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 Expertise.com.

Enneagram Meeting: Spiritual Jump Starts

DATE: Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019
TIME: 
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Conference Center at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Building
3182 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ  85712
COST: 
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)
TIME: 
 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 LightWorksAcupuncture.com.

Enneagram Meeting: The Enneagram & Intimacy, Part II

Have you been unhappy in your relationships or career? It may be that your personal intimacy style is not aligning with the people around you. Learn how to honor your needs while meeting others’, creating harmony and balance in your life.

DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (Every 4th Tuesday of the month)
TIME: 
 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

Near the corner of Swan and Camp Lowell, in the SE Corner of Village Offices entrance

THIS MONTH’S MEETING TOPIC: The Enneagram and Intimacy, Part II   

(Not to worry, you needn’t have attended Part I – they’re stand-alone topics) 

All forms of intimacy definitely play a part in the complicated mind-body connection that helps people cope better and improve their quality of life.  It is now well-accepted that people who have close, supportive relationships with others are generally healthier, both physically and emotionally, and cope better with stress. People who have low levels of intimacy are prone to higher levels of emotional disturbance, especially when they experience many negative life-changing events or few positive ones. It has been proven that life-affirming relationships and interactions undeniably have a positive effect on our overall health and happiness.

Please join us for a lively and interactive session in which we’ll explore how our Enneagram subtype/instinctual variant might be at play in establishing and maintaining healthy levels of intimacy in both personal and professional relationships in which we can feel emotionally safe and free, supported, valued, and respected.

Sandy HoganPRESENTER:  Sandy Hogan, Accredited Enneagram Professional, Professional Certified Coach, and Certified Integral Coach, is a co-founder of the Enneagram Enthusiasts, a vibrant and growing Enneagram study group since 2011. She has been studying the Enneagram in depth since 2002 and uses the wisdom inherent within it to support each of her clients. She also serves on the Arizona Enneagram Association board of directors and is committed to bringing the myriad gifts of the Enneagram to Life through coaching and teaching. Visit her at lightworksacupuncture.com/life-coaching/ and myself-myhealth.com/meet-sandy/.

Meeting: The Enneagram & Social Intimacy

Date: January 30, 2019

Time: 6:30 -8:30 pm

Location: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd. Tucson, AZn 85712

Cost: FREE. (Suggested Donation: $10)

Meeting Topic

The Enneagram and Social Intimacy:  Social intimacy definitely plays a part in the complicated mind-body connection that helps people cope better and improve their quality of life.  It is now well accepted that people who have close, supportive relationships with others are generally healthier, both physically and emotionally, and cope better with stress. People who have low levels of social intimacy are prone to higher levels of emotional disturbance, especially when they experience many negative life-changing events or few positive ones. It has been proven that life-affirming relationships and interactions undeniably have a positive effect on our overall health and happiness. Please join us for a lively and interactive session in which we’ll explore the five levels of intimacy (into-me-you-see) and discover how our Enneagram Type and subtype/instinctual variant might be at play in establishing and maintaining healthy levels of intimacy in both personal and professional relationships in which we can feel emotionally supported, valued, and respected.

About the Presenter: As a Certified Integral Coach, Sandy Hogan is one of the most respected integrative life coaches in the country. She helps clients revamp the stressful paradigms in their lives so that health and multi-dimensional wellness can take center stage. She has partnered and trained with some of the country’s most innovative leaders, such as Integrative Medicine guru, Dr. Andrew Weil, and the legendary Enneagram founders Don Riso & Russ Hudson. Known nationally for her work in community outreach and education, she is in demand as a coach, speaker and educator. A gentle sage, Sandy evokes of others the highest in themselves.

Enneagram Class: The Wisdom of the Wings

DATE: December 12, 2018

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712

COST: Suggested donation $10

THIS MONTH’S MEETING TOPIC:  The Wisdom of the Wings – Come Fly with Me

The Enneagram styles that reside on either side of our home style, are commonly known as “wings.”  Some Enneagram teachers teach that we have one wing, some two, others dismiss the theory completely.

In this session, we will explore some interesting perspectives on our wing neighbors.  We can be supported by the strength that lies within our wings. We can also be tossed around by the shadow stuff we have stored there.  This session will discover how we are held in the stretch between our wings:

  1. How our wings define the clockwise and counter-clockwise edges of who and how we are.
  2. How we get “stuck” in one way of coping – when there is so much more we can access.

We will look in both directions and move about the symbol to experience the sense of potentials and possibilities.  Since each style sets up the next, our wings are interacting with us and our neighbors one or more styles away.

Two wings are necessary to take off. To soar. To land. This session will help us identify the strengths of our wings and learn to access those strengths for “ease of flight.”

PRESENTER:   Kathryn Grant is a Certified Enneagram Instructor and Associate in Jerome Wagner’s Enneagram Spectrum Program. She is also an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional, and Life Coach.  She holds degrees from University of Illinois, Urbana, IL and Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.  She currently lives in Cave Creek. Kathryn serves on the Board of Directors of the IEA and is a board member-elect of the Arizona Enneagram Association.  She uses story to enhance learning experience.  

