From astrology to the Enneagram, people have always looked for ways to understand who they are on a deeper level of meaning. But how many of these ways truly map onto your body structure and reveal your unconscious defense mechanisms? Most of them simply give you a label and a set of limitations and leave it at that, without telling you how to transcend those limitations, bust out of your patterns, and return to being present.
The study of Character Structures originated with Wilhelm Reich. As he looked at his client’s bodies and learned about their wounds, he found that certain ages of wounding produced characteristic patterns that could be seen in body, behavior, and beliefs. Understanding your own patterns will free you from the trap of thinking “That’s just how I am” and give you new strategies for surviving and thriving in the world. Understanding the patterns of your loved ones will help you act with skill and wisdom in your relationships.
My friend and colleague, Steven Kessler, has been working with character structure as a therapist for a decade. He has a unique perspective to share. Read below about Steven Kessler’s six module training that will explore each of these structures in detail and tell you how to work with them.
HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS TRAINING:
Steven Kessler has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1987 and is the Director of the EFT Therapy Center and a certified EFT Expert & Trainer. He has studied many different healing modalities, including Character Structure, the Enneagram, NLP, energy work, Thought Field Therapy, and EFT.
For over 30 years he has pursued various spiritual and meditation practices, including 16 years in the Diamond Heart meditation school, and taught hundreds of groups and workshops in the US and internationally, helping men and women heal their wounds and grow into their full adult selves. For the last 10 years, he has been studying and teaching character structure and will be publishing a popular book on character structure soon.
5 Personality Patterns: Steven’s new book!
Much of our human suffering is not necessary. It is created by old patterns of feeling and acting that helped us survive the traumas of childhood, but then got stuck in our bodies. These patterns have shaped us so deeply that now we think that’s who we are. But these patterns are not your true self. In fact, they cover up your true self and prevent it from shining out into the world.
This exciting new book lays out that map and shows you the path out of your suffering and back to your true self. Once you know where you’re going, your journey will be easier. Without a map, you may have been walking in circles for years. With a map, you can find your way home.
Purchase your copy now! OR, if you’d prefer a little more discovery material, take advantage of our extra special, limited-time offer below!!
BONUS! Purchase this Character Structure course: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? and receive Steven Kessler’s new book, The 5 Personality Patterns, on us!!
Free Call: Anodea Judith interviews Steven Kessler
Join us in this free interview and learn about your patterns and how to break through to presence.
You’ll learn about:
Six module training course
Module 1: The Leaving Pattern (also called Schizoid)
The Leaving Pattern is developmentally the youngest of the patterns. It forms at the time the spirit is just coming into the body, when something prevents the spirit from attaching to the body and orienting itself to the physical world. This makes it hard to be here, but easy to leave.
In module 1 you’ll discover:
Module 2: The Merging Pattern (also called Oral)
After coming into the body, the next task is taking in food and love. If there wasn’t enough, a person can get stuck in this stage, still trying to get everything they need from others.
In module 2 you’ll discover:
Module 3: The Enduring Pattern (also called Masochist)
Around age 2 a person shifts into putting out, expressing themselves and taking action to get what they want. If they were thwarted and punished for their behavior, they had to pull in and hide themselves to survive.
In module 3 you’ll discover:
Module 4:The Aggressive Pattern (also called Psychopath)
As will and strength develop, a child still needs to be lovingly contained and supported. If they had to face the scary times alone and will themselves to survive, they didn’t develop trust in others, but only in being powerful themselves.
In session four, you will discover:
Module 5: The Rigid Pattern
If their parents saw only their performance and no one reflected their feelings and essence, the child thought “I am my performance” and instead of learning to be authentic, they learned to be correct.
In module 5 you’ll discover:
Module 6: Six Ways to Get Yourself Out of Pattern
In module 6 you’ll discover: