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With Renowned Enneagram Teachers
Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb
New Live Training Starts
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Apply the Enneagram in your life, work or healing practice in a way that frees you and others from negative patterns.

Access an integrated, holistic understanding of yourself, which magnifies the gifts of your personality and the unique potential of
your soul.

The Enneagram has become a global phenomenon in recent decades because it goes far beyond simple personality typing test or tool. Instead, it offers you a multidimensional map of your psyche and soul, which leads to greater awakening and freedom.

Many of the negative habits you may criticize and judge yourself for — which ultimately sabotage your happiness, relationships and success — are connected to your “type.”

However, if you perceive these habits not as problems but as paths to your liberation, you begin to tap into the true transformative power of the Enneagram.

To fully engage in this journey requires spending time with true masters of the Enneagram. And in this course, you’ll have the opportunity to receive guidance and wisdom from such masters who can unveil the deeper layers of this “map of your soul” — to help free you from fixed identities, outdated habits and limiting visions of yourself, so you can embody the full spectrum of your being.

The Liberating Power of the Enneagram course has been designed to provide you with an integral approach to this potent, time-tested system for your optimal healing, growth and development.

Too often, people incorrectly believe all they need to do is identify their personality type accurately and read a description of that type.

As you’ll discover, this flat, static view of the Enneagram is far too constricting. In fact, the system is dynamic and ever-evolving — a multidimensional tool which reveals more and more of what makes you uniquely YOU.

An in-depth exploration of the Enneagram also helps you navigate your relationships more skillfully. Knowing about the types of your friends, family and coworkers increases your understanding of their motives, fears and defenses, and how they interact with your own.

So why else might you want to take this deeper journey into the true power of the Enneagram?

Because you are committed to living a conscious and caring life — and yet every day you may encounter situations and people which can trigger self-sabotaging reactions.

Even if you’ve been on a spiritual path for decades, you may find yourself humbled by the ways these unconscious reactions bring you back to patterns you thought you had outgrown long ago.

These reactions may be affecting your health, your sense of self, your relationships and your ability to bring your gifts to life.

Perhaps you get rigid and snappy whenever a co-worker makes a mistake because they aren’t living up to your high standards. Maybe you are known for “checking out” when your spouse expresses painful feelings because it disrupts your fun-loving ways. Or perhaps you mindlessly turn to sweets or alcohol when a friend cancels a plan because it makes you feel unloved or unwanted.

Whatever your pattern, everyone has habituated ways of being that block full self-expression and joy.

All of these unconscious patterns can cause suffering AND are linked to the specific coping mechanisms of the different Enneagram types.

Even if you can eloquently recite deeper spiritual truths, when these very human patterns are triggered, you may forget the bigger picture of who you really are and the unique and beautiful gifts you have to share with the world.

So, how can you find clarity and free yourself from the ego-driven fears, desires and motivations which fuel your behavioral patterns and trigger unconscious reactions in others?

Where can you turn for the insights and practices you need to foster healthy relationships, reconnect with your truest Self and fulfill your highest potentials?

Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb, the master teachers of The Liberating Power of the Enneagram can help you use this transformative system of spiritual psychology to take your self-inquiry to the next level, and make sense of the wondrous complexity of being YOU.

Over the course of 11 weeks, you will get a strong understanding of all nine types AND go beyond — into how all the types can contribute to your liberation and growth. In this journey, you will discover how to utilize the Enneagram to dramatically improve your relationships, give your career a boost, and identify your unique gifts to make your best contributions to our world.

More profoundly, you’ll come to understand your true nature in new ways. No matter how much experience you already have with the Enneagram — or how many years you have been on a journey of conscious self-discovery — you will learn to bring yourself to the power of the present moment.

More About the Enneagram

A powerful tool for personal and collective transformation, the 9-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each of these Enneagram types has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.

These types or styles are not who you are, but show you the patterns that tend to dominate your experience.

The Enneagram illuminates nine ways we leave presence, nine ways we forget who we really are, nine unconscious patterns which can lead us away from all we truly care about — and also nine direct pathways to awakening back to your essential nature.

When you understand it in-depth, the Enneagram reveals the inherent strengths or gifts that each type wants to bring to the world.

