What is the Enneagram?
The Enneagram is a powerful system for understanding our personalities; how did we come to be the way we are? How can we overcome the main obstacles to our growth? And what are the opportunities that will bring us greater success?
Like Hoffman, the Enneagram offers a bridge between psychology and spirituality. It acknowledges the biases of personality that might have been deepened in childhood, and it encourages both our own self-awareness as well as understanding and having compassion for others.
Tim Laurence has been teaching the Hoffman Process for over 30 years. During that time, he also completed his Enneagram Professional Training in the USA, and has taught workshops on The Enneagram both in person and online. This system is often used as a tool among Hoffman Process facilitators and workshop leaders, to highlight different perspectives and to better understand the motivators and potential traps of those we come in contact with.
Join Tim for three specially-designed Saturday morning workshops that will explore the nine Enneagram Types.
To give more time and attention to each Type, we have grouped them into what are sometimes referred to as the three Centres:
No prior knowledge of the Enneagram is needed. You can use these three workshops as an opportunity to explore all Types, and then work out which one you are. If you already know your Type, you will benefit from deeper understanding and the opportunity to be part of broader discussions into each Type.
There are some links at the bottom of this page that might be helpful in guiding your choice.
These workshops are open to everyone, whether you have done the Process or not.
Dates: Saturday 27 February, Saturday 20 March and Saturday 24 April
Times: Each workshop will run from 9.30am and finish at 1.00pm, with a mid-morning screen break.
Cost: £30 per workshop, or £75 for all three (book using the links below)
|Exploring the Enneagram with Tim Laurence: Part 2, The Body Types||By Zoom video conference||
|Exploring the Enneagram with Tim Laurence: Part 3, The Heart Types||By Zoom video conference||
You don’t need prior knowledge of the Types to attend these workshops, but you might be tempted to do an online test to get an idea. If you do, please still keep an open mind, as they can quite often give a misleading Type diagnosis. And if you are interested in finding out more about the Enneagram in general:
- Leeann and Michelle’s YouTube videos are a light-hearted introduction to the Types – you can find their Enneagram Types at Starbucks here
- Riso and Hudson of the Enneagram Institute have some useful introductory resources on their website; you can find it here
- The International Enneagram Association promotes a world in which the Enneagram is widely understood and constructively used.You can find their website here.
- The Enneagram Made Easy – Elizabeth Wagele and Renee Baron
- Principles of the Enneagram – Karen Webb
- Wisdom of the Enneagram – Riso and Hudson
- The Enneagram – Helen Palmer
- Claudio Naranjo
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