The 5 Personality Patterns — Intro Workshop

The Key to Understanding People


This workshop will open you up to seeing people in a whole new way.

We’ll explore what happens inside people when they get distressed, how they habitually respond to try to feel safer, and how those habits shape their entire experience of life. We’ll tease out the 5 main safety strategies people use, then help you discover which ones you use to feel safer. And the best part is, instead of listening to someone lecture you about it, you’ll be learning it all from real life, from your own behavior and from those around you.  You’ll be learning to see with your own eyes what’s going on inside people.


“It’s like having x-ray vision!”

During this fun, informative weekend, you’ll discover:

  • the 5 ways people try to stay safe
  • how each of the 5 patterns develops
  • which patterns you go into when distressed
  • how to recognize the patterns in others
  • what different people need and how to help them get it
  • how to communicate with them successfully
  • how to work with them in any situation


Taught by Steven Kessler, MFT # 23008, the author of the bestselling book The 5 Personality Patterns He has been a frequent workshop leader and a licensed therapist since the 1980’s.  He is also a Certified EFT Expert and Trainer, and the director of the EFT Therapy Center in Albany.


Praise from past participants:
“Lots of Aha’s.”
“Take it; this instructor is great.”
“This workshop was a tremendous insight into myself, my habits, and my potential.”
“This is simpler and more useful than the enneagram.”
“Great information for working with clients.  The interactive format allowed me to integrate the material more easily and I walked away from the workshop feeling like it was well worth the time.”


Cost:  $295 until 30 days before, $350 after that
CEUs: 12 hours  (available for some licenses  —  check your location)

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Click the button to Register and save your space.

A confirmation email will be sent to you.

Questions? Please contact the local organizer, listed below.


Atlanta, GA  —  Sat & Sun  Sept 8 & 9   9am – 5pm   

$ 350.00 Add to cart

at City of Light, 3125 Presidential Pkwy Atlanta GA

Early Discount extended to Aug 15th

to get CEUs, please add them in the shopping cart

Questions?  Contact Melissa Lester at melissalester.lcsw@gmail.com


Boston, MA — Sat & Sun  Sept 22 & 23   9am – 5pm   

$ 350.00 $ 295.00 Add to cart

at CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA

Early Discount ends Aug 23

to get CEUs, please add them in the shopping cart

Questions?  Contact Ishita Sharma at ishita@cometocenter.com


Portland, OR — Sat & Sun  Oct 6 & 7   9am – 5pm   

$ 350.00 $ 295.00 Add to cart

at  Juniper Tree Healing Collective, 5115 NE 94th Ave Suite D, Vancouver, WA

Early Discount ends Sept 6

to get CEUs, please add them in the shopping cart

Questions?  Contact Greg Asbury at greg@smithasbury.com


Grand Rapids, MI — Sat & Sun  Oct 13 & 14  9am – 4pm   

$ 350.00 $ 295.00 Add to cart

at Continuum Healing, 1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4, Grand Rapids, MI

Early Discount ends Sept 13

to get CEUs, please add them in the shopping cart

Questions?  Contact Kara McNabb at karamcnabb@gmail.com


Boulder, CO — Sat & Sun  Oct 20 & 21   9am – 5pm   

$ 350.00 $ 295.00 Add to cart

at BC3, Boulder Center for Conscious Community, 1637 28th St, Boulder, CO

Early Discount ends Sept 20

to get CEUs, please add them in the shopping cart

Questions?  Contact Lin Erhardt at linerhardt@gmail.com


Great Barrington, MA — Sat & Sun  Nov 10 & 11   9am – 5pm   

$ 350.00 $ 295.00 Add to cart

at SRUTI  Yoga Center, 33 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 

Early Discount ends Oct 11

to get CEUs, please add them in the shopping cart

Questions?  Contact Amanda Hohlstein at wilddaughter88@gmail.com


Los Angles, CA — Fri Sat   Nov 16 & 17   1:30 – 9:30   

$ 350.00 $ 295.00 Add to cart

at Yoga Nest Venice, 38 W Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA

Early Discount ends Oct 17

to get CEUs, please add them in the shopping cart

Questions?  Contact Sara Falugo at sara@yoganestvenice.com


This course meets the criteria for 12 core hours of Continuing Education in each location, for some licenses.  Click on the registration button for details.

CE certificates will be awarded after the course.

Cancellations at least 30 days before the training will receive a full refund less a 10% fee. After that, refunds are not available. Please inquire about accommodations for disability. Please contact Steven Kessler, MFT, to address any problems.

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Attend the Intro Workshop

At the Intro Workshop, you’ll get to know the 5 patterns up close and personal. You’ll discover how they work and which ones you do.
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Want Some Help?

Ideally, you'll discover which patterns you go into as you read the book, but I've also created a survey to help you.
Go to the survey


"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." -- Goethe