NOTE: In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all of our 2021 fall and winter programs will be offered online.
Courses are offered through Zoom and run from 8 am-4 pm pm Pacific Time and utilize breakout room features of the platform for small group work. These sessions are not recorded, so please be available during training hours for live, interactive sessions. Course materials are made available through an
online learning platform.
Each Enneagram type has three important variations known as instinctual subtypes. While everyone uses all three instincts (located in the body center) – self-preservation, one-to-one and social – we each rely on one of these as our primary survival strategy. This combination of type and instinct determines our “subtype,” which creates a particular focus in daily life and distinctive style in relationships. In fact, subtypes are as important as personality types when it comes to daily life, where relationships – especially primary relationships – are largely shaped by instinct and emotion. Our instinctual subtype also influences the decisions we make about major projects and life goals.
Working with the Enneagram’s instinctual subtypes is a vital part of inner work and returning to our essential self. The 27 subtypes also illuminate the important variations among people of the same personality type. In key relationships, understanding subtypes brings these primary areas of focus to each person’s awareness and provides a language to describe similarities and differences.
The primary subtype focus shows up in our relationships in three vital areas:
From Helen Palmer’s early workshops in Berkeley to current TNE programs around the world, the Enneagram Narrative panel method brings the 9 types and 27 subtypes to life. This three-day workshop will help you:
This stand-alone workshop is also part of our Enneagram Narrative Core Program. The format consists of short presentations, panel interviews in the Narrative Tradition, guided practices and discussion. Some knowledge of the Enneagram is expected.
This training is now full.
If you wish to join the waiting list, please fill out the form below. We will notify you if/when a space opens up.
8 am – 4 pm Pacific
Must have basic knowledge of the Enneagram. Please contact our registrar if you have questions about your eligibility to attend.
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.)