As someone on a spiritual path, you probably have a sense of a loving presence, creative force or higher consciousness...
You may have an intimate connection with this energy. Or perhaps you’ve only felt its presence fleetingly in the awesome power of the ocean tide, a beautiful work of art, or your beloved’s eyes.
Sacred. Divine. God. Source. Spirit. The One... however you experience this loving presence working in your life, it is your essence, the Divine uniquely expressed in YOU.
It’s ever-evolving into a higher expression — transforming you, your relationships and the world around you.
If you’ve worked with the Enneagram, you know the transformation that’s possible... and you’ve had a small taste of the spiritual gifts.
This is only a beginning.
The Enneagram is one of the most direct paths to accessing your true essence and indwelling divinity...
The 9 Essential Qualities are the ultimate spiritual gifts and learning how to embody them creates what world-renowned teacher Jessica Dibb calls a “depth awakening.”
Liberating, intimate and truly profound, depth awakening spans consciousness and unconsciousness, uniting you with the One, the Beloved, Source. Your essence naturally flows into your life, bringing more depth and love to your relationships, more creativity to your work and more joy to your daily activities.
Yet, depth awakening is not only a journey of love and light. It requires that you courageously recognize and hold the polarities within you, embracing both the light and dark — aspects in yourself you accept and admire and those you reject, resent or judge.
The Enneagram provides the perfect guide for this journey.
It serves as a multidimensional blueprint of every aspect of your being... from your fears and fixations to your most admirable characteristics. From painful blind spots that separate you from others and your higher Self, to the unique gifts you have to contribute to the world.
Reconciling the fixations and shadow with the higher aspects of your type can be challenging, even painful as the ego surrenders its defenses to something much more luminous and loving.
For example, a Type 2, known as the “Giver,” may be sensitive and caring, intuitive and generous. Yet, this type may unwittingly neglect their inner life, prioritizing pleasing others over their own needs. This self-rejection can continue for a lifetime, unless the 2 can see — and embrace — the shadow and blindspots.
Doing so allows authentic love and responsiveness, the spiritual gifts of this type, to emerge and flower.
Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Have you been taught unconditional love is the result of being a conscious, spiritual human being?
The reality is, that even when we meet our perfect partner, our soulmate or when we’re in our zone of genius or dream job... there’s still work to do.
Really loving another as they are (and allowing yourself to BE loved) can be extremely challenging, even impossible... until you’ve engaged in the deep work of embracing ALL of you, especially the shadow aspects.
In doing so, you begin to see yourself and others beyond the defenses of type and the filter of your own patterns and core wounding. You no longer relate out of reaction or resistance to what you’re experiencing, want to feel, or need to feel... but from your essence, a unique and necessary expression of LOVE itself.
And unconditional love simply flows...
Many great mystics and other beings throughout history have been inspired by direct experience with the sacred... the Divine... the mystery, which is the energy at the core of everything.
You, too, have the capacity to realize a direct relationship with the Sacred, and the Enneagram provides a path.
As a result of psychological openings and spiritual practice, many people experience states of awakening such as boundless awareness, compassion, union and many others. However, rarely are these states of "self realization" integrated fully into ordinary consciousness and daily life.
Over 26 sessions with Enneagram “depth” teacher Jessica Dibb, who’s widely recognized for her experiential approach, you’ll discover:
Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
This advanced, groundbreaking course with Jessica Dibb, one of the world’s most skilled depth teachers, synthesizes transformative, experiential practices with the exquisite guidance of the Enneagram.
During The Enneagram of Essence, you’ll receive never-before-shared insights, techniques and processes designed to activate your depth awakening and build a truly sacred life.
You’ll learn about about, and practice, the nine pathways to realization and embodied Essence, working in particular ways with characteristic blockages of the types.
Each weekly, LIVE session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to embody and sustain this profound awakening.
Note: Sessions begin March 23 and run through November 2 and dates are subject to change occasionally. There are breaks built into the schedule where you will occasionally have a week off to absorb the material you are discovering.
Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.
