Enneagram Stances and Spiritual Companionship: A Deep Dive with Suzanne Stabile

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A Unique Tool For Moving From Stress to Real Spiritual Transformation


Suzanne Stabile

Rev. Joseph Stabile


12 hours (total)


This self-paced webinar is composed of workshops recorded in March 2021.

A Unique Tool For Moving From Stress to Real Spiritual Transformation

Suzanne Stabile may be the greatest authority of our day on the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual companions. An internationally recognized and highly sought after master enneagram teacher who learned under Fr. Richard Rohr, Suzanne has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 30 years. And she is coming to SDI to offer spiritual companions and directors a deep dive on a little understood aspect of the enneagram: stances – a unique tool for moving from stress to real spiritual transformation. 

Suzanne is known for her engaging laugh, personal vulnerability and creative approach to Enneagram instruction. Described as a “priceless source of wisdom” and a “grace-filled truth teller,” Suzanne’s winsome, narrative style of teaching connects with audiences of all sizes and ages. 

Best of all, Suzanne’s husband Joe — an experienced pastor and spiritual director – will be joining this SDI workshop, situating the teachings squarely in the context of spiritual companionship and direction.  

Whether you are brand new to the Enneagram or have been a student of it for years, this workshop series will help you to go beyond identifying your personality type and its basic insights and plunge into what to do with this understanding, especially in pursuit of spiritual growth, and especially in times of stress. In stress we migrate from our home number to another number, and knowing about our stress number can help us recognize that we have a choice about how to behave when stressed. We are given an invitation to take better care of ourselves.

Enneagram Stances are determined by naming the weakest of our three centers of intelligence: thinking, feeling and doing. Understanding the Stances begins a lifelong process that seeks to use each of the centers for its intended purpose. Learning to balance these three centers frees up enormous amounts of physical, emotional, and spiritual energy, and Suzanne and Joe together will guide us in how to bring this understanding into spiritual direction.

Note: This workshop will assume a basic understanding of Enneagram wisdom. Attendees should be confident of their own Enneagram number before participating in this workshop. Suzanne does not endorse any online Enneagram test. Instead, she encourages individuals to learn their Enneagram number by reading the Enneagram primer, The Road Back to You, listening to her “Know Your Number” recording, or reading through the description of the Enneagram types on the Enneagram Institute website.


Suzanne Stabile

Suzanne Stabile is an Enneagram Master Teacher. Known as a “priceless source of wisdom” and a “grace-filled truth teller,” Suzanne has been a student of the Enneagram for more than 30 years. Her winsome, narrative style of teaching connects with audiences of all sizes and ages.

Following the publication of the Enneagram primer, The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery, Suzanne’s latest book The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships guides readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities. Her 12-week small group curriculum, The Enneagram Journey, provides an opportunity for groups to use Enneagram wisdom to travel towards health and wholeness together 

Suzanne is also the host of the popular podcast, The Enneagram Journey. An interview style podcast, The Enneagram Journey seeks to promote community, patience, and tolerance through a growing understanding of the differences and similarities that undergird our humanity. 

 Suzanne makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband Rev. Joseph Stabile, a United Methodist pastor with whom she co-founded Life in the Trinity Ministry. She is the mother of four grown children and “Grams” to nine grandchildren.

Rev. Joseph Stabile

The Reverend Joseph Stabile is a United Methodist Church pastor as well as Co-Founder and Animator of Life in the Trinity Ministry, in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at SMU Perkins School of Theology in their program of certification for Spiritual Directors. Reverend Stabile has served in vocational ministry for more than forty years, with combined experience in spiritual direction, retreat leadership, pastoral care and leadership, and pastoral mentoring. During his years in the Vincentian priesthood, he was a local Superior and a Provincial Consultor for the Governing Board of the Province. He has served on the North Texas Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, on the Committee for Local Pastors. Reverend Stabile received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Mary of the Barrens Seminary in Perryville, Missouri. He received the Master of Divinity from DeAndreis Institute of Theology in Chicago, and the Master of Languages and Linguistics in Spanish from Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, Mexico.


Frederica Helmiere

Frederica serves as SDI’s Director of Programs and Events, including the annual conference, international spiritual journeys, workshops and training events, and SDI’s emerging online education courses. She has spent two decades exploring entanglements at the intersections of spirituality, social justice, and ecology, and aspires to be an elder some day.

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