Eclectic Energies

Energy Healing for
Enneagram Type 8 - The Challenger

Chakra meditations for

Acupressure on points


Eights get angry easily as it makes them feel strong. However, being angry often creates a heat in the body that's unhealthy. It may show as a red face, headaches or feeling warm. This heat in turn contributes to more feelings of anger, resulting in a cycle that can be difficult to break. The points LIV-2 and LI-11 can dispel this heat (they need to be reduced for that effect, which is an uncommon acupressure technique).

Kindness instead of fighting

The Eight's focus on power and conflict may make them lose sight of the importance of compassion and kindness. Doing Heart chakra meditations can teach them that conflict isn't always the solution to differences.

Thinking before acting

As Eights tend to act on impulse and go with their instincts, they tend to underdevelop insight and thinking. Opening the upper two chakras, the Third Eye chakra and the Crown chakra, will help them to see more clearly and to think before acting.

You might also be interested in these books about the Enneagram at

The Wisdom of the Enneagram, by Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson
The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

Self-development recommendations and Enneagram type descriptions.

Facets of Unity, by A.H. Almaas
The Enneagram of Holy Ideas

A spiritual perspective on the enneagram types. Where the types come from, as a result of the loss of Basic Trust.

The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram, by Sandra Maitri
Nine Faces of the Soul

A discussion of essence, essential states and the fixation of personality for the enneagram types.

The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues, by Sandra Maitri
Finding the Way Home

Using the Enneagram for spiritual transformation, moving from the passions of the ego to the virtues of our true self.

See book descriptions