Our Enneagram Teacher Training Programme is licenced by The Narrative Tradition in the USA, the home of the narrative Enneagram. In it you will learn how to facilitate panels and basic Enneagram workshops.
What is an Enneagram Panel?
In the Narrative Tradition, we believe that people learn most deeply when they find and work things out for themselves; when they notice their own experience and reflect on what it means.
In a Panel Interview 2-6 people who identify with the same type talk about their experiences in response to questions from an Enneagram practitioner. Each person gets the chance to speak if they want to, and their experience is taken seriously and respected, which means that people can really feel that they are seen, heard and understood. Moreover, those observing begin to see that the panel – of 2-6 people – who may be very dissimilar in age, background, gender, appearance etc. are very similar in their outlook and beliefs; as the panel progresses these similarities become more and more evident.
The way our inner world works is so normal and logical for us that we don’t recognise it as part of our personality structure: “Doesn’t everyone feel that?” or “Doesn’t everyone do that?” When we realise this isn’t true for every type mechanism, often a moment of silence and awareness follows. Once we realise that our unconscious belief is not universal, we can more easily adjust it or even let it go.
Deep down inside we do know ourselves, but because our inner knowing is hidden underneath the layers of our type mechanism, we don’t have easy access to it. The mechanism gets in the way. However, when we relax our type mechanism during silence or guided meditation, the answers to questions and solutions to problems often surface with remarkable clarity. Suddenly we do know what we really want or desire.
During the Foundation Programme you will have experienced many Panels, both as a participant and as an observer. This will have given you a visceral experience of how different the type energies are from each other. Your Typing Process training will have given you an in-depth knowledge of the type mechanisms of all nine types, not just your own.
The Teacher Training Programme
The programme starts with a 3 day workshop, held at Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Birmingham, which teaches the basic skills of panel and workshop facilitation.
The workshop is followed by supervised practice of panel and workshop facilitation, using recorded and reviewed sessions similar to the process you will have experienced during your typing practitioner training.
- practice panels which are supervised/supported face to face or on Skype with your supervisor.
- supervision sessions to plan and review your practice workshops, to include review of recorded sessions from workshops that you have facilitated.
You will also need to complete a learning journal during your practice/supervision period.
The assessment for Teacher Training is to attend the Intensive Growth Workshop as a trainee facilitator. (The fee for the workshop is half-price, but you will need to pay for your own travel, accommodation/conference fees).
During the Intensive you will:
- observe the tutors conducting panels and workshop sessions, and talk with tutors about what you have observed.
- conduct panels and workshop sessions with support and supervision from a tutor
- take your own Enneagram journey forward by taking part in panels and all the reflective activities of the Intensive.
On successful completion of these activities you will receive a certificate to state that you are a qualified Enneagram Teacher. Of course, this is like passing your driving test; it is only after your qualification that you can really deepen your experience of facilitating panels and workshops. Your supervisor will work with you to support you during your first panel interviews and workshops after you qualify.
Dates and Prices
Teacher Training Programme training workshop May 22-24 2020
Price for the total programme tbc
Contact us if you are an accreditated Typing Process Practitioner and wish to discuss the details of the Teacher Training Programme.
Read more about Further Professional Training that you can undertake.