Each of these nine gifts is truly needed for human beings to evolve, and to create a world in which we can all thrive and flower — personally, relationally and collectively. The Enneagram helps us see new ways to combine our diverse talents and particular forms of genius, and to see a bigger unity.

The wisdom of this system is valuable to promote personal wellbeing and to help build organizations, structures and institutions that we all relish and celebrate.

The Enneagram has not only stood the test of time; it is a field of innovation and creativity, constantly inspiring new processes and practices for consciousness in spirituality, business, education, health care, cultivating relationships, psychology, coaching, parenting, sexuality, healing our bodies and more. And it’s currently being taught in psychology classes in top universities.

When people first accurately identify their individual Enneagram type and understand its key distinctions, they often describe the experience as akin to a spiritual awakening. This can feel like you’ve discovered a blueprint of your soul — all that makes you unique, as well as the similarities that connect us all in ONENESS.

Additionally, the perspectives you gain around what motivates other personality types can bring deep compassion, understanding and harmony to your interpersonal interactions.

If you’re new to this powerful system, The Liberating Power of the Enneagram will guide you to apply this system in a powerful way. If you are already well-versed in the Enneagram, there’s lots here for you, too.

Master Guides into Liberating the Power of the Enneagram

Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb represent one of the largest and most respected schools for Enneagram studies and application in the world. They have taught this work for decades at the highest echelons — with the legendary Don Riso, their close mentor — and have trained thousands worldwide.

They offer a uniquely in-depth, penetrating, spiritual approach to the Enneagram which views the work in a holistic, multidimensional context.

During the 11-week journey, they will go to the core of each Enneagram type and illuminate the ways each type represents a wisdom path you need to integrate in order to live as the full splendor of who you truly are. In this sense, the Enneagram as a whole is a mandala of your total Self, even while you tend to locate within one primary type.

Together, Russ and Jessica will take you on a journey through the best insights and practical applications which can further your personal growth, improve your relationships and significantly accelerate amazing transformations in ALL areas of your life.

Whether you are a therapist, coach, healer, health care professional, teacher, artist, spiritual director, politician, parent — expanding and deepening your understanding of the nine core patterns highlighted by the Enneagram will bring tremendous benefits.

You’ll emerge with a greater connection with your divine essence and your unique gifts as well as with higher levels of self-acceptance, self-love and compassion for others.

Through participating in this course, you will benefit from:

  • An in-depth understanding of your type, and how the system as a whole works
  • Specific ways you can use your understanding of your type as a path of liberation
  • Deeper appreciation of the unique benefits and challenges of other types
  • Practices which allow you to apply and embody wisdom at head, heart and body levels
  • Strategies for harnessing the essential strength and power at the core of your type
  • A higher, spiritual viewpoint of the wisdom path for all types
  • Powerful insights for communicating and skillfully engaging other types (especially helpful on the job or in families!)
  • A more complete understanding of your core defense and motivation patterns, so you can work WITH your type rather than against it
  • Greater freedom from self-judgement and self-sabotage
  • Understanding how to navigate the specific “wake-up” calls for each type

What You’ll Discover in These 11 Weeks

Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 11-week transformational course, Russ and Jessica will guide you through the unique ways that different Enneagram types express their creative genius in us all — and help us learn more about our soul.

Each weekly, LIVE contemplation and training 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 for liberation from unhealthy patterns to a more soulful expression of the deeper gifts of who you are!

Module 1: Overview of the Enneagram
9 Types, 9 Life Journeys (July 7)

This module lays out the basic structure of the Enneagram system, and the orientation we will be working with in the subsequent nine modules. We will explore the real meaning of the three centers of Instinct, Feeling and Thinking, and ways they can be used to work with the type patterns — as well as how the cultivation of presence/mindfulness enables us to notice the deeper and more significant parts of our type structure in life. Repeatedly bringing presence and awareness to our usually unconscious egoic patterns is what transforms them into a full blossoming of our gifts and truest Self.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn the meaning of key concepts in the Enneagram, such as the centers, arrows, wings, passions and virtues, subtypes or instincts, etc.
  • Develop the ability to recognize and discern the inner sense of the three centers — Belly, Heart and Head
  • Learn the basics of orientation that make Enneagram work effectively
  • Discover how the Enneagram system uses the cultivation of presence — an inner observer — to notice the patterns of our ego activity in real time
  • Learn the ways in which each type (or point) relates to everyone’s developmental journey, regardless of our dominant Enneagram type
  • Understand the unique ways in which the Enneagram works with both the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the psyche — to recognize distinctions and use them for your own transformation

