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Helen Palmer Announces Her Retirement

TNE Core Faculty |Sep 23, 2020

Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD co-founded the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) in 1988, the first program of its kind. Now, 32 years later, the EPTP is still going strong and has certified more than more than 1000 Enneagram teachers and practitioners. Helen and David were an impressive team! They were smart enough, inspiring enough and persistent enough to enroll many of us as supporters and organizers, teachers and trainers who became part of their vision and helped to establish the programs and networks of the Narrative Enneagram and the EPTP, not only in the United States but worldwide.

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Zooming the Narrative Way: Socially Separated, Spiritually Connected
Joyce Plaza |May 25, 2020

I recently read a news analysis in the New York Times titled “Why Zoom is Terrible.”  Author Kate Murphy’s message asserts that video meeting applications, although necessary today, can make you feel awkward, and that video conferencing makes you feel isolated and anxious. She argues that images are blotchy and blurring, audio is out-of-sync with the video, and “video chats have been shown to inhibit ‘trust’ because we can’t look one another in the eye.”

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Polly Cherner – In Memorium (1951-2020)
TNE Board of Directors |May 24, 2020

The Narrative Enneagram Community lost a beloved friend and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area on February 7, 2020, when Polly Cherner passed away in her San Anselmo home following a brief illness. Polly loved teaching the Enneagram. After becoming a Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher in 2005, she hosted monthly Enneagram Panel Evenings, well attended across generations, in her hillside home and offered ongoing groups and classes for many. 

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COVID-19: Official Statement from TNE
Ed Self |Mar 16, 2020

As communities around the world struggle with the global coronavirus pandemic, we are reminded of our shared humanity, concerns and motivations for navigating these stressful times. Faced with uncertainty and unknown challenges, we are all called to practice conscious living in new ways.

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Job Announcement: Administrative and Marketing Coordinator
Ed Self |Mar 4, 2020

Part-time position, work from home – The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) seeks an Administrative and Marketing Coordinator (AMC) who is passionate about our mission to transform lives and build a more compassionate world.

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Feeling Thankful!
Ed Self |Nov 24, 2019

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’d like to take a moment to share my gratitude for my new role as Executive Director for The Narrative Enneagram (TNE). It’s been about a month since I began my tenure. I’ve been very busy learning my new role, meeting almost constantly with an incredibly professional and dedicated staff, Core Faculty and Board of Directors. And, now I’m beginning to meet with partners and supporters. What an incredible organization and thriving community with so many inspiring stories of transformation!

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Meet Ed Self, Our New Executive Director!
TNE Board of Directors |Oct 3, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Ed Self as the new Executive Director of The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), effective October 15, 2019. Ed has the experience, knowledge and passion to continue moving TNE forward in our mission to advance human consciousness through our pioneering Narrative curriculum, which integrates psychology, spirituality and somatics.

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2019: Building on Our Connections for a Sustainable Future
Joyce Plaza |Aug 16, 2019

In November 2018, key stakeholders (Board of Directors, Core Faculty and staff) began laying the foundational work to create a strategic road map for The Narrative Enneagram (TNE). The process began with interviews with all members of the board, faculty and staff, planning by members of the board’s Executive Committee, and six work groups that included representatives from each stakeholder category.

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2018: The Year of Connections
Sheryl Cohen, PhD |Aug 16, 2019

IN OUR INAUGURAL YEAR operating as The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), we engaged in the voluminous tasks and processes that a new nonprofit organization requires following the merger of two sisternonprofits – Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) and Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT).

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Board of Directors Announces Resignation of Executive Director
Joyce Plaza |Jun 11, 2019

After successfully serving The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) for more than three years, Mary Freund has chosen to pursue other opportunities. With a mix of sadness and gratitude, the TNE Board of Directors announces Mary’s upcoming departure as Executive Director, effective July 31, 2019. Much had been accomplished during her tenure.

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After ‘What’s My Type?’– The Deeper Quest of Enneagram Work
Joyce Plaza |Apr 26, 2019

In 1998 I attended my first Narrative Enneagram class. I knew the basics of the Enneagram and thought that I might be a Type One, but I wasn’t sure. During the class, the teachers explained that a Type One was a body type. Ha! I thought that couldn’t be right – I must be a head type! The voice in my head was constant, always active – judging what I was doing, checking how things were going, always looking at others. And, by the way, what is a body type? I didn’t understand, and thought the teachers must be wrong.

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