Trauma, Loss & The Enneagram: Thyroid Cancer Survivor, Sophia Walsh, Type 5–Understanding The Investigators
Amy & Crissy sit down with thyroid cancer survivor, Sophia Walsh. Walsh brings invaluable insight into living with trauma as an enneagram type 5. She candidly shares her story, not just her thyroid cancer diagnosis, but the mental health fall out as well. After a lot of unnecessary suffering, Walsh finally received a diagnosis of Medical PTSD.
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Walsh’s perspective of her journey with Medical PTSD is valuable. Her sincere desire to educate people about PTSD is admirable. She notes that so much of her suffering would have been alleviated if she merely understood trauma, and in some ways, understood how God made her.
“I wish I would have known about the enneagram when I got diagnosed”, she said. As a type 5, she found herself in research mode as she dissected every medical term thrown at her. “I didn’t want the doctor to tell me something I did not already know”, she added. Walsh shares how her core fear was activated when she suddenly found herself on display for the world to see, and she described that attention as uncomfortable, and overwhelming. She identifies with some much of the enneagram type 5 in terms of core fears and desires.
This episode is rich with information about PTSD, Thyroid cancer and, of course, Hope.
Enjoy this episode as we learn more about the enneagram type 5’s and how they process trauma.
Interested in more enneagram information? Check out the episodes before this one!
Podcast Host: Amy Watson
Podcast Co-Host: Crissy Loughridge
Podcast Producer: Amy Highland
Podcast Cover Art: Brittany Knight
Original Logo Design: Anna Roberts
Outro Song, “Marked By You”, Phil Baker