Module 2: Discovering Real Inner Strength & Open Heartedness
Illuminating the Journey of Type Eight
(July 14)

This module will look at the basic question of what makes us strong and able to address the challenges of our lives without shutting down. In the process of learning to live with an open heart, we won’t get far without tapping into the inner power and confidence which supports our beautiful sensitivity and awareness. Without such inner strength, we tend to withdraw from the world or enter it with our hearts relatively closed. The core energy of type Eight addresses this. We’ll also look at the expression of this basic human need as the ego pattern of type Eight, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover ways to recognize and attune to the presence of your own authentic strength and power
  • Develop practices for cultivating this inner strength
  • Recognize historic patterns, fears and issues which come up around the possibility of being powerful in the world
  • Discern between real strength and “toughening up,” and between being powerful and dominating
  • Learn key “wake up calls” for type Eight
  • Find tips for interacting more successfully with the type Eight individuals in your life

Module 3: Discovering Real Grounded Being & Authentic Presence
Illuminating the Journey of Type Nine
(July 21)

This module will help us to better recognize what it is like when we’re truly present and grounded in the moment. We will also explore the natural human tendency to slip back from that awakeness into various kinds of comfortable inner trances (including trances about spirituality — which dull the purity and power of being present fully). We’ll see how presence in the body is key to this, but that it requires an open heart and quiet mind. And we’ll also learn sustainable, centering practices and come to understand how the drive for groundedness and wellbeing is expressed as the ego pattern of type nine — along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn specific practices for cultivating grounded presence and inner strength
  • Hone your ability to discriminate the full aliveness of presence from the various spiritual trances which tend to form as we develop
  • Deepen your recognition of being, not just as a quality of yourself, but of everything — the “field” of presence
  • Discern historic patterns/fears/issues and other forms of resistance which appear as you begin to relax your egoic patterns into the ground of your presence
  • Recognize the difference between comfort and real relaxation
  • Discover key “wake up calls” for type Nine
  • Learn tips for interacting more successfully with the type Nine individuals in your life

Module 4: Discerning Right Action and Discriminating Wisdom
Illuminating the Journey of Type One
(July 28)

This module focuses on how to recognize the part of our awareness that knows how to respond with integrity and intelligence to the needs of the moment. We’ll explore the difference between our “inner critic” — the part of our psyche which Freud called the “Superego” — and a deeper source of wisdom and integrity which exists in all human beings. We’ll look at the journey from our own patterns of self-criticism and judgment to the profound fountain of what the Buddhists call “Right Action,” and the challenges and joys we find on that journey. Additionally, we’ll see how the drive for goodness and integrity also gets expressed as the ego pattern of type One, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn to recognize the actions and activities of your inner critic as well as ways to liberate yourself from its control
  • Recognize the ways in which deeper wisdom is experienced and expresses itself in your life
  • Learn a kinder and more compassionate orientation towards yourself and your life journey
  • Practice ways of discerning the ways in which inner critic patterns manifest in your physical body and in your breath
  • Discern historic patterns/fears/issues and other forms of resistance which appear as you begin to relax your egoic patterns into the ground of your presence
  • Discover key “wake up calls” for type One
  • Learn tips for interacting more successfully with the type One individuals in your life

Module 5: Discerning Real Relatedness & the Deeper Expressions of Love
Illuminating the Journey of Type Two
(August 4)

