Training in Integrative Transpersonal Psychology

We offer a rigorous, avant-garde and quality theoretical and experiential training that responds to the growing demand and interest in this school of psychology from an integrative and interdisciplinary approach.

Beyond traditional psychology

Transpersonal Psychology was born in 1968 with the intention of expanding the framework of Humanistic Psychology beyond its focus on the individual self, recognizing for the first time within psychology the existence of a spiritual dimension in the human being, and studying so-called expanded states of consciousness.

At the Integrative Transpersonal Institute we offer rigorous, avant-garde and quality theoretical and experiential training so that you can delve into the transpersonal psychology approach and integrate it into the personal and/or professional sphere.

Training in Integrative Transpersonal Psychology has given me a space to work and integrate aspects of myself, not so easily approachable through other contexts or tools. It has allowed me an approach to the spiritual world from a very careful place and nurturing me from multiple experts and methods. It has also made it possible for me to take these tools to the professional field of psychotherapy, and there work from a vision of a different human being, unique and creator of their experience.

— Isabel N.

This training is for you if:

You are a professional or student who is carrying out their work in any field of care, social and educational order.

You are a psychologist or psychotherapist and you want to specialize in the transpersonal approach.

You are interested in deepening your own personal development process and transpersonal approach, even if you do not have a professional interest.

You are passionate about learning through experiential experiences and sharing enriching group dynamics.

With this training you will have the opportunity to:

Delve into the different techniques used by the transpersonal approach, and its integration into your psychotherapeutic practice.

Acquire, through experiential exercises, an understanding of the main concepts and techniques used by the transpersonal approach.

Carry out a process of personal growth throughout the training, developing awareness, presence and self-knowledge.

Apply and adapt what has been learned throughout the course to different contexts, both personally and professionally.

With this training you will have the opportunity to:

Delve into the different techniques used by the transpersonal approach, and its integration into your psychotherapeutic practice.

Acquire, through experiential exercises, an understanding of the main concepts and techniques used by the transpersonal approach.

Carry out a process of personal growth throughout the training, developing awareness, presence and self-knowledge.

Apply and adapt what has been learned throughout the course to different contexts, both personally and professionally.

Training in Integrative Transpersonal Psychology has been very enriching for me. The teachers are very prepared and open to whatever arises during the dynamics and practices. For me it has represented a before and after in my life, a boost of security and clarity along the way.

— Chiara C.

Hello! I am Iker Puente, founder of the Integrative Transpersonal Institute.

I am a psychologist and psychotherapist with a transpersonal orientation, and I work from an integrative approach, the result of extensive training and professional experience. My early interest in expanded states of consciousness led me to study Psychology at the University of Deusto and discover transpersonal psychology. In the year 2000 I learned about Holotropic Breathwork, and I had an experience that left a deep mark on me personally and professionally. After this experience I decided that I wanted to dedicate myself to studying the therapeutic potential of expanded states of consciousness and the different techniques to induce them.

In 2001 I moved to Barcelona to continue my training, where I initially studied Social and Cultural Anthropology and trained in the use of expanded states of consciousness at the Society for Ethnopsychology and Cognitive Studies. After this stage, a need to integrate my experiences into expanded states of consciousness led me to train in Gestalt Therapy, delving into my emotional world and acquiring numerous psychotherapeutic tools, which allowed me to start accompanying other people in their processes of change.

In 2006 I met Stanislav Grof, I began to train with him in transpersonal psychotherapy and holotropic breathing, and I decided to do a doctorate focused on this approach at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​investigating the therapeutic potential of this and other breathing techniques. At this stage I made several stays at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, the cradle of transpersonal psychology. Subsequently, I have continued training in other approaches -body therapy, Vipassana meditation, Claudio Naranjo’s SAT program, Coaching, NLP and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, among others- adding new resources to the tools with which I was already working in psychotherapy.

