The first time I was in a helicopter, my friends and I were being medevaced to the nearest emergency room. I was 15. The accident happened on the way up to a concert in Phoenix during a surprise birthday trip with friends. On the ride up, the girl driving veered off the edge of the freeway, over-corrected, and spun us out of control. Our small truck flipped multiple times and flung us out onto the pavement at 80 miles per hour.
That was quite the experience! It led to a severe PTSD response in my body which occurs anytime someone else is driving, I'm on the freeway, or when I'm flying in a plane. The fear of enduring another crash hasn't left my side in over 27 years.
Last week was the first time I rode in a helicopter for fun!
It was spouse appreciation at the 943rd Search & Rescue Squadron and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. I almost cancelled. I was terrified. But I decided to push through and..... I survived! I also had such an amazing experience! No regrets!
There are two types of fears we face: physical and emotional. Physical fears are connected to the safety of our physical body and health. Emotional fears are also connected to our safety, but our emotional safety.
Emotional fears are the ones that limit our potential. We help our clients examine and become aware of these fears, so they can remove inner-obstacles to their success. The Enneagram is a very helpful tool for this examination process.
Each Enneagram type has a unique Basic Fear and Basic Desire. Our motivations are linked to our Basic Fear and Basic Desire.
Here is an overview of each type and the motivations beneath the behavior:
Often, similar behaviors on the surface are deceiving. For example: If I strive to demonstrate competence as a Type Five, I might look like a Type Three striving for success.
Yet, coaching a Type Five versus coaching a Type Three requires a completely different perspective since the underlying motivations are vastly different.
To this end, the Enneagram offers a powerful self-awareness shortcut for clients to self identify what might be running the show. Once they become self-aware, they can shift out of the limiting patterns of the personality and step into their true gifts and human potentials.
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By Laurel Elders, PCC
IICT Founder / Senior Faculty