Tapping for Enneagram Type Nine

Enneagram Type Nine

Even though I have all these issues below, I now understand that it is part of who I am, I deeply and completely love and accept myself, I forgive myself and I forgive anyone else who contributed to these issues. Sometimes it’s hard to be me, I acknowledge that I have some issues like:

  • being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive, but that’s ok
  • being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline, but that’s ok
  • being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally, but that’s ok
  • being confused about what I really want, but that’s ok
  • caring too much about what others will think of me, but that’s ok
  • not being listened to or taken seriously, but that’s ok

But I now CHOOSE to acknowledge and appreciate myself for my strong points, like:

  • being nonjudgmental and accepting
  • caring for and being concerned about others
  • being able to relax and have a good time
  • knowing that most people enjoy my company; I’m easy to be around
  • my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator
  • my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now
  • being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe

Now that I understand more, I can also choose to transcend and release those energies which are not in my best interest to retain. I now choose to release……

  • not taking an active interest in my own life.
  • turning away from whatever is umpleasant or difficult.
  • feeling that there is nothing I can do to improve my life.
  • being numb and emotionally unavailable.
  • refusing to see my own aggressions.
  • ignoring problems until they become overwhelming.
  • all dependency and fear of being on my own.
  • all wishful thinking and giving up too soon.
  • neglecting myself and my own legitimate needs.
  • seeking quick, easy “solutions” to my problems.
  • feeling threatened by significant changes in my life.
  • losing myself in comforting habits and routines.
  • feeling that most things are just too much trouble.
  • all inattentiveness and forgetfulness.
  • going along with others to keep the peace.
  • living through others and not developing myself.

I now choose to affirm…

  • that I am confident, strong, and independent.
  • that I develop my mind and think things through.
  • that I am awake and alert to the world around me.
  • that I am proud of myself and my abilities.
  • that I am steadfast and dependable in difficult times.
  • that I look deeply into myself without fear.
  • that I am excited about my future.
  • that I am a powerful, healing force in my world.
  • that I actively embrace all that life brings.

Adapted from:
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele, The Enneagram Made Easy
Don Richard Riso, Enneagram Transformations

Tapping for Enneagram Type Eight

Enneagram Type Eight

Even though sometimes it’s hard to be an Eight, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway, I forgive myself, and any body else for contributing to this situation. Being an eight is hard becasue, sometimes I am

  • overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don’t intend to, but that’s ok
  • restless and impatient with others’ incompetence, but that’s ok
  • sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it, but that’s ok
  • never forgetting injuries or injustices, but that’s ok
  • putting too much pressure on myself, but that’s ok
  • getting high blood pressure when people don’t obey the rules or when things don’t go right, but that’s ok

I choose to appreciate myself for being an eight, I appreciate myself for:

  • being independent and self-reliant
  • being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
  • being courageous, straightforward, and honest
  • getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
  • supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
  • upholding just causes

I now choose to release…

  • all anger, rage, and violence from my life.
  • dehumanizing myself by violating others in any way.
  • being verbally or physically abusive.
  • believing that taking vengeance will free me from my own pain.
  • hardening my heart against suffering.
  • my fear of ever being vulnerable or weak.
  • believing that I do not need others.
  • believing that I must bully people to get my way.
  • my fear that others will control me.
  • feeling that I must only look after myself.
  • my fear of losing to anyone.
  • feeling that I must never be afraid.
  • attempting to control everything in my life.
  • allowing my pride and ego to ruin my health and relationships.
  • thinking that anyone who does not agree with me is against me.
  • being hard-boiled and denying my need for affection.

I now choose to affirm…

  • that I believe in people and care about their welfare.
  • that I am big-hearted and let others share the glory.
  • that I am honorable and therefore worthy of respect.
  • that I am most fulfilled by championing others.
  • that I have tender feelings and good impulses.
  • that I can be gentle without being afraid.
  • that I master myself and my own passions.
  • that there is an authority greater than me.
  • that I love others and ask for their love in return.

Adapted from:
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele, The Enneagram Made Easy
Don Richard Riso, Enneagram Transformations