Well, that’s us - Ragini Elizabeth Michaels & Robin Cameron.
I studied the Enneagram with Dr. Andrew Hahn (founder of Life Centered Therapy), and Dr. Judith Swack (Founder of Healing From The Body Level Up - HBLU). I was also highly influenced by A.H. Almaas and the Diamond Work.
I studied with the co-founders of NLP (Bandler & Grinder) as well as Robert Dilts. I have taught certification training around the globe in NLP, Erickson-Style Hypnosis, and my original Paradox Management, receiving international acclaim as a master trainer and practitioner of all.
For many years, I ran a private vocational school for NLP and Ericksonian-Style Hypnosis. I worked throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as teaching globally throughout Europe & India.
From 2000 to 2010, I began exploring a partnership between NLP & the Enneagram. Through the graciousness of many adventurous students, The Enneagram of Paradox came into being and was subsequently tested for value and efficacy.
Combining the perspectives of NLP with the wisdom of the Enneagram proved them to be powerful and invaluable partners.
The Enneagram of Paradox offers guidance for how to understand, digest, & navigate the reality of our paradoxical identities - being both human and divine simultaneously.
This course offers tools & perspectives to support the evolution of the personality by creating easier access to the power, love, & wisdom that emerge with the soul's desire for mindfulness, awareness, and presence.
I have also penned 5 books on the psychology of paradox, the most recognized one being Unflappable: 6 Steps To Staying Happy, Centered, Peaceful No Matter What. This book shares the foundation of all the programs offered under my Soulful Business Success system.
I learned the Enneagram from Father Richard Rohr in the 1980s and have been studying and teaching the Enneagram for over 35 years. Trained and certified in the Narrative Enneagram, it was Dr. David Daniels who introduced me to the Law of Three. This refers to three equal life forces in operation, mostly outside our awareness. One affirming, one denying, and a reconciling third force that brings something new into the material form from the reconciling of opposites.
And that is what the Enneagram of Paradox offers - a specific and transforming way to bring the dance among these three forces into our daily lives.
Later I studied the work of Fr. Richard Rohr and my wisdom schoolteacher and friend, Cynthia Bourgeault on “The Holy Spirit and the Law of 3.” To say that had a profound effect on me would be an understatement.
Afterward, I heard myself proclaiming, “I want to dedicate the rest of my life to understanding what this means at a deep and transformational level.” To this day, I believe that is the bottom line. How do we come to terms with “What is” and live in inner peace with ourselves and with others, along with the ability to carry light into a sometimes very dark world?
I then began studying with Ragini and became a Certified NLP Coach & Paradox Management Consultant. We then went on to collaborate and create the curriculum for this course.
I have been using the Enneagram with Sedona Soul Adventures for many years, as well as with the Narrative Enneagram & in my work as a spiritual director. I am also a member of Spiritual Directors International. And I run monthly Enneagram study groups & workshops.