One of the greatest human challenges is to really show up as who we really are in the presence of other human beings. In this module, we’ll look at relationship as an area in which we either run our many unconscious patterns and issues most intensely, or we discover what being in real relationship really is. We’ll explore the dimensions of intimacy, heart-based connection, and responsiveness to the presence of others — as well as how these qualities can only manifest to the degree we are intimate, and in some connection, with ourselves. Additionally, we’ll see how the drive for heart connection, love and nurturing also gets expressed as the ego pattern of type Two, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore some of the key historic relational patterns we tend to get into and repeat in our adult relationships
  • Learn to recognize and support the development of the responsive and compassionate part of your nature
  • Come to a deeper understanding of what it means to love yourself
  • Recognize more profoundly the difference between attachment and desire, and loving someone
  • Learn how to work with the issues that arise as you are more directly aware of the presence of genuine love
  • Discover key “wake up calls” for type Two
  • Learn tips for interacting more successfully with the type Two individuals in your life

Module 6: Discovering the Authentic Heart and the Basis of Real Action
Illuminating the Journey of Type Three (August 11)

In this module, we’ll explore what it means to be a truly authentic human being, as well as what makes us feel valuable in life. What does it mean to show up as who we really are in our life, our work and our relationships? What really brings the sense of personal value and fulfilment? Here, we will also examine the relationship between being and doing and see how genuine being/presence makes our work more effortless and enjoyable — and connects it with the real wishes of our hearts. Whereas, when we are not present with our heart — no matter what we may have achieved in our lives — the sense of our own real worth will elude us. Additionally, we’ll see how the drive for finding the real value and sense of the meaning of our lives is expressed as the ego pattern of type Three, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore the connection between presence and doing
  • Learn to recognize the natural sense of value and appreciation that arises when you are present with your heart
  • Come to deeper understanding of what authenticity means in the specifics of your own life
  • Recognize when you get “out of sync” with your own heart and learn ways to get back into sync
  • Find key “wake up calls” for type Three
  • Discover tips for interacting more successfully with the type three individuals in your life

Module 7: Exploring the Mystery of
Our True Identity

Illuminating the Journey of Type Four
(August 18)

In this module, we’ll explore one of the most ancient and important spiritual/philosophical questions: “Who am I really?” We’ll dive into this mystery and investigate some of the windows into this deepest part of our psyche. And we’ll look at how the experience of our true identity can be experienced in normal, albeit powerful, human experiences — such as beauty, intimacy and depth. This portal into the depth of our being is always available, but we’ll see that the ego tends to look for it in the wrong places. Additionally, we’ll examine how the drive for finding and expressing our true identity — and its beautiful qualities — can manifest as the ego pattern of type Four, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore ways that you can experience a deeper sense of who and what you are in your daily life
  • Learn to recognize the depth of your presence and notice when it drops out of your experience
  • Discover key psychodynamic processes from childhood which attempt to “hold the place” for the more direct experience of true identity
  • Gain experience in how the depth of your own identity is the gateway to real intimacy with others and vice versa
  • Learn key “wake up calls” for type Four
  • Find tips for interacting more successfully with the type Four individuals in your life

Module 8: Discovering the Power of Direct Knowing & Real Understanding
Illuminating the Journey of Type Five
(August 25)

How do we actually KNOW things? What is the difference between memorizing a fact and really knowing something? Between data and wisdom? In this module, we will explore the nature of direct knowing — what the Greeks called “gnosis” — and how this amazing phenomenon of consciousness appears in our lives far more often than we might suspect. We’ll look at the natural curiosity in all of us, and how with presence it guides us into deeper understanding of reality and of our place within it. Additionally, we’ll see how this quality is not only the basis of discovery and innovation, but is also necessary for any authentic awakening process. And we’ll look at the difference between Mind in its deeper sense, and the restless inner talking that can often dominate our experience. Finally, we’ll explore how the drive for finding the real value and sense of the meaning of our lives gets expressed as the ego pattern of type Five, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore the distinctions between “chattering mind” and the quieter part of your mind responsible for big discoveries — both personal and professional
  • Learn to recognize the operation of this illuminating quality of mind in your daily life
  • Discover some of the psychodynamic issues that cause your direct knowing to shut down
  • Gain experience in the connection between embodied presence and direct knowing
  • Learn key “wake up calls” for type Five
  • Find tips for interacting more successfully with the type Five individuals in your life

Module 9: Exploring Inner Guidance/Intuition & the Movement into Greater Purpose
Illuminating the Journey of Type Six
(September 1)

