Journey Center of Chicago


  • Pam Sutherland
    Pam Sutherland

    Pam is a certified spiritual director and Enneagram teacher. She uses the Enneagram extensively in her work with individuals, couples, leadership teams, and groups as a framework for facilitating deeper self-awareness, mutual understanding, appreciation, and empathy. She is certified in Enneagram Spectrum, Bringing out the Best in Yourself at Work, and most recently in The Art of Growth Practitioner & Coaching Certification (2023). She has extensive training in the Enneagram instincts and subtypes.



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Oct 25 2023


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm





Engaging with the Enneagram Instincts: A 4-Part Series, Fall 2023

We invite you to engage with us this fall in this 4-part series focused on the Enneagram Instincts and Subtypes. These sessions will build on one another, so please plan to join us for the whole journey.

The sessions will be led by Pam Sutherland, a spiritual director and Enneagram consultant, teacher, and coach.

Cost: $140; Click here to register and pay for the series:


Session 1 – Introduction to the Instincts – Uncovering the Mystery of our Reactions
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Instincts operate at a level below our personalities, causing us to react in ways we’re not fully conscious of. We explore characteristics of all three instincts (Self-Preservation, Social Belonging, and Sexual/One-to-One), where and how we see them operating in ourselves, and how we can navigate this level more consciously.

Session 2 – From Instincts to Subtypes – Why Subtypes Matter
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We explore how the layering of the nine Enneatype patterns and the three Instinctual energies creates 27 different and unique Subtypes. The Subtypes provide a layer of clarity and specificity that explain much of the variety within Enneatypes, aid in Enneatype identification, and reveal specific opportunities for accessing more of our full selves.

Session 3 – Exploring our Instinctual Sequence – Invitation into Accessing More of Ourselves
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We dip back into the Instincts and consider how our Instinctual sequence informs how our specific Enneatype structure and patterns are expressed. We explore the invitations for accessing more of our full selves through integrating the hidden gifts of our less-dominant Instinctual energies.

Session 4 – Navigating the Instincts in Relationships with Empathy & Appreciation
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Instinctual sequences can provide just as much, and in some cases more, insight into the relational synergies and challenges we experience. We explore how our Instinctual sequences inform our relationships; the commonalities shared by people of different types with the same dominant Instinct; and what our invitations are into navigating our relationships with empathy and appreciation. 




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