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In loving memory: David Daniels

August 30, 1934 - May 26, 2017

Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition

Farewell, David

David Daniels, MD, our beloved co-founder, died on Friday, May 26. The memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 28, in Menlo Park. Learn more >

davidAll of us at Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) are grieving the loss. Our hearts go out to David’s wife Judy, their children and grandchildren. In this moving video from March 2013, David shares his passion for the Enneagram.


Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT)

We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives and creating a more compassionate world.

The Enneagram is a powerful gateway to self-awareness and understanding of others. It describes the structure and dynamics of nine personality types, opening a path to a more integrated and rewarding life. Our programs are grounded in the Narrative Tradition, which offers an interactive exploration of the Enneagram through inquiry with panelists who share their personal stories and insights. Our teaching methods support learning from the mind, heart and body. Our integrated Enneagram Narrative Curriculum is the next generation of the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) founded by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD in 1988. We are an IEA Accredited School and some of our Core Curriculum trainings are pre-approved for CCEs by the International Coach Federation.


Welcome from our Founding President

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ESNT Founding President Terry Saracino describes three powerful benefits of working with the Enneagram:

Enneagram Narrative Worldwide Community

We offer the Enneagram Professional Training Program in 14 countries and have certified more than 1,000 teachers in the Narrative Tradition around the world. Our sister nonprofit, Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition, is a community of teachers, students and practitioners. Our worldwide relationships include international, regional and other partner organizations.

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Remembering David Daniels
Terry Saracino / Jun 6, 2017

Since we sent our announcement of David’s death on May 26, expressions of sadness, stories and fond memories have been pouring in. It touches me deeply to hear from so many people the impact that David made on their lives, and the love he generated throughout the world. We have [...]

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