We are spirit, soul, and body. And when all three are well, we prosper and are in good health. We become a triple-braided cord that’s not easily broken. That’s why a personal healing plan is a MUST for a Christian’s arsenal.

Purpose of a Healing Plan

The purpose of this plan is to help you implement daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly habits that help you thrive and grow in your walk with God. It will also be a beautiful tool to help you move forward when you’re not feeling like yourself. So let’s talk about how to create one.

Creating a Personal Healing Plan

Creating a healing plan is easy. Start small if you need to.

  1. Choose one or two actions you can implement for each category (spirit, soul, body, and crisis).
  2. Make a plan for how you will add them into your life. How will you make it happen?
  3. Decide which you’ll do daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. Be sure to choose one or two actions for all four. Don’t leave one out!

Small changes can make a big difference. You can always add on as you master making the ones you choose a routine in your life. Use this worksheet to create your healing plan

Next, let’s talk about some ideas to consider for your action plan.

Personal Healing Plan Ideas

A personal healing plan helps you get well and stay well in your spirit, soul, and body. No one can do this for you. You have to create it yourself with the Holy Spirit and then honor it. 

While I encourage you to craft an individual plan that best suits your personality and needs, here are some personal healing plan ideas I’ve compiled from my own plan and other sources.

Spirit 

  • Fast. Fasting is a powerful weapon and tool for our spiritual health. 
  • Pray/Pray in tongues. Plug into the power, perception, and purpose found in God’s presence. Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons the Lord has given up[.
  • Speak the Word out loud over yourself. Turn some of this scripture into personal prayers. 
  • Meditate on the Word. God tells us to meditate on His word day and night (Joshua 1:8). The pondering of the Word in our heart, preaching to ourselves and personally applying it to our lives and circumstances. It’s how we sanctify our thinking and align it with Jesus.
  • God’s Promises. Write God’s promises in His Word or words He has spoken to you through His spirit or prophetic words. 
  • Write out scripture. If you write something by hand, all that complex sensory information increases the chances the knowledge will be stored for later. In short, writing by hand forces your brain to process information in a more detailed way, which helps you successfully load that information into your memory.
  • Soaking Worship. Listen to soaking worship and just “be” with Jesus. Soak in His presence. 
  • Gratitude. Keep a list of things you are grateful for so you can remind yourself when things get hard. 
  • Meditate on the goodness of God. Get quiet and comfortable and think about all the ways God has shown up for YOU in life. Where have you seen His “thumbprints” in hard or good times?
  • Serve someone else. There’s something about serving others that resets thought patterns.
  • Worship. Worship connects you with the presence of God. What does that mean for you? It’s different for everyone. Some ideas are playing worship music, dancing, painting, drawing, flag, etc. 
  • Listen to the Word. Listen to scripture about healing or verses that build you up. Faith comes from hearing. So soak in His Word as someone else reads it over you. 

Soul

  • Create an accountability group. These are 1-2 mature people you trust who will allow you to process your pain, encourage you, and pray for you consistently. It could be a friend, pastor, family member, small group leader, mentor, etc., who believe in you, champion you, and have faith in your recovery. Talk to them regularly. You will need to initiate and schedule this conversation most of the time. Make a plan for when you will check in.
  • Grace. Extend grace and have empathy for yourself. You will have bad days. Be good to yourself on those days, and don’t condemn yourself for not having it all together. 
  • Routine. Create a routine in your daily life. Routine “keeps you grounded, especially if you have problems with disassociation.” Create peace in your life by going to bed and getting up at the same time. Or order your mornings and evenings the same. 
  • Schedule Fun. Schedule things to look forward to, such as meeting up for a meal with friends, reading a book, planning a weekend adventure, hikes, short trips, etc. Knowing you have something you enjoy to look forward to can create a mental release. 
  • Make inner healing and deliverance a lifestyle. Preemptively schedule appointments with a minister at least twice a year. Plus, work with Holy Spirit as things come up. 
  • Journal. Keep a journal. “Write out your ugliest feelings and memories as a form of emotional release. If you do a digital journal, make sure it’s protected with a password for privacy.” Jennifer Eivaz
  • Get a Christian coach or counselor. Coaches and counselors can help you understand yourself and your relationship with God better while using counseling concepts to help you overcome and apply practical solutions to difficult areas of your life. 
  • Eat a snack. Take a nap. If it was good for Elijah, it’s good for you!
  • Write an “I am” statement. Write who you are in Christ. You can also include prophetic and personal words the Lord has spoken over you. Revisit it when things are heavy
  • Alone time. If you tend toward introversion, schedule alone time, weekly or monthly. Even Jesus got away from the crowds to seek God. 
  • Enjoy nature. Walk barefoot in the grass or dirt. Touch plants, flowers, or trees. Sit and soak in the sounds of a lake, creek, or river. There’s something about being around God’s creation. 
  • Get out of your usual space. Sometimes different scenery is good for the soul. Explore somewhere new or try something new. Go for a drive or take a road trip. 
  • Dirt therapy. Get your hands in the dirt and work in your yard or garden. 
  • Read. Read something that encourages you.
  • Clean. Clean your house. Who knows, it might be prophetic. And the movement will be good to shift you. 
  • Do something fun. I like vintage window shopping. What is fun for you? Laughing is good medicine. 

