“I cannot recommend Ben enough as an Enneagram teacher. He is an exceptionally keen listener, and his deep knowledge of the inner workings of the Enneagram types and the mysteries and meanings behind the system is nearly singular. In a recent conversation he helped me, in a matter of mere minutes, to realize that something I thought for months I was doing innocently and altruistically (trying to better my relationship with my brother) was really being done through the fog of my personality. He saw this immediately and showed me how I was acting in total “Twoness,” and this allowed me to see the situation for what it was and figure out a a resolution, which I believe saved me from a lot of stress and grief that I otherwise would have felt.”
“It has been a really special experience to be a part of a group of like-minded individuals. I have an anchor for my seeking (course structure), a wise guide to support the path (you & Jenny), and companions on the journey together (the other participants). For me, a Type Three, it is a real spiritual exercise to figure out my feelings and say them out loud on a regular basis. And listening to the journeys of my companions is informative and helpful—reminding me at every step of the way that I am not alone in my struggle. And the practice of being present underpins everything. What you get out of the course is what you are willing to put in… but anyone who has the courage, tenacity & dedication to join and remain on the journey will benefit immensely, I am sure.”
“Ben is as gifted at providing direct instruction of the Enneagram as he is at creating a compassionate and open space for me to share my story in my own language. He has a unique talent for explaining what can seem like esoteric information in a way that is simultaneously articulate, clear, relatable, and funny! This is refreshing and makes it much easier for me to feel comfortable stumbling over ideas, questions, and insights.
I am more capable of engaging with challenging topics because the atmosphere Ben creates in his sessions allows me to stay in the moment. He naturally flows from the role of grounded soundboard to knowledgeable teacher, and his sharing of his own personal practice with the Enneagram shows vulnerability and deep self knowledge.
“Ben's deep knowledge of the Enneagram and his insights have allowed me to see things in myself and others that I never would have recognized on my own. His calm and compassionate presence as I worked through grief around the suicide of a close friend were invaluable. Anyone interested in spiritual growth would benefit from Ben's work.”
“Ben’s teaching, his calmness and clarity are very helpful for me, especially about the Inner Critic. I’ve had other teachers present the same thing, and I’ve read books, but I couldn’t quite get it until I heard Ben teach. I’m really grateful for that, and I’ve heard many others from the group say the same thing. I like his presentations and teaching style.”
“I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from Ben. I was immediately impressed with his depth of knowledge and commitment to teaching the Enneagram with integrity. Importantly, Ben has a gift of holding up a mirror so others can see themselves more clearly—and he does so with grace and humility.”
“During our one-on-one, when my ego would take over, Ben had me stop, take a breath and FEEL what was happening in my body at that time… the first go around was a tightness and heaviness in my chest. But eventually it relaxed, and I could feel my heart beating and a relaxed sensation around it. That feeling continued for several days, and when I took my mom out to brunch, I was calm and listened with open ears and heart to her at the restaurant. Typically when I see her I am all tight and snap at her with responses. When we returned to my sister’s that evening, she took me in her arms and told me she was sorry for all the hurt, that she loved me, and how beautiful and proud she is of me. I really believe because of my work with Ben the day before, my heart was open to receive her apology and love for the first time in many many years.”
Ben is a wonderfully attentive teacher who listens and actively engages in the teaching. He explained the Enneagram in a way that felt personalized to me specifically, which I really appreciated. He helped me recognize that my anxiety isn’t unbeatable and that it’s OK to be scared sometimes. It’s hard to imagine that the future is never decided, but he helped me think about that. No matter what level you’re at or what's going on for you, Ben will recognize that and personalize his session to you.”