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David Daniels, MD is clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School, a leading developer of the Enneagram system of nine personality styles, and co-author of the best seller, The Essential Enneagram. He also co-developed the outstanding DVD, The Enneagram: Nine Paths to a Productive and Fulfilling Life and The Enneagram in the Workplace. He was in private practice for more than three decades before concentrating fully on the Enneagram work. David also has taught the Enneagram system at Stanford, in the community, and internationally for over 20 years.

With Helen Palmer he co-founded the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) and was a founder of the International Enneagram Association (IEA). He brings his knowledge of the Enneagram to individuals, couples and groups, and to a wide range of applications in clinical practice and the workplace. He has developed many innovative Enneagram workshops including the Advanced Training for Therapists, Coaches, Counselors, and Guides with Terry Saracino and Marion Gilbert, The Enneagram’s Gift to Vital Relationships, Anger and Forgiveness, The Instinctual Subtypes, Love and Will, Resolving Conflict Constructively and Compassionately with Curt Micka, and Loss and Grief.

The Enneagram provides us with the supreme path to healthy relationships as it reaches down to the core of our personality pattern and consequently to our adaptive strategy. It is a liberation psychology helping to free us from the constraints of our habitual and limiting patterns. And as its ultimate gift, it provides us with a path to integrating our personality and higher essential or spiritual qualities, integration being the linkage of differentiated elements.

Moreover, the Narrative Tradition of the Enneagram of representatives of the nine types speaking for themselves further gifts us with inspiration and hope. When we become centered, grounded, and receptive in non-judgment, we can explore and share our habitual pattern and with practice free ourselves from its reactivity and defensiveness. We come to understand others as they are to themselves and broaden our acceptance and appreciation of differences.

It is my path. I invite you to explore this path for yourself. It will gift you with a remarkable path to wholeness and love. Visit for additional information.

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Today’s Brilliance from David Daniels

If this were my last day, my only day - there is only love. All there ever was and will be is love. Brilliance comes from the inner knowing of this. And by love, I mean the connection of us humans in body, mind, and heart - souls together in harmony with gratitude for what is. When love is present everything radiates and beauty abounds. We are not captured and hostage to our personality structure, to our opinions or our judging mind, and we know that the fabric of the universe is seamless until we cut into it, creating cause…

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