Workshop Subtypes Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes

IEA Affiliate Netherlands Foundation organizes workshop Enneagram subtypes with Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes

Do you want to know more about the Enneagram subtypes, also known as instinctual variants, as described by Claudio Naranjo and further elaborated by Beatrice Chestnut? Join the workshop subtypes with Beatrice Chestnut on Monday 28 May 2018, organized by the IEA Affiliate Netherlands Foundation in Amsterdam.

Contents of the workshop

Three Instincts, 9 Passions, and 27 Personalities: Clarifying the Transformative Power of the Enneagram’s Subtypes

When are you driven by your animal drives vs. your emotional passion vs. both at the same time?

Wisdom tradition tells us real inner growth involves becoming aware of our animal nature and using the capacity for conscious reflection (we as humans uniquely have) to observe ourselves. In doing this, we aim to develop a mature balance between releasing and taming the animal within and increase our capacity to observe our passions in action. Both are central competencies for committed Enneagram students.

The 3 instincts and the 27 subtypes described by the Enneagram model provide important information about our most unconscious behavior that can usefully guide this kind of self-work that is the basis of real change.

And yet, these elements of the system have been a source of much confusion among even the most experienced Enneagram students. Different schools and teachers have different approaches and use different language to communicate these important key pieces of Enneagram theory.

In this day-long program, Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes will provide much-needed clarity about the specific nature of the three instinctual drives—and the 27 subtype personalities that result when each of the 9 types breaks down into three distinct versions based on which of the three instincts dominates a person’s experience. They will also discuss the six “instinctual sequences,”—and what it means when a particular instinct is “dominant” or “repressed.”

Drawing on insights from seminal Enneagram author Claudio Naranjo’s latest expression of the subtypes and Gurdjieffian descriptions of the instincts and centers of intelligence, Beatrice and Uranio will guide participants in an enlightening exploration of the specific ways our instinctual impulses combine with our emotional passions to drive our most automatic and least conscious subtype-based behavior.

They will help participants gain a deep understanding of the psychological, social, historical, and biological dimensions of the instincts, and the ways in which a thorough understanding of the 27 subtypes helps improve typing, highlights the nuanced variations among people of the same type, and provides 27 distinct growth paths toward healthier functioning.

Spread knowledge about the Enneagram

This workshop is the second event that the IEA Affiliate Netherlands Foundation organizes. IEA stands for International Enneagram Association. The foundation aims to stimulate the professional development of the Enneagram and to spread knowledge about the Enneagram. Prior to the workshop on 28 May 2018, the foundation organizes the 2018 European Enneagram Conference.

Discount code for members and participants of the 2018 European Enneagram Conference

Do you want to participate in the workshop on Monday 28 May 2018? The costs are € 100. Participants of the conference and members of the IEA Affiliate Netherlands Foundation receive a discount code. With the discount code you pay only € 75 for this workshop instead of € 100. In addition, as a member of the IEA Affiliate Netherlands Foundation you get access to and discounts for other future events organized by the foundation. Become a member now for € 25 a year and receive your discount code. Or buy a ticket without discount.

About Beatrice Chestnut

Don’t know Beatrice yet? Beatrice Chestnut is one of the most authoritative thought leaders in the modern Enneagram movement. Beatrice Chestnut has been working on the Enneagram for 27 years. She wrote two books: The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Awareness and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st-Century Workplace. She also compiled the popular booklet The Enneagram System’s 27 Personality Subtypes. This booklet is a brief summary of Claudio Naranjo's important sub-type teachings, which she extends to a larger Enneagram Subtypes handbook that will be published in 2018.


Do you wonder, what are the subtypes exactly? The enneagram describes 3 centers of human intelligence - the head, the heart and the body - and the enneagram also describes 9 interconnected personality types. Each personality type has 3 subtype versions based on whether someone has a predominant drive to self-preservation, social interaction in groups or one-to-one bonding. That means that there are a total of 27 subtypes. Each subtype has its own characteristic behavioral patterns. Learning your own subtype and thus getting to know your own patterns can help you with your personal and inner growth. Or as Beatrice puts it herself: "I believe these subtype descriptions offer an even more nuanced view of the possible manifestations of the human personality, shedding light on our most automatic functioning so we can become more self- aware."

Become a member

Do you want to listen to Beatrice? Do you want to learn more from Beatrice about the 27 subtypes and how this can help you to live more consciously? Become a member of the IEA Affiliate Netherlands Foundation and join the workshop with a €25 discount or buy a ticket without discount right now. See you on Monday May 28th!

Oh p.s. Want to learn even more from Beatrice and using the Enneagram for Transformation? Together with Uranio Paes she organizes the 2-day "Way of the Arrows" workshop on May 29 and 30 2018 in Amsterdam. Learn more about this 2-day workshop: The Way of the Arrows: Using the Enneagram Symbol for Personal Transformation.


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