Stress and anxiety significantly affect our health and well being. Complementary health treatments and meditation can help to combat the negative effects that stress can have. Complete the following tests to access your stress levels
There are 3 steps in our stress test to get a good idea of your overall stress levels.
STEP 1: HOLMES-RAHE STRESS RATING QUESTIONNAIRE*
The Holmes-Rahe Stress Rating Scale is about choices – areas of your life which are in your control, providing an objective idea of the amount of stress that faces you and which you can alter, for weaker or stronger
STEP 2: THE HANSON SCALE – WEAK CHOICES
STEP 3: THE HANSON SCALE – STRONG CHOICES
The Hanson Scale of Life Stress Resistance is about choices – areas of your life which are in your control, and which you can alter, for weaker or stronger.
When you have completed the steps, the Grand Total of your stress points will shown at the bottom of the page.
These tests are totally confidential: no information is sent from you to any other party, so no-one can find out how you have rated yourself.
You now probably have a minus score total. The best score total is zero; anything worse than -10 should be improved. Now you’re ready to start calculating your positive responses to stress, so go on to Step 3.
*Holmes-Rahe: Social Readjustment Rating Scale reprinted with permission from Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol 11, no 2, copyright 1967 Pergamon Journals Ltd. All information provided without Legal Responsibility