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The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up
Find Your Path, Face Your Shadow, Discover Your True Self
Author Beatrice Chestnut, PhD, Author Uranio Paes, MM, Foreword by Daniel J Siegel
ISBN: 9781642970319
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Hampton Roads Publishing
6 x 8 Inches
280 pages
21 line drawings
October 1, 2021


“An outstanding book that offers precise steps to take to wake up to the self-limiting habits of your personality, get out of your own way, and give yourself the gift of accessing more of your higher—more authentic—self.” —Ian Morgan Cron, author, The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery  

"While there are many new books and podcasts about the Enneagram these days, most of them are simply describing the nine types--sometimes in amusing ways, but often as simple stereotypes. It takes many years to really master this material, and Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes have done so. In The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up, they provide lucid descriptions of the types, but also guide the reader beyond this to an understanding of the original purpose of the Enneagram work. They offer wonderful, clear insights and practices that will help you find your dominant type as well as the crucial teachings of what to do with this knowledge. They present accessible methods for transforming your life and 'waking up' as the title suggests. Beatrice and Uranio are true leaders and pioneers in the field of Enneagram studies, and I highly recommend this book to those seeking a deeper understanding of these powerful teachings." —Russ Hudson, author of The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence, and co-author of The Wisdom of the Enneagram

The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up pays special attention to the all-important arcs of transformation for each enneagram type. Includes many suggestions for making the journey to healing and wholeness.” —Susan Piver, author of The Four Noble Truths of Love

"An Outstanding book that offers precise steps to take to wake up to the self-limiting habits of your personality, get out of your own way, and give yourself the gift of accessing more of your higher – more authentic – self." —Ian Cron, author of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

A fresh approach to the Enneagram that encourages readers to embark on their own hero’s journey for transformation.

This is a personal transformation book rooted in the wisdom of the Enneagram system of personality types. It is a book about waking up and growing into the best version of yourself. It is a book that shows you how to discover who you are and what you can be. It is a book about finding your path, facing your shadow, and discovering your true self.

It is a good news–bad news–good news story. The good news: you survived childhood. The bad news: in order to grow, you are going to experience some pain. The really good news: you can use your negative habits as a springboard to move beyond them. With a commitment to self-observation and reflection, you can develop greater self-awareness and open yourself up to a life filled with exciting choices and opportunities.

Each of the nine chapters includes these features:

  • The problematic perspective, the process of self-discovery, and the path forward for that type

  • How the main issues for that type get played out in 3 different ways—the 3 distinct sub-types of the main type (necessary for pinpoint accuracy in describing your personality and your path of growth)

Chestnut and Paes, two leading Enneagram teachers, frame this approach to personality types in a way that is accessible, practical, and filled with possibility.

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD, MA, is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco specializing in integrating the Enneagram in supporting personal and professional development. She offers trainings and retreats based on the Enneagram internationally.
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Uranio Paes, MM, is internationally recognized as a leading Enneagram facilitator, coach, and organization development consultant. He is the founder and CEO of Mundo Eneagrama/CP Online, a global Enneagram learning community.
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