about the Enneagram
The word “Enneagram” stems from two Greek words, “ennea,” which means “nine” and “gram,” which refers to “a drawing, figure, or shape.” The Enneagram is a nine-pointed figure inscribed in a circle. We can view it as a relief map that represents our inner landscape. It guides us, as we delve below the surface and explore a rich system of information about human behavior and our deepest motivations.
As a system, the Enneagram conveys knowledge about nine distinct but interrelated personality styles. Each style sees and experiences the world through a different lens and moves through the world with different gifts, challenges, and opportunities for achieving growth and wholeness.
Looking for more information about the Enneagram? Here are some websites and books you may find helpful.
Please note, Enneagram Minnesota does not endorse any single resource, but we offer this information as beginning points for exploration.
Business and Coaching Application
Want to work with someone who specializes in the Enneagram? Here are some people you may want to meet.
Please note, Enneagram Minnesota does not endorse any single person, but we offer this list as a point for exploration.
Karen Carlsen – specializes in grief and loss
Lyndsey Fraser – Couples, Relationship & Sex Therapist
Lisa Harrell – holistic & spiritual approach
Kathy Heuser – specializes in trauma
Rachel Larson – EMDR/somatic work, trauma, couples, individuals
There are so many ways to learn about Enneagram. Here are some other options.
International Enneagram Association – hosts events from many different teachers around the world
Journeying With the Enneagram – with Chelsea Forbrook
Full Circle Enneagram Certification – with Anne Muree
9 Prisons One Key Training – Enneagram Prison Project
Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
The Narrative Enneagram – trainings and certifications
Maine Enneagram Center for Transformation and Well-Being – Certification Program for Addiction Specialists, Therapists and Counselors with Michael Naylor
Our parent organization, the International Enneagram Association (IEA), offers resources including:
Annual IEA Global Conference
Global Conferences – “Foundations for the Future, Celebrating 25 Years of the IEA ” is the next global conference. It will be held in Oakland, CA on July 26-28, 2019. Learn more at IEA conferences and events.
The IEA has an Accreditation program for individual Enneagram teachers, Enneagram Training Programs, and Enneagram Schools. IEA Accreditation serves as a mark of excellence for Enneagram teachers, professionals, and training programs. Learn more about IEA accreditation.
IEA Nine Points
An online gathering place for the global Enneagram community to share ideas and articles. Visit IEA Nine Points.
“Beyond Your Number” Enneagram journals
Enneaplaque – a Meditation Tool
Enneagram Songs by Sleeping At Last