About the Conference
With so much unrest in the world, it’s natural to feel unsettled by the growing divide in our families and communities. However, there’s a pathway back to love and peace that resides inside us all. Join psychologist Dr. Joseph Howell, author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being (ICB) for a weekend of self-discovery and study of the spirituality of the Enneagram. Learn to live the life God imagined for us.
During this extended weekend of teaching, creativity, application, and experiences, you’ll learn to use the Enneagram in your spiritual growth. The ripple effects of this powerful weekend may transform you … and the world.
What is the Enneagram?
Faith has all the principles of healing and wholeness but in our distractions, we frequently miss them. Fortunately, a newly discovered system of spiritual enlightenment has been shown to give us greater access to the power of our soul. This exciting power not only revitalizes our faith but deepens spiritual awareness. And with this awareness, people are actually transcending the burden of that which would have previously created great suffering. This is a newly discovered yet ancient system called the Enneagram.
Having its roots in the third and fourth century Christian Desert Mothers and Fathers as well as in forgotten bedouin tribes of the Middle East, the Enneagram is now empowering our faith in life-altering ways. Read more about the Enneagram and ICB at theicb.org
*This conference provides the foundation of understanding required for those seeking certification in the Spirituality of the Enneagram. This in-depth course is offered annually by ICB. More information on certification will be provided at the conference and is available at institueforconsciousbeing.org/icb-school
Dr. Joe Howell is a clinical psychologist in Anniston, Alabama and a regionally-known expert on the Enneagram, which he has studied and taught for more than 28 years. He is the author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway and founder of the Institute for Conscious Being (ICB). A graduate of Samford University (B.A. 1971), Yale Divinity School (MAR 1974), The University of Virginia (Ph.D. 1978), and fellow in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (1978-79), Dr. Howell has been practicing clinical psychology since 1980. He began his work on the Enneagram at the Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland, Ohio with Patrick O’Leary and Maria Beesing in the mid-eighties. A couple of years later, he collaborated with Don Riso on his visits in Anniston.
Lark Howell is co-founder of ICB and a native of Anniston, Alabama where she attends Grace Episcopal Church. She is also coordinator for the annual summer conference Art & Soul at Kanuga.