• September 28 - October 29, 2016
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street,
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 09/28/2016 10/29/2016 America/Los_Angeles Enneagram Insights for Conscious Relationships Enneagram Insights for Conscious Relationships California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

Workshop Dates
Wednesdays, Sept. 28th, Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Saturday, October 29th

Registration - $275
Members  - $220
Early Bird (until 8/29) - $247.50

Drop-In To Individual Classes Schedule September 28 - Type 3 ($35) October 5 - Type 6 ($35) October 12 - Type 9 ($35) October 19 - Type 1 ($35 October 26 - Type 4 ($35) October 29 - Type 2, 8, 5, 7 ($100)


Many people encounter difficulties in communicating with each other in relationships. Recurrent unconscious patterns can create barriers to establishing, maintaining, and enjoying intimate as well as platonic relationships.

This workshop features nine moderated Enneagram type panels which serve to clarify the basic defensive patterns of the nine personalities and gain a deeper understanding of each type's specific relational issues. Once you can bring more awareness to how your automatic personality patterns get acted out in your interactions with others, you can learn how to be less defensive, more effective in your communication, and more open to receive love and acceptance from yourself and others.

The Enneagram system is a personality type system that provides great insight into ingrained ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving, as well as communication styles and patterns of relating. Using the Enneagram as a tool for enhancing self-awareness, individuals can develop a great amount of insight into the unconscious habits that affect their everyday experience and their participation in relationships. This workshop helps participants to be more effective in relating to others by providing a framework for becoming more conscious of habitual reactions, learning to moderate interpersonal reactivity, and developing the ability to negotiate relationship conversations more consciously.

NOTE: Helen Palmer and Mat Aherns will moderate the Type 3 and 6 panels on September 28 and October 5, respectively. Thereafter, Beatrice Chestnut will moderate.


  • September 28 - Type 3
  • October 5 - Type 6 
  • October 12 - Type 9
  • October 19 - Type 1 
  • October 26 - Type 4 
  • October 29 - Type 2, 8, 5, 7

16 BBS/RN CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN)

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She has a PhD in communication studies and an MA in clinical psychology. A student of the Enneagram system since 1990, she is author of the book, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge. She has taught at Northwestern University and was trained in group facilitation at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. She served as President of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) from 2006-2007, and teaches workshops on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for leadership development and personal transformation.  

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Helen Palmer is a teacher of intuition and psychology, and international best-selling author with books in 30 languages. Her work is the subject of a PBS television documentary, Breaking Out of the Box: Discovering the Enneagram. In 1988 she and David Daniels, MD, co-founded Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition, a school that unites personal and spiritual evolution. See her work on her websites here and here.

Helen Palmer

Matt Ahrens, MA, MBA, certified with the Helen Palmer - David Daniels, M.D., Enneagram Professional Training Program in 2004. He is an organization development consultant specializing in using the Enneagram for leadership development and team building in organizations of all sizes and industries. Matt is also a graduate of the CIIS Integral Counseling Psychology program and is currently a MFT Intern with the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy.

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