From time to time, the Enneagram Society of India organizes various training related to the Enneagram and its applications. Watch this space for more information for future events. Below, we list some testimonials from our previous trainees.
Sumathi Kudari, Home Maker, Hospital Administrator & Avid Marathonar:
I've grown richer by exploring myself and learning through your experiences and knowledge sharing. It was a platform for great self-learning. I feel secure...I know I have strengths in me...my wings whom I can tap anytime. It's the greatest feeling. I am ready to explore more about myself😊
Maithili JK, Homemaker & Yoga Practitioner:
My heartfelt gratitude for providing learning space, it opened my treasure trove of introspection and self-inventory process. To mention a few pointers, on my learning from this program. I feel content with my attitude towards life and the need to realise that I have to hone my strengths and skills, it adds immense value. Thank You again Rameshji and my new friends
Girish Panicker, Simple Parenting Coach:
It was a great experience learning with all of you. I made a lot of new friends and had been reflecting on the perspectives that the circle as a container. The stress and integration arrows have a strong impact. Will keep in touch as enneagram as it is always a learning in progress or experience progress I should say
Vidya Lakshmi, Home Maker and Teacher:
As a beginner, Enneagram gave me lot of confidence, positivity, calmness and self-confidence. Really this is going to be a healthy start for my life
Sudha Balajee, Chartered Accountant, Prof. @ B-Schools:
It was an enriching and helped me understand myself much better
Venkatesh, Creative Consultant, Brand Support and Business Promotion Documents:
Thank you, Ramesh for making me to join this Enneagram session really I am very much happy to participate in this. I learnt a little that how to communicate to the people and more about myself what I am and how should I have to be in various aspects
Renu Samuel, Entrepreneur, Trainer and Teacher:
The course was good, and it helps one to understand one's personality and evaluate. The hand out materials were good, easy to comprehend and follow even at a later date. As a trainer, you had good understanding and knowledge of the topic. Sharing your personality and then relating your life experience helped us to relate
Nandini Shanbhag, Trainer, Coach, Blogger, Homemaker:
The content was easy to understand, reflect and absorb. My objective of understanding SELF has launched, by this huge, multidimensional topic which is unique for every individual. I understand the phrase “..miles to go before I sleep..”. The one big change perhaps would be acceptance that I am me and I being quite comfortable with the fact. This could well be the one big change that will help me consciously use my wings to overcome situations and make me calmer when needed
Venkata Chilukuri, Professor, Shristi Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore:
Thank you very much for including me in this learning. The concepts were introduced in a simple manner and clearly with interesting hooks. I was looking to improve myself and this gave me time and change to understand myself a bit better. Potentially I could improve my interpersonal skills and become more successful in doing things I love and create a positive environment for others.
Mamatha RS: Teacher, Achieves School of Education, Bangalore:
This program did not simply give instructions and reading materials, it changed the way I looked at my life, helped me to discover my Enneagram Type, explore who I am and reach my goals and become my best self.
I learnt about the unknown qualities of my Enneagram type and how to avoid mistakes when dealing with other Enneagram personalities. Discovered the wings and instinctual subtypes so that I could understand how my personality can be altered or modified by other personal factors.
The process of the program helped me to build confidence and understanding of an individual’s own personal healthy and unhealthy behaviours. The self-awareness that can be gained through the Enneagram ultimately can lead to better consciousness and habits that would grow leadership skills, motivation, and effectiveness.
All the goodness of all types are within YOU ie., ME
Chitra Manjunath, Teacher – Achieves School of Education, Bangalore:
Let me begin with the confession that I am feeling blessed for having got the opportunity to be a part of the enneagram course.
All the facts, theories, discussions and activities conducted during the sessions were understood with utmost clarity and we could easily relate to our personality types.
To be frank, I had the least idea as to what I am going to learn but once I got started I felt it so interesting and was curious to know what next......till the end and was happy that I had learnt something new which can create a better "ME".
I have started thinking in an entirely different perspective about myself after I have understood my type. I have also understood my own hidden strengths and support which I can sharpen further and groom myself.
I am sure by implementing and practising regularly I would definitely deal with people in a better way which will also help in motivating people, maintaining relationships and being happy in life.
Hombe Gowda: Teacher, Achieves School of Education, Bangalore:
This was such a concreate learning experience which has brought a constructive transformational change in my personality. The program was interactive, clear and was very easy to understand, absorb and assimilate.
I eagerly joined these sessions to explore and inculcate the learning experiences which will help me to improve my personality as we should keep on upgrading ourselves. My expectations were fulfilled.
