david daniels & the book
Beginning in and around 2009, David Daniels, M.D. sat down to pen a chapter’s outline for a book he very much wanted to write. One focused on using the Enneagram for with-self-and-with-others intimacy and relationships as a whole. Inviting Suzanne to support his vision, countless conversations and many ideas over the next 8 years followed. The objective was to bring the wisdom of the Enneagram alongside Dr. Dan Siegel’s Mindful Awareness and Attachment research and teachings to bettering human intimacy — with both self and other — as well as bring these pivotal understandings to parents and children, intimate relational partnering, educational systems, and to societies as a whole.
David N. Daniels, M.D. (August 30, 1934 – May 26, 2017), co-founder of the renowned training school, THE NARRATIVE ENNEAGRAM (TNE), was not only one of the warmest-hearted, “working for the highest good of all people” kind of guy, he was clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University Medical School for over 30 years. He is co-author, with Virginia Price, Ph.D., of the updated (2009) Essential Enneagram, and is co-author, with Suzanne Dion, of the 2018 newly released, The Enneagram, Relationships and Intimacy, Understanding One Another Leads to Loving Better and Living More Fully.
Bringing this book to life was the passionate focus of much of David’s time, exploration, and thought the last many years of his life and was an unspeakable honor for co-author Suzanne Dion to see through to completion. Suzanne brings her years of study of the Enneagram and human development, and her passionate study of early childhood trauma’s impact on our personality’s well-being to her work, this book, and her Enneagram teaching and coaching.
This book holds David and Suzanne’s endearing understanding of being human, our deep need for self- and other-compassion, and brings forth their shared devotion to contributing to a more loving human experience all the way around — starting critically from childhood on up. Our greater hope is to create more loving, self-secure people and hence more loving relationships, resulting in a more loving and peaceful world for all.
For more resources and information about Suzanne’s co-author and mentor, Dr. David Daniels, please visit his extensive website: www.drdaviddaniels.com