Helen Palmer
Helen Palmer
•  Union Institute & University
•  Harvard University
California School of Professional Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies
Esalen Institute
East China Normal University, Shanghai
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck

     Helen Palmer is an internationally recognized teacher of intuition, and the best-selling author of five works in the human consciousness sector.  Her two books, The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life and The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships are perennial best-sellers, currently translated into 28 languages.  

     Helen is the co-founder with Dr. David Daniels of the Enneagram Professional Training Program offered by Enneagram Worldwide. Helen co-chaired the 1994 first International Enneagram Conference held at Stanford University with Dr. Daniels, and is a founding director of the International Enneagram Association.

     In addition, Helen’s work with the Enneagram was the subject of a 2003 PBS documentary entitled, Breaking Out of the Box: Discovering the Enneagram She has also presented in a wide range of academic, business and spiritual institutions, establishing Enneagram scholarship in the United States, England, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, and most recently, China.  She has taught at a number of fine institutions including Union Institute and University, Harvard, John F. Kennedy University, Loyola of Chicago, the California School of Professional Psychology, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She also been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Esalen Institute. Helen has been recognized with numerous academic awards including as a Fellow of the Noetic Sciences Institute. The most recent honor was bestowed by the prestigious Waldzell Institute of Vienna, Austria, where she was a presenter at the Institutes 2004 annual international conference. In attendance were recognized leaders in various fields, including three Nobel Laureates. 

Ken Wilber says about Helen Palmer ... Richard Rohr says about Helen Palmer ...

     "Any truly Integral approach would include within its survey of the world the many different Types of consciousness, and the Enneagram provides one of the most sophisticated Type systems available.  And of the many approaches to the Enneagram, I believe one of the best is Helen Palmers', due to its empirical grounding and its wonderful comprehensiveness.  I highly recommend any of her works on the topic, as well as the various courses that she also offers."


     "Helen Palmer teaches the Enneagram with an in-depth and clinical clarity that can only help and strengthen those who are seeking to use it for spiritual direction, Christian guidance, or even the classic "reading of souls".  She is standing on the 13th Century teaching of my fellow Franciscan, Blessed Raymond Lull, who successfully used the ancient Enneagram as a lingua franca to mutually evangelize warring Christians and Moslems.  This is a very proven, traditional, and tested tool for both the "conversion of morals", and the "discernment of spirits" which St. Paul calls one of the major Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:10)."