Due to these sessions, I explored myself. I came to know my hidden potentialities. I came to know reasons for my actions and reactions. I also learnt the best way of communication with others.
I was too excited when my nature was revealed by the processes of Enneagram. The concepts of circle, triangle and hexagon were amazing. All these have changed by personality to a best extent.
By all these changes I will become a successful human being, spread happiness, Progress and lead others in the same path.
Swapna: Teacher, Achieves School of Education, Bangalore:
The program on Enneagram was very nice. If every individual can get to know his positive and negative aspects, what descends on his/her self is a wonderful life-skill. In this easy-going world (happy world), man’s primary requirement of Emotional Management can be obtained from this course. You have taught me in a very simple and practical manner that every individual can get answers for the questions thrown by life, from his inner self itself. I can tell with absolute clarity, that this 10 hours of learning has created a sense of joy for this life in me!
Sushma: Teacher, Achieves School of Education, Bangalore:
Thank you for a great course. Great learning with lots of opportunities to interpret and talk about real life examples. which altogether made for a really enjoyable and informative course. "This has more than met my expectations." A wonderful practical course - both personally and professionally. Thanks so much for your very valuable training. I really enjoyed it, and appreciated that you made it fun! I feel much better prepared to deal with uncomfortable issues. Thank you for your wisdom, experience and personalised presentation.
Anuradha Vijayanagar, Yoga Teacher & Home Maker:
Thank you Ramesh for inspiring me to join this programme. It has indeed been an eye opener and self realization process. It was a great experience learning with you and the others. Got to understand ones personality - the weaknesses and strengths. There was so much to unlearn and learn. The content was easy to understand and your teachings skills were amazing. I have grown richer by exploring myself through yours and others experiences. It also feels nice when you know you can take charge of your life. Many thanks for the wonderful journey.
Shamvruthi Pethi, Law Student and Musician:
The program was definitely eye opening. It brought to my knowledge what personality traits I have and how I can work on them and get better. It's also made it easier for me to express myself. Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity of enlightenment and self-reflection
Chaya Bhagavathi, Content Developer & Writer:
Ease of understanding
The content was easy to understand including drawing the relevant symbols revealing abundant and enlightening knowledge about Enneagram. Your way of explaining the things along with real time experiences made it much easier to grasp the things. From My side, I want to go deeper into the knowledge and want to know about the concept more.
Your expectations met
I truly didn't have any expectations except for having utmost curiosity about the whole concept and I was glad that I could thoroughly get involved during the learning process. Hence, I can happily say that I have received more than what I had imagined (not expected because I didn't know anything about this :-)) After the sessions, during the day to day situations, I can clearly see that it is making me behave more profoundly and passionately.
The changes in you
The above statement of behaviour change is repeated here as well. I can see drastic change in the way I'm responding to my family members. From 3 days, few of my immediate relatives are staying with us due to sudden health issues and straight from the hospital they've joined us. These very relatives had helped me get my primary and highschool education with a lot of ill-treatment but I could never treat them the way they had treated me, ruining my tender childhood days. With a composed CONTAINER mindset, I'm just doing my duty and taking care of their whole family. I believe Enneagram sessions are helping me abundantly with these features in me.
The benefit of the changes
It is helping me to be less irritated than becoming a furious fellow, which otherwise is a normal me. I can treat my sons' rare but normal behaviors quite normally and respond to them with my composed responses, rather than reactions. It is in turn reducing the argument hours at home and we are having a great amount of laughter in our conversations. I only hope they are not going to misuse me with my new changes :-) It was overall a wonderful experience. Though I had learnt Vipassana quite long ago, I was fully not able to apply those learnings but the four days of learning about Enneagram have helped me know more of me and may be a consistent and constant effort helps me further unpack the essence of my life.
Thank you very much Ramesh sir for being our mentor for these four days and helping us explore the possibilities and positive effects of our own self with this great an impact.
Sivaramakrishnan N., L&D - Infosys:
Thank you very much Ramesh Sir for having me as part of this session. It was an awesome session. I thoroughly enjoyed the session. The session was quite engaging, interesting and very useful. The content was comprehensive and easy to understand and to imbibe. You gave a lot of real life examples and scenarios that helped us to understand the concepts clearly and you also made us practice them on time.
Thanks a lot for initiating a nice inner journey that introduced my self to me better, by unfolding a lot of hidden treasures and revealing great insights about self. This experience would persist and I would always be happy to have your guidance and continued support for such energetic, enriching, enchanting and explorative inner enhancements.
