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Helen Palmer was introduced to the Enneagram by Claudio Naranjo in the late 1960s. Since that time she has become pre-eminent in the field of Enneagram studies. A teacher of psychology and intuition, she has made many original contributions toward understanding how meditation and awareness training relate to the nine psychological types.
Helen has authored five highly acclaimed books in the field of human consciousness. The Enneagram and The Enneagram in Love and Work are perennial international bestsellers on the Enneagram topic and are now in 21 languages. Her Enneagram books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide. She was featured in the PBS documentary, Breaking Out of the Box: Discovering the Enneagram, and has recently launched a new website, www.enneagram.com.
Together with David Daniels, M.D., Helen co-founded and co-directs The Trifold School of Enneagram Studies™, reflecting her thirty 30-year commitment to bridging personal and spiritual realities. She also has developed and teaches an in-depth psychological-spiritual curriculum for type and spiritual freedom. She presents classes around the world that focus on key topics of psychological and spiritual integration. Some of the themes include type and false identity, projection, presence and self-forgetting, virtues of the heart, intuition and retrieving the Holy Ideas.
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David Daniels, M.D., is a clinical
professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School, a leading developer of the Enneagram and co-author of The Essential Enneagram. He maintained a private psychiatric practice in Palo Alto for more than 30 years and is a long-time teacher of the Enneagram.
Together with Helen Palmer, he pioneered the Enneagram Professional Training Program™ (EPTP). Since 1988, David has trained hundreds of professionals in the Enneagram through this intensive training program designed to bring Enneagram knowledge to individuals working in fields ranging from business to psychology.
He is co-author of The Essential Enneagram (Harper/SF, 2000), originally published as the Stanford Enneagram Discovery Inventory & Guide (SEDIG), and later greatly expanded to include “What To Do When You Have Discovered Your Type.” He also co-developed the outstanding videos, The Enneagram: Nine Paths to a Productive and Fulfilling Life and The Enneagram in the Workplace.
David has taught the Enneagram throughout the United States and around the world in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. He has developed many applications of the Enneagram, including individual and couples therapy, dream work, coaching, leadership styles and conflict resolution. He leads workshops and classes in personal and relationship development including the Enneagram and dreams, forgiveness, personal development, vital relationships, effective communications, the defense mechanisms and will as transformer.
In organizational development and workplace settings, he has expertise in teambuilding, participative management and decision-making, interpersonal skills (communication styles, giving and receiving feedback), leadership style and skills, self-management, negotiations and conflict resolution, change and risk management, learning styles, training strategies and coaching. His clients include AMIL Medical Services (Texas and Brazil), Apple Computer, CitiBank (Geneva), E-Myth Academy, Intuit, Kimpton Hotel Group, Proctor & Gamble, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Seville Realty Company, Varian Associates, Xerox, and Cox, Buchanan, Padmore & Shakarchy Law Firm.
David served as co-director of the First International Enneagram Conference at Stanford University in August 1994 and was a founding director of the International Enneagram Association (IEA).
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Peter O’Hanrahan has been an Enneagram teacher for the past 24 years and has created numerous programs and applications of the system for both business and psychology. He regularly teaches workshops on the basic Enneagram, instinctual subtypes and the somatic Enneagram in Northern California and other locations around the world.
Peter has presented the Enneagram in the workplace since 1994, with a focus on communication skills and leadership development. His clients include computer companies, public agencies, small businesses and non-profits. He and Susan Forster co-authored Transformational Leadership, a handbook for the Enneagram in the workplace. He has presented the Enneagram at local and national organizational development conferences.
A counselor and group leader since 1971, Peter was the director of several mental health centers, including the Center for Human Growth in Berkeley, site of many of the first public Enneagram classes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Currently he is an associate trainer and the director of the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP). He is a founding board member of the Association of Enneagram Teachers in the Narrative Tradition. Call Peter at 510-841-8202, or visit his website.
Terry Saracino, M.A., M.B.A., has taught the Enneagram since 1989, bringing it to individuals and organizations throughout the country and internationally as a tool for personal, professional and spiritual growth. Terry founded The Enneagram Center in Denver, CO, where she created a variety of innovative classes for both beginning and advanced students, facilitated type and study groups, and counseled individuals. Her work at the Center included introducing the Enneagram to therapists and facilitating therapist support groups. She also used the Enneagram in coaching and team-building programs for corporations and nonprofit organizations.
Terry currently teaches in the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) with Helen Palmer, David Daniels and Peter O’Hanrahan, and is involved in the ongoing development of the EPTP. She completed her own certification through the EPTP in 1990 and has mentored candidates for certification in the program since 1991. In addition to her work with the EPTP, she teaches workshops on the transformative power of the Enneagram.
Terry was a founding board member of the Association of Enneagram Teachers in the Narrative Tradition (AETNT), chaired its first conference and served as part of the Association leadership for several years. She has presented her work at numerous Enneagram conferences.
She has for many years pursued her own spiritual journey through her Enneagram work and as a student of the Ridhwan School (Diamond Approach ®), founded by Hameed Ali. She also has taken courses from a number of other Enneagram teachers.
When she first learned the Enneagram in 1989, she knew instantly that she had found her life’s work, and her passion for this work has never waned.
The Trifold School is in the process of identifying a select group of Enneagram teachers worldwide who have been certified through our Enneagram Professional Training Program™, who are actively teaching and have a long history of successful programs. Find an affiliate.
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