First developed in California in the 1970s, the Enneagram system of personality types is now a leading edge, human technology used by therapists, coaches, business leaders, spiritual directors, parents and teachers in countries around the world.

Featured Program

The Holistic Enneagram


An Online Class with Peter O’Hanrahan
Video (or audio) participation online via Zoom or phone
Four Wednesdays: 4-6pm Pacific, 7-9pm Eastern
May 1, May 8, (skip May 15) May 22, May 29, 2019

Four presentations on key concepts and applications of the Enneagram, organized by the three-center model of head, heart and body. Learn more about how to use this model for your inner work and your relationships - with self awareness and practice.  

Topics will Include:
•     Nine character structures based in three centers
•     Habits of mind – how they serve us, and how we get stuck
•     A new language for the emotional habits and how to work with your heart center
•     Biological temperament and the somatic patterns and practices for each type
•     The defense systems and the lead center - idealization, avoidance, defense mechanism 
•     The interaction of the heart and body within subtypes
•     Love and Relationships from three centers - when centers are working together and when they are in conflict

The first hour of teaching will be recorded and made available to participants. The second hour will consist of discussion and personal sharing (not recorded).

Cost: $140/series  (with recordings available if you miss a class)
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It’s easy to join via Zoom! You don’t need a Zoom account, just click on the internet link or join by phone. (Information provided in advance)

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If you are new to the Enneagram, you will find descriptions of the nine personality types and the applications of the system. If you already know the system you will find articles on many topics and opportunities to further your study. And you'll also find links to Enneagram friends and colleagues who are excellent resources.

Our services include:

  • Training for businesses and organizations - communication, teams and leadership

  • Public workshops - the Enneagram Panel workshop, Communication and Relationship Skills, the Instinctual Subtypes, the Embodied Enneagram, and others

  • Consulting and coaching - for individuals, couples, and organizations

  • Teacher certification with The Narrative Enneagram Professional Training Program

    Contact Peter  510-234-1600

Peter O'Hanrahan
has been working with the Enneagram system for 40 years. He is a training associate with The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) and the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) with Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD, and is a senior associate with The Enneagram in Business with Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD.

Peter's 2019 EPTP Schedule

The Enneagram Intensive
Menlo Park, CA, Feb. 9-14
Menlo Park, CA, Aug. 3-8
Nashville, TN (Part 1) Oct. 4-6
Guangzhou, China, Nov. 15-20

Instincts & Subtypes
Menlo Park, CA, Feb. 18-19
Menlo Park, CA, Aug. 12-13
Cincinnati, OH, Nov 2-3

The Typing Process
Denver, CO, April 5-7
Menlo Park, CA, Aug. 14-16

Narrative Teacher Training
Menlo Park, CA, Aug. 17-19

Building Better Relationships find out more
Berkeley, CA Thursdays 7-9pm May 9-30
Singapore, Sept. 20-22 for more info

The Holistic Enneagram - Online Class
Weds. evenings, 4-6 PST  May 1, 8, 22, 29

The Embodied Enneagram
Singapore, Sept. 23-25 for more info

Instinctual Subtypes
Guangzhou, China, June 15-18

Love and Relationship in Three Centers
Presentation for IEA Conference, July 27

Monthly Study Group series find out more
Richmond, CA, Friday nights Sept. - Dec.

Please check back for 2019 teaching and workshop updates…

"Peter in one of the premier Enneagram teachers in the world.  His mastery is informed by several decades of teaching this model coupled with his consistent efforts to develop precision and refine the language when describing the layers and intersecting dynamics found within the Enneagram.  His commitment to his own personal development and background in somatic therapies and counseling provide him with a strong foundation for understanding the psychological landscape of the Enneagram.  Peter’s teaching style is clear, open and receptive allowing his students to contact their own knowledge and inner truth and setting a field of safety and acceptance for their individual experience, challenges and strengths." 
- Emile Haddad, business coach and enneagram teacher