The Journey to Wholeness

Enneagram Class

DATE: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

LOCATION:    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

TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

COST: Because our room rental fees have increased, a $10.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means

THIS MONTH’S MEETING TOPIC:  What Gets in the Way on Our Journey to Wholeness?

The Enneagram teachings allow us to access patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving for each of our types. Oftentimes, these deeply-held patterns which have been formed early in life become our sole strategy to manage our existence. As we attempt to grow and change, we may recognize that these patterns seem to keep us stuck. During this session, we will examine how each type has distinct patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that get in the way on our journey to wellness.

PRESENTER:   Renee SiegelMA, LISAC, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC, LMT, HHP, Accredited Enneagram Professional. Renee will be our special guest speaker from Phoenix this month. She is a past board member of the Arizona Enneagram Association who believes that “partnering with you in wellness” is what works to empower those seeking change! Awareness Balance and Connection is the secret formula to anchoring lifestyle changes. And the enneagram is central to her practice: it is a map for growing self-awareness, finding balance and re-establishing connection with self and others in your life. She maintains a small private practice, teaches around the world and has just launched Pure Potential Retreats for women.

The Secret to Manifesting Your Desires: The Enneagram & the Law of Attraction

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We’re checking out a new location for our meeting this month.

DATE: (The third Wednesday of the month) Wednesday, October 17, 2018

LOCATION: University of Arizona Student Union; Catalina Room.
1303 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ  85719 (parking available at Park St garage)

TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: 
A $5.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means

This month’s topic —  The Secret to Manifesting Your Desires: The Enneagram and the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction states that we are human magnets, who attract to us that which occupies our thoughts and feelings. Whether we mean to or not, we invite into our lives what we focus on. There is a very specific state of mind we must embrace in order to attract to ourselves only the things we truly want.

Meanwhile, according to the Enneagram there are 9 kinds of people—each with different ego structures that prompt thoughts and feelings of a specific nature. What does this mean, then, for the different types and what they will typically attract?

In this presentation, we will discuss the principles of the Law of Attraction, and how the 9 EnneaTypes must embrace or modify their natural tendencies in order to be in alignment with them. Find out for yourself how you have been succeeding or missing the mark in embracing the power of the universe, and what you can do to create exactly the life you desire.

About the Presenter: Candice Thomas is the founder of LightWorks Acupuncture and My Self|My Health. Drawing on her dynamic education in molecular biology, eastern medicine, and psychology, 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, she is currently developing curriculum for the Medical Sociology Department at the University of Arizona. As an award-winning Acupuncturist, Educator and Holistic Health Advocate, Candice is committed to helping health-seekers discover the fundamental tools necessary for creating true vitality.

LOCATION CHANGE: University of Arizona Student Union; Catalina Room. 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

 

Enneagram Communication Styles

DATE: (The third Wednesday of the month) Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
LOCATION: St. Philips Church, NE corner of Campbell and River.
ROOM: Palo Verde (on the South side of the church).
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
COST: A $5.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.

Enneagram Communication Styles
As you know, the Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding people, their points of view, motivations, chief concerns, and communication styles. How the Enneagram relates to communication is among its most useful applications. Although each Enneagram type has a “default” communication style, we can access other styles and override our own default style when we are conscious and aware. Mastering this skill fosters understanding, tolerance, mutual respect and compassion. You’re invited to join us for lively interaction, to learn how nine different communication styles develop from Enneagram types (including your own), how to maximize your communication strengths and minimize your challenges, and how to create rapport and avoid unnecessary conflicts.

PRESENTER: Sandy Hogan, Accredited Enneagram Professional, Certified Enneagram in Business Coach, Professional Certified Coach, and Certified Integral Coach, is a co-founder of the Enneagram Enthusiasts, a vibrant and growing Enneagram study group. She has been studying the Enneagram in depth since 2002 and uses the wisdom inherent within it to support each of her clients. She also serves on the Arizona Enneagram Association board of directors and is committed to bringing the myriad gifts of the Enneagram to Life.

 

 

 

Enneagram Meeting: The Virtues

 

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DATE: (The third Wednesday of the month) Wednesday, August 15, 2018
LOCATION: St. Philips Church, NE corner of Campbell and River  
TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: 
A $5.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means

THIS MONTH’S MEETING TOPIC:  The Heart Reoriented: The Enneagram of Virtues. This program is being brought back from Ron Esposito, M.A., who presented it at the recent International Enneagram Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thank you, Ron! The Virtues are essential qualities of the opened heart. As we allow them arise in us, they are a channel for self-transformation. The Virtues are the antidote to the Passions, root causes of suffering. Please join us for this very interactive session as we review each Enneagram Type’s Virtue, and what it means to live from it.

PRESENTER:  Sandy Hogan, Accredited Enneagram Professional, Certified Enneagram in Business Coach, Professional Certified Coach, and Certified Integral Coach, is a co-founder of the Enneagram Enthusiasts, a vibrant and growing Enneagram study group. She has been studying the Enneagram in depth since 2002 and uses the wisdom inherent within it to support each of her clients. She also serves on the Arizona Enneagram Association board of directors and is committed to bringing the myriad gifts of the Enneagram to Life.