Enneagram Prison Project Australia
We are Tamara Pickard and Donna Woodrow and we are bringing The Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) to Australia. The EPP is a Not For Profit organisation, founded in the United States in 2012, that has been teaching the incarcerated to understand why we do what we do, using the Enneagram - with great results. The Enneagram is a psychological system for understanding personality.
The short video above gives an introduction to the EPP - the program that we are bringing to Australia.
By learning their Enneagram personality type and engaging in the deep work of self-study and self-regulation, our incarcerated students can understand and therefore change antisocial attitudes, emotional outbursts, and ultimately risky behaviours.
OUTCOMES | Encouraged by the overwhelming receptivity to the program by both students and correctional staff in California, with the support of the institutions in November of 2015, Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) calculated their recidivism rate of 5.35% in Santa Clara County jails and 10% in San Mateo County jails for our Californian graduates. None of the students who took the EPP program more than once recidivated. EPP has proven impact.
We have been approved by EPP as a Global Affiliate. We are now ready to launch and develop the Enneagram Prison Project in Australia.
"The impulse behind EPP Australia is pure. Tamara and Donna share the spirit with which EPP was founded and with which we have long envisioned moving into new territories. We are 100 % committed to supporting this clear and focused effort towards the emergence of EPP Australia."
- Susan Olesek, EPP Founder
Your Donations will help us to...
1. Setup the Legal Structure of the EPP Australia, so that it is a recognised Not For Profit Organisation.
2. Fund the training that is required for the Program Facilitators to deliver the EPP Programs in Australian Prisons.
3. Fund the physical resources that are required for running the programs. (Books, manuals etc.)
For more information on the amazing work that is already being done by the students and the EPP team in the USA, please see Enneagram Prison Project's Website.
Who this will benefit...
We believe the EPP can help to benefit the entire community. We will be working directly with the incarcerated to positively transform their lives, and increase their self-awareness. As the students are impacted, so are their families and the communities into which they ultimately reintegrate.
A little more about us...
You might be wondering how we got to where we are. Well, we are sisters, and we are also the Managing Directors and Partners of Modo Coaching & Training. One of our primary areas of business is coaching and training with the Enneagram. We work with individuals and organisations to facilitate Psychological, Spiritual and Professional development by using the Framework of the Enneagram.
We consider ourselves to be standing on the shoulders of giants, and because life has blessed us with many gifts, we are excited about the opportunity to develop the EPP Australia and give back to the community!
We believe so strongly in this cause so we have funded our own training as EPP Facilitators. We attended intensive 8-week training with Susan Olesek which ended with an in-person practicum in the prisons of California.
We're excited about sharing this journey with you, and we encourage you to get involved, donate or share your support in any way that you can afford.
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This is an exciting update to let you know that we have now raised our first $1000 towards our goal, and we could not have done that without you!
Thank you sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts.
We are currently in the United States, where we have facilitated 5 classes this week in California, with another 5 classes coming up next week. We are so excited to share our experiences with you over the coming weeks. You are all a part of something transformational.
Team EPP Australia