Stress Test

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The Stress Test is a brief questionnaire designed to evaluate the major areas of stress that compete for your healing resources.

For each question below, select the category (A, B or C) that best describes you.

You must answer all 6 questions to get an accurate result.

1.Movement:Is the nature of your activities best serving you?

Category A

  • Regularly involved in gentle, low impact restorative movement (walking, swimming, leisure biking)
  • Choose actives for the joy of involvement
  • Perform functional tasks of daily living (house chores etc.)
  • Love moving my body in ways that feel good

Category B

  • Spend a significant portion of the day in a stationary position (sitting, standing, driving)
  • Regularly involved in high intensity-impact, high strain activities (fitness, athletics, job demands)
  • Subject to repetitive strain (job-trade, hobby, sport, instrument-tool)
  • The only point of moving is to get a good workout and burn calories, otherwise, it doesn't count for anything

Category C

  • An even
    mix of
    A & B
 
2.Rest-Recovery:Are you maxed out?

Category A

  • Consistently well-rested, spring out of bed clear-minded and eager to go
  • Set aside restorative, quality me-time
  • Have a cut off time to unplug from the businesses of life
  • In tune with when I need to adjust and slow down
  • Have routines in place that help me feel balanced and well in my body

Category B

  • Poor quality sleep, getting going in the morning is as slow as molasses
  • Need coffee and other stimulants to get through the day
  • Need alcohol or other substances to unwind-relax
  • Everyone else comes before me, life is non-stop, crazy chaos
  • Generally feel unsettled, uneasy in my skin, wound up, over-stimulated

Category C

  • An even
    mix of
    A & B
 
3.Mental-Emotional Output:Is your mind and heart at ease?

Category A

  • Engaged and eagerly involved in daily living
  • Generally content, balanced
  • Ability to move on productively (attitude of acceptance, some things are out of my control)
  • Focused, organized, systematic, don't take on what I can't handle

Category B

  • Dread-obligation
  • Low interest in activities, don't feel like doing anything
  • Irritable, short fuse, annoyed, bothered, can't let things go, a tendency to over-analyze
  • Intense concentration and study, chronic problem solving, intense focus, intellectual overdrive
  • Overwhelmed, busy, chaotic, putting out fires all day, scattered

Category C

  • An even
    mix of
    A & B
 
4.Vitality:How does life flow?

Category A

  • Present-minded, roll with life, everything always works out in the end, optimistic outlook
  • Live life at a steady pace, manageable, nothing I can't handle
  • A sense of purpose and fulfillment
  • Self-compassion

Category B

  • Uneasy, tense, pessimistic outlook
  • Low joy, bored, eat-sleep-work, unfulfilled life
  • Self-critical
  • Future and past minded, worry and regret

Category C

  • An even
    mix of
    A & B
 
5.Constitution:Is physically feeling good a rarity?

Category A

  • Quick recovery from sickness and/or injuries
  • Bounce back quickly from setbacks
  • History of medical intervention is minor to none
  • Not limited by my body (I can participate in life as I please)

Category B

  • General malaise
  • Low immunity-resiliency
  • Slow recovery from illness and/or injury
  • Daily medications and/or prescribed therapies
  • Multiple surgeries and/or Injuries
  • Chronic pain and/or limited functionality
  • Been having a variety of on-going issues, nagging ailment(s), sensitivities
  • Diagnosed medical condition(s)

Category C

  • An even
    mix of
    A & B
 
6.Fuelling Up:How do you relate to food?

Category A

  • Feel energized after I eat
  • Eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full
  • Food is a joyful experience for me
  • In tune with what my body needs and don't stress over what I SHOULD be eating

Category B

  • Feel tired or unwell after I eat
  • Eat infrequent, large meals at one sitting
  • Emotional eater, binge on junk food
  • Eating is an intellectual exercise, have a strict eating protocol
  • Low interest in food, eat very little
  • Starving all the time, never satisfied
  • Eating is always rushed (while driving, over the sink, wolfed down)
  • Feel confused about what I should be eating, the subject of food causes me stress

Category C

  • An even
    mix of
    A & B
 
HEALING ZONE SCORE

How stressed are you?

Your Healing Zone Score below indicates the pace of resolution and the degree of adjustment that is likely involved in your case.

GREEN ZONE

You will most likely move through the four phases of the Investment Forecast at a relatively quick pace

There is likely a lower requirement for adjustment to your current routine.*

YELLOW ZONE

You will most likely move through the four phases of the Investment Forecast at a relatively moderate pace

There is likely a moderate requirement for adjustment to your current routine.*

RED ZONE

You will most likely move through the four phases of the Investment Forecast at a relatively slow pace

There is likely an elevated requirement for adjustment to your current routine.*

* Adjustment to your current routine is in reference to the importance of implementing prescribed self-care practices. Our aim is to increase that which is supportive and to reduce that which is competitive. This effectively allows treatment to demonstrate its fullest healing potential.

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