Sarah Walston MA MEd LMHC - Enneagram Teacher and Coach
About the instructor
For close to two decades now I’ve had the pleasure of studying the Enneagram with several leading teachers. I am an Accredited Professional of the International Enneagram Association, a Certified Teacher with Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition, and a student of The Diamond Approach to Inner Realization.
With masters degrees in Education and Applied Behavioral Science, and over 14 years in private practice as a mental health counselor, helping people align with their truth is a deep calling of mine. I have spent over 600 hours in various Enneagram trainings, and thousands of hours sharing it in groups, organizations, and one-on-one. I never tire of it! The layers continue to deepen and reveal new dimensions.
I am thrilled to share the power of Enneagram with people, and am especially drawn to working in depth with those who want to use it as a tool of personal transformation.
In my coaching work I help individuals and couples create the lives their souls are longing for. It is my privilege and honor to help people stay awake and keep opening to new possibilities in themselves.
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Are You Ready to Live the Life Your Soul Has Been Longing For?
- Have you ever wondered what really makes you tick?
- And what about those other mysterious people in your life?
- Are you ready to understand how you get in your own way?
- Do you want to know yourself at a deeper level?
- Are you ready for a breakthrough in your relationships?
- Do you want to leverage your personal or spiritual growth?
- Are you tired of repeating old patterns that don’t serve you anymore?
Yes? Then meet:
Your Self-Awareness and Relationship Power-Tool!
An ancient and modern tool that illuminates nine distinct motivations of human behavior, the Enneagram is a map of human diversity that can give you insight to become more aware, compassionate, effective, authentic, and free.
- If you’ve been baffled about how your boss or partner or child insists on seeing things in that ridiculous way…
…the Enneagram can help with that.
- If you are confused why you continue to behave in the same ways that keep leaving you frustrated or lonely…
…the Enneagram can help with that.
- If you give yourself a hard time for how you approach things…
…the Enneagram can help with that.
- If you feel constrained, deadened or unable to connect in the way you’d like…
…the Enneagram can help with that.
- If you see that you are not living the life your soul is longing for…
…the Enneagram can help with that.
The Enneagram offers a deep understanding of ourselves and others that can allow huge breakthroughs in chronic conflicts, stuck relationship dynamics, and personal performance.
And this is just the beginning. The Enneagram as a tool is useful right away, and there are additional rich layers that continue to invite powerful insights and leverage for personal growth.
Cracking the Human Code
Let’s admit it: people can be confounding!
Before I knew the Enneagram, even as an empathetic person, I couldn’t fathom why certain people approached life the way they did. How could they think it was a good idea to persist in their baffling ways? Why couldn’t they be more like me? (HA!)
Of course I confounded myself too. I didn’t understand why I kept behaving in ways that didn’t get me the connection or results that I wanted. Why was it so hard for me to change my patterns even when I could see they weren’t useful to me?
When the Enneagram explained how this all makes sense, I felt instantly empowered. I could now understand my own and other people’s motivations. Compassion and objectivity were more available to me, as well as a sense about how to approach things in a more effective way.
I’ve always had a knack for understanding people and what makes them tick, but it wasn’t until I learned the Enneagram that I could give that gift of understanding to others in a powerful and lasting way.
Learning the Enneagram can open up the deep territory that you’ve been immersed in all this time, perhaps without realizing it.
The way it illuminates why we do what we do is unparalleled in the study of psychology and spirituality. The self-awareness that it provides alone can be life-changing. Applying what it indicates, even can be even more transformative.
More Than a Personality Typology
Especially inspiring in learning the Enneagram was the implicit promise that I didn’t have to keep living in the cage that my personality was mandating. I learned I was much more than who I usually take myself to be.
Working with the Enneagram has allowed me to appreciate my gifts, to face my shadow, and to see things in front of me freshly, instead of out of patterned thinking and feeling.
Most importantly, the Enneagram has invited me into territory where I begin to experience more and more of who and what I truly am. I am not ultimately my personality pattern or traits.
“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.” -- Albert Einstein
This promise of the Enneagram is about knowing your essential self and experiencing the freedom your soul is longing for. This is what I love to work with people toward discovering, contacting and developing.
