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The Enneagram for Therapists, Counselors and Coaches, Menlo Park, CA
Jul 25 - 28
Sat (registration 3 pm) 4 pm - 9 pm, Sun 9 am - 9 pm, Mon 9 am - 9 pm, Tue 9 am - 5 pm
Skills and Practices for Working One-to-One with Clients

3½ days


The Enneagram for Therapists, Counselors and Coaches is designed for professionals who work one-to-one with clients to create meaningful and lasting change. In this powerful course, you will learn and practice how to work more effectively with all type structures, honing your understanding of which perspectives, strategies or interventions are most successful in addressing the specific issues and needs of your clients.  

 This course is based on practice, practice, practice! Through panel inquiry of participants, who are skilled observers of their own types, you will gain valuable insights into the dilemma of “how to truly help.” You also will participate in triads, taking on the roles of counselor/coach, client and observer. The purpose of the triads is to apply what you’ve learned, and to integrate these skills using your knowledge of the Enneagram. In addition, you will practice helping your clients build their own inner resources and how to support their self-understanding by reflecting patterns of type as you allow space for felt-sense awareness.

Our personal inner work as counselors or coaches is essential. This program also focuses on increasing your capacity for presence and receptivity, and understanding your own type bias. The capacity to model and embody self-awareness is one of the greatest gifts that you can offer your clients, and is the ground of our work with the Enneagram.  

Taught in the Narrative Tradition, this training includes a rich variety of panels in the Narrative Tradition, short didactics, guided interactions, somatic exercises, meditation and reflection, practice sessions and discussion. Modeled after a groundbreaking training for therapists, counselors, coaches and guides first presented by David Daniels, Terry Saracino and Marion Gilbert in 2007, this course integrates more practice in transformative skills and reflection to support client-centered insights, a broadened understanding of neurobiology, and greater somatic awareness and practice. 

This training is part of our Enneagram Narrative Professional Certification Track in the Expanded Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP), originally created by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD in 1988. You may enroll in this course without a commitment to complete the certification track.


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


This course is pre-approved for 13 Resource Development Continuing Coach Education hours (CCEs) and 15.25 Core Competency CCEs by the International Coach Federation.  


This program is pre-approved for 28 Continuing Education credits (CEUs) for MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Learn more > 

Registration for this course has been closed. If you wish to be added to a waiting list, please contact Registrar Barb Allgaier at 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 outside the U.S.

Cancellation Policy

By June 23, 2015: Deposit refunded less $100 administrative fees
After June 23: Due to our site reservation commitments, deposit refunded less $150 administrative fees and any site costs incurred by late cancellation fees.


Prerequisites: Enneagram Narrative Core Program and the Typing Process
Note: For exceptions to the prerequisites, contact registrar >
Enneagram Narrative Teachers who have been certified through our Enneagram Professional Training Program are welcome to take this course without completing the prerequisites.


“I attended the training for professionals hoping to learn how to better deal with my clients, and this expectation was certainly met. In addition, I received tremendous help with my own transformation. I especially gained from the constant inclusion of the head, heart and gut centers in the work we did with ourselves and others.”
ADOLFO QUEZADS, MEd, MA, Psychotherapist
“I valued the sacred space created throughout the week. The inquiry approach of the panels and triads opened up a much deeper understanding and skill level for me in working with individual types in relation to my own type. The attention to body helped integrate the entire experience for both professional growth and personal change.”
ROBIN CAMERON, Spiritual Director  
“I experienced a profound felt sense of the power of my Self fully present to another. This program is an elegant engagement of the simplicity and depth of universal process for growth and the wisdom of the Enneagram. The unique talents and gifts of the program leaders accelerated my personal progress and enhanced my capacity to serve others.” 
“This training far exceeded my expectations. We were taught a simple yet very powerful method for helping others break through to new levels of personal understanding. Best of all, I came away with so many personal breakthroughs, which were just icing on the cake!”
THERESA GALE, Transform, Inc, Consultant Coach and Trainer 

Cancellation Policy:
By June 23, 2015: Deposit refunded less $100 administrative fees
After June 23: Due to our site reservation commitments, deposit refunded less $150 administrative fees and any site costs incurred by late cancellation fees.