Training for Coaches, Therapists, Spiritual Directors and 12-Step Practitioners


Discover practical ways to integrate the Enneagram’s transformative power within your professional practice. The Enneagram is a powerful tool to understand personality, providing numerous practical and often immediate clinical applications. There are nine distinct personality types which reveal the spectrum of perspectives that inform our approach to engaging with clients as well as professional and personal relationships. The Enneagram describes the strengths and potentials as well as the unconscious patterns of perception and attention inherent to each personality type.  


This two-part training offers a grounded balance of intellectual understanding and experiential approaches.  Participants will gain deep insights into the full spectrum of human consciousness, strategies for development, methods of self-observation and a clear feel for the inner world of each type. 


The Enneagram Approach is a ground breaking new process that integrates The Enneagram and the Twelve Steps of Recovery to create a powerful process of working with clients towards lasting change. Participants will be introduced to the Twelve Step Process and learn how working the Twelve Steps in combination with each Enneagram Type can enable practitioner to design an effective plan for client intervention and collaboration for a growth trajectory. 

This program is designed for Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Coaches, Spiritual Directors and Sponsors to work with The Enneagram Approach.


You will leave this training with:

  • A clear framework to skillfully work with a  complex system.

  • Simple methods and a process for immediate and practical results.

  • A Set of practical worksheets to share with your clients.

  • The opportunity to participate in a monthly peer consultation group.


Part 1 - Practical Applications for Coaches, Therapists, Spiritual Directors and 12-Step Practitioners

             January 17 - 19th


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Part II - Practical Applications for Coaches, Therapists, Spiritual Directors and 12-Step Practitioners

              March 20 - 22nd


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Location:  JLC Building 

                  1332 Maryland Avenue

                  Charlotte, NC 28207

Practical Applications - Part I

20 hours  

Training Content

   •   What is the Enneagram Approach? 

  • History, development and framework of the Enneagram system

  • Enneagram and The Twelve Steps 

  • Three Centers: orientations, themes, strengths and challenges

   •  Basic Structure: higher qualities, motivations, strengths, challenges

  • Defenses and  blind spots

  • Somatic experiencing:  breathing, self-regulation 

  • Intro to typing process:  develop criteria for typing

Practical Applications - Part II (Part I is a prerequisite)

Part II -  Practical Applications

20 hours           

This training will focus on deeper understandings and how to apply this rich knowledge in your life and profession. 


Training Content

  • Best practices for working with each type

  • Spectrum of Wellness: shadow integration and developmental strategies 

  • Understanding the Three Instincts and relational conflicts

  • Practical Paths of Development 

  • Walk the Enneagram to inquire into personal experience 


Method:  Lectures, panels, personal inquiry, walk the Enneagram, movie clips, music and poetry.


Friday          9:00am-6:00pm        

Saturday      9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday        9:00am-2:00pm

Continuing Education

Helping Professions: This is an approved training by the International Society of Experiential Professionals (ISEP).  ISEP exists to provide an umbrella system of support for professionals using experiential methodology. ISEP serves professionals with training and certification utilizing many experiential modalities including but not limited to: Art, Adventure, Music, Psychodrama, Sculpting, Somatic Work, Team Building, Yoga/Mindfulness Techniques and many others.  Completion of this training qualifies for 20 hours that can go towards your ISEP CEUs.  Visit their website for more information about their certifications.


Pending: 40 CE hours APA CE Hours.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation more than 15 days prior to the workshop is refundable less a 50.00 handling fee. Cancellations 8 days or less before the workshop transferrable less a 100.00 handling fee.

Accomodations for the Differently Abled

Accommodations for the Differently Abled:
Training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations please contact Anne Geary 704.607.9800 or

Grievence Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Anne Geary, or (704) 331.9800. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

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