In the previous module, we looked at direct knowing as a way to see into reality. In this one, we look at how this knowing also shows us how to choose and what to do — how best to respond to the situations we find ourselves in. We’ll see how being more present makes us more awake — more aware of everything within us and around us — and the ways that this amazing human capacity gives us the courage to live fully and find the best way to contribute our energies to constructive and evolutionary processes. We’ll find out how body, heart and mind can align with deeper knowing, and cooperate with others toward goals which can transcend our immediate personal interests. We will see, too, how the absence of this inner knowing of what to do can cause us to react to the world in anxiety and stress. And finally, we’ll explore how the drive to find out what we need to do and how to orient to reality gets expressed as the ego pattern of type Six, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn to recognize and access deeper sources of inner guidance
  • Discern the difference between the clear movement of inner guidance from impulsiveness and reactivity
  • Discover some of the psychodynamic issues that tend to create the most stress and anxiety and how to work with them
  • Recognize the power and consistency of the inner guidance in your life
  • Learn key “wake up calls” for type Six
  • Find tips for interacting more successfully with the type Six individuals in your life

Module 10: Exploring the Nature of True Freedom & the Power of Gratitude
Illuminating the Journey of Type Seven
(September 8)

In this module, we’ll investigate freedom as an inner phenomenon — a quality of our consciousness. This freedom is not just a state, but actually a form of intelligence — simultaneously, sweeping and creative. We will look at how the place of inner freedom is also the place of abundance, delight and gratitude. When we seek happiness or freedom without presence, we end up inevitably avoiding something in ourselves — which makes it harder to have real freedom or sustainable joy. Rather than embrace our difficult feelings from a place of lightness and expansiveness, we tend to suppress them, and they come out in even more difficult ways later on. We will also see how genuine freedom and joy are qualities of Mind that have an immediate effect on the heart and the body and are the reliable signs of real awakening. And finally, we’ll explore how the drive to find freedom, fulfilment and happiness gets expressed as the ego pattern of type Seven, along with the gifts and pitfalls of this orientation.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn to recognize the presence of freedom and lightness which are always here in the background of your psyche
  • Discover more fully the intelligence of joy and gratitude — real engines of liberation
  • Learn some of the psychodynamic issues that tend to dull our sense of joy and to send us off in ultimately frustrating pursuits
  • Recognize the secret doorway of abiding — patiently being with what is here now and letting the deeper treasures of reality reveal themselves
  • Learn key “wake up calls” for type Seven
  • Find tips for interacting more successfully with the type Seven individuals in your life

Module 11: Integration Keys on the Path for Healing, Transformation, Liberation & Self-actualization (September 15)

The impact of studying the Enneagram, and doing inner work which arises out of the nine pathways, can be very profound. In this final module, we’ll explore what integration is and what methodologies are useful to this process — which is very important for stabilizing transformation. We’ll look at some of the key aspects of integration, including learning to live out the implications of our new awarenesses and make changes in our way of being and our life choices. Another is inviting all nine orientations and energies to blossom and work together inside ourselves. And finally, we’ll come to understand what we can do to create more coherence of body, heart and head as we develop.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover teachings and tips which will support you with long-term integration and sustainable transformation
  • Explore how your body, heart and head can be invited more fully into your growth processes
  • Gain deep wisdom for bringing awareness of all nine pathways into yourself
  • Receive answers to any outstanding questions you may have about applying the Enneagram to your life going forward
  • Find powerful practices and recommended resources for deepening your self-inquiry

The Liberating Power of the Enneagram
Bonus Collection

In addition to Russ and Jessica’s transformative 11-week virtual course, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions are being offered to further complement what you’ll learn in the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Developing Authentic Intuition: Tales of Type & Center Confusion & Contribution
Audio Dialogue with Jessica Dibb and Helen Palmer

In this intimate "kitchen table" dialogue — unrehearsed and unplugged — Helen Palmer and Jessica Dibb speak from their experiences and learn from each other. These Enneagram pioneers are excited to share about how intuition and guidance are related to the Enneagram centers and types... because it’s a topic which has fascinated and called to them both in their work and has drawn them together in conversation many times.