But we can’t get there without seeing the patterns first— getting intimate with them. That’s what this workshop I’ve created for you offers.
Finding Your Style
The Enneagram describes nine distinct patterns of feeling, thinking and acting that are driven from deep perceptions about the self and the world.
It can be very affirming to have your worldview reflected to you through this lens. Finally- there’s clarity about how your way makes sense!
It can also be disturbing- as we learn that each of the nine points of view are essentially based on a mis-perception of reality. The way we each see the world has big gaps in it. And each of the nine types has its own predictable blindspots.
"...unless you know the basic mechanics behind the workings of the ego, you won't recognize it, and it will trick you into into identifying with it again and again.” -- Eckhart Tolle
The Enneagram helps you see these mechanics and undo the inner tricks you play on yourself without realizing it.
9 Different World Views
After we plot ourselves on the map, seeing which vantage point we specialize in and default to, we can then develop awareness and choices about where and how we can travel next.
Which one of these mantras do you think might represent your point of view?
- I’m really good at being who you want me to be.
- I’m easy going. I don’t rock the boat.
- Nothing personal, but I’d rather just be alone.
- I can find the bright side of anything!
- I tell it like it is. If you don’t like it, too bad.
- We should all work on improving ourselves and the world.
- I trust authority, except when I don’t.
- I love helping people— I can’t help myself!
- Mediocrity = Death.
NOTE: Discovering your type is not about putting you into a box, but rather helping out of the one you are already inevitably in.
As you explore the 9 points of view the Enneagram describes, you may have a sense about your point of view right away, or it may take some time and discernment. Each of us actually has all of these 9 energies within us. It’s just that a few of them, and one in particular, has the most pull on us. And sometimes it can be truly surprising when we find out which approach is our key strategy.
Why Enneagram Panels?
In this workshop you’ll learn the essentials of this dynamic system directly from the experts, and discover how its wisdom can enrich your life.
By experts I mean panelists of each of the 9 types explaining what it is like to come from their point of view.
Panelists can transmit the heart of each type in a multidimensional way that is not possible in a book or from a test. Witnessing real humans you get to learn in four dimensions. You can see what’s similar and different between living examples instead of imagining what that might look, feel like, or sound like from a written description.
Learning this way, you not only understand cognitively, but can feel the emotional tone, the energy, and the body language of the 9 styles. Through their narratives, you can sense a resonance or “gestalt” of the way each type feels.
You can read Enneagram books and take Enneagram tests, but neither of these is guaranteed to give you an accurate assessment of your type. Unlike other personality typologies which can be determined by how you answer a quiz, the Enneagram requires an inner honesty and self-discernment process.
"I learned so much about myself, my family and my community members. It opened my heart even wider. The panels were great- the lightbulbs kept coming on!" - Brenda, participant
In my experience, learning from people who accurately understand their types and who can articulate their points of view, is the best way not only to understand the system, but to determine one’s own type.
What If I Don’t Know Anything About the Enneagram?
Perfect! This workshop will be a great starting place to offer you background, context and all the essential information needed to begin your journey.
What If I Know a Lot About the Enneagram?
That’s great too!
- If you haven’t seen a panel workshop before, get ready for the Enneagram to come alive and deepen in you.
- If you have seen panels before, you already know that each one adds to the richness of your understanding and to the matrix of impressions about each energy. I strive in the interviews to get at both typical and deeper themes of each style organically and respectfully. Experienced Enneagram students have told me it this approach has been evocative and additive for their understanding. Additionally, many panelists offer wisdom from their journey including which practices and experiences help them stay awake and rebalance their patterns.
After you take this course you will be more able to:
- Dissolve misunderstandings
- Increase empathy and compassion
- Own your strengths and weaknesses
- Understand yourself and your loved ones better
- Effectively communicate your views in a way others can understand
- Have more choice about your default patterns running you
- Understand how to leverage your personal development
- Break through old patterns that are holding you back
- Address outmoded beliefs and behaviors
- Reduce or resolve conflicts
- Communicate more effectively to different types of people
This online workshop can save you time and money while powerfully delivering you the essentials of this system. To seek out this level of content on your own would take countless hours and not be guaranteed at as high a quality.
