Enneagram Conference

October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Enneagram Conference


October 25-28, 2018

A Kanuga conference presented by the Institute for Conscious Being

With so much unrest in the world, it’s natural to feel unsettled by the growing divide in our families and communities. However, there’s a pathway back to love and peace that resides inside us all.

Join psychologist Dr. Joseph Howell, author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being (ICB) for a weekend of self-discovery and study of the spirituality of the Enneagram. Learn to live the life God imagined for us.

During this extended weekend of teaching, creativity, application, and experiences, you’ll learn to use the Enneagram in your spiritual growth. The ripple effects of this powerful weekend may transform you … and the world.

Read more about the Enneagram and ICB at theicb.org

Why attend the Enneagram Conference?
Listen as Dr. Joe Howell explains.

About the Conference

What is the Enneagram?
Faith has all the principles of healing and wholeness but in our distractions, we frequently miss them. Fortunately, a newly discovered system of spiritual enlightenment has been shown to give us greater access to the power of our soul. This exciting power not only revitalizes our faith but deepens spiritual awareness. And with this awareness, people are actually transcending the burden of that which would have previously created great suffering. This is a newly discovered yet ancient system called the Enneagram.

Having its roots in the third and fourth century Christian Desert Mothers and Fathers as well as in forgotten bedouin tribes of the Middle East, the Enneagram is now empowering our faith in life-altering ways. These truths are made available to you at this Kanuga event by psychologist and spiritual teacher, Joseph Howell, Ph.D. author of Becoming Conscious, and the highly experienced faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being.

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” 

– Henry David Thoreau

Who Should Attend?

All persons who are interested in developing a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them, including:

  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Leaders in the church, business, government, the courts and education
  • Those involved in the healing arts, such as chaplains, therapists, hospice workers, social workers, healthcare professionals and spiritual directors
  • Persons wishing to gain certification in the Spirituality of the Enneagram*

*This conference provides the foundation of understanding required for those seeking certification in the Spirituality of the Enneagram. This in-depth course is offered annually by ICB. More information on certification will be provided at the conference and is available at instituteforconsciousbeing.org/certification.

How to Prepare for the Conference

  • Bring a photograph of yourself between the ages of one and five.
  • Read Dr. Howell’s book, Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway. Available for purchase during the conference or from Amazon, Balboa Press or iTunes.
  • Complete the “Howell Enneagram Profile Questionnaire” found in Becoming Conscious

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Conference Staff

drjoehowell_adultconferences_enneagramPrincipal Presenter
Dr. Joe Howell is a clinical psychologist in Anniston, Alabama and a regionally-known expert on the Enneagram, which he has studied and taught for more than 28 years. He is the author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway and founder of the Institute for Conscious Being (ICB). A graduate of Samford University (B.A. 1971), Yale Divinity School (MAR 1974), The University of Virginia (Ph.D. 1978), and fellow in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (1978-79), Dr. Howell has been practicing clinical psychology since 1980. He began his work on the Enneagram at the Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland, Ohio with Patrick O’Leary and Maria Beesing in the mid-eighties. A couple of years later, he collaborated with Don Riso on his visits in Anniston.

Lark Howell - Enneagram ConferenceCoordinator
Lark Howell is co-founder of ICB and a native of Anniston, Alabama where she attends Grace Episcopal Church. She is also coordinator for the annual summer conference FACE: Faith, Art & Creative Expression (Liturgical Arts) at Kanuga.


The Rev. Ed Bacon has been a regular guest host on Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series, on Oprah & Friends Radio, and a guest panelist in the Spirituality 101 segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “Living Your Best Life” series. Ed is an Episcopal priest and a national voice on issues of the Oneness of all creation; rethinking Christianity as non-bigoted, science-friendly, and love-based; as well as promoting faith and justice for all regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. His energies focus on leadership in anxious times; living a love-based life as opposed to a fear-based life; peacemaking; interfaith and inter-spiritual relations; and, contemplative practices and their impact on relationships, creativity, and brain functioning.


Double Occupancy for 3 Nights, Oct 25-28 (per person in a shared room): $510
Clergy Early Departure, Double Occupancy for 2 Nights, Oct 25-27 (per person in a shared room): $400
Single Occupancy, Oct 25-28 (private room): $610
Clergy Early Departure, Single Occupancy for 2 Nights, Oct 25-27 (private room): $495
Commuter (program, meals and facility fees): $340
Non-participating Guest, Oct 25-28 (Must be a guest of a registered participant. Must share room with registered participant): $345

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Deposit: $100 per person Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.

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