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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 workshop:

Instincts and Subtypes 

                  2-DAY Workshop with PETER O'HANRAHAN
                       August 19-20, 2017 / Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, CA
                       November 11-12, 2017 / Transfiguration Center, Cincinnati, OH
                                     Bring your partner, family member or friend ­– and save $35 each                                    To learn more and for registration info - InstinctsSubtypes

This stand-alone workshop is also part of our Enneagram Narrative Core Program.
The format includes short presentations, panel interviews guided practices and discussion.

Working with the Enneagram’s instinctual subtypes (self-preservation, one-to-one and social)
is a vital part of inner work and returning to our essential self. The 27 subtypes also illuminate the important variations among people of the same personality type. In key relationships, understanding subtypes brings these primary areas of focus to each person’s awareness and provides a language to describe similarities and differences. 

  •   Connect to a greater sense of security, well-being and purpose
  •   Gain a better understanding of why people think, feel and act differently
  •   Improve communication, reduce conflict and build new bridges with loved ones
  •   Learn to meet each others’ needs for security, identity, contact and withdrawal

On this website

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. 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 Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training Program

Contact Peter            


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Peter O'Hanrahan has been working with the Enneagram system for 40 years. He is a training associate with Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) 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. 

Special Enneagram Event

A path to better relationships, self-awareness and spiritual growth, join us for an evening w/ Peter & Helen Palmer at  
Mill Valley Community Center, CA, Sept. 21

Peter's 2017 EPTP Schedule

The Enneagram Intensive
Menlo Park, CA, Feb. 4-9
Menlo Park, CA, July 29 - Aug. 3
Beijing, China, Dec. 7-12

The Typing Process
Menlo Park, CA, Feb. 15-17
Menlo Park, CA, Aug. 7-9
Beijing, China, Dec. 14-17

Instincts & Subtypes
Menlo Park, CA, Feb. 13-14
Menlo Park, CA, Aug. 19-20
Beijing, China, May 28-31
Cincinnati, OH, Nov. 11-12

Narrative Teacher Training
Menlo Park, CA, Feb. 18-20
Menlo Park, CA, Aug. 10-12

Classes & Workshops 2017

Ongoing Monthly Study group
Richmond Heights, CA, Sept. - Dec.
see more info 

Create Better Relationships
Mill Valley, CA, October 14

Embodied Enneagram
Beijing, China, June 1-4

An Introduction to the Enneagram
Park City, UT May 12

Build Better Relationships
Saratoga, CA, April 29-30

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