Introducing Path to Freedom…
Path to Freedom (PtF) is part of EPP’s Enneagram Training Program, and a component of how we train potential “guides” to teach EPP’s compassionate curriculum in prisons and jails around the world. While PtF is open to all who are interested in deepening their understanding of self and others through a progressive unfolding of EPP’s compassionate curriculum, please note that it is a prerequisite for those who wish to apply to EPP’s Guide Training Program, regardless of previous Enneagram training, certifications, or background.
After successful completion of 9PrisonsONEKey, EPP’s foundational Enneagram course, participants are invited to apply to Path to Freedom. PtF consists of the following four courses, which are taught in sequence over four consecutive months:
EPP is offering PtF to the public for the first time in January 2021. Applicants are asked to commit to completing all four courses beginning in January and concluding the last week of April 2021.
- Four courses (Navigating our Territory; How We Develop; Addicted to Personality; and Defenses & Reactivity)
- Twelve 3 hour live zoom sessions facilitated by EPP Guides (36 hours)
- Self-guided learning through EPP’s Learning Management System (approximately 15 hours)
- Reading in the Wisdom of the Enneagram by Riso and Hudson
- Weekly 60-minute self-guided small group meetings (small groups assigned during first session of Navigating Our Territory and maintained through conclusion of Defenses and Reactivity) (15 hours)
“We are all just walking each other home.”
– Ram Dass
Commitment and Expectations
As with all of our courses, we ask that participants not be “passengers” in their learning and growth. PtF participants are expected to be present for and engage in all live zoom gatherings facilitated by EPP Guides, as well as the weekly self-guided small group gatherings. In addition, you are asked to make steady progress through the course curriculum provided within EPP’s Learning Management System, which includes video, journal prompts, mindfulness and other exercises, as well as further reading to complement the learning that takes place during the facilitated zoom gatherings.
As you consider your readiness to apply to participate in PtF, please think about your current capacity and availability to commit to both weekly in-person gatherings, in addition to ongoing self-guided learning through the above mentioned platforms. We anticipate a total of 66 hours of time required to complete PtF. Weekly live sessions cannot be made up. If you miss more than one live session, we will invite you to pause and reapply to take PtF in 2022.
For those that plan to apply for EPP’s Guide Training Program, attendance and completion of LMS coursework will be considered.
Dates & Time
EPP is offering multiple cohorts to be able to accommodate as many participants as possible. Each cohort is limited to approximately 16 participants, and facilitated by two EPP Guides. Cohorts will meet weekly on the same day and at the same time. For example, if you are selected to participate in Cohort 01, you will meet every Monday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Pacific Time. There will be a one week break between the conclusion of each course and the beginning of the next course.
Applicants are invited to provide their availability based on the following regular meeting days and start times. The first session for all cohorts will begin the week of January 18, 2020. The final session will conclude the week of April 26, 2020. All times are listed in pacific time.
|Day of the week||Time of day (pacific time)|
|Monday||1 – 4 pm PT|
|Monday||5 – 8 pm PT|
|Tuesday||9 – 12 noon PT|
|Tuesday||1 – 4 pm PT|
|Wednesday||9 – 12 noon PT|
|Wednesday||1 – 4 pm PT|
|Thursday||5 – 8 pm PT|
|Friday||1 – 4 pm PT|
|Saturday||9 – 12 noon PT|
|Saturday||1 – 4 pm PT|
|2021 Path to Freedom – Calendar at a Glance|
|Course||Week||Live Session||# of hours|
|Navigating our Territory||January 18||1||3 hours|
|Navigating our Territory||January 25||2||3 hours|
|Navigating our Territory||February 1||3||3 hours|
|How We Develop||February 15||1||3 hours|
|How We Develop||February 22||2||3 hours|
|How We Develop||March 1||3||3 hours|
|Addicted to Personality||March 15||1||3 hours|
|Addicted to Personality||March 22||2||3 hours|
|Addicted to Personality||March 29||3||3 hours|
|Defenses & Reactivity||April 12||1||3 hours|
|Defenses & Reactivity||April 19||2||3 hours|
|Defenses & Reactivity||April 26||3||3 hours|