Trauma, Loss & The Enneagram: Angie D, Type 7
Choosing To Sit In Pain, Releasing Trapped Emotional Pain
This conversation was enriching as our guest is open and honest about how hard healing has been for her. Healing is hard for everyone, but it is particularly hard when you are wired to avoid emotional pain. Angie takes us on her journey of continued healing, despite every part of her wanting to run and do and ignore the trauma that demands her attention. Angie shares with us a treatment modality and exercise known as the “trauma egg”–you can find the pdf and more information here.
This was an effective tool for her to inventory the traumas that still haunted her and affected her behaviors, some self sabotaging. The core fear of the enneagram seven is essentially being trapped in emotional pain. Well known enneagram coach Beth McCord provides a great tool for understanding core fear here.
Angie shares with us how she has benefited from sitting in the tension, hanging out in the pain, and ultimately dealing with the root of her deep hurt and trauma. This is a must listen episode, especially for enneagram type 7’s, and those who love them. They are our good time Charlie’s, but we need to be watching out for them! If you are interested in learning more about how God made you, we recommend the assessment curated by Beth McCord and Karissa Harrison, you can find that here.
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