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Self Help | Chronic Conditions | Personal Growth

Women's Groups | Cancer Support | Professional DevelopmentS

Enneagram Classes

Professional Development and Personal Growth Workshops:
The 9 Chief Features
The 3 Subtypes
The 3 Centers
The Virtues



Meditation Groups


Meditation in Everyday Life


This class has evolved over the past two years because of the enthusiastic participation of groups of women who wanted to learn to meditate.  It has delighted me, as we have shared this meaningful journey of ancient wisdom, relaxation and psychological savvy together.


My format has been to blend the best practices possible from the fields of science, psychology and spirituality.  We meet for 6 consecutive sessions.  Each one and a half hour session is designed to delve into practical knowledge about conscious awareness, “presence,” and how to bring this energy into everyday life.  We study various forms of meditation together: mindfulness meditation; three centers of the body and the messages of the heart, solar plexus, and belly; mantra meditation.  We have studied the Four Agreements and the importance of how we use language as a positive support in our lives. We have explored the enneagram as a map for understanding our basic worldview as we engage in life and relationships.


The spirit of the groups has been lively, thoughtful, and challenging as we leave some of our existing ideas for new ones.  Each group ends with a meditation practice that leaves everyone more centered and calm.  Both groups have gone for longer than 6 sessions because of the benefits received.


We all have busy lives.  It is not easy to carve out time for meditation!  That is why learning to meditate together ensures a place to welcome this retreat from the pressures of daily demands. 


It has been special to have an “organizer” who selects the women who participate in the meditation group.  This has added to the resonance of the groups.  I highly recommend this format.  Equally, each woman needs to sense if this is the right moment to explore meditation.  Knowing, “I want to do this” is more important than believing you know what you are getting into!

This video shows the benefits that second graders received when I taught them to meditate.  The two woman who speak on the video were both in my meditation groups.  We hope to bring younger children to this practice.  A blessing to share the power of meditation!

Presentations & Workshops

Pam offers presentations and workshops on a variety of topics. See the list below to determine what fits your group's needs best.

Jin Shin Jyutsu & Self-Help Workshops

"In Touch" Seminars for Chronic Pain

Self-Help for Healthcare Professionals







Pam Benison is an exceptional professional with empathy, clarity and wisdom.  I attended an organization gathering where she spoke on the 5 Love Languages. She has a warm, engaging presence and stays on point with a highly organized message. 

Her presentation was motivating and thought provoking. 

I enthusiastically recommend Pam as a personal therapist or as a presenter in a group setting.


Maria Cook

Meditation in Class

Meditation in Class

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Suggested Reading

The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

Enneagram Transformations, Don Richard Riso
The Enneagram in Love and Work, Helen Palmer
Character and Neurosis, Claudio Naranjo
Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work, Ginger Lapida-Bogda
The Essential Enneagram, David Daniels
The Spiritual Enneagram, Sandra Maitri
Discovering the Enneagram, Richard Rohr

The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer

The Wisdom of No Escape, Pema Chodron

When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron

Transcendental Meditation, Jack Forem

Meditation in Action, Chogyam Trugpa

How to Be, Claudio Naranjo

Meditation Now, S. N. Goenka


Call for current class schedule, or, to request a presentation for your group.  Minimum size class, 6.

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