Body

  • Move your body. Go for a walk. Ride a bike. Work out. Exercise “takes the edge off of highly intense emotions and keeps trauma from settling in your physical body and causing pain. Recovery is very emotional. Exercise alleviates rage, depression, mental wars, and many other issues.” Jennifer Eivaz
  • Sleep hygiene. Get enough sleep nightly. Did you know that God designed your body to heal (physically and emotionally) while you sleep? Experts say we need between 7-9 hours of rest. 
  • Eat healthily. Choose real food. Avoid sugar and “non-foods” like processed foods from cans and boxes. Your body doesn’t recognize these “nonfood” items and doesn’t know what to do with them. 
  • Eat organic. Whenever possible, eat organic. Chemicals and pesticides are a problem.
  • Hydrate. Drink lots of water and eat watery fruits. 
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine (stimulants), nicotine, etc. It may SEEM like that thing is helping, but it’s contributing to unhealthiness. All of these things increase the body’s toxic load, which can cause stress on the body and emotions.
  • Eat Frequently. Eat smaller meals more frequently vs. large meals all at once.

Crisis Plan

  • Make a crisis plan. Map out how your accountability partner can assist you when you are having a hard time.
  • Let someone know. Invite a few trusted friends into your process: You might not want to share with everyone, but you need to share with someone.  
  • Contact accountability partner. Let them know you aren’t feeling like yourself and implement your crisis plan.
  • Routine. Eliminate decision fatigue. Stay in a routine. Plan ahead what it will look like and write it down so you don’t have to think about what to do.
  • Check-in. Regularly Check-in with your accountability person. When you struggle to hold yourself accountable, get someone to help.
  • Top things you won’t let go of. “Have a list of things you won’t let go of on your really bad days. Things like God, His church, your marriage, your home and family, your job, your life, etc. You will have seasons when you want to leave everything and even this world because of the pain that is connected to your healing. You have to decide ahead of time what you won’t let go of.” Jennifer Eivaz
  • Remember. Refer back to the list you made about God’s promises, prophetic words you’ve received, your “I am” statement, or gratitude list.
  • Eat all fruit. All-day. Fruit is very cleansing.
  • Refer back. Refer back to the “Spirit” section of your healing plan. Fill your spirit man with truth and renounce the lies.
  • Put together a “crisis” worship playlist. One that helps pump you up and reminds you that the victory is already won because of the cross, the blood, and the resurrection of Jesus. 
  • Pray out loud or pray in tongues. The Holy Spirit in you knows how to pray through your heavenly language.
  • Christian Counseling. Have a Christan counselor or trauma counselor. If you are dealing with trauma or complex trauma, find a Christian Trauma counselor. They have great tools to help you heal from the ravages of complex trauma. You might have to try a few out to find one you like. I also recommend seeing an inner healing and deliverance minister alongside working with a trauma counselor. 
  • Rest in God. Rest in His promises. “As emotional as this is, it is still a faith battle. I habitually return to His promises and take comfort in His promises to restore and heal me fully.” Jennifer Eivaz

This personal healing plan list is just an example of what yours can look like. I encourage you to partner with Holy Spirit to make your list. You might use some of these ideas. Or come up with some very different ones. Whatever yours looks like, decide what will be done daily and others weekly, monthly, or yearly. 

Other Tips

  • Share your healing plan with someone. Maybe that is your accountability partner or close friend or mentor. Whoever it is, YOU GET TO CHOOSE who you want to share it with.
  • Do you already have a personal healing plan? Great! I encourage you to go over it and see if you can change something up or add something new.

Have Grace for Yourself

One piece of advice I can offer is to be good to yourself. We are often our own worst critics. So, learn to extend yourself some grace and empathy.

Healing is a marathon, not a sprint. It doesn’t matter if you are a few minutes in or a few years into your healing journey. Distraction can knock you off your path.

“Have absolute faith in God. If He raised Jesus from the dead, He will raise you up too. Remember, this is a journey that takes time.” Jennifer Eivaz

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