Ten Great Enneagram Resources For You

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It’s no secret that we love the Enneagram, and at Watersedge we take every opportunity to talk about the personality theory. Whenever something new about The Enneagram comes out, we’re the first to find them, and we love sharing them with you! Whether you’re new to the Enneagram or an old hand, here are eight of our favourites resources that are well worth your time.

  1. The Typology Podcast

When Ian Cron began a podcast dedicated to the Enneagram earlier this year, we were ecstatic. Every week he interviews someone, or a panel, focusing on a particular Type. Other episodes explore relationship dynamics between different Types, approaching Enneagram sceptics, and chatting to other Enneagram teachers. If you love the Enneagram or simply want to know more, this podcast is gold!

Listen to The Typology Podcast here.

  1. The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron

You’ve listened to the Typology Podcast, now what? Ian Cron’s book The Road Back To You is a fascinating and practical take on the Enneagram and how it can shape your life. Connecting it with the holistic spirituality that has shaped it since ancient times, it is well worth your time.

Buy The Road Back To You here.

  1. The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Chris Heuertz

Chris Heuertz teaches the Enneagram to people across the globe, and in this spiritually centred book, he discusses how understanding your Type can transform your spiritual journey. It’s easy to get caught up in caricatures and stereotypes, but Chris moves beyond this and delves into the truth behind our greatest hurts and how we can best show love to others.

Buy The Sacred Enneagram here.

  1. Sleeping At Last – Atlas Year 2 Enneagram series

Musician Ryan O’Neal is known as Sleeping At Last, and earlier this year he took on an audacious task: he is writing a song for every Type on the Enneagram. A Type 9 himself, Ryan manages to capture the integrity of each Type in his lyrics, music and delivery. His first track One is out now. Two comes out on November 17.

Download One by Sleeping At Last now.

  1. The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Fr Richard Rohr and Andrea Ebert

Fr Richard Rohr is often viewed as the forerunner of the modern Enneagram movement, and his teaching has shaped the way many people understand the personality theory. If you want to delve into the heart of the Enneagram — and learn from the best of the best — keep a copy of this handy. It’s a great stepping-stone into Fr Rohr’s extensive work about finding and understanding yourself.

Buy The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective here. 

  1. The Enneagram Colouring Book by Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD

This colouring book blends together the teaching of the Enneagram with the therapy and catharsis of colouring in. Use this to aid you in Mindfulness, meditation or just to relax. All the while, you’ll be learning more about yourself and the people around you.

Buy The Enneagram Colouring Book here.

  1. Your Enneagram Coach

Beth McCord is an Enneagram coach based in Franklin, Tennessee, and every day she posts new information about each personality type. From infographics, to prayers and details about the inner workings of each type, Beth’s posts are invaluable and will give you a daily dose of Enneagram wisdom.

Follow Your Enneagram Coach on Facebook here.

  1. Watersedge Free Enneagram downloads

Have you discovered our Enneagram infographics yet? Head over to our Enneagram page, and you’ll find an infographic dedicated to each Type, as well as some fun pop culture takes on the personality theory.

Download your Watersedge Enneagram resources here.

  1. The Enneagram Institute

The Enneagram Institute is a thoroughly comprehensive site for all things Enneagram. It includes a test, information on each Type, as well as details about their healthy and unhealthy attributes. You can also sign up for a daily email targeted towards your Type, which helps you to work on your personal growth and development.

Visit The Enneagram Institute here.

  1. Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to Use the Enneagram System for Success by Ginger Lapid-Boghda PhD

This book provides you with a different take on the Enneagram, considering  how it affects us in the workplace. Learn about how you can utilise your Type to be more productive at work, work with other Types, and find out how each Type responds to different scenarios and emotions.

Buy Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work here.

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12 ways to practice self awareness

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Being self aware dramatically changes how we live. Understanding how we feel and why, what we are thinking, and how we are being perceived means we can facilitate better relationships privately and professionally.

Peter Guber, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, owner of the Golden State Warriors and best selling author, even said that self awareness is ‘the most important skill for career success’. So how do we become more self aware—especially when we’re scared about what we’ll find out?

Huffington Post and The Utopian Life put together this infographic, giving 12 steps to practice self awareness in your own life. Starting with asking yourself ‘why?’ every time to make a decision, to changing your posture, monitoring your self talk, being accountable, knowing your personality type and practicing meditation, try a couple of these practices this week and see what you learn about yourself.

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How your Personality Type Can Affect your Mental Health

Have you ever been called a ‘worry wart’ or an ‘overachiever’? Many of us are built with character traits that can lead us inward focused. We have personalities that excel in moments of introspection. This means we are able to achieve a lot. Ask any perfectionist or over achiever what their goals and ambitions are and many will have a ten step plan for getting there. Then there are those of us who excel in moments if intensity and pressure. We get our best work done at the last minute and the concept of a life without stress is a foreign to us. We are ‘daydreamers’ or ‘dramatists’ to our friends and family, but we each hold unique qualities that enable us to thrive in different situations.

In order to thrive we need to care for our mental health, and in this interesting infographic from Health Central, we are shown which particular personality types struggle with mental health conditions. If you identify with any of these personality types, you may be more prone to feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. This can occur due to a combination of our personality traits as well as our lifestyle.

As well as identifying what mental health conditions we are more likely to experience, this infographic also gives practical tips on how each personality type can care for their mental health. It notes that introverts can find therapy useful due to its focus on communication, perfectionists will find it beneficial to reassess their goals, and over achievers may need to forgive themselves.

Obviously these tips can be hard to follow through in. Any habit is hard to break, and when we are naturally inclined to think or act in a specific way, it can be challenging to alter how we operate. Yet no matter what our predisposed personality is, we are all able to live in a healthy and fulfilling way. Look at your own life and think about how you react in certain situations. Every person is unique, and you have some wonderful traits to share with the world. But you deserve to live them out in a healthy and happy lifestyle, so embrace you and look at how you can care for yourself.

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For a high res look at this infographic, view the PDF here.

Do you want to live a healthier and happier life? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or burnout? Here’s what you need to do; contact WatersedgeCounselling on 0434 337 245 for a FREE 10-minute phone consultation on how we can best help you or press book now to book in our online diary.