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The Enneagram of Belonging | Portland, Oregon

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - June 6 @ 4:00 pm

The Enneagram of Belonging: A Weekend Exploration

June 5-6, 2020

Portland, OR


The Enneagram of Belonging (Saturday)

Many have discovered the Enneagram to be a powerful tool for self-understanding, yet knowing ourselves doesn’t necessarily mean we accept ourselves. Most of us tend to curate the personality of our type: leading with the traits we perceive as positive, and sidelining the traits that cause us shame. 

But what if it all belonged?

Because the truth is, if any part of ourselves isn’t allowed to belong then no part can fully belong.

Rather than furthering our own fragmentation, what if we dared to make peace with the whole of who we are with bold compassion? The Enneagram of Belonging is your guide to this essential journey.

This weekend will consist of two workshops focused on this theme of belonging. The Friday night session will be specifically curated as The Enneagram for Couples. (This workshop is geared toward intimate relationships, but is also useful for family members, friends and colleagues.)

While many Enneagram workshops stop at the descriptions of the nine types, Enneagram teacher and The Sacred Enneagram bestselling author Chris Heuertz uncovers the missing link in our journey of living into our true self: radical self-compassion that can bring us back to belonging.

Rather than get stuck on stereotypes or curated personality, Heuertz proposes:

we develop an honest relationship with our type

we confront our “inner dragons” 

we practice self-compassion thereby coming to fully belong to ourselves—and, ultimately, to love itself.

In this in-depth workshop, The Enneagram of Belonging, will help you discover:


  • A fresh, compassionate way of understanding your so-called childhood wound, which Heuertz reframes as your “kidlife crisis”
  • Practical insight to help you find freedom from your type’s Passions and Fixations by learning to access your Virtues and Holy Ideas
  • Innovative theories on the Enneagram’s Instincts and how they shape your unique Subtype 
  • Your personalized path back to belonging, as you come home to your true self
  • . . . and much more.

The Enneagram for Couples (Friday)

Romantic notions have people thinking that once they find “the one” relationships are smooth sailing. In actuality, that’s when the hard work begins. Communicating, facing past issues, setting boundaries, building and sustaining trust, and navigating problems as they emerge in your relationship requires constant effort. With the help of the Enneagram, a powerful and insightful tool that can help identify your unconscious and subconscious motivations, this workshop will allow you to understand yourself more objectively and  compassionately so you can bring the best of ourselves into our relationships. 

Understanding your type. Chris and Phileena will give background on the 9 Enneagram types, discuss common themes, familiar tendencies, typical temptations and positive traits of your specific type.

Forming and maintaining healthy personal relationships. With the knowledge of our dominant type and the type of our loved one, we can embrace our unique roles and perspectives in the relationship, have increased compassion toward one another, and grow together in the areas of lifestyle habits, rules of engagement, communication style and conflict resolution. You will also learn mindfulness practices for couples and exercises to help access your heart’s intelligence.

Working with the Enneagram for spiritual development. The Enneagram is different from other personality profiles in that it links to past wounds and the patterns that led to adaptive strategies which our Enneagram type is fortified around. Being aware of and loosening the grasp of these coping mechanisms allows us to align our intentions and actions with personal growth and spiritual development.

As a masterful mapmaker and champion of grace, Chris Heuertz casts a vision for how we can create a better world. The truth is how we treat ourselves is how we treat others, so let’s start with compassion, and let this flow into our relationships, communities, and world. 

If you’re ready to move from loneliness to connection, from feeling misunderstood to feeling seen and known, from being trapped in self-sabotaging cycles to being freed toward transformation, The Enneagram of Belonging is your place to start. 



$65.00 for the Enneagram for Couples workshop (Friday evening)

$145 for the Enneagram of Belonging workshop (Saturday) (lunch included)

$190 for both days

*tickets are non-refundable

Register Here Now


Friday: 6PM-9:00PM 
Saturday: 9:30AM-4PM 

Space is limited, so register now to make sure you have a spot!

Learn more here: What I’ve Learned from the Enneagram

Order a copy of The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth now! 

About Chris Heuertz: Chris has spent his life bearing witness to the possibility of hope among a world that has legitimate reasons to question God’s goodness. Chris has taught the Enneagram all over the world (in places like Morocco, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia, and New Zealand) and is the author of the book, The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chris studied at Asbury University in Kentucky before moving to India where he was mentored by Mother Teresa for three years. While living in India, he helped launch South Asia’s first pediatric AIDS care home, creating a safe haven for children.

In 2012 Chris and his wife Phileena launched Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism.

Named one of Outreach magazine’s “30 Emerging Influencers Reshaping Leadership,” Chris is a curator of unlikely friendships, an instigator for good, a champion of collaboration, and a witness to hope, Chris fights for a renewal of contemplative activism.

[Enneagram Illustration by Elnora Turner. Do not use without permission]  


June 5 @ 6:00 pm
June 6 @ 4:00 pm


Alongsiders Church
2830 NE Flanders St
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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