Path to Freedom (PtF)

What are the prerequisites for Path to Freedom? 

PtF applicants are required to complete EPP’s foundational Enneagram course, 9PrisonsONEKey, prior to applying to participate in PtF. You are expected to have developed familiarity with the teachings in the Wisdom of the Enneagram book, and already engaged with the self-awareness practices introduced in 9PrisonsONEKey.

How many courses are there in Path To Freedom (PtF)? 

There are four courses in the PTF program. Each course consists of three or four, 3-hour sessions. In addition, there is approximately 15 hours of self-guided work that is supported by EPP’s Learning Management System (LMS). The courses are as follows:

Course 1: Navigating our Territory

    • Session 1 (3-hours)
    • Session 2 (3-hours)
    • Session 3 (3-hours)
    • Session 4 (3-hours)

Course 2: How We Develop

    • Session 1 (3-hours)
    • Session 2 (3-hours)
    • Session 3 (3-hours)

Course 3: Addicted to Personality

    • Session 1 (3-hours)
    • Session 2 (3-hours)
    • Session 3 (3-hours)

Course 4: Defenses & Reactivity

    • Session 1 (3-hours)
    • Session 2 (3-hours)
    • Session 3 (3-hours)
    • Session 4 (3-hours)

When I apply for Path to Freedom (PtF), am I committing to completing all four courses in the program?

Yes. We do not offer the courses in PtF out of sequence, nor do we offer the option of taking them individually. Path to Freedom is designed to take you on an inner journey, supported by EPP Guides, our intentional curriculum, and a compassionate community with whom you will be invited to grow, soften, heal, unfold, and transform. Each course within PtF builds upon the previous course, reinforces practices that support your inner work, and helps to cultivate self-awareness. We ask you to commit to completing all four courses in the program in succession, and invite you to consider your capacity, level of commitment, and availability as you assess your overall readiness to participate in our intensive course of study. PtF is a significant commitment of time and energy.

What is the format of Path to Freedom (PtF)?

EPP uses a blended-learning model that includes facilitated zoom gatherings, ongoing small group work, and self-guided online learning through EPP’s Learning Management System (LMS). The format is as follows:

  • PtF participants will be organized into 15-20-person cohorts, supported by two EPP Guides;
  • Each of the four courses contains three or four, 3-hour virtual gatherings facilitated by EPP Guides for a total of 14 classes
  • Each participant is assigned to a small group comprised of four to five participants to support accountability, and provide ongoing space for reflection, discussion, and practice; and
  • Self-guided online learning through EPP’s LMS.

If I want to apply for EPP’s Guide Training Program (GTP), do I have to complete Path to Freedom (PtF)?

Yes. PtF is a prerequisite to applying for EPP’s Guide Training Program (GTP). There are no exceptions to this requirement.

I am already a certified Enneagram Teacher and/or IEA Accredited Professional, am I still required to complete Path to Freedom (PtF) prior to applying for EPP’s Guide Training Program (GTP)?

Yes. PtF is a prerequisite for everyone seeking to apply for GTP. There are no exceptions. While additional Enneagram training outside of EPP is valuable and encouraged for self-development, all prospective GTP participants are required to complete 9P1K and PtF prior to applying for GTP.