What Creates Transformation:
The Pragmatics of Change

Audio Dialogue with Russ Hudson and David Daniels

We have all developed and adopted particular styles of managing life, dealing with conflicts and difficulties. These patterns have been with us since early childhood and are not inherently wrong, they were adaptive strategies we used to survive and are very valuable. Transformation is really a process of finding a better balance in our styles of managing life. Listen in as Russ Hudson and David Daniels discuss their views and strategies on this topic.

Best of Q&A Sessions
From Previous Course Sessions with Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb

Taken from past Q&A sessions recorded during earlier Enneagram courses, these sessions will give you access to some of Russ’ and Jessica’s most spontaneous exchanges and enlightened teachings. As they engage directly with the students’ most important explorations, they will help you deepen your learning and embodiment, and synthesize what you’ve discovered in a truly powerful and heartfelt manner.

What Graduates of The Liberating Power of the Enneagram Are Saying...

“Russ and Jessica are passionate and knowledgeable teachers 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 — not only for ourselves but also in our relationships with family, friends and work colleagues.”
— Sally, England

“This is the second time I have taken the course The Liberating Power of the Enneagram. It speaks to the richness of the Enneagram and the abilities of Russ and Jessica to teach out of presence (vs. using static material) that each time the course seemed fresh and unique. I would gladly take the course a third time a year from now. I’m beginning to recognize all nine types in myself as the layers lift off over time through applying the teachings and experiential exercises. I notice the opening up within myself, but it’s really something when loved ones start to notice positive changes. Thank you so much, Russ, Jessica and The Shift Network.”
— Diane, California

“Russ and Jessica offered us a beautiful example of how the Enneagram can be used as a powerful tool to explore and evolve into the fullness of our human potential. The depth of their own understanding of the Enneagram was self-evident and they modeled beautifully how we can best use this dynamic system as an opportunity for endless deepening. I love their commitment and sincerity in presenting it as a tool in serving the awakening to our true nature. I am an Enneagram teacher myself and was impressed with the quality of this course. I was touched by the care, humanity, passion and compassion that they brought to sharing this beautiful wisdom mirror.”
— Satya Douglas, Co-founder of the Shaka Movement, Maui, HI

“Though I have done some work with the Enneagram before, this was the first time I understood the fact that personality develops from strategies we adopt to regain our divine essence. The key transformational experience was in the meditation and in spiritual practices carried on through the week. I have a lot of work to do to continue to integrate this into my daily life, but the journey has begun. Many thanks!”
— Ken Webb, Duns, Scottish Borders, UK

“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, CA

“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

“It deepened my understanding of the Enneagram and the practices we did really brought me new insight into my psyche and hopefully this would enhance my interaction in the world.”
— Nadin, Cairo, Egypt

“I loved the way Jessica and Russ interacted with each other during each call with such mutual sensitivity and support. This set the tone for the conveying the content which, in the end, was all about connection. I could probably get the same content from reading a book, but would it would lack dynamic depth that Jessica and Russ provided.”
— Christine, Evanston, IL

“I’ve been studying the Enneagram a long time and followed Russ Hudson’s work in particular. I’ve found both Jessica Dibb and Russ excellent facilitators. As an Enneagram Six, I have tended to focus on the negative aspects of my type, so I found what they had to say both uplifting and inspiring. It is certainly helping me gain increasing self-acceptance and acceptance of others. Thank you.”
— Anne-Marie

“It is a rare and precious gift to work with two individuals who embody the wisdom, knowledge and deep care that they teach. Jessica and Russ share from the fullness of their 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. I am grateful beyond measure for this and for The Shift Network and the quality and integrity they exemplify.”
— Linda Lubin, Redding, CT

“The one great benefit I got from the course is the inspiration and insights I received from Russ and Jessica’s illuminating presentations and the desire to learn more and participate in the pioneering work they are doing. With a lot of gratitude and thanks.”
— Svetlana Hurford, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Join the Global Community

The Liberating Power of the Enneagram 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 develop a balanced and sustainable life of ongoing spiritual awakening.

This international community is also 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.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Eleven 90-Minute Class Sessions with Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with renowned Enneagram teachers Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session helps you create the specific skills and abilities to uncover the deeper gifts of who you are. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

Eleven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on your iPod, in your car and at your convenience.

Eleven 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. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.