— Albert Einstein
Who is the builder of a sacred life? Is it ourselves doing the deep inner work that transmutes the fixated ego into presence and the flowered gifts of our soul? Is it Essence itself, and we just need to relax and surrender? What is the intersection between effort and surrender, between personal development and egolessness?
And what are the materials needed for a sacred life? Is it the prima materia, a genuine numinosum, a holy, psychic/spiritual substance which allows us to consciously experience both the light and dark sides of Essence/God within ourselves?
And what architecture can be revealed that can guide us that we can consciously partner with? From Newtonian to Quantum, from Cartesian to timelessness… What dynamics, principles, guideposts, processes and practices can we discover — within and without — to which we can consciously awaken and align? And how can we consciously partner with them to build power and capacity, without becoming attached to any one design that might limit the experience of the unique “burning bush” that each of us is in our direct contact with Love, Infinity, Essence, the Divine?
The first module will lay the foundations for this new approach to depth awakening. Embodying a sacred life requires stabilizing our attention to, our love for and our embodiment of the meeting point of essence and the present moment. Your awakened journey is then generated through each breath you take.
Over two sessions, Jessica Dibb will cover topics that provide a platform for contacting the builder, the prima materia, and the design and pathways for embodying Essence and experiencing a sacred life.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
— Alexander Hamilton
Throughout the ages masters and teachers have talked about the potential of human beings to recognize and build a vehicle for higher consciousness within our body, heart and mind so that Essence can flow unimpeded through every aspect of our life, every breath.
The triadic intelligence of the Enneagram shows us how we can awaken, build and flower these dynamics by doing Inner Work with the higher instinctual drives (the awakened Instincts), higher emotional capacities (the Virtues), and higher intellect (the Holy Ideas). Module 2 will offer a full class on building each of these aspects.
The Awakened Instinctual Drives for Creating a Sacred Life
In this session, you’ll discover:
The Virtues: The Awakened Heart for Creating a Sacred Life
Taught With Guest Teacher Russ Hudson
In this session, you’ll:
The Holy Ideas: The Awakened Heart for Creating a Sacred Life
Taught With Guest Teacher Russ Hudson
In this session, you’ll:
In modules 3-11, you’ll explore each Enneagram type in relation to gifts, shadows and relationships; awakening Essence and building a life infused with the sacred. You’ll work with your own type and the types of the people in your life, considering the gifts and shadows of each type as essential to your awakening and ability to practice unconditional love.
Each module will focus on one type and will be presented in two sessions.
The first session of each module will be both a deep didactic and experiential journey about pathways from unconscious fear and pain-driven responses of that Enneagram Type to Essence.
The miracle is not to walk on the water, but to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
— Alan W. Watts
There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. — Wendell Berry
Whatever happens or doesn’t, a presence is helping.
And everything we now can accomplish will seem derisory to us when the powers of our divine nature flower in glory and act through us
Every creature is a word of God.
— Meister Eckhart
Everything we think we know is only the beginning of another knowing that itself has no end.
The sacred duty of being an individual is to gradually learn how to live so as to awaken the eternal within you.
— John O’Donohue
There’s a bankruptcy that is pure gain. The moon stays bright when it does not avoid the night. A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn.
A life is sacred.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
By the final module, you’ll be deeply engaged with Depth Awakening teachings and practices. You’ll have created a new inner terrain, making you available to embody love, wisdom and presence in every moment.
Living with the implications of this is a journey of profound change, and in this culminating module, you’ll explore:
In addition to Jessica’s transformative 26-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course — and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Join Jessica Dibb and Dr. Claudio Naranjo, a pioneer of modern Enneagram theories and teachings, for a profoundly illuminating conversation on the 27 Subtypes. Claudio has done extensive observation and inner work and developed a nuanced and unique view of the subtypes.
Dr. Claudio Naranjo is a Chilean psychiatrist who became a leader in the human potential movement and was part of the early Esalen Institute. He is one of the successors of Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt Therapy. Dr. Naranjo developed the psychology of enneatypes, founded SAT Institute for personal and professional development, and became an activist for the transformation of education worldwide — the work for which he was nominated in 2015 for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Ten-time bestselling author Robert Holden will team up with Jessica Dibb to teach a powerful bonus session. Robert’s work on psychology and spirituality is widely acclaimed and we’re happy to present this teaching with him on living your purpose and the Enneagram.
