The Enneagram Institute Training Program—
The Riso-Hudson Insight Approach®
The Enneagram Institute offers the most comprehensive Enneagram Training Program available anywhere in the world today. Read more about our complete four-part Training Program: Part I, Part II, Part III, and The Enneagram and the Inner Critic Workshop (Psychic Structures) or Deeper Into the Psychic Structures.
Completion of this four-part Training Program is one of the major elements in our Certification Program. The Part I Training, our in-depth foundational course, is required before taking Part II or Part III.
The Riso-Hudson Insight Approach® is a full spectrum exploration of the Enneagram and all of its elements, psychological and spiritual. The program offers a tremendous range and depth, and the content and precision of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Training Program have earned a global reputation. People from all over the world have also found the Trainings profound, deeply touching, intimate, and personally transformative. See what prior participants have said.
"I love your Enneagram work and have been studying your book 'The Wisdom of the Enneagram' for a year or so now. The more I have learned and read, the more the insights have slowly begun to reveal themselves and I have been amazed and excited by the accuracy of the system....
After reading an Enneagram book by another author several years back, I turned to 'The Wisdom of the Enneagram' and my interest was renewed. I heard a clear ring of truth and the Enneagram went from being a curiosity to something I could 'hang my hat on' right then and there. Your work is amazing: the depth and clarity but most of all the credibility that you bring to bear just astounds me. Many thanks."
New York, NY
"I have been studying and practicing the Riso-Hudson Enneagram for a few years. Working on my own personal growth and observing and subtly helping others, I am convinced that the Riso-Hudson Approach is highly accurate and has universal effects. I am Japanese and interact with people from different backgrounds. Thank you so much for your exquisite work on the Enneagram. It has been a great help. Wishing you all the best."
The Insight Approach® guides students to focus on the inner structures of the types as well as the internal dynamics of the Enneagram as a whole. Because the Insight Approach® gives people a clear understanding of this incredibly rich system, Riso-Hudson students are able to make creative applications in their areas of personal interest and professional expertise. Even more importantly, this approach has been revolutionary in fostering personal growth. Deep psycho-spiritual insight—with compassion—allows people to be aware of themselves in a way that makes self-acceptance, letting go, and lasting change possible.
"Don has proven himself time and again to be an original thinker of the Enneagram. He has made a number of significant contributions which will stand the test of time. His Training programs with Russ Hudson are a dream-come-true for anyone interested in serious, in-depth content. His teaching is accessible, brilliant, and speaks to the heart with humor, clarity, and a gentle directness that touches people in their core. Don't miss an opportunity to study with him."
Originator of Emotional & Physical Intelligence Seminars, Part II Faculty
"I am so glad that Don and Russ continue their very wise broader view of the development of the whole field of the Enneagram... This is a great part of why I want to continue to work with them and under the EI umbrella—it is a matter of integrity and heart...and trust in the beneficence of the Universe. I am always appreciative that their voices call the whole Enneagram community to expansion rather than rigidity and tightly held narrowing fears. This is, after all, the spiritual work calling us all awake."
Explorations of the Enneagram, New Mexico
The Full Spectrum of the Enneagram
An enormous wealth of Enneagram theory and practice are brought together in a rich and varied program designed to facilitate learning on a variety of levels simultaneously. The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Training Program provides students with specific, in-depth information in an extremely comprehensive study of the entire Enneagram system. We cover clearly and in depth the following areas: the nine personality types, wing theory, the arrows, the Levels of Development (one of our main contributions to Enneagram theory), the Psychic Structures (visual models of the types—another Riso-Hudson development), the Instinctual Variants (often called the "subtypes"), the three Centers, the basic elements of the traditional Enneagram (the Passions, Virtues, Fixations, and Holy Ideas), the history of the system (and correct the myths that have grown up around it), how the Enneagram can be used for personal and spiritual growth and professional applications, short type panels, experiential exercises, meditations, and music. This multi-modal learning mix is presented in a warm, accepting atmosphere of non-judgmental allowing.
Our highly qualified Enneagram Institute Faculty Members enrich each Training with their expertise and personal experience. Senior Faculty Russ Hudson or Gayle Scott are personally present and teach during each session and are available for personal contact and questions throughout the Training. Our Faculty’s teaching style is intimate and conversational, warm—and often very funny—with a "hands-on" attitude that invites questions and personal sharing from everyone.
The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Training Program is open to anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of themselves and the many manifestations of human nature accounted for by the Enneagram. The Training Program can be used for personal growth and spiritual deepening, for professional enrichment (in business, consulting, and coaching, for example), or to enhance your work as a therapist, minister, or teacher—among the many applications people have made. The only requirement is a desire to learn and to grow—and to have a familiarity with at least one of the pioneering books by Don Riso and Russ Hudson, preferably Personality Types—Revised edition (1996) or The Wisdom of the Enneagram (1999).
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