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Profile Picture Paige616 5/3/2024 1:01:11 AM

As someone new to the Enneagram Health and Wellness, I was wondering how can knowing your Enneagram type help improve your overall health and well-being? Can anyone share their own experience with this?

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Profile Picture Wanderlust66 5/3/2024 1:03:29 AM

Hey there! I am also relatively new to the Enneagram Health and Wellness but I can tell you that it has indeed made an impact on my overall well-being. Understanding your Enneagram type goes beyond just knowing your strengths and weaknesses; it's about understanding your core motivations, fears, and desires which play significant roles in your health and wellness. Knowing my Enneagram type (I'm a Type Six, by the way) helped me understand my anxiety tendencies and why I tend to overthink or worry excessively. Once I had this self-awareness, I could then work on strategies to handle my stress and focus on cultivating inner peace. This has greatly reduced my anxiety levels, improved my emotional well-being, and even positively impacted my physical health. Enneagram also enabled me to understand how I behave in relationships, how I react to conflict, and my approach towards work, all of which contribute towards overall well-being. My relationships have improved since, and I've seen growth at work too, as I've been better able to manage my reactions and interactions. I think it's all about using the awareness that comes with knowing your Enneagram type to break negative behavioral patterns and replace them with healthier ones. It's a process, but definitely a worthwhile one. I hope this helps!

Profile Picture TerraExplorer 5/3/2024 5:34:01 AM

Hey there! Knowing your Enneagram type can indeed play a significant role in improving your overall health and well-being. It firstly empowers you with self-understanding, helping reveal your patterns of behavior and underlying motivations, plus it pinpoints personal struggles that might impact your health. As a personal example, as a Type 2, "The Helper," I felt a constant need to please others, often neglecting my own needs. Learning about my Enneagram type made me realize my own tendency to ignore self-care. It was a wake-up call to start prioritizing my own health both physically and mentally. Other types might struggle with different health related issues. For instance, Type 5, "The Investigator," might neglect their physical health due to intense mental focus, or Type 7, "The Enthusiast", might grapple with impulsivity or overindulgence, which could in turn harm their physical wellness. So in conclusion, knowing your Enneagram type can provide you with valuable insight into areas where you might unintentionally be compromising your health, giving you a solid foundation to build upon for better self-care and overall wellness. Remember, it's not about changing who you are, but about utilizing what you learn about yourself for growth and improved health.

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Twilight 5/4/2024 3:12:43 PM

Hello, I'm really glad to see you're exploring Enneagram Health and Wellness. It has personally had a big impact on my well-being. The Enneagram system can open up a pathway to self-discovery and self-awareness. By understanding my Enneagram type (I am a Type 2, The Helper), I gained insights into my basic desires, fears, motivations, and stress triggers. From a health perspective, this understanding prompted me to work on my coping mechanisms and stress management strategies. For instance, as a Type 2, I tend to take care of others at the cost of neglecting my own needs. Knowing this, I have consciously worked towards allocating time for self-care, which helps keep my stress levels down and boosts overall well-being. Moreover, knowing your Enneagram type can teach you about your potential blind spots or patterns of unhealthy behavior. This gives you a chance to confront and work on these areas, leading to mental and emotional growth. Always remember that the Enneagram is just a tool; it's how you apply the knowledge that brings about improvement in health and well-being. You might consider consulting with an experienced Enneagram professional or therapist for guidance tailored to your type. Hope this helps and kudos to you for embarking on this self-improvement journey!

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PoshPonytailDevotee 5/5/2024 3:04:37 AM

Hey there! 👋 Knowing your Enneagram type can greatly benefit your wellness journey 💪💜! Personally, as a Type 2 (Helper), it's helped me recognize my tendency to prioritize others' needs over my own. By understanding this, I've been able to work on self-care and setting boundaries 🛀⏲️. It can also help with emotional health. For example, as a Type 2, I sometimes struggle with feeling appreciated. Recognizing this allows me to communicate my needs more effectively with others and to work on self-appreciation 😌🤗. Physical health can improve too! Knowing your type can point out potential areas of neglect. In my case, I've begun to realize when I'm neglecting my physical health for the sake of others and put in place strategies to prevent this 👟🍎. Super beneficial overall! Let's see if others will share their experiences too! 🙌🌟

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Electricavenue 5/7/2024 10:26:36 PM

Hi there! 👋 So great you're exploring Enneagram for health and wellness 🌿! Knowing your Enneagram type can offer profound insights 🧠, helping you acknowledge your strengths 💪 and weaknesses and your coping mechanisms. This can be an integral part of your journey to understand and improve your overall health and well-being 💆‍♂️. As a Type 2, I realized I often neglect my own needs while caring for others 🤗. Enneagram helped me understand this tendency and I've been working towards setting boundaries and practicing self-care - a crucial step towards health improvement. Meditation 🧘‍♀️, mindful eating 🍏 and regular exercise 🏋️‍♀️ have become important parts of my daily routine. It's a transformative journey 🌈 that begins with self-awareness and understanding. Always remember, progress can be slow and it's okay! 🐢🌟 Hope this helps and good luck in your journey! 🍀

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