Robert Holden teaches a powerful Leadership & the Enneagram program for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Dove and the Real Beauty campaign, Unilever, IBM and Google. His work has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, a PBS special Shift Happens! and in two major BBC documentaries. He’s the author of Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success, Be Happy, Loveability and Holy Shift!: 365 Daily Meditations from A Course in Miracles. His latest book is Life Loves You co-written with Louise Hay, and he hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens!
This teaching is from Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb recorded at their unique weekend intensive held recently in Maryland as a response to the political challenges of our time.
Russ Hudson is co-founder of The Enneagram Institute, and is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He is also President of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. He has been co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991, and is a founding director and former vice-president of the International Enneagram Association. Russ is also co-author of The Wisdom Of The Enneagram, Personality Types, Understanding the Enneagram, Discovering Your Personality Type and The Power Of The Enneagram. Russ also assisted Don Riso in writing Enneagram Transformations. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
This original audio features several couples explaining how learning about their own type and the their partner’s type transformed their relationships, overcame seemingly intractable issues and brought an enhanced level of communication and co-creativity.
Join Jessica as she interviews leading developer of the Enneagram system, David Daniels, who interweaves the four key elements of healthy relationship — mind, heart, body and spirit — and then focuses on how intimate and sexual experiences can open you to the spiritual qualities in each Enneagram Type. How invigorating to witness David’s natural love of people and intimacy as he encourages thriving, wholesome, exhilarating, loving, sexual relationships.
During this evocative session, you’ll discover:
David Daniels, MD is clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, a leading developer of the Enneagram system, and co-author of the bestseller, The Essential Enneagram. In private practice for over 40 years, David has also taught the Enneagram system at Stanford, in the community and internationally for 28 years and was a founder of the International Enneagram Association (IEA). He brings 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 Anger and Forgiveness, Loss and Grief as Transformers, the Enneagram’s Gift to Love and Life, Intimate Relationships, Love and Will, The Enneagram’s Gift to Mastering Conflict Constructively and Compassionately, and The Neurobiology of the Enneagram.
Jessica’s holistic teaching about the Enneagram and her loving and warm presence are truly a blessing to the world of the Enneagram, and to the world in whole. Taking her course has made me feel better about myself and my journey as a human being. I also feel she has given hope to the world in general and to the humankind. Thank You Jessica!
— Sari Heiskanen, Finland
Any Enneagram course taken with Jessica Dibb drives home the realization that all the Points of the Enneagram are within all of us... turning self-compassion into a compassionate way of being in the world.
The course showed me aspects of the Enneagram that I hadn’t yet seen, and I’ve been familiar with the Enneagram for years.
— Aita, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In releasing old childhood patterns and beliefs, now able to see people from a new perspective — without judgement. And, so it is.
— Ruth, Honolulu, Hawaii
The emphasis on understanding and experiencing each of the types within myself greatly expanded my compassion for humankind, and especially for people in my life with whom I have had difficulty, such as my parents and siblings.
The course opened my eyes and heart to a much deeper understanding and compassion for all the types.
— Pamela, Sebastopol, California
This course has been a great help to fill in the gaps of my understanding of the Self. I have become more aware of my people pleasing tendencies as I move through the day, and can decide when it is appropriate and when my help is not needed. This has made me realize I can be loved for myself, not for the things I do.
— Audrey, Iowa
Proceeding around the Enneagram wheel with the intention of experiencing each type "within myself" has greatly expanded my understanding of and compassion for myself and humanity. Also, I gained appreciation of how the types are not "boxes" that we fit in but a path of personal and collective integration and transformation.
— Ramona, British Columbia, Canada
The Experiential Enneagram course gave me insight into hidden spaces, shadows and also uncovered treasures in the depths of my being. Every week I thought... well I got such a lot from the previous session maybe next week will be of more meaning for someone else and yet week after week, the material grasped my full attention. I gained such a lot of insight in myself and what I do with all the numbers in myself. I loved the exercises. They gave me insight on a practical level and made the journey very real.