KVM Kishore, Trainer, Toastmaster, Champion Speaker, Enterprise Enabler:
Having attended several programs that help build self awareness, I must say I was sceptical to start with. However the program is so well structured and evidence based that it cleared all my doubts. There is discussion, group conversation and material reading that creates actionable goals and makes the program a practice of a lifetime. Most importantly, the facilitator being Ramesh, keeps it very interactive with examples, opportunity for critical analysis and above all humorous and joyful environment of learning. His knowledge of the subject and experience in teaching makes it easy to learn and inspired to implement. By the way at the end knowing that being sceptical is my type was such a relief...
Medha Jayanth, Student, Toastmasters:
I aspired to set out on a self-discovering journey from a very long time but couldn't manage to find a direction orientated path for the same . But today I can proudly say that with the help of enneagram’s learning process, I have managed to dig a direction orientated path for my self-discovery journey by being aware of pros and cons because of this program. From the bottom of my heart I would sincerely like to thank the enneagram society for providing such an enlightening opportunity of learning about myself. And Ramesh sir for being an endless enlightening force in this path of learning of mine.
"Enneagram" as a word itself spreads some positive vibe. Initially I had no clue what this program is all about but after these 5 sessions I have learned to work on myself. It has helped me understand what type of characteristics I hold, what I need or look for and how do I process towards the same.
And I must surely say you were a vibrant trainer and we got to know new people in this journey.
Looking forward for exploring self with all the inputs from Enneagram program.
Wonderful five-day session which made me understand my core personality [Type 1] and the wings [W2 & W9] which had been playing a role all along my life. Acquired personality types as you made a mention was also very interesting.
Direction of integration for security from 1 to 7, I could relate 50% of the points under “What I Like About Being Seven”, the rest needs to be acquired. Direction of disintegration when on stress -- from 1 to 4 [under the head What’s hard About Being A Four] found to be very interesting and apt for me.
Whatever was happening, without me experiencing the process, now there is an opportunity for me to self-realize and bring out the best within me and work towards feeling the abundance.
I was really taken away by the powerful words – Solve, Resolve or Dissolve, for sure will help me in various facets of life.
Few inputs like usage of positive words as against getting into degenerative cycle was very handy. [trying to acquire in place of lacking]
Above all, Sessions became more interesting because of the co-learners who were very open, candid to share their views and experience.
Thanks for your time to have made this session lively and thought provoking.
Will keep in touch to acquire & enhance.
After this second session, I am being friendly to myself. Thinking about my direction of integration when I am under stress. Drawing circles in my mind. Thanks again for the wonderful session. Didn't feel like repeating the session, got to learn something new again.
First of all, I would like to thank you for enlightening people with this concept of Enneagram. You are helping in more ways than one.
Regarding my experience during this session :
- Ease of understanding :
It was simple and also deep.
The initial days of the program I would wonder how a diagram can change someone’s outlook.
But as the session proceeded it became clear and my doubts vanished with each concept. This is not for one category of people but for every adult who wants to understand themselves as well as the people around them.
- Applicability to your life and also how it impacted you :
It amazed me how the ideas discussed were close to the qualities I see in my personal life. More than anything, it made me realise that we are all the same in our core values but our interpretation and ways of dealing with life is different. This helped me understand my triggers, fears and beliefs much better.
- Changes it has created in you with regard to your perspective of life and its events
I have always been a worrier and deal with a chaotic mind on most days.
After this session I have started drawing the enneagram in my mind or in my journal. It immediately calms me and helps me forget any kind of intrusive thoughts or negativity.
It is helping me cope with stress and allows me to sleep better.
These things were beyond my expectations, to be honest. But I’m glad it is helping me in so many ways.
I’m looking forward to using it more effectively to improve my relationships and navigate through life’s ups and downs.
- Any other inputs:
I doubt if the session would have been as enjoyable if not for you, Ramesh sir . Your sense of humour and positive attitude put everyone at ease, without having to think twice about sharing their stories. You are patient, welcoming and honest which made us comfortable with our own vulnerabilities and insecurities.
You gave equal attention to every member making us feel included and important.
I am immensely grateful to have had the chance to interact with you.
I will always keep you in my thoughts, and wish you great health and everlasting happiness :)
- Ease of understanding : It was simple in language and since the batch was small, asking doubts was not a big task.
- Applicability to your life and also how it impacted you : I feel i acknowledge my fears and vulnerabilities more.
- Changes it has created in you with regard to your perspective of life and its events: Yet to see major changes, however the concept of a circle keeps running on my mind every now and then.
- Any other input: None, just a big thank you for enriching us with your knowledge and light.