At first, you might not like your number. As you learn more about the great things your number represents you will understand how you can use it as a tool. Although some numbers may seem more desirable to you, there is no number that’s better than another. Just like you are multifaceted, so is your Enneagram. While your number is the type you most identify with you also have “wings. Your Enneagram wings are the numbers on each side of your main Enneagram type 2 that you also identify with.
Once you’ve identified your number, you will become more aware of how those characteristics show up in your life. You can research all kinds of podcasts and books that will help you understand your type better. Here are a few:
Now that you know where your strengths and weaknesses are, it’s time to grow in these areas.
One of the reasons it’s so fun to know which type you are is that you can strive to be a “healthy” version of that number. Each number has an unhealthy and a healthy side. Take type twos, for example, they are considered the helper, caring, generous, and people-pleasing type. When type twos are healthy, they love the people in their life unconditionally. On the other hand, when they’re unhealthy they feel as though others owe them something in return for the love that they’ve given. They can also be domineering and coercive. It’s important to understand these pitfalls of your type so you can avoid them and grow as a person.
Now that you know your Enneagram type, it’s time to learn how to use it to improve your mental wellness. Keep reading to discover how you can better manage your mental health based on how each Enneagram type responds to mental wellness.
Every enneagram type has three major identifiers that help you understand why you function the way you do. Each type has a key motivation; a basic desire, and a basic fear. The key motivation is what drives us to do everything in life. It’s important to understand these motivations, desires, and fears about your type.
Set out a time each week where you don’t do anything but relax. It’s good to be able to be alone without striving to be and do everything.
Even though it’s really hard for you to share your true feelings, be honest with people.
If you play sports or any other competitive activity, make it a priority to congratulate others rather than trying to bring all of the attention to you. This will change your mindset to be genuinely happy for others, rather than harboring anger.
Take on a hobby that you genuinely enjoy, rather than one that you imagine will bring you praise and affection.
Learn to trust those in your life who’ve proven to be faithful. They care about you and want to hear your thoughts and feelings.
Remember that people care about you the same way that you care about them. They’re not trying to hurt you, they want to help you.
Journal how you feel rather than getting angry at others for something they may not have done.
Whenever you have an anxious thought, capture that thought immediately and remember that you are going to be okay.
Find the confidence in yourself that other people see so easily. It’s okay to trust that they really do enjoy being around you.
Remember that you’re not alone in your anxiety. Other people get anxious too, you will be okay.
Find a hobby where you can channel your anxious energy.
Write down everything that makes you special in a journal. Reminding yourself what you have to offer to others is empowering and can help you see your true value.
Now that you know how each enneagram number can combat mental health, it’s also helpful to understand how neurofeedback can help you. For example, type sixes tend to be anxious and overthink in a lot of areas of their life. Neurofeedback can help improve anxious symptoms, like excessive worry. Another example is type five. They tend to feel unbalanced and jittery. Neurofeedback can help type fives feel calm and at peace.
There may be other mental health concerns that you’re struggling with. Neurofeedback can help people with ADHD, depression, insomnia, and so much more. Neurofeedback is a simple and painless process that helps your brainwaves better regulate by using operant conditioning. You will go through a series of sessions based on what’s right for you, and over time your brain will learn to regulate properly.
When people have dysregulated brains they suffer physical and emotional pain, life is hard and relationships are damaged. At SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training we empower people by providing neurofeedback services and systems that help the brain regulate because everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive.
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