The five-part Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) is designed for those who would like to pursue teacher certification or use the Enneagram in their professional practice or workplace. Part 1, the Enneagram Intensive, is a six-day foundational program that we also offer as a stand-alone workshop. This course is open to anyone with some prior knowledge of the Enneagram who wants to participate in an intensive growth process in a safe and receptive community dedicated to diversity.

Who should attend

  • Anyone on a path of personal transformation
  • Therapists, counsellors, physicians, nurses
  • Business managers, coaches, trainers
  • Spiritual directors and clergy
  • Teachers and parents

We teach in the Narrative Tradition of people speaking on their own behalf. We have found that the most effective way to teach the Enneagram and recognize personality differences, is through people speaking from their own experience. Much of the learning happens when participants are seated with people of the same type, sharing their insights and personal stories.

The panel interviews bring the Enneagram alive through meaningful conversation and insights. To create a powerful immersion experience, we combine our teachings in the Narrative Tradition with informative lectures, self-observation practices, group exercises by type, guided interactions, movement practices, psychological practices, and deep personal inquiry and reflection.

Graduates of the Enneagram Intensive are eligible to join the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT) as associate members. Upon completion of all four EPTP segments, certified teachers may become professional members of the EANT as well as the International Enneagram Association (IEA). All members receive admission to the annual conference, membership directory, subscription to the quarterly journal/newsletter, TALK, and personal and professional networking opportunities.



Part 1: The Enneagram Intensive
A six-day course integrating psychological life and spirit
42 CEU's (42 CPD's HPCSA)

Also offered as a stand-alone workshop, the Enneagram Intensive offers a full examination of the structure and psychodynamics of the nine personality types, including the basic proposition, instinctual subtypes, patterns of personal reactivity and defence mechanisms. Participants focus on personal development and relationship issues with other types through self-inquiry, process interactions and specific strategies for change. Facilitators may include David Daniels, Peter O'Hanrahan, Suzette Fischer, or Terry Saracino. Helen Palmer is present through a recorded set of 12 powerful guided meditations.

Part 2:  The Enneagram and Instinctive Subtypes- Your Path in Life (by Peter O'Hanrahan)

The Enneagram is a powerful system for learning about ourselves and the people in our lives.  It describes the point of view and the motivation of nine personality types and provides important strategies for our personal growth and relationships.  The study of the instinctual subtypes provides further insights about how we can apply the Enneagram for self awareness in daily life.

The Enneagram describes three centres of energy and intelligence that shape the structure and behaviours of our personality type.  The intellectual centre holds our point of view, habit of attention and mental fixation. The emotional centre is home to our feelings, our empathy, and the "passion" of our type.

The body centre contains three major instincts:

* Self preservation instinct - guiding our relationships with home, food, security, family and warmth in personal relationship.

* One-to-one instinct - fuelling our personal vitality, sexuality, intimate relationships, and our experience of spiritual union.

* Social instinct - forming our friendships, our participation in groups and community, and our social identity.

Every person has all three instincts, but one of them becomes more central in our daily lives and relationships - this primary instinct determines our Enneagram subtype.  There are 27 subtypes, three variations of each personality type.  These 27 profiles hold the key to understanding our path in life and our role in the community:  How do we spend our time and energy in daily life?  What are our important projects?  How do we participate in home, neighbourhood, politics or religious activities?  What do we need to feel secure?  What is the role of instinct and emotion?  In our relationships with friends, colleagues and intimate partners, subtype differences (or similarities) can be as important as personality type!

In this workshop we will explore the issues for all 27 subtypes, including:

* Making informed choices about our personal priorities and major projects.

* How subtypes affect our relationships at home and at work.

* How to balance work, home, and intimacy.

Managing the emotional habits of our type.

How to live with authenticity while adapting to a rapidly changing culture.

The Narrative Tradition panel method helps us to apprciate each person's story and build community.  The format will include nine type panels as well as presentations, guided inner practices, and small-group discussion.  Beginners to the Enneagram are welcome.  If you don't know your subtype, you will likely discover it during the workshop. 3: The Typing Process and Deepening Spiritual Awareness

Each three-day course can be taken independently, or in combination as Part 3 of the Enneagram Professional Training Program.

The first three days, The Typing Process, bring typing and panel interviewing alive with special attention to distinguishing among types using verbal, non-verbal and observational cures. Practise sessions offer participants a rare hands-on opportunity to develop typing and panel interviewing skills with supervision and feedback.

The second three days, Deepening Spiritual Awareness, focuses on type structure as a means of spiritual evolution. Discover first-hand the psycho-spiritual benefits of the Enneagram in this enlightening three day workshop in the Narrative Tradition with Peter O'Hanrahan and Suzette Fischer. You'll have the opportunity to practise self-observation methods and gain many insights from Enneagram panel representatives of the nine Enneagram types. This segment of the EPTP curriculum is open to the public as a stand-alone workshop. No prior training in the Enneagram is required.

Part 4: The Internship Process  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Each student selects a supervisor or mentor from the program and conducts 18 typing interviews and two panel practise sessions, half of which are coached by the supervisor or mentor. These sessions focus on both technical skills and self-management of the interview and inquiry process. This one-on-one relationship with an experienced certified teacher provides an excellent context for further learning and practise. Each student also completes a review and submits it to the supervisor for assessment and feedback prior to attending Part 5.

Part 5: Professional Certification
Six-day course (repeat of The Enneagram Intensive™ as a certifying candidate)

This repeat of the Enneagram Intensive offers a full examination of the structure and dynamics of the types. During the first round of panels, candidates for teacher certification conduct interviews with support and feedback from staff. Candidates also demonstrate typing skills and receive additional instruction. The second round of panels further integrates the material. Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to use the Licensed Teaching Materials Package. SCHEDULE AND FEES

Part 1 (and Part 5 - for certifying students)  : The Enneagram Intensive - 6 Day Workshop

Facilitators:  Peter O'Hanrahan (USA) and Suzette Fischer

Where:  Waterkloof, Pretoria, RSA

When:  8- 13 March 2016

Costs:  To be announced

Part 2:  The Enneagram and Instinctual Types - Your Path in Life 

Facilitator:  Peter O'Hanrahan (USA)

Where:  Waterkloof, Pretoria, RSA

When:  5 - 6 March 2016

Part 3: The Typing Process and Deepening Spiritual Awareness (6 day workshop, but can be attended, as non-EPTP students ... two 3-day separate workshops)

Facilitators:  Peter O'Hanrahan and Suzette Fischer