David Daniels Formal Bio

Formal Bio

David N. Daniels, M.D. (August 30, 1934 to May 29, 2017) was a world-renowned Enneagram teacher, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Medical School, a leading developer of the Enneagram system of nine personality styles, the lead-author of the bestseller, The Essential Enneagram (Harper Collins), updated and revised with vital new material in 2009, and wrote the highly anticipated The Enneagram, Relationships and Intimacy with co-author Suzanne Dion, which was published late 2018.  He also co-developed the outstanding DVD, The Enneagram: Nine Paths to a Productive and Fulfilling Life and The Enneagram in the Workplace.

In private practice for over 40 years, David also taught the Enneagram system at Stanford, in the community, and internationally for 30 years. Together with Helen Palmer (author and professor), he co-founded the Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) now called The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), The Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP), and was one of the original founders of the International Enneagram Association (IEA).

David brought 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 workshops, including The Dynamics of Vital Relationships, Anger and Forgiveness, Loss and Grief as Transformers, the Enneagram’s Gift to Love and Life, Intimate Relationships, Love and Will, and The Enneagram’s Gift to Mastering Conflict Constructively and Compassionately.

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