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Enneagram Alive Webinars

Enneagram Alive Monthly Webinars

Enneagram Alive is running a series of monthly webinars* offering inspiration from a range of talented people within our network and beyond.


February Webinar

Title: The Enneagram in Love and Relationship

Presenter: Helen English and Andy Portman

Date:Tues13th February 2024, 19.30-21.00 GMT






































Love and relationship can lift our hearts! We long for good connection; with intimate partners, family members, friends, colleagues and our social network. Yet nowhere do our patterns show up so clearly as they do here and often with painful consequences.


How can we meet these patterns and be free to relate in loving presence? How might we start to live and relate in new ways? What helps us open to love and healing in relationship? How can we begin to have more conscious and life-affirming friendships? 

Join Helen English in conversation with partner Andy Portman to explore these perennial questions, so vital to our well-being. 

About Helen English and Andy Portman

Helen English has over 20 years’ experience of Enneagram work and co-founded Enneagram Alive in 2014 as a community enterprise. Her work centres now – as always - on helping people live well and thrive, building better relationships with those around them and with their environment. She brings a Taoist orientation to the Enneagram, always returning to the symbol as a story of One-ness: a dynamic energy map of movement, relationship, interconnection. Visit for more information.

Andy Portman is one of the UK’s most experienced experts in relationship. He brings a lifetime’s experience – 40 years and counting – as a relationship coach, counsellor and workshop leader with an approach grounded in Taoism. Visit for information on Andy, his ongoing work and the beautiful ‘Avalon Permaculture Gardens’ healing centre he created with his late wife Ella.

Helen says: ‘Andy and I met in early 2020, both widowed and single after long-term relationships. This February marks our 4th anniversary. In this time we’ve shared the pandemic roller-coaster, cliff-path walks, kayaking and music, alongside so many rich conversations; often, a creative fusion of Andy’s deep understanding of relationship patterns lit up by Enneagram-borne insights. We’ve also dipped a toe into the world of each other’s work. This webinar comes as a natural progression, the fruit of creative relationship, inquiry and conversation.”

Save the dates!

We are presently putting together an inspiring programme for 2024 for you.  Details will be published and emailed as soon as they are finalised but in the meantime, you can SAVE THE DATES and mark them in your diaries.

Lynn Roulo: Weds 13th March 2024, 19.30-21.00 GMT

Title: Meditation Made Personal - 27 Meditations for 27 Subtypes

Robert Hutchinson: 10th April 2024 (Weds), 19.30-21.00 GMT


Val Tih: 15th May 2024 (Weds), 19.30-21.00 GMT

Title: The Gift of Presence: from reactivity to responsiveness in family relationships


Phyllis Jordan: 12th June 2024 (Weds), 19.30-21.00 GMT

Title: TBD

*There is a £10 charge for these online events. Enneagram Alive is a not for profit organsiation and run by volunteers. We welcome and are always grateful for donations from our community.

Past Webinars


November 2023

Title: A Journey through the Enneagram

Presented by: Martin Quigley

Based on his soon-to-be published book of the the same title, Martin took us on an enlightening journey, demonstrating how - by using the inner observer and the power of self awareness - we can begin to relax and deconstruct our defence mechanism and move towards positive change.  Lively breakout sessions gave participants a chance to let their imaginations play by asking themselves releavnt type specicifc  "what if ..... " questions and share their experiences.

October 2023

Title: The Power of Music and Resonance to transform your Energetic Pattern

Presented by: Martin Salzwedel

This workshop gave us some food for thought, testing our energies resonances with musical exercises (!), singing, and discussion in breakout groups to talk about how we experience our energetic drive. And how things change when we shift our energy.

September 2023

Title: Experiencing the energy of your Enneatype through the Mudras

Presented by: Anna Fra

In this webinar, Anna led us on a fascinating journey through the Mudras of the passions and virtues of all nine Enneagram points. We had the opportunity to observe her demonstrate the Mudras and then to perform them ourselves, and to discuss the experience of really feeling and somatically sensing the energies of our type's passions and virtues.

June 2023

Title: The Enneagram's Three Centres: History, Myth and Experience

Presented by: Uranio Paes

Enneagram Alive was delighted to welcome Uranio Paes, a world-renowned Enneagram teacher known for his innovation, powerful facilitation and thought-leadership.  Uranio Paes illuminatd the distinctive ways in which body, heart, and head types work, given their dominant intelligences. He explained the theory around the centres that he and Beatrice Chestnut subscribe to and and some of the ways this may differ from the approach others take, both in theory and in practice.  We heard about the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy approach and the reasons for it, as well as having a taster of what it's like to work directly 'in the room' with Uranio.

