Process Enneagram

Using the Enneagram as a process of transformation & waking up! | taught by Trent Thornley

Course description

This course outlines various teachings I group under the heading "Process Enneagram":

  • Enneagram's Three Laws: Law of One, Law of Three, Law of Seven
  • Spiritual of Ascent & Descent
  • Three Forces: Affirming, Denying, Reconciling
  • Law of Seven & "Conscious Shock Points"
  • Meal Preparation Metaphor
  • 3 Paths (fakir, monk, yogi) & Fourth Way
  • Journey of a Bean Plant
  • Process as Path (* these videos put it all together!)
  • Integrating Your Path

Includes downloadable PDFs.

Trent Thornley
Trent Thornley

Trent is an Enneagram educator and life coach. He developed the Living Enneagram approach, and he facilitates workshops all across the United States.

Trent is an ordained Buddhist Dharma Leader in lineage of Anam Thubten at Dharmata Sangha. He is also an ordained minister of the Metropolitan Community Churches, a progressive denomination celebrating queer spirituality. All of his education and coaching work is open and affirming of all paths.

Trent holds a masters degree in Buddhist Studies from the Graduate Theological Union and a Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the Institute of Buddhist Studies. He has years of rigorous spiritual practice in various Buddhist traditions.

Course Curriculum

Intro - Process Enneagram
02:55
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1 - Three Laws of Enneagram
09:27
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3 - Three Forces in Law of Three
08:59
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4 - Law of Seven & Shocks
10:22
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5 - Meal Prep Metaphor
08:23
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6 - Three Paths & Fourth Way
06:20
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7 - Journey of Bean Plant
13:44
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9 - Integration
06:37
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Reviews (7)

by Antonio Fernández Guerrero

Living Enneagram

by Kukananthan Gnanamoorthy
Very Organized and systematic. Progresses very gradually to bring it together in an easily understandable way. Brilliant in relating Types to Process Enneagram and enlightening the path towards evolutionary growth. One of a kind.

Deep...

by Ferrara Pan
This material gives me a fuller idea of the depth and nuances of the process enneagram, to the extent that I feel intimidated and overwhelmed by it all. It's fascinating to consider but there is no way I could practically apply any of this on my own, to assess when and how I am running sleep or waking process at any given moment or to actively and strategically attempt to use this info to develop a waking up course of endeavor. I would absolutely need the support of a teacher such as yourself to make use of this. Or at least an intensive workshop. So I feel kind of stuck in just ruminating on all the personality enneagram self-diagnostic wisdom without knowing how to use it for growth. Your chart depicting the sleeping/waking processes of my type 4 is distressingly accurate and so bringing compassionate mindful awareness to it all is a challenge since it gets automatically snatched up as ammo for self-attacks by my inner judge. A whole lot of sound insight to consider in this course. The only things I couldn't relate with were the meal planning and bean growth analogies which seemed very contrived and ill-fitting to my mind (esp. the meal planning process chart).
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by Antonio Fernández Guerrero

Living Enneagram

by Kukananthan Gnanamoorthy
Very Organized and systematic. Progresses very gradually to bring it together in an easily understandable way. Brilliant in relating Types to Process Enneagram and enlightening the path towards evolutionary growth. One of a kind.

Deep...

by Ferrara Pan
This material gives me a fuller idea of the depth and nuances of the process enneagram, to the extent that I feel intimidated and overwhelmed by it all. It's fascinating to consider but there is no way I could practically apply any of this on my own, to assess when and how I am running sleep or waking process at any given moment or to actively and strategically attempt to use this info to develop a waking up course of endeavor. I would absolutely need the support of a teacher such as yourself to make use of this. Or at least an intensive workshop. So I feel kind of stuck in just ruminating on all the personality enneagram self-diagnostic wisdom without knowing how to use it for growth. Your chart depicting the sleeping/waking processes of my type 4 is distressingly accurate and so bringing compassionate mindful awareness to it all is a challenge since it gets automatically snatched up as ammo for self-attacks by my inner judge. A whole lot of sound insight to consider in this course. The only things I couldn't relate with were the meal planning and bean growth analogies which seemed very contrived and ill-fitting to my mind (esp. the meal planning process chart).

by Chris Siegert

by leighah beadle-darcy

A Treasure Trove!

by Donnell Allan
What a gift this course is! Most of the offerings here were completely new to me, and yet everything was presented with simplicity and clarity so that I was able to grasp very much in a short space of time. Amazing! Thank you for presenting this so beautifully. And for free. I am very appreciative. I am excited now about exploring all that is offered at this site.

Yes, it is a process and a journey. One never fully arrives but one is on the way...

by Anne-Marie Doecke
I thoroughly enjoyed it and can very much relate to the process. It is not easy to not run on automatic but as a person with a six pattern, I notice that as I stay with uncertainty and angst, it transmutes. I'm very thankful to be on this journey and value your work. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn and to grow.