The Type Eight in Addiction Recovery: The Lion Heart

Type Eight in Recovery—The Lion-Hearted Challenger By Michael Naylor, M.Ed, CCS, LADC, CCPC International Enneagram Association Professional Teacher and Member Copyright 2017, Version 1.0 ____________________________________________________________________________________________                                                     The Heart and … Continue reading

The Type Three in Addiction Recovery–the Passion to be The Best

“Be aware of the transformational process, no matter what type you are. The more we allow ourselves to feel the pain of our self-abandonment, the Essential qualities that we have been longing for begin to arise in us. The unfinished business of childhood begins to resolve itself in our psyches and our hearts begin to … Continue reading

The Type Seven in Addiction Recovery

  The Type Seven in Recovery Copyright 2014 by Michael Naylor, M.Ed, CCPC, LADC, CCS/Version 1.0 The ENTHUSIAST—The Excitable, Variety-Seeking Type “Happiness comes from Inner Peace…nowhere else!” Dalai Lama ____________________________________________________ The Healthy Seven I watch Peter, a true type Seven, walk into the basement of St. Jude’s Church where other members of AA are arriving, … Continue reading

The Type Five in Addiction Recovery

The Investigator—The Intense, Cerebral Type By Michael Naylor, M.Ed, CCS, LADC, CCPC Copyright 2014 Version 1.0 _________________________________________________________________ The Healthy Five Terry, a Type Five Investigator extraordinaire, walks through the back door of the 8 AM, Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, a gangly softness to his movements. A well-navigated precision to each step, he quietly moves through the … Continue reading

The Type One, The Enneagram & Addiction Recovery

        Type One in Recovery The Reformer: The Rational, Idealistic Type Copyright 2014 by Michael Naylor, M.Ed ____________________________________________________________________________ The Healthy One John, a Type One, is a delight when he’s healthy. Light-hearted, kind, reasonable, fair, wise, discerning, Jon Stewart-funny (of The Daily Show) and self-effacing, he can laugh at his tendencies to … Continue reading