Personal medicine is not a new concept, but it is being referenced more and more.

We wanted to provide a breakdown of what this concept is, and why it’s important that Bridges recovery coaches are Certified Personal Medicine Coaches.


What is personal medicine?

Personal medicine comes from within.

It’s not medication that you take, it’s the actions that you do that make you feel good.

This means that there are endless options and pathways forward: they’re not prescribed, they are personal to you.

For some, this may be as simple as going for a daily run, for others, it might be sipping your morning cup of coffee, or it may be as unique as you are.

Whatever it looks like for you, what is important is the feeling you get while you’re doing it.


What does it mean to be a Certified Personal Medicine Coach?

Did you know not everyone can be a Certified Personal Medicine Coach?

To be a Certified Personal Medicine Coach, members of the Bridges team have completed a detailed course focusing on personal medicine as a clinician.

To continue to hold the title of Certified Personal Medicine Coach, our team must complete a set number of professional development hours each year to keep their certification current.

Bridges is lucky enough to have numerous certified coaches as part of our team throughout the Wide Bay-Burnett Region.


Why does personal medicine help me in my recovery coaching journey?

Bridges recovery coaches offer unique, specialised services through using their degree, lived experiences, personal medicine training, and more to help clients through the recovery coaching process.

This means, that Bridges recovery coaches can help clients objectively look at their circumstances, to identify the best step forward to achieve your goal.


It’s important to know that your starting point will depend on what you want to achieve.


We’re ready when you are.