Level One Certification
This program is strongly recommended for healing professionals, educators, writers, directors, and facilitators looking to add this system to their professional modalities. Completing this program gives you 100 points towards becoming and Accredited Professional with the International Enneagram Association IEA.
It is also strongly recommended for personal growth and PsychoSpiritual awakening. The enneagram is a powerful tool for transforming painful patterns, becoming free from the contracted sense of self, and embodying the open and expanded qualities of our patterns.
We will begin the next program Summer 2019.
If you are interested in joining our 1-year certification program, the first step is to attend one of our weekend conferences - since there are none scheduled before the next cohort begins, contact us to make other arrangements.
Major Components of the Program
Transform Enneagram patterning and explore deeper truths
Learn to identify and demonstrate the energetics of the Enneagram including subtypes
Learning to integrate the Enneagram into professional practice
Each day long class (12 total) and each retreat (2 total) is $150 payable in monthly installments. So, $150/month for 14 months.
This price includes 2 weekend intensives (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning), which begin and end the program
A 10% discount is applied to full certification payments received by the first class.
Students are obligated to pay for every class. If a class is missed, the instructors schedule a private meeting to cover missed material, but payment is due at the date of the class.
There are sliding scale spots reserved for students who are unable to afford the full cost.
Observe and differentiate non-verbal aspects (energetics) of types
Explore your own type biases
Develop interviewing and/or presentation skills
Assess of your strengths and growth areas
Body awareness and centering practices
Learn Enneagram Embodiment techniques
Understand the Enneagram deeply
Learn how to teach, facilitate, and/or provide consultation using the Enneagram effectively
Transform your Enneagram patterns - from strategies (beliefs, feelings, and behaviors) that are painful and limited to strategies that help you get our deepest needs met and make you available for real connection to others and yourself
Discover the liberated essence of the Types and the open awareness/consciousness beyond the Enneagram
Continuing Education Units
This program provides over 100 face to face Continuing Education Credits CEUs that can be applied to a variety of professional licenses through the North Carolina Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Points toward becoming an IEA Accredited Professional
The hours you attend in this program may be applied toward becoming an Accredited Professional with IEA. Each hour is worth 1 point toward professional accreditation - a complete certification = 100 points!
- 12 monthly 5 hour classes on Saturdays or Sundays
- 2 weekend intensives: Saturday all day – Sunday 1/2 day
Participants are encouraged to engage in a private on-going virtual discussion group created for each cohort
Cohorts are kept small 8-10 people to provide an intense learning experience. Participants tend to bond closely and form connections that last beyond the program. The inter-cohort dynamics enhance both formal and informal learning components of the training.
We schedule all the meetings together in advance at the beginning of the year. When participants are unable to attend a class for extenuating circumstances, they are still obligated to pay for the class due at the date of the class and set up a private meeting with the instructors to cover missed material.
The first step is a weekend intensive to build a foundation of connection and trust so that we all move into the program receptive and ready to embrace the psycho-spiritual depth of this work.
After the initial weekend intensive, each monthly class focuses on either a triad or Enneagram type. The triad or type is described and demonstrated by a panel. Program participants are strongly encouraged to invite friends and family they believe have the type of the month to sit on the panels. Panel volunteers are interviewed with respect and compassion to make their experience as comfortable as possible.
Each class is split in two parts. The first half of the day is an audio recorded panel teaching. Participants receive a recording from each meeting, the cost is part of the tuition. During the second half of the day we meet to process the panel, discuss reactions from our own fixations, learn how to embody the pattern, and work at releasing and transforming patterns.
The final step is a weekend intensive, which provides the final supportive structure needed to move out into the world as an enneagram teacher, facilitator, and consultant in the Embodiment Tradition.
Participants learn how to facilitate using the Enneagram including how to describe and demonstrate the types, subtypes, movement, and pattern transformation. Participants will learn how to describe and differentiate the hierarchy of subtypes, wings, movement and a second stage of pattern release.
Participants learn how to share with others the idea that we are born with a pattern – a way of seeing, understanding, and responding that is not personal, unique or individual. They learn how to share how to use the Enneagram as a tool for liberation and freedom. They learn that recognizing and accepting these patterns is the first step in a much bigger journey to liberation.
Participants learn how to introduce others to the Enneagram in a way that represents its psycho-spiritual power and original purpose. If this is done well and the teaching resonates, people often go on to delve deeper into their healing process. If it is not done well, people may find the information interesting but not understand its deep importance and power. When the Enneagram teaching is clear and deep it is a path to freedom from a contracted heart, mind, and body.
Facilitating the Enneagram can be dynamic and demonstrative. The energetic expression of each pattern can be acted out so that participants can see and feel the difference between each pattern. When the Enneagram is taught only descriptively it can be confusing because we all share so many behaviors, tendencies, and emotions. When the energetic dynamic is embodied and acted out, people get a feel for what is deeper than the personality or behavior. The underlying motivations influencing each type are presented in body language, talking style, and general demeanor. A skilled teacher has processed and transcended enough of their own Enneagram pattern to cleanly embody each of the other patterns.