Stories, Stories, Stories and Me

Instructor: Van Zino

Understanding personality through storytelling, myth, and poetry. In this experiential class we will use the framework of the Enneagram which describes nine core personality types to explore with stories our gifts, challenges, and doorways to growth

Students will be guided to create and play with stories as we mine themes which both support us and hold us back. We’ll have the opportunity to experience oral storytelling, short writings, as well as expression through art and color and acting out dramatically to playfully understand ourselves and others. No experience in anything necessary!

Recommended Text: Midnight’s All A Glimmer – Poetry, Personality and the Power to See, An anthology of poems with an introduction to the enneagram by Dr. Van Zino available through your local bookstore or on

Instructor Bio: Dr. Van Zino has helped people to understand themselves throughout her years as a primary care physician, medical educator at Stanford Medical School and community teacher. She worked with a world-renowned sleep specialist while a student at Stanford and has taught highly praised classes on many subjects. She recently published her anthology, Midnight’s All A Glimmer: Poetry, Personality and the Power to See.
  • Date(s): 1/22-2/12
  • Day(s): Tuesday
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Room 6
  • Sessions: 4 classes
  • Fees: $55
  • Course Code: 942000

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