Interviewing panels of exemplars is the central mode of teaching the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition. The attentional style of each type, which aligns with the mental, emotional, and physical habit patterns, is revealed and illuminated by exemplars who know themselves well and have used the Enneagram to effectively deepen their self-knowledge. Panels provide an intense and often humorous learning environment for both audience and panelists. The spirit of the type is amplified by the intentional gathering of exemplars, providing a fullness, depth and clarity to the descriptions we receive in lecture or book format.
Patricia Burbank, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976, has taught the Enneagram since 1989. Her work focuses on recognition of the essential self , integrating psychotherapy, meditation, the Enneagram, and community building, .
Michael Kilgroe, Rolfer (body therapist) since 1972, has taught the Enneagram extensively since 1989, integrating it with various spiritual and psychological traditions. Currently, he is developing the use of the Enneagram in Integral Coaching, . Samuel Schindler, M.A. and HR Specialist, City of San Francisco, has worked professionally with the Enneagram since 1996. A longtime seeker, he now regularly knows moments of Holy Strength/Faith through inner work including Diamond Heart 6, . All of the facilitators are certified to teach the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition by Helen Palmer and David Daniels.