I have been working as a psychotherapist since 2008. I have collaborated as a teacher in numerous centers and institutions in Catalonia, Europe and Latin America. I regularly participate in international conferences on transpersonal psychology and related disciplines. I have published numerous articles in various specialized journals, I have been assistant editor of the ˝Journal of Transpersonal Research˝ and in 2017 I published my first book, ˝Psychedelic Research and Psychotherapy. Past, present and future.

In 2018 I decided to create the Integrative Transpersonal Institute, a meeting, training, growth and dissemination space for people who seek to learn about and nurture themselves from the transpersonal approach and the responsible use of techniques to induce expanded states of consciousness in safe contexts from an integrative approach.

How is the training structured?

Basic level. Specialization course in Integrative Transpersonal Psychology. Duration of one year. Introductory course to the basic concepts, tools and fundamentals of PTI.

Upper level. Two years duration. Superior I and Superior II. Cycle of theoretical and practical deepening, learning and deepening in the therapeutic application of ITP in individual and group processes. Realization of practices and supervision.

Each level is structured in:

  • Nine weekend modules and a three-day residential stage.
  • Ten three-hour theoretical integration and extension work sessions to be held on a Thursday each month.
  • The attendance can be done in person or online, and the classes will be recorded to be able to see them deferred.
  • Total training hours. 210 face-to-face hours and 40 hours of personal work per course.

Teaching Team

We have the pleasure of collaborating with fantastic professionals from different fields who bring a vast amount of knowledge, passion and wisdom to Integrative Transpersonal Psychology training.

Dr. Iker Puente — Trainer and Program Director

Doctor in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He graduated in Psychology and in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Trained in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Holotropic Breathwork with Stanislav Grof, in Gestalt Therapy, NLP and Coaching at the Institut Gestalt, in the Claudio Naranjo SAT Program, in Integrative Body Therapy, and in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. He has been a professor and researcher at the UAB, and has spent time at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Author of the book ˝Psychedelic research and psychotherapy. Past, present and future˝ and numerous scientific and popular articles. He currently works as a psychotherapist from an integrative approach, as a result of his extensive training and professional experience, he facilitates Transpersonal Breathing workshops and courses on Transpersonal Psychology and Introduction to Psychedelic Psychotherapy and directs the Integrative Transpersonal Institute.

Dr. Jorge Ferrer

Degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona. Doctor in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. He is currently a full professor in the Department of East-West Psychology at CIIS, and teaches workshops, courses, and conferences in Europe, Latin America, and the US. Author of the books ˝Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality˝ (SUNY Press, 2002), ˝Participation and Spirit: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion˝, and co-editor of ˝The Participatory Turn: Spirituality , Mysticism and the Study of Religions˝. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, ReVision: The Journal of Consciousness and Transformation, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, and World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, among others. Member of the research group at the Esalen Center for Theory and Research, Big Sur (California, USA).

Dr. Vicente Merlo

Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Barcelona. He lived several years in India (Pondicherry, Auroville). He is a founding member of the “Society of Indian and Oriental Studies” and co-founder of the ˝Spanish Transpersonal Association˝. He has been a Member of the Advisory Council of the Parliament of the World’s Religions (Barcelona 2004), a member of the “Spanish Society of Religious Sciences” and a professor in the subject of “Theory and Practice of Meditation” at the UAB and of Hinduism. and Buddhism in the “Master of History of Religions” at the UB. He teaches Meditation Courses at Casa Asia (Barcelona), as well as other seminars, workshops and courses. Among his books are ˝The Teachings of Sri Aurobindo˝; ˝The fascination of the East˝; ˝The self-luminosity of the Atman˝; ˝Meditate -in Hinduism and Buddhism-˝, ˝Wisdom and gratitude˝ and ˝Meditation is resting in the being. Essential meditation and integral meditation˝.

