Synod 2022 - Saturday 15 October, Otorohanga - Register here!


Introductory Course

What is the Enneagram?

The enneagram is a model of personality that helps us understand the way we view the world and the path to self-development.

It describes nine different worldviews, each of which leads to a different strategy we use to get what we need in the world. These strategies help us but they can also limit us and make us react on autopilot. 

Learning about the enneagram helps us to relax those habitual patterns of behaviour, build on our strengths and improve our relationships. 

About the workshop leaders:

Introduction to the Enneagram will normally be led by Anna Sutton and Julian Perkins. Julian is an Anglican priest, chaplain at Waikato Hospital and regional manager for the Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy. He has provided enneagram training for church groups and leadership teams as well as workshops on using the enneagram in prayer. Anna is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato. She did her PhD research on the enneagram as a personality model and self-development tool and has led workshops using the enneagram at work. 

Anna and Julian are qualified enneagram teachers in the narrative tradition, which was co-founded by Helen Palmer and David Daniels. The narrative approach uses people’s own stories to bring the enneagram to life. Learning about and experiencing the enneagram types in people's own words helps us to understand others better and see how their views of the world may differ from our own. 

The teaching and interactive activities in this workshop encourage self‑reflection and help you to identify your personality type. You will learn how your type affects your approach to life and your relationships with others.

Taking part in this workshop will help you gain:

  • An introduction to the nine enneagram personality types
  • Increased awareness of your own motives and worldview
  • Understanding of your patterns of behaviour and guidelines for self-development
  • Deepened appreciation of the different motivations and priorities that your family, friends and colleagues may have

Next Course: August 15

Please email Rev Sharon Ross Ensor by Friday, August 7th.

Tea/coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch or you can buy food at Chartwell Shopping Centre just across the road from the church.