Christopher T. Copeland

Christopher T. Copeland

Core Faculty

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Christopher T. Copeland, M.Div., J.D. D.Min. is a teacher, spiritual director, minister, InterPlay leader and founder of Illuminating Paths, a practice of accompanying people on their paths toward greater awareness, compassion and freedom. Chris studied at Wake Forest University, Emory University and San Francisco Theological Seminary, earning degrees in mathematics, theology, law and spiritual direction. Chris has been engaging the Enneagram for more than 25 years, becoming a Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher in 2014 and completing his doctoral dissertation on the Enneagram and spiritual practices in 2017. Chris became adjunct faculty for The Narrative Enneagram in 2018 and joined the Core Faculty in 2020. With his colleague and Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher Sandra Smith, Chris founded Heart of the Enneagram, a podcast and companion book for those who want to dive deep into the Enneagram. A native of North Carolina, Chris lives in Winston-Salem with his husband, Bernie Newton. www.illuminatingpaths.com www.heartoftheenneagram.com

Upcoming Classes & Events

Practitioner Training

Practitioner Training

The Practitioner Training is designed for practitioners and spiritual directors who work one-to-one with clients to create meaningful and lasting change.

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Teacher Training

Teacher Training

This hands-on program is for people who want to use panels in teaching the Narrative Enneagram. It’s designed for Enneagram teachers in training, and for current certified teachers wishing to enhance their panel interviewing and presentation skills.

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Deepening Spiritual Awareness

Deepening Spiritual Awareness

Examine your relationship to the vice, virtue, and holy idea of each type, explore contemplative methods, and expand your capacity to be receptive to something greater than yourself. All backgrounds welcome.

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