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Love & Presence in Relationships:

Understanding each other with The Enneagram

JOIN: Helen English and Andy Portman
Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July 
Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Love and relationship can lift our hearts! We long for good connection; with intimate partners, family members, friends, colleagues and our social network. Yet nowhere do our patterns show up so clearly as they do here and often with painful consequences.

How can we meet these patterns and be free to relate in loving presence? How might we start to live and relate in new ways? What helps us open to love and healing in relationship? How can we begin to have more conscious and life-affirming friendships?

This weekend workshop is designed to free space within you and around you for more love, compassion and better connection. You may be currently in a relationship or now single. You're keen to understand how you've built relationships throughout your life and how this can become a more positive and life-enhancing experience. It's an exploration of what it means to live together in loving presence. Ultimately, it's about the freedom and healing that can take place when partnership becomes a safe place where we're ever more able to relate from our core presence.


With a Taoist outlook and The Enneagram as energetic guide we will explore how to meet each other in true essence and form, beyond our own and each others' projections and patterns. Learn how to open the space to truly love and appreciate each others' uniqueness.  The Enneagram is a uniquely helpful resource for helping us navigate and understand each others' natures in loving relationships.​

Helen says:

Andy and I met in early 2020, both widowed after long-term relationships. This February marks our 4thanniversary.  In this time we’ve shared the pandemic roller-coaster, cliff-path walks, kayaking and music, alongside so many rich conversations; often, a creative fusion of Andy’s deep understanding of relationship patterns lit up by Enneagram-borne insights.  We’ve also dipped a toe into the world of each other’s work. This webinar comes as a natural progression, the fruit of creative relationship, inquiry and conversation.


Helen English

Helen has over 20 years’ experience of Enneagram work and co-founded Enneagram Alive in 2014 as a community enterprise. Her work centres now – as always - on helping people live well and thrive, building better relationships with those around them and with their environment.  She brings a Taoist orientation to the Enneagram, always returning to the symbol as a story of One-ness: a dynamic energy map of movement, relationship, interconnection.  

For more information visit

Andy Portman

Andy is one of the UK’s most experienced experts in relationship. He brings a lifetime’s experience –
40 years and counting – as a relationship coach, counsellor and workshop leader with an approach grounded in Taoism.  


for information on Andy, his
ongoing work and the beautiful ‘Avalon Permaculture Gardens’ healing centre he created with his late wife Ella.


Date: Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July  2024 
Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Avalon Permaculture Gardens, BA6 8TL
Cost: £255.00
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