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Enneagram Training Foundation Programme

Based In: Rednal Birmingham B45 8RS United Kingdom

Accredited Instructors:
  • Heather Brown
  • Rosemary Cowan
Training Program Description:

By the end of the Foundation Program you will:

  1. Deepen your knowledge of and insight into the psychology of the nine types, and explore your own pattersn
  2. Deepen your understanding and experience of the 3 core instincts: how they show up in Enneagram patterns as subtypes and in everyday life
  3. Learn about the nine defense mechanisms and patterns of reactive behavior
  4. Experience a 3 centered approach to inner work, including body work and somatic approaches
  5. Identify how you can gain resources and wisdom from other type spaces
  6. Deepen your understanding of the vertical journey and transformative work - (virtues, holy ideas, true self, vice to virtue transformation)
  7. Explore practices to help you relax your defense system and enable your higher qualities to appear
  8. Take part in and witness growth panels around the Defense Mechanisms, Subtypes, Virtues and Holy Ideas, known as the Higher States

Approach - Key principles for participants, facilitators and coaches

  • Being centered and grounded in the present moment
  • Having an open, receptive, compassionate heart
  • Having an open, receptive, and non-judging mind
  • Being curious
  • Expecting to learn and benefit
  • Being motivated to make the necessary effort to learn
Interactive Components:

This program is offered once a year.

Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal Birmingham, UK


There are no prerequisites for the Intensive and Instincts/Subtypes (apart from knowing your type). In order to attend Deepening Spiritual Awareness you must have completed the Intensive Growth Journey, as DSA follows on from it.