For the first time…
Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) is offering a virtual introductory Enneagram workshop facilitated by EPP Faculty, including EPP Founder and Human Potentialist Susan Olesek.
This workshop will illuminate how we are all in a prison of our own making in the ways that we suffer our personality, and make clear that we all hold the key to our own freedom.
Participants will learn EPP’s foundational approach to teaching the Enneagram, which begins with an exploration of what’s right with us.
The Enneagram is an intelligent and incisive self-awareness tool for personal transformation and spiritual growth. For those who have studied the Enneagram of Personality, we know that it provides a clear roadmap to understanding why we do the things we do.
At EPP we begin our journey of self-discovery with the fundamental approach that there is nothing wrong with you, and that each of us is already whole. Using the Enneagram as a systematic map of nine essential qualities to remember what is right about us, we learn to recognize the patterned ways in which we are so self-forgetting.
A Profound Path to Self-Awareness
Participants will come away with a deeper and more compassionate understanding of both self and others. EPP recognizes personality as an intelligent survival system, learned in childhood, and carried into our adulthoods in ways that can be both productive and self-limiting. You will come away empowered with the most important knowledge that exists – self-knowing, which will create opportunities for greater self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-compassion.
There are no pre-requirements for this workshop.
Registration is open to ALL who are interested in deepening their relationship with self and others through an understanding of the Enneagram. Both beginners and seasoned Enneagram students will benefit.
For those who are interested in applying to EPP’s Guide Training Program, this workshop is being introduced as a prerequisite. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to us for more information.
EPP’s vision is to free people – all over the world – from the prisons of our own making. Inspired by this vision, our shared values, and a deep commitment to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces, we are offering an uncommon approach to tuition for the 9 Prisons ONE Key™ workshop, which we have modeled after the Pachamama Alliances’ Game Changer Intensive.
This donation-based tuition model is voluntary and is paid at the end of the course. Upon completion, you are requested to financially invest in the workshop, selecting an amount that reflects the value you received from the course and that has integrity with respect to your financial means. If it helps, a donation of $250 helps cover the cost of one participant.
This 28.5 hour workshop includes:
Two 3-hour intimate zoom gatherings facilitated by EPP Faculty
Nine 2.5-hour (recorded) panel sessions on zoom
These gatherings will be limited to a cohort of approximately 15 people to allow for an intimate and participatory guided experience. In addition, drawing on the narrative tradition, where types speak for themselves, Faculty will host nine panel sessions on zoom, one session for each of the nine Enneagram types. The panel sessions will include a deeper exploration and teaching on the type followed by a panel discussion with exemplars exploring that particular type using the narrative tradition where people are the experts on themselves. Panel sessions will also include an opportunity for participants to process their learning in smaller breakout groups immediately following the panel with the support of an EPP Guide.
Please note: participants are asked to attend the three hour opening and closing sessions on the designated dates and times. The panel sessions will be recorded and participants may join in real-time or will have the opportunity to view a recorded version of the panel, which will be made available for viewing during a 48-hour timeframe after completion of the panel. Deeper learning will be available to those who are able to participate in real-time with the breakout rooms following the live panel session.
“The 9PrisonsONEKey workshop was an amazing journey. In a relatively short amount of time I was able to develop a much deeper understanding of all of the types, thanks to Susan’s teaching, the amazing panels she put together, and the community of people in the workshop. One life changing result of this workshop is that I am learning to identify when I am in my essence and when I am not. I am also learning to come back to myself, stay with myself and love myself through all of the ups and downs of life. I now have such a rich understanding of why we all do what we do, which is invaluable. It has helped me to develop compassion for myself and for others in a whole new way. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone. It has touched my heart and my life in such a profound way.”
“9P1K is a blessing that represents my new beginning, my work toward self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-appreciation, and self-love. 9P1K offers me a second chance at living life as God has always intended, the connection of our spirits one to another moving in harmony with His spirit. Acceptance of one another and loving each other. No guilt. No shame. No judgment. No pain. Free. 9P1K is introducing me to my true self, the person God has intended me to be from the beginning of time. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me! I/she/her can hear the chains falling. Ahh. Finally!”
“This [Enneagram] program is different in that the focus is on what is right and beautiful about each of us. The Narrative Tradition, where Types speak for themselves, was incredibly powerful to witness through this lens of “what’s right”. Watching the panel discussions, I felt a deep sense of oneness with all of the types, not just my own, and was able to appreciate all of the incredible gifts I can bring to the world when I am able to be present to my own inherent preciousness. Thank you 9 Prisons 1 Key for helping me along the path to freedom!”
“I recently completed the 9PrisonsONEKey program presented online by the Enneagram Prison Project (EPP). Our class consisted of people new to the enneagram, those who had a basic understanding of the enneagram, and those who have studied and worked with the enneagram for many years. The program was expertly taught, facilitated, and presented through narrative tradition panels.”
“I have been studying the Enneagram with Susan for some time and I was so struck and moved by how much I learned about myself, others and our common humanity through the inspirational and tender panels. I was truly able to see the beauty and goodness, the inner spark of each panelist; and seeing the common themes per type with such a diversity of experiences, was revelatory. I wish this could be taught to all high schoolers, particularly those whose life circumstances are hard, the young panelists were a true inspiration. Thank you Susan and the faculty, this program can change the world, one person, one community at a time.”
“I have taken over 25 Enneagram trainings with amazing teachers in the past 5 years. What’s very special about this program is the foundation of kindness in which everything flows from. Susan and her team beautifully hold the space for every individual to experience the transformational Enneagram of genuine love for self and others. Through listening to the sharing of each person on the panel and the participants, I got that everyone is my teacher. I experienced self compassion and the power of taking 100% responsibility for myself and my life.”
“My experience with the 9 Prisons One Key project has been so incredible and eye opening. While being a part of it I was able to learn so much more about myself and become much more in tune with why I feel or do the things I do. As a teenager it is very easy to feel alone or feel like you are not enough and this experience has shown me how special and unique every person is and that we all have strengths in our personalities and to not be ashamed of the parts of our personalities that we may not enjoy as much. I have loved getting the opportunity to be vulnerable and learn so much and grow as a human being so that we can also open our eyes to see other people in a new light to accept every person for who they are and appreciate the presence they bring.”