To learn this content one-on-one with me would be valued at well over $1000. Accessing it in this form, not only saves you that cost, but also allows you to avoid travel costs and having to take time off from your personal or work life, and gives you the ability to access the content again and again as your understanding grows.
I'm so confident that you will enjoy and benefit from this workshop, I am offering a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied with your experience.
There are three different levels of engagement with this material offered, depending on how ready you are to dive in:
Package 1 - Essential Awareness
Experience this workshop and be introduced to the Enneagram, the 9 primary points of view we orient from as humans, and help you understand where you can go from there.
The Enneagram is both an ancient and modern map that allows you to see through your trappings and remember who you truly are.
The Essential Awareness Package Includes:
7 hours of online audio and video content:
- 12 evocative videos and 1 audio covering essential Enneagram introductory material
- Teaching on the 3 centers of intelligence plus awareness exercise
- Lively panel discussions for each type describing what it's like to come from their point of view- with two people of each enneatype
- Discussions about straightforward and deeper aspects of each style
- Q&A after each panel
15 pages of useful handouts:
- Explanation of the three centers of intelligence
- Unique content about each type including self-image, avoidance, paradox, key tasks, transformations, archetypes, etc.
- A handy “scorecard” to take notes while discerning your type
- Ethics of using the Enneagram in a way that supports development
- List of Enneagram resources for future enrichment
The information in this workshop can be life changing- a paradigm shift that can continue to support your development ongoing.
You will have access to all of this in the convenience of your home. You can enjoy watching and discussing at your own pace.
All of this is available for an incredible value without having to travel anywhere:
Regular price: $
Your price: $ 137 USD
This online workshop can save you time and money while powerfully delivering you the essentials of this system. To seek out this level of content on your own would take countless hours and not be guaranteed at a high quality. To learn this content one-on-one with me would be valued at well over $1000. Accessing it in this form, not only saves you that cost, but also allows you to avoid travel costs and having to take time off from your personal or work life, while still getting the benefits of this potent learning.
Package 2 - Kickstart Your Growth
If you are ready to truly engage the powerful insights the Enneagram offers, you may need support in honing in on your fundamental approach to life.
To ensure you get the most out of the material, I am offering a package that includes personalized one-on-one support in discerning or confirming your core enneatype point of view. Since we all have all 9 type energies in us, it can be challenging to feel clear about which approach is the “home base” for you.
There are “variants” of each type that can be influenced by our families, our culture, our gender conditioning, our predominant instincts, and more. With this package you can get expert, personalized support in identifying your “location” on the Enneagram.
The Kickstart Your Growth Package includes:
- All the of content of the Essential Awareness package - PLUS -
- Private 1 hour expert type discernment interview to discover or confirm your core enneatype and its key principles
- Pre-Interview assessment
- Customized notes with initial strategies to refine your understanding of your type and key awareness practices to start using this potent insight in your daily life and relationships.
Regular price: $
337 USD Your price: $ 277 USD
Package 3 - Boost Your Transformation
For those who are ready to apply their Enneagram learning to fuel their personal development right away, this package will take you beyond orientation to the system and your viewpoint in it, and will support you to engage the materially personally and directly in the places in your life that matter most to you.
The Boost your Transformation Package includes:
- All of the content of the Essential Awareness package - PLUS -
- All of the content of the Kickstart Your Growth package - PLUS -
- Three 1 hour sessions with me to apply your new insights and translate your awareness into action
- Three sets of personalized notes to integrate and apply the wisdom of the Enneagram in your daily life and relationships
Regular price: $
Your price: $ 697 USD
"It was a privilege to hear people talk about themselves in this context. It was so powerful and a great learning experience. Watching the panelists, I was deeply moved and it cracked me open to someone who frustrates me so much and whom I love so much." - Teresa
"The panels really gave an experience of the types. Prior to this I had only read about the Enneagram which is entirely different. It added to my compassion about other types. MOST Excellent!" - Maureen
“The panelists are so amazing and self-aware! I feel honored that they shared at such an intimate level. It really opened my mind and heart to what others must be feeling.” - KC
“I’ve known about the Enneagram for a long time and have read several books about it, but this format was different and powerful. I could feel and understand the types through real people and their stories in a way that is inspiring.” - ML
“There are so many benefits from learning the Enneagram, but I guess the most helpful has been to recognize how what I thought was helping was actually pushing people away from me. It was indeed a blindspot. I have come to see one of the most helpful things about the Enneagram is revealing blindspots.
