workplace, and to those incarcerated. He has developed many innovative workshops, including The Dynamics of Vital Relationships, Anger and Forgiveness, Loss and Grief as Transformers, the Enneagram's Gift to Love and Life, Intimate Relationships, Love and Will, and The Enneagram's Gift to Mastering Conflict Constructively and Compassionately. He always believed that understanding our differentiating personality types was the key to instilling far more compassion for one another and in the end, healing world conflict. If we come to truly understand ourselves and others, acceptance and love would follow and world peace would eventually prevail.
David's work is archived and carried forth at www.drdaviddaniels.com
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- The nine Enneagram types and David’s Tips for Growth.
- Intimacy with self as the secret to intimacy with others.
- Early Attachment— our first love story.
- The contributory ways that we're wired via instincts and personality type.
- Three centers of intelligence and the three mammalian aversive emotional systems.
- What tears us apart? What brings us together?
- The conditional love of type and how it impairs our ability to love.
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A centuries-old psychological system with roots in sacred tradition, the Enneagram can be an invaluable guide in your journey toward self-understanding and self-development. In this book, Stanford University Medical School clinical professor of psychiatry David Daniels and counseling psychologist Virginia Price offer the only scientifically developed Enneagram test based upon extensive research combined with a self-discovery and personal-development guide.
The most fundamental guide to the Enneagram ever offered, this book features effective self-tests to determine simply and accurately what your personality type is. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for taking inventory of how you think, what you feel, and what you experience. They then guide you in your discovery of what your type means for your personal well-being and your relationships with others, and they show you how to maximize your inherent strengths. Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine personality types—Perfectionist, Giver, Performer, Romantic, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Epicure, Protector, and Mediator—this one-of-a-kind book equips you with all the tools you need to dramatically enhance your quality of life.