— Liezl Pape, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The Enneagram of Essence not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Twenty-four 90-minute Class Sessions With Jessica Dibb
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with renowned Enneagram teacher Jessica Dibb — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Twenty-four Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Twenty-four PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Twenty-four 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Enneagram of Essence Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Jessica Dibb has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with respected consciousness teacher, breathwork trainer and Enneagram teacher whose powerful insights and pioneering practices are helping us heal and awaken ourselves, our partners — and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Jessica’s incredible teachings and experiential exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you are serious about freeing yourself from your deepest limitations and embodying the truest gifts of your soul, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Jessica is a great master of experiential teaching. She is a superb guide and support for people’s inner processes, as well as a brilliant designer of experiential exercises and practices. Jessica does not do anything half-heartedly, and I am certain she will take you on an extraordinary journey of soul restoration, real emotional breakthroughs and profound self-discovery.
— Russ Hudson, Co-founder of the Enneagram Institute
Jessica Dibb brings to the work of personal development a compassionate, warm hearted, and steady stance that makes it possible for her to benefit us with her deep knowledge and moving and life enhancing experiential exercises. Her insight and awareness also foster her outstanding work. You can count on Jessica to contribute significantly to your life and wellbeing. I recommend her without reservation.
— David Daniels, MD, Co-founder of The Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT)
[Jessica] shares from the fullness of her being with a generosity of spirit, and we are all uplifted and expanded, not only from the specific teachings, but from the way in which they are delivered...
— Linda Lubin, Redding, Connecticut
Puzzles that I had been pondering for years about my relationship to receiving were resolved, as I experienced the energy of my “missing piece.” The term “life-changing” is used a lot I know. But I can’t think of another one that more accurately describes my experience...
— Ann Kirby, RH Certified Teacher, EnnCourage, Inc.
[Jessica is] a passionate and knowledgeable teacher of the many benefits that the Enneagram can have in our daily lives. I came away more aware of how knowing my type can help me live a better life, but more importantly, how knowledge of all the types can lead to deep personal fulfilment.
— Sally, England
Wonderful, talented speakers who open the pathways for much more compassion with all the different types as well as integrating behaviors of other types in ourselves! Wonderful tools for inner growth work.
— Bettina, Denmark
The course allowed me to see my own patterns at a deeper level. That noticing generated motivation to relate to others from my essence, instead of from my patterns. It also allowed me to help my clients do the same.
— Alejandra Siroka, San Francisco, California
Whereas many Enneagram teachers seem to polarize the aspects of a particular type into "good" or "bad" traits, this course was different. This course helped to get a broad picture of everything. All was included, all was accepted, which was the Truth of who we really are. By seeing that there is nothing to "fix,” things naturally evolve on their own. Thank you for this beautiful course.
— Barbara, Asheville, North Carolina
Jessica Dibb is the founder, spiritual director and principal teacher of the Inspiration Community School, an integral consciousness school dedicated to promoting personal, relational and planetary wellness. Over the past two decades, she has designed and facilitated unique workshops, classes and ongoing experiential trainings which are grounded in a highly integrated model of psycho-spiritual healing and development to support self-actualization.
Her teachings assist people in cultivating consciousness through all stages of life, from conception onward. Using Integrative Breathwork, psychodynamic principles, the Enneagram and established and emergent wisdom teachings, Jessica facilitates embodied awareness of each moment, using methods which combine attunement, psychodynamic principles, intuition and physical sensation.
Jessica teaches nationally and internationally, including teaching Integrative Breathwork and the Enneagram at the Psychotherapy Networker Conference for several years. Jessica also is the co-director of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA) and current chair of the GPBA’s Ethics Committee.
She is a founding member of the board of Convergence, a nonprofit organization working to promote dialogue and innovative solutions for challenging social issues of our time. She was one of the co-hosts for The Shift Network’s Breathwork Summit in 2012, as well as the host of their Enneagram Global Summit from 2014-2016. Jessica is the weaver and visionary behind Omega’s annual conference: Breath Immersion: From Science to Samadhi (at the Omega Institute).
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is April 6th, 2017, or two weeks from your date of purchase, whichever is later. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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