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ENNEAGRAM: The Narrative Tradition in Practice, a course by Marilyn Williams

  • Friday, April 05, 2019
  • Friday, May 17, 2019
  • 5 sessions
  • Friday, April 05, 2019, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
  • Friday, April 12, 2019, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
  • Friday, April 26, 2019, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
  • Friday, May 10, 2019, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
  • Friday, May 17, 2019, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
  • 15


  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students with ID


The Enneagram is a dynamic system used to identify and help transform the unconscious motivations and obstacles we contend with as human beings and to enhance our understandings of other people. In a compassionate and non-judgmental way, it illuminates and specifies 9 different ego strategies that are both at the heart of our repeating patterns but which also contain our natural gifts.

Up until the late 20th Century, the wisdom contained in the Enneagram was passed on through an oral tradition.  Marilyn has found the Narrative Tradition in which she was trained to be the best format for deeper exploration of the system.

During this five-week course, Marilyn will employ this experiential teaching method which promotes an open exploration of each personality type.  Participants act as both teacher and student as representatives of each type share their inner worlds and learn from direct experience how to discover and recognize different type patterns.

This course is best suited for people who have had some exposure to the Enneagram.  Woven into the experiential learning will be further discussion of the nuances of the system itself, as well as an exploration of the Enneagram sub-types and applications for personal and professional use.

Highly Recommended Reading: The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut and the typing test contained in The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels and Virginia Price.

Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW,  Psychotherapist, Neurofeedback Practitioner  and Founder of the MEDIAN Center for Resilience and Brain Training, has been a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition since 1994.  She has studied  extensively with Helen Palmer, David Daniels, MD and Richard Rohr, OFM, among others. Marilyn has supervised countless Enneagram students and is a sought after teacher and trainer. She has been an Individual and Family Therapist for 35 years, with 12 years of primary training in multi-generational family process with Edwin H. Friedman, author of “Generation to Generation-Family Process in Church and Synagogue” and “A Failure of Nerve-Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix.”


The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity.  We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation".  With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona. 

Parking is available in the streets.
Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
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