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Tariffs: Argentina: 5000 pesos / Other countries: 95 US dollars


A. About this course


We live in a world of increasing complexity, in which communications are getting faster and faster. However, how is the quality of our interpersonal relationships in various areas: work, affective, social? What about the increasing levels of intolerance and aggression in our modern societies?

And not least, how can we contribute to the construction of a more humane world?


In this intensive course on the Enneagram of Personality (distance), I present an ally to achieve this task:


The Enneagram - a broad system that has its roots in various historical, philosophical and psychological sources - describes 9 human types, that is, 9 general personality styles. What can it do for us? Well:


Know ourselves, know others, and improve our interpersonal relationships. Identifying the automatic patterns that influence our daily thinking-feeling-acting is vitally important to cultivating healthy relationships based on understanding, acceptance and compassion. Thus, the Enneagram is presented to us as a tool for the construction of a more conscious and ammonious world.

B. Course characteristics

  • Course objective : That the participants acquire a broad and systematic understanding of the Enneagram of Personality, and apply it in personal and relational development according to the ethical guidelines of the International Enneagram Association (IEA).

  • Aimed especially at : Professionals from various areas who wish to quickly and solidly delve into the fundamentals of the System, to apply it on themselves and, if they wish, in their respective professional fields; seekers and students who want to apply the benefits of the tool to improve their quality of life and relationships. No prior knowledge is required.

  • Method of study : Through the virtual platform of this website. Explanatory videos, audios and teaching material for classes. Access for one year.

  • Character : theoretical-experiential; includes exercises to cultivate nonjudgmental, compassionate self-observation, in the service of personal development.

  • Course duration : 2 months (9 weeks).

  • Certificate is delivered upon completion of the course (a final integrative work is required).

  • Students will have access to the virtual library of the Course, with the possibility of downloading specialized books on the subject, audios of the classes and didactic material.

  • The Course includes the TEPE® Enneagram Test, free.

  • Two encounters are offered per Zoom, to answer questions and socialize resonances of the learning process.

C. Detailed content


MODULE I: The origins of the System

Week 1

Introduction - Origin of the symbol (GI Gurdjieff). The passions and virtues (Evagrio Póntico & Raimundo Lulio). The return to the Essential Unity (Sufism). The first systematization of Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo. First expansion of the System. Enneagram test (TEPE). Brief (general) description of the 9 personality styles. Ethical Guidelines for the correct use of the Enneagram. .


MODULE II: Deepening of the 9 Personality Styles

Weeks 2

II.1 - The triune brain - Maclean. The three intelligence centers: The triads. Distinction of: temperament and character / personality style. The origin of the personality style (1st part): innate and constructivist perspectives. The place of the infantile pattern in the explanation of the personality (Naranjo / Riso). The elementary strategies of each personality style (Sikora).


Week 3

II.2 - The origin of the personality style (2nd part): Innatismo (Ichazo / Almaas) vs. Constructivism (Naranjo / Riso). Fundamental distinction of Ego and Essence (1st part). Upper and lower planes of human functioning. Their respective centers: mental, emotional, instinctive; components of each center. Deepening in the description of the dominant passions and cognitive fixations .


Week 4

II.3 - Fundamental distinction between Ego and Essence (2nd part): Consciousness disconnected from Being (Ichazo & Almaas). Contributions of Cognitive Psychology: Ellis's ABC scheme; Beck's cognitive triad applied to the nine personality styles: core beliefs: self, others, the world. Gestalt contribution: defensive mechanisms in the nine personality styles.


MODULE III: Subtypes, variants and groupings

Week 5

III.1 - The «Wings»: the first resource to explain the variations of the same type / style of personality. Description of the features provided by the neighboring points. Its importance for typing. The Hornevian group: combative, self-obliged, withdrawn (Riso & Hudson). Grouping according to the polarity axes: order, relationship, image, intensity, consciousness (Naranjo).

Week 6

III.2 - Role of instincts in evolution. The instincts in the scheme of the double human functioning: Ego / Essence. The three instincts: self-preservation; sexual (one-on-one); And social. Subtypes and countertypes. The bias of passions over instincts, (Naranjo). The focus of each instinct in the 9 personality styles (Palmer). Description of the 27 instinctual subtypes (Naranjo / Palmer).

MODULE IV: Dynamism and transformation

Week 7

IV.1 - The internal dynamism of the Enneagram: meaning of the Arrows (Palmer). Point of safety and point of stress of each personality style. The Derailers (Sikora). Emotional self-regulation: introduction to the practice of conscious breathing ( Mindfulness ).


Week 8

IV.2 - The contribution of the levels of consciousness (Riso & Hudson). Introduction to the virtues (Maitri) and Transcendent Ideas (Almaas). Contribution of Mindfulness to manage anxiety and stress (Kabat-Zinn). Vipassana Meditation and Transcendent Ideas (Almaas / Dhiravamsa).

Evaluation instances

Week 9

Integrative final project (individual).


D. Bibliography


  • Almaas, AH (1998). Facets of Unity . Berkeley: Diamond Books.

  • Almaas, AH (2003). The essence. The Diamond Approach to inner fulfillment. Barcelona: Diffusing the Book Team.

  • Chestnut, B. (2013). The Complete Enneagram. 27 Paths to Greater Sefl-Knowledge. Berkeley: She Writes Press.

  • Dhiravamsa. (1998). Vipassana Meditation and Enneagram. Towards a harmonious and humane development. Madrid: The March Hare.

  • Durán, C. & Catalán, A. (2010). Enneagram. The delusions of character and their antidotes. Barcelona: Kairos.  

  • Fernández Christlieb, F. (2016). Where the hell did the Enneagram come from? Mexico: Editorial Pax.

  • Lapid-Bogda, G. (2004). Enneagram and personal success. Learn to use the enneagram in your work. Buenos Aires: Uranus.

  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (2018). The Healing Power of Mindfulness. A New Way of Being. New York: Hachette Books.

  • Maitri, S. (2004). The spiritual dimension of the Enneagram. The nine faces of the soul. Barcelona: The March Hare.

  • Naranjo, C. (1994). Character and neurosis. An integrative vision. Chile: JC Sáenz.

  • Naranjo, C. (2012). 27 Characters in search of being. Barcelona: LaLlave.

  • Nicoll, M. (2006). Psychological comments on the teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. Buenos Aires: Kier.

  • Palmer, H. (2001). The Enneagram. A prodigious system for identifying personality types. Barcelona: The March Hare.

  • Riso, R. & Hudson, R. (2000). The Wisdom of the Enneagram. Buenos Aires: Uranus.

  • Rohr, R. & Ebert, A. (2001). The Enneagram. The nine faces of the soul. Valencia: Edicep CB

  • Sikora, M. (2012). Consciousness in action. Enneagram, emotional intelligence and change. Madrid: Gulaab.

Image by Sergey Pesterev
«The enneagram does not enclose us in a box; shows us the box we are already in, and the exit. »
~ Don Riso & Russ Hudson
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