A quiet, shy and sensitive kid, Michael Naylor used sports to navigate the world of his younger days, finding his way via baseball to a full-ride scholarship at Oregon State University. While competitive, Michael shares how being a “tenderhearted athlete” contributed to his team performance.
He discusses how being the default “family psychologist” as a young kid got old quickly, and later, how the outside pressures of identifying as an athlete led to budding awareness and inner exploration.
Michael walks us through his experience of releasing his baseball identity and crossing the wilderness of deep self-examination through reading, counselling, and a rich variety of inner work.
Michael’s commitment to learning and healing is inspiring – and that’s all before he even touches on recovery…
Michael Naylor, M.Ed., CPCC, LADC, CCS, is an Authorized Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher and Faculty. He is the Director of The Maine Enneagram Center for Transformation and Well-Being located in South Portland, Maine. (enneagrammaine.com) He is an International Enneagram Association Professional Teacher and presents each year at the International Conference. He does numerous workshops around the country: The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Relationships, The Three Instincts, Journey up the Levels of Health, The Enneagram and the Inner Critic. He leads programs at addiction rehabs around the country for therapists and counselors on utilizing the Enneagram for enhanced recovery and relapse prevention. You can read his articles at www.enneagrammaine.com.
He is also a Certified Professional Co-Active coach and has a full-time Enneagram, Transformation, and Recovery coaching practice with individuals around the globe.
Michael is a licensed Addiction Therapist and Certified Addiction Supervisor in Maine. He views the Enneagram as the missing piece in Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention and has been involved in recovery for 39 years both as a counselor, therapist, and recovering man. He's facilitated Men's Spiritual Transformation groups at the HETI Institute for 8 years. He has worked in the field of addictions the last 27 years as therapist, coach, and educator, most recently at Serenity House, a men's rehabilitation center, for 14 years.Michael lives with his beloved Type Two wife of 21 years, Donna, his spunky alive Type Nine daughter, Chloe, and his mysterious and off-the-grid Type Five son, Christian.