We are stressed. Far and wide in big and small ways we are under constant pressures, anxieties, and stressors. Workplace stress has reached critical levels.
We are burned out and burning out.
We have seen an explosion in stress research, and the introduction of the Enneagram into Western culture with a psychological overlay. To name a few of the most current findings:
- 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress, with 25% saying their job is the number one stressor in their lives.
- About one million Americans miss work each day because of stress.
- 76% of US workers report that workplace stress affects their personal relationships.
- Depression-induced absenteeism costs US businesses $51 billion a year, as well as an additional $26 billion in treatment costs.
- Middle-aged participants had a 27% increase in the belief that their financial status would be affected by stress in the 2010s compared to the 1990s.
Plenty of books cover the Enneagram basics. Few to none directly address how to use it to overcome burnout and stress.
This book shows you why we are stressed and burning out. Then, it gives you deep insight into how you make big shifts with reasonable, practical solutions.
“Shock Point is precisely what we need in these times. It’s more than a helpful understanding of the enneagram as a map to better understanding ourselves–and our relationships. It’s a blueprint for how we might rise above the distress of our times. It's essential reading for recovering our hearts, our minds, our souls.”
– Jerry Colonna, author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up
“Well-written by someone well-versed in the Enneagram, Chad’s new book weaves a mosaic taken from Enneagram theory and practice that is grounded in the work of profound thinkers such as George Gurdjieff, Oscar Ichazo, Claudio Naranjo and Gregory Bateson. He navigates Centers of Intelligence, subtypes, and psychological and spiritual Enneagram work in a comprehensive, complex, yet easy to understand, way that illuminates the paradoxes each type faces in their journey of growth.”
– Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD, author of Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work, The Art of Typing, and Transform Your Team with the Enneagram
“Curing burnout will require an all hands on deck approach. This means knowing what is in our power to fix. In his insightful new book, Shock Point, Prevost leverages the enneagram system of analysis to determine how different personalities experience stress and motivation. Shock Point helps us to pinpoint what we can control in a world of uncertainties for a higher-performing experience of life.”
– Jennifer Moss, author of The Burnout Epidemic and Unlocking Happiness at Work
“Shock Point is well researched and extremely well-written. Chad deep dives into the ancient personality system giving the reader a short yet impactful history and overview of the Enneagram. In a reader-friendly way, Chad educates on each type, subtype, and characteristic. He describes each type’s psychological roots and stress patterns, yet provides a “way out” from burnout by guiding each type through practices that decrease stress and ultimately processing the burnout to move you closer to the essence of your type.”
– Sharon K. Ball, LPC-MHSP, Founder of 9Paths and co-author of Reclaiming YOU: Using the Enneagram to Move from Trauma to Resilience
“Shock Point blends Enneagram wisdom with practical application. As a coach and consultant, burnout and stress are near-constant topics of conversation as our society often rewards our tendency to push ourselves to the brink. This book offers a synopsis of how we fall into this trap and succinct ways to use the Enneagram as a path back to health and wholeness. If you’ve found yourself in burnout yet again, sensing that there must be a better way, this book is for you.”
– Stephanie Barron Hall, creator of @NineTypesCo, author of The Enneagram in Love
“Chad has done a profound job tackling burnout and stress with the intersection of the enneagram. Shock Point also intertwines the nuances of subtypes which will be a gift for all readers. This book helps to bridge the gap from stress to growth with practical wisdom.”
– Milton Stewart, Enneagram coach, facilitator and podcaster of Do It For The Gram: An Enneagram Podcast
“Chad Prevost draws from many sources to bring together perennial and contemporary wisdom around three timely topics: burnout, stress, and the Enneagram. Who hasn’t experienced the first two? And the latter is attracting much warranted interest these days. Dr. Prevost suggests how each Enneagram style might deal with stress and what we all can learn from each of the Enneatypes.”
– Jerome Wagner, PhD, author of The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles, Nine Lenses on the World: the Enneagram Perspective, and creator of Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS)
At Big Self School, we help those who want to develop deeper relationships, do work that matters, and fully live out who they’re supposed to be. That quest begins with the work of self-knowledge.