Getting started with the Enneagram
Most people start their Enneagram journey by attending a workshop to help them find their type and explore the psychological Enneagram.
Find information about Enneagram Workshops in the UK and Ireland here, and sign up for the Enneagram Alive newsletter here.
Many people are then fascinated and decide that they want to explore more deeply. The Enneagram Training Foundation Programme gives you the essential basis for deeper self-awareness and it is also the prerequisite for professional training to use the Enneagram with other people.
If you want to use the Enneagram with other people, you must complete the Foundation Programme first. All professional Enneagram schools insist that you begin your professional training by exploring your own type mechanism first – we can only help others when we have experienced the power of the system and used it for our own growth.
Beginning Professional Training with the Enneagram
- The first step is to become a Typing Process Facilitator. Here you learn the skills to help others discover their type. This training will also greatly deepen your knowledge and experience of types other than your own.
- You then learn how to facilitate Panel Interviews and teach others about the Enneagram. This teaches you how to work with groups of people in the Narrative Tradition to help them explore their type. The training also deepens your knowledge of all the type mechanisms (including your own), and teaches you the personal grounding practices you need in order to be centred when you are working with others.
- You may prefer to train as an Enneagram coach/counsellor, working with individuals. Once you have completed the typing process training, you can attend coach/counsellor training in the USA with The Narrative Enneagram. We hope to start coach training in the UK in 2021. Contact us for more details of UK developments.
The Enneagram in Prisons
Once you have completed the Typing Process training you are also eligible to undertake training on how to use the Enneagram in prisons. Contact us to find out more.