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Come and experience the Enneagram symbol for yourself in a hands-on, down-to earth way. We’ll work with a powerful Enneagram mat so you have an embodied, first-hand experience of the essential qualities contained and flowing here. Weather permitting, we’ll do ‘wild Enneagram’ energy work, outside in the beautiful natural surroundings or Avalon Permaculture Gardens.

The Enneagram is an ancient symbol found in sacred geometry. An ever-moving map of movement, connection, flow and change. The philosopher Gurdjieff said it could give insight into anything we might hope to understand. Today, The Enneagram is best-known as an astonishingly accurate map of human experience: personality, identity and relationship.

The symbol’s nine points describe nine different ways of seeing, feeling, knowing and experiencing the world: nine ‘styles’ or ‘types’. The Enneagram holds a mirror up to who we are and how we live, both WHAT we do and WHY we do it. It links what’s on the surface with our inner world, our actions with our motivations, shaped by essential inner qualities. On a very practical level, how we see ourselves and how others see us.

The Enneagram symbol shows nine ways of being, nine essential qualities that shape our feelings, thoughts and actions. Each point has a positive spiritual quality that drives our greatest longing and our keenest disappointment. It’s where we may shine in the world and in relationship. It is also often personally unseen yet seen by others. So the symbol shows nine ways we lose sight of who we really are and how we may get back on track. How to connect more truly with who we are, with people, place, spirit and life’s full potential.

In this workshop, if you’re new to the Enneagram you may discover your ‘home base’ point. If you’ve already found it, you’ll be able to re-assess and take your learning deeper. Whatever your starting point, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Experience the Enneagram as a resource for deeper connection

• Feel the power of standing in your ‘home base’ and sensing your unique life-force.

• Uncover the core quality that resonates at each point.

• Sense into your ‘connecting’ points across the symbol as resources for growth and change: explore ways to draw on


• Explore the relationship challenges revealed by the Enneagram to better understand yourself and those around you.

• Explore a chosen issue in your life right now, in the context of Enneagram insights

The Enneagram is a living map, a symbol that crosses social, cultural, spiritual and religious boundaries. Carl Jung famously said symbols cannot be understood with the mind alone, they have to be experienced. Just reading about it won’t get us there! Yet in community, in workshops such as this, we have a rare opportunity to uncover the wisdom of the symbol.

We need deeper ways of understanding ourselves and our planet to meet the escalating challenges of 21st century life on earth. Working with the Enneagram symbol is such a way.

Why not come and join us? Book here, or contact me for a chat about the workshop

Dates: Friday 10th - Sunday 12th June 2022

 Friday 7.00pm for 7.30pm start - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 6.30pm
Sunday 10am - 4.30pm

Cost: £185 including lunch on both days.

Food: We provide simple, organic vegetarian lunches on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are staying on site we provide a simple, self-serve breakfast is included. On Saturday evening (not included) you may like to bring ingredients for a communally created meal, or make independent arrangements as you prefer.

Accommodation: Available on site click here for all options.

About Helen English

MA (Cantab), MSc, Chartered MCIPD. Certified Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition. Certified Integral Development Coach (New Ventures West)

Helen is a coach, healer, group facilitator and organisation consultant with a long career in people development and change alongside more personal spiritual growth-work.

Helen brings a Taoist shamanic wisdom tradition, Many years of Tai Chi practice and a strong grounding in systemic constellations. These have a profound influence on her approach to working with groups and individuals.

Since 2001 the Enneagram has played a key part. Helen certified in the US with Helen Palmer and David Daniels and with British mentor Karen Webb before co-founding community-based Enneagram Alive in the UK. She is a faculty member with Enneagram Training, providing licensed, professional Enneagram qualifications in the UK. Helen is an active professional member and presenter with the International Enneagram Association, most recently at the Egypt IEA Conference.

Helen works regularly with organisations, leadership teams and individuals, bringing Enneagram-inspired coaching and consulting to enable transformation. Her work centres on enabling profound change, healing and growth and on improving and deepening relationships; with ourselves, with one another, with nature, with places and with Spirit.

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