Rimsha answered on
Jun 10 2021
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Reflection on Diagnostic Exercise in “Mind Over Medicine” to Identify the Root Cause of Illness
I have taken the diagnostic exercise present in book Mind over Medicine written by Dr Lissa Rankins. Before starting this exercise, I have no idea what change it can
ing in my thinking and how much I would get affected by it. The exercise, which I have started doing once, as part of my study, resulted into
inging necessary changes in me. In a diagnostic exercise, we must answer questions present at different segment. This diagnostic exercise analyses the various elements of life, which plays crucial role in shaping the life (Rankin, 2013). The elements, which are analysed in this exercise, are belief, support, inner pilot light, relationships, work or life purpose, creativity, spirituality, sexuality, money, and environment.
When I was taking this exercise, there were large numbers of questions in each segment, which force the person to think about their life. This diagnostic exercise helps in identifying the root cause of the disease. For example, under the belief segment, it asks a very important question, which is the basis for understanding the concept of the health. The question was what are my beliefs related to the health and what are my beliefs related to illness. I believe that when a person is fit, mentally, physically, and emotionally, then that person is said to be healthy. On the contrary, when person is feeling discomfort, then person is said to be ill. When I was answering for this question, it kept me thinking that whether I am healthy or suffering from any illness.
Then, in support category, relationship between healthcare provider and me have been analysed. When I was...