‘Practice gratitude!’ Prince Harry urged by therapist to not ‘suffer in the darkness’

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The mental health expert was invited by US weekly hosts Christina Garibaldi and Molly Mulshine to break down Prince Harry’s new mental health docu-series. ‘The Me You Can’t See’ series co-produced by the Duke and Oprah Winfrey contains a number of revelations regarding the Royal Family and the Prince’s mental health battles. The therapist proceeded to diagnose Harry with a possible “type four intense creative” personality type before urging the Duke to avoid becoming “caught in suffering.”

He told the Us Weekly podcast: “I feel like Harry could be a type four intense creative in the Enneagram personality system, which is actually the same as me.

“And this is someone who wants to bear their soul and their pain and has a desire to be special and unique and not ordinary.

“That particularly as we can see obviously Harry is someone who is breaking a lot of norms certainly as far as the Royal Family is concerned.

“So if he is a type four, I don’t know. I would say Harry go and take the Enneagram test, find out for sure.”

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The mental health expert added: “But if you are a type four then I would say make sure to keep practicing gratitude.

“Keep practicing focusing on what you are grateful for.

“Because type fours they can sometimes get caught too much in the pain in the darkness of suffering.

“I believe that would be something that I would also tell him.”

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It comes after Harry discussed personal struggles he had to face with mental health with actress Glenn Close in his latest project The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward.

The Duke said: “As parents, as siblings, certainly from what I’ve learned – there’s an element of shame we feel, because we’re like, ‘How could we not have seen it?’

“How did we not know? How did you not feel comfortable enough to come to me and share that with me?

“But we all know when people are suffering and people are struggling, that we’re all incredibly good at covering it up for those that know that we’re covering it up.”


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Harry also sat down with Zak, the son of the actor and comedian Robin Williams who died by suicide in 2014.

Zake remarked: “From my end, it was really hard to separate initially the process of privately grieving versus sharing the grieving with the general public. I really didn’t get a chance to really focus on the private grieving process until a year and a half after my dad passed away.”

The Duke replied:  “I think we have a lot of shared experience when you talk about that … when you see so many people around the world grieving for someone they feel as though they knew them better than you did in a weird way because you’re unable to grieve yourself.

“It’s like … how are you grieving more for someone who was my parent and I’m unable to grieve myself?”

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