THP Organizational Offerings

Format | Our work with teams and organizations is designed in three parts - each one designed to build a container of safety around each participant, their surrounding colleagues, and the organization itself. No prior background or Enneagram experience is required to get started - just an open heart and mind.

Part I | Orientation to The Work

(Group orientation sessions @ 90 minutes each - virtual /in-person )
Intention | The THP Orientation Session is designed to introduce participants to our compassionate approach to the Enneagram. Your Guide will create a psychologically and emotionally safe container to do “the work” of self-discovery by introducing and inviting a commitment to emotional responsibility. The Enneagram is a system of self-empowerment - the more we know ourselves, the more agency and choice we have to show up as we are.

During the session, participants will be introduced to a brief history of the Enneagram, including the sacred geometry of the Enneagram symbol itself. We will explain the origins of personality, the essential qualities of each type, the three centers of intelligence, and levels of development. This session is designed to give participants a solid Enneagram foundation on which to build on during our subsequent sessions.

Pre-Work | Each participant is invited to take an Enneagram test designed to support them in identifying their Enneagram type. They are strongly encouraged to read the chapter on their chosen type in the textbook, The Wisdom of the Enneagram before the first session.

Part II | Who Am I?

(Individual type exploration sessions @ 90 minutes each - virtual/in person)
As we begin our work together, each participant is invited to an individual, 90-minute Type Exploration Conversation. Each participant is invited to personally assess their own Enneagram type and their corresponding Level of Development using the Enneagram resources provided.These sessions are customized to meet people where they are. We support folx in discerning if they are in the “accurate” Enneagram type, understanding the unique origins of their personality patterns, identifying the gifts of their type structure, and their potential growth edges. Sessions are held in confidence and offer a chance to explore oneself in greater breadth and depth before the group session.

Part III | Who Are We? | Introduction to the Enneagram

(One session | 4-or-8 hours total - virtual/in-person )
This highly interactive session employs the Narrative Tradition where types speak for themselves by referencing their own lived experience. We thoroughly explore each of the nine Enneagram types, including their essential qualities and gifts, basic fear, basic desire, attention patterns, and defense mechanisms; landing - always - on what is ultimately right with us. Our focus is on supporting each type in the ways that suit them best. By facilitating panels of like-types from among the participants, we will find relevant and real content to explore how type affects team members. We will also bring in select Ambassadors of Enneagram Prison Project - either virtually, or in-person - to exemplify “the work” of becoming conscious in community. Ambassadors are those who used the Enneagram to realize personal freedom before being released from decades of incarceration. Together we will explore our understanding of what it means to self-witness with trust and self-compassion. We will introduce tried and true practices that allow us to work with our reactivity and practice emotional responsibility with compassion for ourselves and others. 

THP Intentions:

Supporting people in self and other-awareness.
  • Support participants in confirming they are in the accurate territory for their personality type;
  • Empower each person to gain more presence by increasing self-awareness of their own level of development;
  • Reinforce the fundamentals of the Enneagram as a human development tool by explaining the gifts and essential qualities, core beliefs, avoidance patterns, defense mechanisms, and patterns of reactivity associated with each type;
  • Develop compassion and appreciation for the unconscious ways personality challenges and/or potentiates our work in relationships, and troubleshoot existing difficulties that accompany each personality type;
  • Practice proven strategies for managing reactions to stress and conflict; and
  • Instill a common language for self- and other-awareness among participants.​

Next Steps

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