May 2023

Title: Love and Connection in the Three Centres

Presented by: Peter O'Hanrahan

What can the Enneagram teach us about love, connection and human relationships?  Peter reflected that love is easy to say but hard to define. It means different things to different people. Perhaps the most common meaning is that love is a feeling in the heart. Yet there is much more to “love” than our feelings. At times the centres work together, but not always. Understanding the role of our three centers show us how we love and how we want to be loved. Knowing our Enneagram Type helps us work with our ego defenses, our projections and idealisations  our emotional habits, and shows us how we can develop our capacity to love through the body, heart and mind.


This well- attended webinar saw 38 people, led by Peter, share their experience and reflect on and compare the various ways of receiving and giving love through the three centres, and how this is influenced by type structure and how they show up in their relationships and in love.

April 2023

Title: Is Modern Science Catching Up with Ancient Wisdom?

Presented by: Dr Henrie Lidiard

Spiritual traditions, including the Enneagram, have long talked about human beings having ‘3 centres’ of intelligence. However, for some these descriptions can seem a bit vague, unsubstantiated or ‘new age’ in nature, as if the ‘centres’ might just be a metaphor, an ‘energy’ or an idea.

However, there is now compelling evidence for their physical location, structure and function coming from the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience. Diverse studies now show that we do indeed have ‘brains’ or ‘centres of embodied intelligence’ in our heart and our gut, as well as in our head

March 2023

Title: Introduction to the The Somatic Enneagram

Presented by: Marion Gilbert

As we start to use the Enneagram to understand ourselves better, we come

to have more options for how we respond to life, rather than being

“on automatic” in our personality’s type patterns. Our past history has

hard-wired us to stick with what we know, our type patterns, because they keep us safe. But keeping safe can keep us small and unable to fully open to the wholeness of who we truly are.


Feb 2023

Title: Are you my Type, Am I yours? The Enneagram in Relationships 

Presented by: Rosemary Cowan

In honour of the age-old celebration of love on Valentine's Day, Enneagram Alive is thrilled to have Rosemary Cowan, renowned Enneagram Teacher and couples counsellor, present this webinar on the relevance of the Enneagram in growing and maintaining happy relationhips

Jan 2023

Title: The Enneagram and Dreamwork

Presented by: Veronica Whitty

This webinar by Veronica Whitty provided us with a fascinating and unique opportunity to work on dreams. Dreams show us the consequences of what we are doing and inform us when the wishes of the ego are threatening our psychic or spiritual well-being. The more the ego censors the dream message, the more disturbing the dreams become. We use dreams as a mirror for issues.This workhop was an amazing journey into the world of dreams and a big thank you to those who were prepared and brave enough to bring their dream to the workshop.

Nov 2022

Title: Getting Creative with the Flow of Life

Presented by: Helen English

Helen presented an intriguing study and interpretation of importance of symbols and how hese symbols map the flow of energy in our environment and within people too, as individuals, and groups. A lovely, interative webinar tdemonstrating how moving proactively with the wings and arrows of the Enneagram becomes a language of change and continuous movement. A language that helps us engage more positively with spirit, our own essence and with the world around us.


Sept 2022

Title: Typing, Mistyping,and a new Type Test

Presented by: Beatrice Chestnut

When we learn the Enneagram and all the many insights it gives us into our personalities, the first challenge is to find your correct type. In this webinar, Enneagram teacher and author, Beatrice Chestnut, discussed the sources of mistyping, what it takes to find your type in an accurate way, and the new type test she co-created with UK native Fergus Sullivan and her business and teaching partner, Uranio Paes.


June 2022

Title: An Introduction to Focusing: Discovering the More of Who We Are

Presented by: Therese Ryan
Focusing is a gentle and natural practice during which we bring a compassionate curiosity to our felt sense of a situation, allowing something new and fresh to emerge. We  experience the "more" of who we are, beneath the patterns of our type. This experiential workshop will introduce you to the gentle power of Focusing.  "Nothing that feels bad is ever the last step". Eugene Gendlin. Therese is a Narrative Enneagram teacher and a Focusing Professional.

May 2022

Title: The Enneagram's Ancient Egyptian Origins

Presented by: Teresa Daniels

Uplifted by an Egyptian pilgrimage with Enneagram master Russ Hudson, Teresa shared photos, stories and learning on the roots of the contemporary Enneagram that lie deep in the Egyptian past. The talk followed the footsteps of Gurdjieff and the Desert Fathers and Mothers, through sacred sites and mystical temples in an ancient land, to find out what may be uncovered about the Enneagram symbol and its origins, so often described as lost in antiquity?  

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