The Inner Observer
 

NEW VIDEO WORKSHOP WITH HELEN PALMER

Patterns of Being: Where the Narrative Enneagram Meets Integral

We are honored and excited to announce the launch of a new video workshop, Patterns of Being: Where the Narrative Enneagram Meets Integral.

Recorded during one of Helen Palmer's workshops in Boulder, CO in the Spring of 2013, this nine-hour program helps to awaken the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition in your own life, while enriching it with the unique insights and perspectives revealed by the Integral approach – one that combines the best elements of what all of the world's cultures tell us about human potential, including spiritual, psychological and social development.

   
 
The Inner Observer Series   Seeing Through Your Blind Spots
 

  
The Inner Observer Series

by

Helen Palmer

"The immediate goal is to recognize the inner patterns that drive your outer behavior. These patterns vary according to the type of person you are, and can be internally witnessed by a faculty of spiritual awareness commonly called the Inner Observer".

     

Seeing Through Your Blind Spots

in the Harvard Business Review Blog

Enjoy this article about the Enneagram in the Harvard Business Review by Tony Schwartz, the president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent at Anything. Helen's book, The Enneagram, is referenced. Quoting from the article: "To facilitate this discussion, we used a tool called the Enneagram — a personality typing system akin to Myers-Briggs, but for my money, much richer, more penetrating and more practically useful."

             
Who is Helen Palmer?
 

Helen Palmer is:

  • a teacher of intuition, psychology and a point of contact between them, the Enneagram, a matrix of personality structures that recognizes nine observable points of view. Helen presents the Enneagram "from the inside out", through seminars, workshops and online courses;
  • a published author, currently translated into twenty-eight different languages;
  • a co-founder of the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Teacher Program which trains and certifies presenters of the Enneagram worldwide;
  • a founding director of the International Enneagram Association; and
  • a co-chair of the first International Enneagram Conference held at Stanford University in 1994. This website is devoted to Helen Palmer's unique understanding of the Enneagram which integrates psychology and spirituality, a perspective which is the result of working with the system over the last thirty plus years. Critical to that perspective is what's known as "witnessing consciousness" or the "Inner Observer". Read on to learn more.
 
What is the Enneagram.....   NEW! Inner Observer Series
  The Enneagram is a highly sophisticated system of nine personality profiles that are meant to help us know ourselves and others “as we/they are to themselves”. Each type profile serves as a customized road map for on-going personal growth consistent with categories of modern psychological typology. The nine types are as follows:
The Mediator The Perfectionist The Giver The Performer The Tragic Romantic The Observer The Loyal Skeptic The Epicure The Protector
 
        1 The Perfectionist
        2 The Giver
        3 The Performer
        4 The Romantic
        5 The Observer
        6 The Loyal Skeptic
        7 The Epicure
        8 The Protector
        9 The Mediator
  
This tour of the types confirms that the Enneagram is real, valid, and observable in our everyday lives as a tool for personal growth and development. To learn how you can apply its wisdom and guidance for creating a better and more fulfilling life read on.
     
The Inner Observer Part I: The Categories of Type/A Guided Meditation is Helen Palmer's guided introduction to the Inner Observer. Helen skillfully introduces the listener to the mechanics of attention while providing a direct experience of that aspect of awareness known as the Inner Observer. This 30 minute (approx) audio is a must for the daily practice of the Enneagram in service to ongoing personal transformation and spiritual development. $14.95 Running time approximately 30 minutes.  


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New! The second half of Helen's Inner Observer teaching, The Inner Observer Part II: Faculties of the Inner Observer completes her introduction to this largely overlooked faculty of spiritual consciousness. In combination, Parts I and II are a crucial addition to your understanding of the Enneagram's spiritual purpose. $14.95 Running time approximately 30 minutes.
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New! The Inner Observer Audio Set includes The Inner Observer Part I: The Categories of Type and Part II: Faculties of the Inner Observer. Part I is a guided introduction to the Inner Observer in which Helen skillfully introduces the listener to the mechanics of attention while providing a direct experience of that aspect of awareness known as the Inner Observer. Part II of Helen's Inner Observer teaching completes Helen's introduction to this largely overlooked faculty of spiritual consciousness. $26.95 Total Running time approximately 60 minutes.  
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FREE Downloads   Helen's APA-approved Enneagram-based E-Course
 

Recommended for both new and experienced students of the Enneagram

A Mini-Meditation: The Inner Observer
Listen as Helen Palmer introduces you to the reality of your own “Inner Observer”. This free audio download is quick, persuasive, and personal in its presentation of that aspect of our awareness Click here for free downloadsso fundamental to the practice of the Enneagram.

What are the Categories of Type?
In this three minute audio download, Helen offers an orientation to what stands between your type and access to higher realms of knowing, a subject so fundamental to effective self-observational practice.

Focus of Attention
Each of the nine Enneagram types is marked by a distinctive habitual focus of attention. This particular pattern of thinking and feeling, called the “cognitive-emotional habit” is most apparent when a person is under stress.

      Using the Enneagram for Psychological Assessment and Practice

"Brillant" is the one word used to describe "Using the Enneagram for Psychological Assessment and Practice" by those who have taken the course. This is because the material is relevant, the insights unique, and the benefits multiple.

Team-taught by Helen Palmer and Marlene Cresci-Cohen, Phd., this first-ever American Psychological Association approved Enneagram-based online course is available for continuing education credit through one of our educational partners, Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

It is also suitable for any serious student of the Enneagram who is interested in deepening their self-understanding and those with whom they are in relationship. And if that isn't enough, you can learn at your own pace according to your own schedule. Click here to learn more.

             
How can I learn more?
 
  1. Accurately identify your type. Take a typing test or arrange for a typing interview with a Helen Palmer/EPTP certified Enneagram practitioner.

  2. Tour this website and enjoy video clips of each of the Nine Types. Be sure to read the highlighted bullet-point of self-observations reported by long-term students of the Enneagram; Does any of this sound familiar?

  3. Register for one of Helen's workshops, seminars or online courses. An e-course is an especially effective and efficient way to learn the system.

  4. Visit our shopping cart and choose from a variety of Enneagram products based on Helen's teachings. It's another excellent way to cultivate your knowledge and develop fluency with the system.