has a deep understanding of the enneagram.
brings to her
workshop a wonderful combination of knowledge, sacredness and playfulness.
I found the experiential exercises she
led us through very helpful in deepening my understanding of my and others' relationship to themselves and the world.
- Beth Trotter, Psychotherapist, Victoria
Penny Whillans: A Short Biography
Penny Whillans is the Director and Founder of the Canadian Institute for Enneagram Studies.
She is also a practicing psychologist, teacher, counselor and supervisor.
has been in practice since 1983.
doctorate and post graduate research and practice focused on her
keen interest in chronic illnesses and pain, and how these affect the psyche and the personality's coping mechanisms.
has received extensive Enneagram training with Riso and Hudson, and she
has undertaken courses with other key Enneagram teachers.
is a fully qualified Enneagram teacher.
Penny has continued to research within this arena.
uses up-to-date research combined with direct experience and the use of metaphors and narratives to facilitate workshops about the Enneagram of Personalities and our health, our bodies, our hearts, our minds, and our spirit.
Penny's insatiable curiosity leads her
workshop participants to further explore the boundaries of who we think, or feel that we are, compared to the direct experience of who/ what we actually are.
keen interest always leads workshop participants toward the direct awareness of who we truly are, and to how we might live from this place of fullness, and peace, rather than become caught in our ordinary existence of fixations, compulsions, and assumptions.
uses Psychosynthesis and Self Inquiry as a framework for her
practice and her
She is a committed student of the Diamond Approach, a board member of The Contemplative Society, and a past board member of The Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture.
is a frequent speaker and presenter.
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