What is the theory behind this Personal Medicine Worksheet?
“Personal Medicine” is a term used for activities in which people engage to feel better and improve their level of “wellness.” Psychiatric medications can’t completely solve our problems with mental illness. Although medications can assist us in achieving our goals, we also need to be active. A recent study found that promoting resilience through self-care can help manage stress-related noncommunicable diseases. This approach emphasises the connection between the mind and the body.
How will the worksheet help?
Personal medicine is what we perform, while psychiatric medicine is what we take. They collaborate to support us as we overcome our issues with mental health. This worksheet will help clients in discovering their personal medicines and recognizing when to utilise these medicines to feel better.
How to use the worksheet?
The therapists can use this worksheet during sessions to make clients able to discover their personal medicine. Clients can also use this as a self help guide to work on their personal medicine to be active and feel better.
Personal Medicine Worksheet
As psychiatric medicines, Personal medicines also have a key ingredeint that makes personal medicine work for you. Fill out the table given below by writing your personal medicine and what is the key ingredient of that medicine.
|Personal Medication (activities that make you feel better and improve your well-being)||Key Ingredient (How this activity work for you)|
|Daily walk||Improves my mood and helps me in remaining physically active.|
(n.d.). Dawn Farm – Compassionate, affordable care for addictions. https://www.dawnfarm.org/wp-content/uploads/PersonalMedicine_11-28-2017_SlideHandouts.pdf
Nakao, M., Komaki, G., Yoshiuchi, K. et al. Biopsychosocial medicine research trends: connecting clinical medicine, psychology, and public health. BioPsychoSocial Med 14, 30 (2020).
You can download this worksheet here.