The Vertical Dimension to Personality Type, a Guide to Greater Health and Transformation!
A workshop with Ronna Phifer-Ritchie, Ph.D. and Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D.

Friday January 16th 7PM – 10PM; Saturday January 17th 9AM – 6PM; Sunday January 18th 9AM – 5PM Last day to register: Monday, January 5th       

Register:   $367 (includes two onsite lunches) (Special Offer! Bring-a-friend rate $347 per person! Early-bird rate $347.00)

The Levels of Development, one of the most profound contemporary contributions to the Enneagram field and identified by Don Riso and Russ Hudson, provides a vertical dimension to the personality types, making clear the “inner logic” of each type and revealing how the various traits and motivations that comprise each type form an interrelated whole. Using the Levels helps us put our direct experience of life into a meaningful context.

The Levels provide a way of tracking our movement along a continuum toward more freedom, consciousness, expansiveness, and Being in the higher Levels (or toward more reactivity and self-destructiveness in the lower ones). By introducing this “vertical axis” to the types, the Levels explain some of the most important things that we find in human nature-fluidity and change, resistance and conflict, freedom and compulsion-among many human qualities. Working with the Levels not only provides recognition for where we are in our journey of growth, but also guides us toward greater health and transformation

In this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Understand the meaning of all nine Levels, and how people “move” from one Level to another, along with other complex movements predicted by the Enneagram.
  • See some of the main characteristics of each type along the nine Levels.
  • Gain a deep grounding in this information on the Levels, through exercises, music, and meditation.
  • Work with the Enneagram in advanced ways that facilitate practical applications in your professional and personal life.


CEU’s: This course meets the requirements for 15 hours of Continuing Education Credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider Name: Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D. Provider number: PCE2759