Using the Positive Health method, you get to work by coloring your situation in the spider web. You do this by assigning points to 42 aspects, each aspect a value of 0 to 10 points. The average of a dimension you take over in the spider web. A question that helps you fill in the data is: How do you feel during the day, during the week?


  • Taking care of yourself
  • Knowing your limits
  • Knowledge of health
  • Dealing with time
  • Dealing with money
  • Be able to work
  • Being able to ask for help


  • Socials contacts
  • be taken seriously
  • Doing fun things together
  • Support from others
  • Belonging
  • Doing meaningful things
  • Interest in society


  • Feeling healthy
  • Fitness
  • Complaints and pain
  • sleep
  • Food
  • Condition
  • Move


  • Enjoy
  • Being happy
  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Balance
  • Feeling safe
  • How you live
  • Getting around with your money


  • Remember
  • Focus
  • Communicate
  • Being cheerful
  • Accepting yourself
  • Dealing with change
  • Sense of control


  • Meaningful life
  • Live
  • Wanting to achieve ideals
  • Having confidence
  • Accept
  • Gratitude
  • Keep learning

After the test you will work on the area where your motivation lies. In other words, you look at what makes you happy, because that’s what gives you energy. You will make that aspect stronger. To make that stronger you are going to change something in your daily pattern. First a small easy step. If that goes well, then you go a little further.

You can complete/ score the spider web via the Internet. Go directly to the questionnaire and click here. After a month you take the test again and hopefully you will start reaping the effect.

Why my Positive Health?

When you and I come to the doctor’s office we are bothered by something. That is annoying and we want to get rid of it if possible. Because when we talk about health, we expect that we are only doing well when we are not sick and not bothered by anything. So, once our problem is on the doctor’s table, we expect it to be fixed. The doctor takes action and we wait. That role pattern is traditionally ingrained. But the world around us has changed a lot.

One in three Dutch people has two or more chronic conditions and nearly one in five has three or more.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment – VTV2018

We are getting older and facing very different diseases. Whereas in the past they were infectious diseases, now they are often one or more chronic conditions. The cure for one works against the other. So we have to accept that we have to learn to deal with some ailments instead of endlessly treating something that cannot be fixed. And what is important to you in that regard?

When thinking about My Positive Health, well-being is approached from within ourselves in a broad sense. The attached video explains this nicely.

Those six areas of focus are also sometimes represented in a spider web. That graphic representation helps us in our way of seeing. See the following video for that.

What is striking in the animation is that an improvement on one of the axes often has a favorable effect over the whole. What is also striking is that Eva and Jan complete the spider web regularly and both have not yet had to deal with the doctor. So with Eva and Jan it works preventively. Both take the initiative to make a change with the help of the insights from the spider’s web. They take the initiative and stay out of primary care.

Healthcare professionals nationwide are currently being trained to work with the My Positive Health spider web. The trick for them is not to take over the direction of those involved. And that takes some getting used to for someone who comes to the doctor with an ailment. We can no longer sit back, but become aware of our own role in our well-being.

This means a change of roles. We work preventively on our well-being and should accept some discomforts instead of endlessly treating them. We should also be willing to change ourselves. So where we used to wait and see, now we should actually work proactively on your well-being. And to do that, ask three simple questions: What stands out, what is important to you and what is a first small step?

Want to give it a try? Go to and do the check. It costs you nothing. The only thing is that you have to take the first step yourself in making a change that suits you.