Episode 107: Using the Enneagram as a powerful tool with clients, business, and parenting. Mary Ann Green, LPC-MHSP, RDN, LDN

Welcome to another enriching episode of the Soul Care for Therapists podcast. In this installment, host Dawn Gabriel is joined by Mary Ann Green, a seasoned licensed professional counselor and certified Enneagram coach. Together, they delve into the multifaceted uses of the Enneagram, discussing its impactful role in therapy, business team dynamics, and the journey of personal growth in parenting.

Fostering Sustainable Practices in Mental Health

Dawn sets the stage by introducing the podcast as a beacon for mental health therapists seeking to cultivate sustainable practices in both their professional and personal lives. The conversation underscores the critical importance of intentional self-care and spiritual practices as key strategies in averting burnout and leading a meaningful life.

Journey to Enneagram Coaching

Mary Ann shares her transformative journey into becoming an Enneagram coach, shedding light on the profound effects it has had on her clients and her personal life. The discussion navigates through the intricacies of identifying one’s Enneagram type, emphasizing the need for self-compassion and understanding as pivotal for growth in diverse life aspects.

Enneagram in Therapy: A Tool for Transformation

The power of the Enneagram in therapeutic settings is a focal point of the conversation. Dawn and Mary Ann explore how this tool aids clients in recognizing their areas for growth, blind spots, and shadow sides. For therapists, the Enneagram is more than just a tool; it’s a pathway to facilitating transformative experiences for those they help.

Enhancing Team Dynamics in Business

The dialogue transitions to the application of the Enneagram in business environments. The hosts discuss its effectiveness in improving team dynamics, enhancing communication, and fostering empathy among colleagues. Mary Ann envisions conducting speaking events in churches and businesses, aiming to deepen relational bonds and mutual understanding within teams.

Parenting Insights through the Enneagram

A significant portion of the discussion is dedicated to parenting with the Enneagram. Dawn and Mary Ann emphasize how understanding one’s Enneagram type can revolutionize parenting approaches. This insight offers parents a lens to recognize their strengths and areas for growth, paving the way for more effective and empathetic parenting.

Personal Growth and the Enneagram’s Transformative Power

Mary Ann’s narrative as an Enneagram coach highlights the transformative journey she has experienced. The Enneagram emerges as a catalyst for self-discovery, fostering self-compassion, and leaning into God’s grace for growth. Embracing one’s Enneagram type opens doors to personal transformation and authenticity.

The transformative impact of The Enneagram

In today’s episode, we had the privilege of diving into the Enneagram with Mary Ann Green, a licensed professional counselor and certified Enneagram coach. We explored the power of this tool in understanding ourselves and others, fostering self-compassion, and improving our relationships. Mary Ann shared her journey with the Enneagram, highlighting the transformative impact it has had on her spiritual life. We also discussed how she incorporates the Enneagram into her practice, from individual therapy sessions to team-building exercises. It was an insightful conversation that left us with a greater appreciation for the Enneagram and its potential for personal and spiritual growth.

Links and Resources

  • Facebook: Nurtured Soul Counseling & Wellness
  • Instagram: @‌nurturedsoulcw
  • Connect with Mary Ann and schedule a 30-minute consultation to see if you could benefit from an Enneagram coach
  • Nurtured Soul Counseling and Wellness
  • Sacred Space Community Groups – with Dawn
  • Soul Care Retreats: Exclusively for therapists who want to recharge in a deep and fulfilling way. You will engage in your own spiritual journey, find some release from the work you do, as well as connect with other therapists all while enjoying the beauty of Colorado at a secluded and peaceful retreat center. Limited to 6-8 therapists.

Podcast Production and Show Notes by James Marland