ICB offers two levels of Enneagram intensive study: Scholars and Masters. The Scholars program is offered to all who wish to gain a deeper consciousness through study of the Enneagram and its application. The Masters program is open to those who have graduated from ICB’s Scholars program and wish to embark on a deeper dive into self-exploration, self-awareness and healing through more advanced teachings of the Enneagram.

These highly focused, onsite programs of academic and experiential learning are taught in an intimate setting by Dr. Joseph Howell, the ICB faculty and expert guest speakers. Through lectures, group work, discussion sessions and practicums, students learn to apply Enneagram principles to their personal and professional relationships.

Enneagram Certification Intensives 2018-2019

The Scholar’s six-part and Master’s three-part certification courses are now offered year-round. Courses are structured around the three essential centers of Enneagram type. Together, these core principles of perception reveal a greater wholeness of awareness and truth.

If accepted, students can begin their course of study at any of the dates listed; however, once you begin, it is recommended to follow the courses in sequence.

All six sessions must be completed to attain Scholar’s certification, and all three to attain Master’s certification. Scholar certification is required before beginning the Master’s program. Intensives are held at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Ala.

Thinking / MindJanuary 25-27, 2018
Instinct / Gut July 12-14, 2018
Feeling / HeartSeptember 20-22, 2018
Thinking / MindJanuary TBA, 2019
Instinct / Gut May or June TBA, 2019
Feeling / HeartSeptember TBA, 2019

Enneagram CentersScholar of the Enneagram of Spirituality: Two Year Intensive

ICB’s Scholar Program is a highly focused, six-part program of academic and experiential learning. Through lectures, group work, discussion sessions and practicums, students learn to apply Enneagram principles to their personal and professional relationships.

Each of the three Enneagram Centers will be studied twice during the two-year curriculum. The primary text used is Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway  by Joseph Howell, Ph.D. Over six intensives, Dr. Howell and ICB faculty lead participants through deep personal work within an intimate and safe learning community.

INSTINCT/GUT Session
Explore the instinct’s role in finding our true selves, relieving ego’s compulsions and uncovering truth behind the motivating factors that formed our ego. Living out of instinct we can reclaim the essence that has been there all along.

THINKING/MIND Session
Consider your true self beyond ego’s limitations. Fears are dispelled when one’s true nature of essence and ego are revealed. Divine intelligence, the seat of the Mind Center, is the soul’s mental facility which can be described as the “still, small voice.” In order to hear this voice, the mental chatter of ego’s fears, desires and delusions must be silenced.

FEELING/HEART Session
Connect with your inherent value as children of God. When we accept that we are worthy of unconditional love, we are free to express ourselves. The Heart Center is the facet of the soul which constellates our emotions. It is where ego’s lovable or unlovable self-concepts reside.

Masters of the Enneagram Certification: One Year Intensive

For those who have completed the coursework and received certification in the ICB Scholars Program, ICB now offers an advanced, Masters-level course. The curriculum has been developed exclusively for ICB and provides a deeper dive into each of the nine ego types, their subtypes and levels of consciousness. The three intensives are designed to provide professionals (such as spiritual directors, clergy, lay-ministers, business leaders, and therapists) with the expertise to teach and use the Enneagram in their work.  Completion of the Masters Certification in Conscious Being Through the Spirituality of the Enneagram requires attendance at three sessions over the course of one year.

All three sessions, and the work between each session, must be completed to attain certification. Certification in the ICB Scholars Program must be completed or specially exempted to begin this program. The main textbook is Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway  by Dr. Joseph Benton Howell, Ph.D., supplemented by other books, videos, blogs, podcasts, and other forms of knowledge.

Deepen Understanding of Yourself and the World

Make peace with your ego and discover your true path. Go beyond the basics and study the Enneagram with the Institute for Conscious Being. We provide an intimate, in-depth setting for instruction and practical application. Our two year, six-part Scholar’s program is open to anyone with a basic understanding of the Enneagram and its spiritual principles.

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The primary text used is Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway  by Joseph Howell, Ph.D. Over the 3-day intensives, Dr. Howell and ICB faculty lead participants through deep personal work within an intimate and safe learning community. Each session is created to intone the body, mind, emotions and spirit to guide students into a fuller understanding of themselves, others and the world.

Becoming Conscious Book Cover