Octavio García

Degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona. He is a specialist in Clinical Psychology, psychoanalyst and integration psychotherapist. Master in Analytical Group Psychotherapy. Psychotherapist member of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Psychotherapists FEAP and the European Federation of Associations of Psychologists EFPA. Member of the Board of the Clinical, Health and Psychotherapy Section of the Official College of Psychology of Catalonia (2010-2018). Member and professor of GRADIVA, Association of Psychoanalytic Studies. Dream teacher N.2 (The Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming.) Founding member of ATRE, Spanish Transpersonal Association. Former Yoga teacher and Meditation Teacher trained in Vipassana Meditation with Dhiravamsa (Psycho-Spiritual Synthesis).


Maria Sideri

Degree in Psychology from the University of Athens, Master in Culture and Mental Health – Transcultural Psychology from the University of London UCL, and Master in Movement and Dance Therapy from the University of Barcelona. She is a transpersonal psychotherapist accredited by the European Transpersonal Association – EUROTAS, movement and dance therapist, specialized in body-psycho processes. She is a member of COPC and EUROTAS. She co-founder and director of the Spanish Association of Psychosomatic and Energetic Therapy (PsiqueSoma), creator and teacher of training in Dance Therapy and Transpersonal Psychotherapy. She works as a psychotherapist in private practice from a mind-body approach, in holistic wellness workshops and retreats, and as a teacher.

Joel Olivé

Multi-instrumentalist musician, music therapist and luthier, specialized in archaic and vibrational instruments. He promoter and collaborator of music therapy workshops for the expansion of consciousness at a national and international level. He works combining music research and studies, sound yoga with the voice, harmonic singing and archaic instruments: the symphonic gong, the didgeridoo, the monochord, the veena and the tabla, and is specialized in its application in therapy. He is co-founder of the Sound & Trance Institute together with Peter Hess and Heike Hess, with whom he offers an international training in Sound and Trance States. His albums include ˝Gong Ritual, ˝ ˝Vincles˝, ˝Uqbar˝ and ˝Door to the Archaic˝, produced by Byron Metcalf in the USA.

José Miguel Doniz

Bachelor of Psychology. Gestalt and systemic therapist. Therapist with more than 25 years of experience, he works with the system that he himself has developed in which he integrates Family Constellations together with Gestalt Therapy, Symbolic Therapy inspired by C.G. Jung, Shamanism, the Expressive Movement of Graciela Figueroa and the Psychomagic of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Trained in the SAT program with Claudio Naranjo. He has been trained by Graciela Figueroa in the Río Abierto system in Spain, Brazil and Uruguay. Trained in Family Constellations. A student of shamanism, he has trained with Don Lucio (granicero from Tepozteco, Mexico). Collaborator of Alejandro Jodorowsky and disciple of Guillermo Borja. Member of Hellinger Ciencia Director of Espacio Cero (Bilbao). He conducted psychogenealogy workshops in Mexico and Uruguay. He currently develops his professional activity in Bilbao, Barcelona, Murcia, Seville and Italy.


Marc Aixalá

Telecommunications Engineer from the UPC and Bachelor of Psychology from the UB. Registered psychologist number 21284. He has completed postgraduate courses in Integrative Psychotherapy and Brief Strategic Therapy at the University of Girona. He trained in the therapeutic use of non-ordinary states of consciousness. He has coordinated emergency psychological assistance teams at the BOOM Festival in Portugal (Kosmicare service 2010 – 2012). Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator and member of the Grof Transpersonal Training team. He works as a psychotherapist in Barcelona and is the coordinator of the Integration and Support Service of the ICEERS foundation. He currently participates as a psychotherapist in the study of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression that is being carried out at the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu in collaboration with COMPASS Pathways.

