“The single most important factor in inner growth is our our ability to stay with what is and allow it to be so, at this very moment; neither argue with, shy away from, deny nor try to tamper with it, but just be present with it. Despite its simplicity, for most people, this is the biggest challenge.”
Cicci Lyckow Bäckman was born in Stockholm and started her career with a Master’s degree in English and Swedish from Stockholm University and working as a translator. In the 1990’s, she began exploring body-oriented psychotherapy and took part in a number of courses and training seminars. Since 2004, she has facilitated her own courses on experiential inner growth. She has also written three books on inner growth, all published in Swedish (2008, 2010 and 2013). Aspects of you is her first book in English. (Do you want it in Swedish? You’re in luck — it’s been translated, and you can find it here.)
Cicci and the Enneagram
“I have been aware of Cicci’s involvement with the Enneagram for almost 20 years. Her knowledge of the Enneagram is top notch and her skill working with people is highly developed and professional. I have been much impressed with Cicci’s thorough knowledge of the Enneagram, and more importantly, her wisdom about its deeper and proper uses.”
Twenty-plus years ago, Cicci came across the Enneagram and in the early 2000’s, she enrolled in the Riso Hudson Training at Enneagram Institute, where she later passed the Certification program with honours. Since starting her journey with the Enneagram, she has continuously filled out and deepened her insights through other workshops and trainings. For a number of years she offered intermittent Enneagram evening classes, but her preferred application is to combine the model with experiential inner growth. Elaborating on this, she designed a training model based expressly on combining experiential inner work with in-depth Enneagram exploration.
Her profound insights into inner work make her observations about the Enneagram — and especially the centres and instincts — astute, illuminative and deeply anchored in personal experience. You can also find her on Youtube, as well as on her Facebook page and personal profile. (If you wish to befriend her on the profile, please also send a private message and explain why and who you are.)