Expanded EPTP – Expanded Development: An Enneagrammer’s work is never done

Tom Hattersley|Aug 10, 2015
Tom Hattersley

I am starting to wonder, “How many more layers can I peel from this self-development onion?”

I just completed the Professional Track of the Expanded Enneagram Professional Training Program. I had taken the EPTP a couple of years ago and felt pretty comfortable about where I was in my development. Then along comes the expanded program with a track for Enneagram Narrative Professionals like me who focus on one-to-one coaching.

“Hmm, that sounds like something I should do, but is that just my Boy Scout Sixness talking?” I wondered. I decided to dive in, probably largely based on how much I trust Terry and Renée and the rest of the Enneagram Narrative team. But, I doubted, too, “Am I really going to learn that much more?”

The Professional track includes the Typing Process and the new Enneagram for Therapists, Counselors and Coaches course (ETCC), followed by a supervised internship. Not surprisingly, working with my supervision sroup was remarkable, revealing, releasing. Not only had I been in sessions with the members of my group, the three of us had been a recurring triad in the ETCC. I truly looked forward to our five sessions together. Each helped the other, and Renée compassionately facilitated and called out opportunities for greater awareness. I understand that I am now the third person to graduate as a Certified Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition.

Is our self-development ever complete? Thinking that we are done would seem to be proof that we’re not.

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