The Cenacle Sisters of England and Ireland

Personal Growth and Development

Provide a forum where individuals meet in a 1:1 relationship to talk about problems or difficulties they may be experiencing. It can help in understanding your feelings, thoughts and activities more clearly.  


This is a longer term process that identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties. For more information on Psychotherapy please visit The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust website


This is a short term process that encourages the change of behaviour
Personal Growth WorkshopsAs well as the psychotherapy and Counselling the sisters work with people who wish to grow in self-awareness so that they can begin to reach their true potential.  There are a variety of courses which can help this and two of them are the Enneagram and Myers Briggs. 


The word “Enneagram” is derived from two Greek Words “ennea” meaning “nine” and “grammi” meaning “something written or drawn”.  It is also the name of the symbol the nine-pointed figure in a circle. 

The Enneagram is a way of understanding human behaviour and personality types based on a number of ancient wisdom oral traditions going back at least1500 years.

The Enneagram is a typology of human personality. It was developed by Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo [based on the teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff ].

In recent years it has been developed and has become very significant within the self-help and personal growth movements. The Enneagram is about a journey into self to discover one’s own type so as to come to self enlightenment which leads to authentic, personal freedom.   Identifying your Enneagram personality type – your strength and deep seated defences - is an awakening.  

The Primary aim of the Enneagram is to deepen self-understanding 

MBTI - Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Katherine Briggs was interested in the differences she observed in people and she worked out a type theory of her own.  After reading Jung’s book on “Psychological Types” she burned her own notes and started again to master his type theory and take it further.  For eighteen years she and her daughter Isobel Myers used the type theory on friends and acquaintances.  When World War II came along with a shortage of people to carry out the jobs necessary, Isobel realized that a much more useful use could be made of the skills available if the right people were in the right jobs. So it was decided that using the information they had already would make a “Type Indicator”.

Myers and Briggs after much research and perfecting made the Function Type Theory of Jung available and personally significant to any individual through the development of their Questionnaire.

The results of the questionnaire, when answered spontaneously and according to preference, result in a self portrait. It is an indicator to help:

  • Self understanding
  • Personal growth
  • Understanding others

It will help you to understand how you deal with –

  • Decision making
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Learning

And how others deal with the same things.
The aim of the MBTI is to help you to appreciate your preferred way of living

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