The Enneagram is a personality system that explores inner motivations for responding to life. It is a tool that develops self-awareness in the context of different approaches to work, relationships and goal setting. While having overlapping functions to the Myers Briggs personality system the Enneagram provides dynamic strategies for ongoing self-improvement and approaches for team building.

Originally drawing from the early Christian, Jewish and Islamic mystical traditions, the Enneagram was developed over the centuries to become a comprehensive personality mapping system to aid people in their awareness of what conscious and unconscious elements of their lives influence them in their response to the world around them.

It provides a spiritually based understanding of personality which gives clues to how our spirituality speaks to the everyday aspects of our living and involvement within the world.

At WellSpring, we run programs on the Enneagram to complement the other core programs in spiritual direction, contemplation, and reconciliation and peacemaking.

Mapping the Soul with the Enneagram

Course Coordinators: Tim McCowan & Peter Bentley

This unit explores the relationship between the spiritual aspects of our lives and our identities. The unit will draw on a personality mapping system – the Enneagram – to identify how it provides pointers to our spiritual awareness in areas including: self identity, personal development, prayer and the ways people experience God, discern life goals, engage in work and ministry.

Students will be invited to reflect on their own personality frameworks and the impact these have on their developing awareness of self, God and the world in their everyday life experiences.

2017 dates

6 x days (2 x 3-day intensives):
Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 May, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 May, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Enrolment for academic credit:

Did you know that you can enrol for this course for academic credit through the University of Divinity?

Different costs apply depending on the basis of your enrolment, and are payable directly to the University of Divinity. FEE-Help may be available for those enrolling through University of Divinity.

Contact Dorothy Morgan at Whitley College for more information.


There is also the option of auditing this unit at the reduced cost of $500 + GST.

Students who audit the course are encouraged to complete the written tasks to gain full benefit of the course, but they do not receive academic credit.


Monique Lisbon
Administrator/Office Manager
WellSpring Centre
Ph: (03) 9885 0277

Monique will send you an invoice for the auditing fees, payable directly to WellSpring prior to the start of the unit.

Alternative payment arrangements may be individually negotiated upon request.