Dr. Joan Obiols

Bachelor of Medicine and Anthropology. He received his doctorate in Medicine (1991). As a psychiatrist he works within the framework of Transcultural Psychiatry. Between 1974 and 1998 he worked as a psychiatrist at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, and between 1998 and 2014 he directed the Mental Health Services of the Andorran government. He is president of the Board of Trustees of the ICEERS Foundation. He has been a member of the International Committee of the Section of Transcultural Psychiatry (World Psychiatric Association) from 2002 to 2008, serving as secretary of the Section from 2005 to 2008. In 1992 he did fieldwork in Ecuador in a Shuar community, known by the traditional use of ayahuasca. He has combined clinical practice with teaching in Psychiatry at the University of Barcelona and Andorra. He has collaborated in the psychological assistance team at the BOOM Festival in Portugal since 2010.

Dr. José Carlos Bouso

Clinical psychologist and doctor in Pharmacology. He has developed his scientific activity at the Autonomous University of Madrid, at the Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica IIB-Sant Pau, in Barcelona, and at EL IMIM. He has developed scientific studies on the therapeutic effects of MDMA and psychopharmacological studies on the acute and long-term neuropsychiatric effects of many substances, both of synthetic and plant origin. Currently, he works as Director of Scientific Projects for the ICEERS Foundation, where he directs studies on the potential benefits of psychoactive plants, mainly cannabis, ayahuasca and ibogaine, with the aim of improving public health. Author of several books, including “What are synthetic drugs”, “Ayahuasca and health” (ed. with Bia Labate), and “Medicinal Cannabis”, and numerous articles in scientific journals.

Agustín Paniker

Director of Editorial Kairós and writer. He is the author of several books of essays and numerous articles, mainly related to the universe of India and the cultures of the world. Director of Editorial Kairós, specializing in the dissemination of Eastern traditions, philosophy, spirituality, psychology and essays. Professor in several university masters and postgraduate courses (U. Barcelona and U. Pablo Olavide). He regularly collaborates with different media outlets and gives lectures and courses on topics related to Asia and India. He has published (always in Kairos) several books, ˝Jainism: history, society, philosophy and practice˝ (2001), ˝Indika: an intellectual decolonization˝ (2005), ˝The Sikhs: History, identity and religion˝ (2007) , ˝Shitala’s Dream˝ (2011), ˝Caste Society˝ (2014), and ˝The Three Jewels: The Buddha, His Teaching, and the Community˝ (2018).

Fernando Rodriguez Bornaetxea

Doctor of Psychology. He professor at the UPV / EHU for more than 20 years, where he taught History of Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. He has training in almost all the major schools of the great currents of Western psychology, from psychoanalysis to cognitive-behavioral psychology, and a long experience as a clinical psychologist. For 20 years he has been practicing, studying, researching and teaching Meditation, especially Vipassana. He has practiced Zen meditation, has belonged to a Kagyu group of Tibetan Buddhism and for 22 years has been a disciple of a Theravada master, Ajahn Dhiravamsa, from whom he has received the transmission. In the 2000s he founded the BARAKA Institute of Integral Psychology. He has edited books and written numerous articles in scientific journals. Currently he also teaches training in Mindfulness, which is the most relevant therapeutic model of the third generation of cognitive-behavioral therapies and is inspired by and based on Vipassana meditation.

Marcelo Antoni

Psychotherapist and trainer with more than 30 years of experience, specializing in Gestalt therapy and body approaches. Degree in Law. Postgraduate in Cognitive-Social Psychotherapy from the University of Barcelona. Gestalt therapist. Practitioner in NLP. Body therapist. Specialist in meeting and psychodramatic techniques. Trained in Integrative Psychotherapy with Claudio Naranjo and his collaborator. Didactic member and supervisory member of the Spanish Association of Gestalt Therapy – AETG. Psychotherapist recognized by the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapy Associations – FEAP. Postgraduate course in coaching for gestaltists. Author of the books ˝The four basic emotions˝ (2014, Ed Herder) and ˝What you realize. Experience, Recognize and Manage (2016, Ed Comanegra).

