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

Tapping for Enneagram Type Seven

Enneagram Type Seven

Sometimes it’s hard to be me, but I deeply and completely love and accept myself, I forgive myself, and anybody else, for contributing to this situation. I have issues like:

  • not having enough time to do all the things I want, but that’s ok
  • not completing things I start, but that’s ok
  • not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career, but that’s ok
  • having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies, but that’s ok
  • feeling confined when I’m in a one-to-one relationship, but that’s ok

But hey! Life is mostly good. I choose to appreciate myself for:

  • being optimistic and not letting life’s troubles get me down
  • being spontaneous and free-spirited
  • being outspoken and outrageous. It’s part of the fun.
  • being generous and trying to make the world a better place
  • having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
  • having such varied interests and abilities

I now CHOOSE to release…

  • all reckless and destructive impulses.
  • feeling that I will be overwhelmed by anxiety.
  • all compulsions and addictions.
  • burning myself out by trying to satisfy all of my desires.
  • running away from the consequences of my actions.
  • insulting or abusing others to vent my frustrations.
  • allowing my insecurities to drive me into dangerous situations and behavior.
  • sacrificing my health and happiness for instant gratification.
  • being demanding and impatient with others.
  • fearing that there will not be enough for me.
  • always feeling that I need more.
  • wanting every moment to be exciting and dramatic.
  • escaping from myself through distractions and constant activity.
  • letting my lack of self-discipline ruin my opportunities.
  • overextending myself with more than I can do well.
  • believing that external things will make me happy.

I now CHOOSE to affirm…

  • that I am happiest when I am calm and centered.
  • that I can say no to myself without feeling deprived.
  • that there will be enough for me of whatever I need.
  • that I am resilient in the face of setbacks.
  • that I find satisfaction in ordinary things.
  • that I stay with projects until I complete them.
  • that I care deeply about people and am committed to their happiness.
  • that there is a spiritual dimension to my life.
  • that I am profoundly grateful to be alive.

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

Tapping for Enneagram Type Six

Enneagram Type Six

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 have issues like

  • the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind, but that’s ok
  • procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself, but that’s ok
  • fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of, but that’s ok
  • exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger, but that’s ok
  • wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right, but that’s ok
  • being too critical of myself when I haven’t lived up to my expectations, but that’s ok
  • Now that I understand more, that I am more than the sum of my emotions, thoughts and actions, I can also choose to transcend and release those energies which are not in my best interest to retain.

I now choose to release…

  • my fear of being abandoned and alone.
  • my self-defeating, self-punishing tendencies.
  • all feelings of dread about the future.
  • feeling persecuted, trapped, and desperate.
  • overreacting and exaggerating my problems.
  • taking out my fears and anxieties on others.
  • being suspicious of others and thinking the worst of them.
  • feeling inferior and incapable of functioning on my own.
  • feeling cowardly and unsure of myself.
  • acting “tough” to disguise my insecurities.
  • my fear and dislike of those who are different from me.
  • blaming others for my own problems and mistakes.
  • being evasive and defensive with those who need me.
  • my tendency to be negative and complaining.
  • my fear of taking responsibility for my mistakes.
  • looking to others to make me feel secure.

I choose to acknowledge and appreciate myself for my strong points, like

  • being committed and faithful to family and friends
  • being responsible and hardworking
  • being compassionate toward others
  • having intellect and wit
  • being a nonconformist
  • confronting danger bravely
  • being direct and assertive

I now choose to affirm…

  • that I am independent and capable.
  • that I can keep my own identity in groups and in relationships.
  • that I have faith in myself, my talents, and my future.
  • that I meet difficulties with calmness and confidence.
  • that I am secure and able to make the best of whatever comes my way.
  • the kinship I have with every human being.
  • that I am understanding and generous to all who need me.
  • that I act courageously in all circumstances.
  • that I find true authority within me.

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

Tapping for Enneagram Type Five

Enneagram Type Five

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 this situation. Sometimes it’s hard to be me, I acknowledge that I have some challenges like:

  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world, but that’s ok
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all, but that’s ok
  • being pressured to be with people when I don’t want to be, but that’s ok
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally, but that’s ok

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……

  • all fearfulness of the world around me.
  • all feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness.
  • my fear of being violated or overwhelmed by others.
  • my dark and destructive fantasies.
  • isolating myself by rejecting others.
  • believing that no one can be depended on.
  • desiring to antagonize others and ruin their peace of mind.
  • being cynical and contemptuous of the normalcy of others.
  • fearing that others will exploit me.
  • feeling that I am a misfit in life.
  • being secretive and hiding from people.
  • postponing my emotional needs.
  • neglecting my physical health and appearance.
  • the agitation and restlessness of my mind.
  • feeling that I always need to know more before I do anything.
  • avoiding my life by escaping into my mind.

I now choose to appreciate myself for…

  • standing back and viewing life objectively
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status
  • being calm in a crisis

I now choose to affirm…

  • that I am secure and grounded in the reality of my own life.
  • the strength and wonder of my body.
  • the value of my inventiveness and sense of humor.
  • that I accept uncertainty and abiguity.
  • that my life and struggles are meaningful and rewarding.
  • that I have faith in the future and in human beings.
  • that I reach out to others confidently as an equal.
  • that I find serenity in being compassionate toward others.
  • that I support others from the fullness of my heart.

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

Tapping for Enneagram Type Four

Enneagram Type Four

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. Sometimes I have difficulties like

  • experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair, but that’s ok
  • feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don’t deserve to be loved, but that’s ok
  • feeling guilty when I disappoint people, but that’s ok
  • feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me, but that’s ok
  • expecting too much from myself and life, but that’s ok
  • fearing being abandoned, but that’s ok
  • obsessing over resentments, but that’s ok
  • longing for what I don’t have, but that’s ok

Now that I understand myself a little more, and know that I am more than my fluctuating moods and emotions, I can also choose to transcend and release those energies which are not in my best interest to retain. I now choose to release……

  • turning my anger and aggressions against myself.
  • all self-hatred and self-contempt.
  • all feelings of hopelessness and despair.
  • all self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.
  • feeling that I am inadequate and defective.
  • the fear that I am unimportant and undesirable.
  • feeling shameful and misunderstood by others.
  • being distraught, fatigued, and inhibited.
  • feeling that people always let me down.
  • all unrealistic expectations of myself and others.
  • all claims of needing to be treated differently.
  • all self-indulgence in my emotions and behavior.
  • all self-doubt and emotional vulnerability.
  • wanting to protect myself by withdrawing from others.
  • all wasteful fantasies and romantic longings.
  • dwelling on the past to prolong my feelings.

I now choose to appreciate myself for:

  • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
  • my ability to establish warm connections with people
  • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
  • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
  • being unique and being seen as unique by others
  • having aesthetic sensibilities
  • being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me

I now choose to affirm…

  • that I am not defined by my feelings.
  • that only the feelings I act on express who I am.
  • that I open myself up to people and the world.
  • that I use all of my experiences to grow.
  • the goodness of my life, my friends, and myself.
  • that I love myself and treat myself gently.
  • that I am free of the damage of my past.
  • that I am transforming my life into something higher.
  • that I am bringing something good and beautiful into the world.

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