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Enneagram Intensive – Part 1, Menlo Park, CA
Aug 3 - 5
Sat check-in 8:30 am, session 9 am - 6 pm; Sun - Mon 9 am - 6 pm (dinner to follow)
with Peter O'Hanrahan and Chris Copeland Part 2: Aug 6-8 Terry Saracino and Peter O'Hanrahan

with Peter O’Hanrahan and Chris Copeland

Please consider Enneagram Intensive – Part 1: Nashville, October 4-6 or Denver, October 25-27

This program is offered in two parts. They may be taken together or individually. You may register below for Part 1: August 3-5 or Part 2: August 6-8 (if you have already completed Part 1), or for both sessions for a more in-depth experience, and/or if you wish to progress to the Practitioner or Teacher certification track.


Enneagram Intensive – Part 1 is the first step in our Narrative Enneagram Core Program. Open to all, this program offers a deep transformational experience integrating psychology, spirituality and somatics. Our foundational course in the Narrative Tradition will immerse you in the most effective and dynamic map of personality available. 

Over three days, we will explore the following questions:

  • How do I experience the cognitive-emotional pattern of my type? Why is seeing that pattern important in my life?
  • Why is being receptive important? How does that help me access my spirituality?
  • Why is sensing my body important? How does that help me live with more consciousness?

Each participant has the opportunity to observe and share personal experience on type panels, resulting in a very profound experience of this system and a strong sense of connection and community with others.

In addition to type panels, Enneagram Intensive – Part 1 includes guided interactions related to current relationship issues, pre-recorded meditations by Helen Palmer, short didactic sessions, self-observation and movement practices, and small-group exercises.

Through these methods, you will experience: 

  • The reduction of reactivity through awareness of your type structure and automatic response patterns
  • A deeper connection to your inner self, feelings and actions
  • The gift of compassion toward self and others, as you break out of the box of your personality type and experience different points of view

What’s Next?
At the end of this impactful 3-day training, participants often ask, “Now what? How do I use this powerful knowledge?” 

Part 2 of the Enneagram Intensive addresses this question, offering an exquisite opportunity to explore your development using the map of the Enneagram as a transformational tool. In this three-day training, you will learn the defense systems for each Enneagram type and how to work with your patterns of reactivity. In addition, you will participate on a type panel focused on your next step of growth and what helps and hinders the process. The supportive field of compassion generated by the community holds each participant in their inquiry. 


Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 650-325-5614

Sat: check in 8:30 am; session 9 am – 6 pm
Sun: 9 am – 6 pm
Mon: 9 am – 6 pm (Dinner to follow)

Peter O’Hanrahan

Adjunct Faculty
The creator of Illuminating Paths, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Copeland, is an ordained minister, spiritual director, certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator, and InterPlay leader. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Chris earned his Master of Divinity and Juris Doctor degrees at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also earned the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction and the Doctor of Ministry degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Chris currently serves as the Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality at Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, NC. In 2015, Chris was certified as an Enneagram teacher through the Narrative Enneagram and has been teaching the Enneagram in classes, workshops, and through his podcast, Heart of the Enneagram. http://www.illuminatingpaths.com/

Fees, Discounts and Registration

This course is sold out. Please consider Enneagram Intensive – Part 1: Nashville, October 4-6 or Denver, October 25-27. To be placed on a waiting list, please email the Registrar or call 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or +1 303-305-4362 (from outside the U.S.)

Download this form to reserve an extra night(s).

Completion of Parts 1 and 2 of this course qualifies for 26.5 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours for Core Competencies and 14.5 hours for Resource Development (RD) by the International Coach Federation

To learn more, email the Registrar or call 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or +1 303-305-4362 (from outside the U.S.)