Spotlight: The Narrative Enneagram

A new organization built on 30 years of history

As of January 1, 2018, we are pleased to announce that two nonprofits – Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) and Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT) – have combined forces to create The Narrative Enneagram (TNE).

The timing is auspicious as 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP), founded in 1988 by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD. During the past 30 years, more than 3,000 participants have attended the EPTP in 17 countries worldwide, and more than 1,000 have become Certified Enneagram Teachers or Professionals in the Narrative Tradition.

Beginning as a grassroots membership association in 1993, EANT has supported graduates of the EPTP, and evolved into an international community of teachers, students and practitioners. In recent years, ESNT was founded as an educational nonprofit to sustain and promote the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition worldwide through a comprehensive curriculum integrating psychology, spirituality and somatics.

TNE combines the best of its two mother organizations. Like ESNT, it is the container for core teachings such as the Enneagram Intensive, and offers two different professional tracks that lead to certification as Enneagram teachers or professionals. Like EANT, it also offers memberships with privileges and benefits that we hope to expand over the next several years. Watch for new branding, website updates and further announcements in coming months.



2018 Narrative Enneagram Programs


Whether you are new to the Enneagram or a long-time student, our Core Programs provide unique, life-changing experiences that will deepen your understanding of yourself and others.

Enneagram Intensive 2.0
February 23-25, Mill Valley, CA (Part 2)
August 4-9, Menlo Park, CA (6-day residential)
October 19-21, Cincinnati, OH (Part 1)
November 9-11, Cincinnati, OH (Part 2)
November 2-4, Denver, CO (Part 1)
November 30 – December 2, Denver, CO (Part 2)

Instincts and Subtypes
March 3-4, Denver, CO
March 24-25, Mill Valley, CA
August 13-14, Menlo Park, CA

Deepening Spiritual Awareness
April 20-22, Mill Valley, CA
June 22-24, Denver, CO
August 10-12, Menlo Park, CA


We offer two certification tracks – one for aspiring Enneagram teachers, and one for therapists, counselors and coaches who work one-on-one with clients.

Narrative Enneagram Advanced Teacher Training Program
February 20 – November 20, Online

The Typing Process
April 6-8, Cincinnati, OH
August 15-17, Menlo Park, CA

The Enneagram for Therapists, Counselors and Coaches
April 27-30, Cincinnati, OH

Enneagram Narrative Teacher Training
August 18-20, Menlo Park, CA


These transformative programs are designed for participants wishing to continue their journey of self-development.

Enneagram Narrative Learning Community
February 16-19, Menlo Park, CA
August 24-27, Menlo Park, CA

EANT 2018 Retreat: The Enneagram and Inner Practices – Embodying the Narrative, Embracing Our Stories
February 23-26, Tucson, AZ

The Enneagram and Spirituality: A Deep Dive into Inner Practices
April 13-14, Winston-Salem, NC

Visit our interactive schedule online for more upcoming programs, including International EPTPs and Core Faculty workshops.