Magda Solé

Psychologist and psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience. She has studied psychoanalysis and psychosynthesis in Mexico and the United States and is trained in Transpersonal Psychotherapy at the IRETT in Paris. She collaborated as a professor at the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). She facilitates breath synthesis workshops. She has a special interest in the shamanic healing processes of Mexico and has participated in intercultural encounters with shamans. She collaborates with the Institute for Research and Study of Transpersonal Therapy (IRETT) in Paris and is co-founder of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology of Barcelona (IPTB). She is a member of EUROTAS (European Transpersonal Association). She is co-author of the books “Transpersonal Planet, Culture and Consciousness” (Mandala Editions) and “Cerebro 2.0” (Robin Book Editions).

Avanza en tu carrera con nuestra certificación

Students who complete the Basic level will receive a certificate of having completed the PTI Specialization Course, a certification issued by the Integrative Transpersonal Institute, an institution attached to EUROTAS.

Students who complete the Superior level will receive a certificate of having completed the PTI Training, a certification issued by the Integrative Transpersonal Institute, an institution attached to EUROTAS.

At the end of the 3 courses, students will have the opportunity to apply for the ˝European Certificate of Transpersonal Psychotherapy˝ from EUROTAS. To acquire the certificate, practices and supervision sessions must be carried out to meet all the requirements demanded by EUROTAS.

When and where?

Our next training will start on October 22, 2021.

The basic level 2022/2023 will be held on the following dates:

  • Module 1: October 21-23, 2022
  • Module 2: to be defined – November 2022
  • Module 3: to be defined – December 2022
  • Module 4: to be defined – January 2023
  • Module 5: to be defined – February 2023
  • Module 6: to be defined – March 2023
  • Module 7: to be defined – April 2023
  • Module 8: to be defined – May 2023
  • Module 9: to be defined – June 2023
  • Module 10: to be defined – July 2023

The dates are subject to possible last minute changes in exceptional cases, in which case they will be communicated as far in advance as possible.

Schedules of the basic level modules 2022/2023:

Weekend Modules: 

  • Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residential stage: from Friday at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Every module will take place in the Sala Norte 11, a very special space in the district of Grácia, headquarters of the activities of the Integrative Transpersonal Institute.

Plaza del Nord 11, Mezzanine
08024 Barcelona

Investment and Payment Methods

There are two payment methods: single payment and installment payment.

To access the training it is necessary to carry out a previous interview and pay the registration fee to reserve the place.

Two payment options are offered:

One-off payment: 2,080 euros

18 euros for registration, non-refundable 30 euros for enrollment (to reserve the place) 30 euros for registration, non-refundable

Payment in monthly installments: 2,250 euros.

250 euros for enrollment at the beginning of the course (to reserve the place, non-refundable) and 2,000 euros in 10 installments of 200 euros per month.

The residential stay of the stage is not included in the price of the course. Its cost will be informed throughout the course, when the rural house where it will be carried out is confirmed.

The upper levels will have the same cost of 2,080 euros to 2,250 euros (depending on the method of payment).

Iker Puente is undoubtedly a highly qualified professional, with a solid and vast knowledge of all the literature on Transpersonal Psychology. Iker has been with many of the specialists in this area. His experience of his contact with all those icons at an international level has given us a very broad view of each expert we have studied.

The teachers that we have had in the workshops organized throughout that first year are legitimate specialists and excellent professionals with a great capacity to transmit their knowledge and experiences in practice.

Iker is a very simple and charismatic person. His respectful and attentive way of acting has been essential for our group to gain space to teach his own identity. Practices with classmates have naturally developed, at their own pace, an openness towards empathy, creating constant motivation and joy. Inside and outside the classes.

Due to personal problems I was about to stop the training, but I have not resisted 🙂 The topics did not stop arousing my interest, making me even more passionate about this training. In addition, Iker has managed to continue with the training during confinement, transmitting to us online the same enthusiasm and attention as always. Virtual classes have helped me a lot. They became a great support to go through the hard moment that the year 2020 has given us.

My experience of that first year in the training of Transpersonal Psychology has been very valuable. I take with me new tools, an immense learning on a theoretical level and much, much more on a personal level.

— Marcia C.

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