If you are seeking a foundation in the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, the Enneagram Narrative Core Program is the place to begin. These courses are freestanding and open to all. The Core Program starts with Enneagram Intensive 2.0, which provides the basis for Instincts and Subtypes and Deepening Spiritual Awareness. You may begin this program without a commitment to take all three courses.
Each Enneagram type has three important variations known as instinctual subtypes. While everyone uses all three instincts (located in the body center) – self-preservation, one-to-one and social – we each rely on one of these as our primary survival strategy. This combination of type and instinct determines our “subtype,” which creates a particular focus in daily life and distinctive style in relationships. In fact, subtypes are as important as personality types when it comes to daily life, where relationships – especially primary relationships – are largely shaped by instinct and emotion. Our instinctual subtype also influences the decisions we make about major projects and life goals.
Working with the Enneagram’s instinctual subtypes is a vital part of inner work and returning to our essential self. The 27 subtypes also illuminate the important variations among people of the same personality type. In key relationships, understanding subtypes brings these primary areas of focus to each person’s awareness and provides a language to describe similarities and differences.
The primary subtype focus shows up in our relationships in three vital areas:
The format consists of short presentations, panel interviews in the Narrative Tradition, guided practices and discussion. From Helen Palmer’s early workshops in Berkeley to current ESNT programs around the world, the Enneagram Narrative panel method brings the 9 types and 27 subtypes to life. This two-day workshop will help you:
Some knowledge of the Enneagram is expected.
To learn more or for registration questions, contact Barb Allgaier at 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 (outside the U.S.)