Author Archives: Candice Thomas, L.Ac.

About Candice Thomas, L.Ac.

Candice Thomas, L.Ac. is Tucson’s top integrative acupuncturist, and an internationally-certified Enneagram teacher. She is the founder of LightWorks Acupuncture Health Transformation Center in Tucson, AZ. She created the revolutionary LightWorks Approach, which combines acupuncture, bloodwork, nutrition, and the Enneagram to transform health. Candice was voted Tucson Best Acupuncturist 2016 & 2017 by

Enneagram Meeting: New Beginnings

It is with equal parts love and regret that we must say goodbye to our beautiful leader, Sandy Hogan. Sandy was one of the original founders of the Tucson Enneagram Enthusiasts in 2012. Since then, she lovingly contributed to evoking of us the highest in ourselves. Heartbreakingly, she passed away in September. At this meeting, we will take some time to express our gratitude for her selfless service, and wish her the fondest of farewells.

Next, let’s discuss the future of our group and where we would like to go from here.

And finally, we will take a look at the common life issues the different EnneaTypes face, and set our intentions for our desired personal growth in 2020.

  • DATE: Wednesday January 29, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ
  • COST: A $10 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.

Let’s Help Sandy Heal

Sandy Hogan banner photo

Dear Tucson Enneagram Enthusiast,

We are saddened to report that our group founder and leader, Sandy Hogan, has suddenly fallen ill. Can you help? Please check out the link below to learn about her health and how you may contribute to her recovery.

Thank you so very much.




Enneagram Class: The Value of Values

DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: A $10.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.
LOCATION: The Conference Center at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Building
3182 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ  85712

This Month’s Topic: The Value of Values.  Values are the guiding principles by which we live or, at least, they are aspirations that help us align our actions with our principles. Without values, we would be living in an immoral or amoral world of interpersonal confusion and existential chaos. At the same time, too strong an adherence to our values can create a counter-effect of personal and interpersonal difficulties. And too strong an identification with these values rigidly retains our type structures in place, thus inhibiting our growth potential. Please join us for a very interactive session, including a “panel of Type experts” from whom you’ll learn even more about the cherished values of each Enneagram style.

This Month’s Teacher: Sandy Hogan, PCC. Accredited Enneagram Professional through the IEA, Certified Enneagram in Business Coach, and Co-founder of the Enneagram Enthusiasts group that’s been active since 2011. Sandy is a Professional Certified Coach and Certified Integral Coach in private practice since 2000. She works with individuals, teams and organizations, using the wisdom of the Enneagram with each client as the basis for successful outcomes in their customized coaching programs. Visit her at and

Enneagram Meeting: The Idealized Self-Image

DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: A $10.00 donation is requested (or any amount that meets your means), to cover room rent and materials,
LOCATION: The Conference Center at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Building
3182 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ  85712. Near the corner of Swan and Camp Lowell, in the SE Corner of Village Offices entrance.

This Month’s Topic:

We begin life with a pretty solid sense of what we value – even if not in so many words. Then, life happens… and we learn to avoid things that hurt, defend ourselves against unpleasant circumstances (and people!), and we settle for a version of ourselves which is more like a smudged mimeograph copy than an original.

In this session, we will identify our Idealized self-images, explore the impact that staying there has on our life and relationships, restricting and compromising our healthy self. How we tend to use these as our “mission statement” urging others to “see the light” and be more like us. This awareness is crucial to relaxing these concepts and returning to our healthier self.

See you there!

Presenter: We are happy to have Kathryn Grant join us again as a guest instructor. She is a former board member of the Arizona Enneagram Association. She holds the credentials of Certified Enneagram Instructor, and Accredited Professional with the International Enneagram Association. Kathryn is also an Associate of Jerry Wagner, Ph.D. and co-facilitates his important work called The Enneagram Spectrum. Having studied and taught the Enneagram since 1994, Kathryn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching and consulting. She enjoys incorporating story and myth to help illuminate the Enneagram’s profound wisdom.

Enneagram Meeting: Spiritual Jump Starts

DATE: Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Conference Center at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Building
3182 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ  85712
A $10.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.

THIS MONTH’S MEETING TOPIC:  Spiritual Jump Starts – Connecting to Ourselves, Others, and God and the Universe 

What spiritual methods work best for you? There are many ways to cultivate our spiritual awareness and learn to work with our inner observer. But what would be most effective for you? We all get caught up in our type-specific problems and certain practices may be more helpful than others, depending on our type. Spotting our blind spots is the first action, but then what are ways in which we can let go and begin to create a new habit or option to how we respond to life’s difficulties? Come explore ways to travel your spiritual path.

PRESENTER: This month’s guest presenter is Rev. Andrea Andress, a Founding Member of the Arizona Enneagram Association. Rev. Andrea Andress is a retired deacon of the United Methodist Church at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. She is a Spiritual Director certified by the Shalem Institute, and a certified Enneagram teacher and member of the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT), Andrea does individual Spiritual Direction and Enneagram Interviews. She also leads small groups with adult and children’s groups in prayer, the Enneagram and Spiritual Formation.

Enneagram Meeting: Enneagram Jeopardy!

DATE: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (Every 4th Tuesday of the month)
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: FREE. A $10.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.
LOCATION: The Conference Center at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Building
3182 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ  85712

This Month’s Topic: Enneagram Jeopardy!

How well do you know the Enneagram? Play Enneagram Jeopardy and find out! By offering questions that range from introductory to advanced material, players at all levels will be able to contribute to their team, and learn a lot along the way! Categories may include: Name that EnneaType; Basic Instincts; Fears & Desires; At All Levels; Money Matters; Winging It; Love Matches; Mistaken Identities…and more! Join us for a fun evening of games and personal growth!

About the Presenter:

Candice 2 2019Candice Thomas is the founder of My Self | My Health and LightWorks Acupuncture. Drawing on her dynamic education in molecular biology, eastern medicine, and the Enneagram, she creates revolutionary custom treatment plans for people who seek to be truly well. Booked nationally as a speaker on the deeper drives behind the dynamics in our health, Candice is committed to helping health-seekers discover the fundamental tools necessary for creating true vitality. Visit her at