Eleven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class where you will 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 will then have the option to do related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your learning after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your learning experience to an even deeper level.

The Liberating Power of the Enneagram Bonus Collection

  • Developing Authentic Intuition: Tales of Type & Center Confusion & Contribution
    Audio Dialogue with Jessica Dibb and Helen Palmer
  • What Creates Transformation: The Pragmatics of Change
    Audio Dialogue with Russ Hudson and David Daniels
  • Best of Q&A Sessions
    From Previous Course Sessions with Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Liberating Power of the Enneagram
Virtual Intensive Course

We feel honored that Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb have chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive, LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with renowned Enneagram teachers known as two of the “depth” teachers of the Enneagram, going beyond simple personality categorizations to seeing it as a portal into your soul.

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 also be able to benefit from Russ’ and Jessica’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you are serious about understanding yourself, your personality and even 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.

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“An opportunity for awakening should not be missed. That said, I have for various family reasons only been able to draw on some of this course’s richness so far. Nevertheless, what I have heard and experienced has already proved very valuable in the quest for greater insight into the mysteries of my being and the human experience generally. Thank you!”
— Philip Starnier, United Kingdom

“The whole class was amazing and I know I will use be using pieces of it with all the students I work with in the future. That’s the head knowledge. The head knowledge is that this class helped me to really center in on what was True for me and I was able to stand strong in that place.”
— Linda, Colorado

“Greetings, this for me has been an experience that can be difficult to put into words. When the soul is involved and one does try to develop quiet/right mind, meaning and experience can be beyond words. The presenters are very wise, compassionate, learned people. It was a joy to sit and listen to them. Their collective wisdom is presented in experienced, gentle, deeper knowledge. I enjoy a challenge and listening and working with their material has enabled me to feel joy, grief and a deeper understanding not only of my Eight energy but of others around me. The course presented has not only led to greater knowledge but also a comforting, caring deeper continuing wisdom that I use alongside my contemplative prayer.”
— Aileen Lowe Nelson, New Zealand

“This course took my understanding of the Enneagram to an entirely new level. I gained a greater understanding of the qualities of my own type, seeing them in a much more positive light (I’m a Nine, and "sloth" never seemed to fit!). Plus, I gained insight into the gifts of each type and realized that my own journey has led me to integrate many of them, which was lovely to discover. I use what I learned in this course every day in my work. Highly recommended!”
— Teresa, Kenmore, WA

“This was a great way to learn from respected leaders in the Enneagram field (without the expense of travelling to a conference). The weekly ‘chunks’ were a good pace to absorb the material. It really helped deepen my understanding of the Enneagram, and facilitated more application.”
— Patty, Chicago, IL

“Even though I’ve been questioning and on a journey inward for many years, the precision with which some of the Enneagram points were described, from the perspective of Presence, gave me huge insights into aspects of myself I hadn’t really valued... particularly in finding a much softer and kinder place in myself towards myself. The exercises and experiential parts were also particularly supportive and provoked some big realisations.”
— Deirdre, Norfolk, England

“I realized anew that in the end, we are more alike than we are different, and that we each have developed our own unique coping strategies to move us along, not realizing that these coping strategies often only keep us stuck.”
— Tracy, Canada

“The fullness, richness, and helpfulness of the Enneagram as a psychological/spiritual tool became apparent in a much fuller way. I plan to continue studying this course into the future.”
— Marion, Portland, OR

“Increased my levels of compassion for self and others making interaction easier and deeper also leading to or enabling me to instigate positive change around me.”
— Sister Helen, Cotonou, Benin

“The material of the course is extremely rich. I got a deep insight into my personality type and it is life changing for me. The big shift is accepting myself as I am and claiming my gifts rather than doubting or judging them.”
— Oxana, Washington, DC

About Russ Hudson. . .

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 andThe 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.

About Jessica Dibb. . .

Jessica Dibb is 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 on-going 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. She 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).

Frequently Asked Questions

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. You can also use Skype credit/subscription or Google Voice to dial in to MaestroConference; and you’ll need to use your virtual keypad to enter your PIN and to indicate that you want to ask a question. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers; and we also have 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 refund is 2 weeks from your date of purchase. 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 support@theshiftnetwork.com and we'll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.