If I didn’t know the Enneagram, I would still be pushing people away and not knowing why, which caused me to suffer so much. Also my thinking that I was always right did not lend itself to good relationships.” - Barbara Morris
“The simple awareness about my type has enabled me to be more present in my relationships with colleagues and my spouse. Without this I would still be stuck in self loathing and self-forgetting.” - BH
“The Enneagram has been a wonderful and insightful tool for deepening my understanding of myself and in my personal relationships. I see more fully now (though I am always learning...) how the three centers in me really help me face my fears and concerns about truly being myself. I am able to resolve conflicts better. If I did not know the Enneagram, my life would be immeasurably diminished in many tangible ways. I continue to learn each day as I reflect on my day and keep observing my reactions as I go through the day. - Susan Adrians
“The Enneagram has been for me a tool of liberation. I have come to see that the Enneagram is not really about improving the Ego, but more about being present to whatever Life is calling me to do at any given moment.
I think a main benefit lately has been to look at my step-son without becoming irritated. I believe this has helped him open up to me on occasion and have real conversations.” - John Amos
“You mean it’s not bad or wrong that I’m this way? How liberating! Thank you for your appreciative, yet balanced delivery of this material that I used to have resistance to.” -TM
“Learning the Enneagram, I’ve gained a deeper sense of appreciation for the differences and the motivations that create those difference in others. This has been helpful in the work place as well as within family and friendship circles. I have also truly appreciated finding my own edges- those places I naturally excel and those others where fine tuning or work needs to be done to become my best self.
I’ve learned that the Enneagram isn't just a personality diagnosis, but a tool that can be applied to many areas of my life. At work, it helps appreciate what my work mates contribute, as well as understand their stress or fearful responses. Instead of being offended or put off by them, now I seek to understand and make the situation more doable for both of us. In relationships, it allows me to leave space for moments when the clash of downward spiral is taking place- it allows me to leave room for these differences, too, and then approach the relationship afterward with the idea of personal work and responsibility instead of ‘making everything better.’
My life would be less rich without the Enneagram, I believe. Having clues and keys to my own personality gives me empowerment over it, and avenues to both work with, and be gentle and understanding towards it.” - Gina Mammano Van der Kam
“Suddenly my life began to make sense! Learning the principles of my personality style and to know that I am not alone has been extremely reassuring.
The Enneagram has helped me become free of unhealthy patterns and ways of relating to myself and others. It's also helping me to develop the gifts of my style and express them more freely in the world.
It has transformed my relationship with my two grown sons. We have a much closer relationship now. As I practice getting comfortable with conflict, I'm able to deal more effectively with problems that come up at work and in personal relationships, addressing problems as they arise and not waiting until things get worse.
I'd say most importantly, I'm living as if my presence does matter. I do have gifts that are needed and wanted in the world, and I want to share them.
What I appreciate and love about the Enneagram is how it helps me stay connected with my more authentic self and helps me self-correct when I veer into automatic or reactive ways of being. It also helps me develop compassion for other types and the struggles they may be experiencing.
I can't imagine trying to do life without the insight and tools the Enneagram offers to deepen understanding of ourselves and others in our world.” - Joanne Lefferts
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- Know Yourself: Welcome FREE TRIAL
- Introduction to the Enneagram
- Enneagram Diagram
- 3 Centers of Intelligence
- Enneatype Descriptions
- Enneatype Scorecard
- 3 Centers of Intelligence
- Panel: Enneatype 3 FREE TRIAL
- Panel: Enneatype 2
- Panel: Enneatype 4
- Panel: Enneatype 9
- Panel: Enneatype 8
- Panel: Enneatype 1
- Panel: Enneatype 6
- Panel: Enneatype 5
- Panel: Enneatype 7
- Discerning Your Type
- Enneagram and Ethics
- Enneagram Resources