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

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Typing Process

You will learn how to facilitate self-discovery in your clients. From neuroscience we know that learning through experience rather than being given an insight is hugely impactful in creating new neural pathways that transform rather than merely inform.

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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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Experiencing the Narrative Enneagram

Experiencing the Narrative Enneagram

Formerly Enneagram Intensive Part 1 - Immerse yourself in the most effective and dynamic map of personality available, bring the Enneagram to life through type panels, and lay the groundwork for transformation.