In this section you will find three different assessments specifically designed for each population, adult, parent and teen. Each one consists of eighty statements, ten for each of the eight different areas of wellness: care for the body, spirituality, relationships, stress resilience, organization, rest and play, work/school, and handling emotions.
Those who take an assessment will likely realize that the eight areas of wellness are interconnected, and that they all contribute to a person’s overall wellbeing. It may very well, additionally, get a person to start thinking about a positive change they might want to make, this being the first step towards actually making the change.
It is important to remember that the results are merely a snapshot of a person’s life at the very moment when they take it, it is not a measure of a person’s worthiness, nor is it a diagnosis or any kind. It is merely a quick look at a person’s life. The results might very well have been different if the assessment was taken a month earlier, or taken a month later as life is always changing. Taking the assessment frequently also brings into greater awareness areas of a person’s life that they may need to be more intentional. Just as an annual physical reveals different things that may need attention each year, the same is true here.
After taking the assessment an individual can save their results for future reference, or to share with others who might offer support in making wanted changes.
WHAT WILL MY COMPASS LOOK LIKE AFTER COMPLETING AN ASSESSMENT?
Here is an example of what a compass might look like after completing the assessment. It shows to what areas the person has been paying attention, as well as areas that might benefit from more intentionality.
IMPORTANCE OF SELF ASSESSMENTS:
The assessments we have developed are important in that they help people identify the areas of their lives that need more of their attention, and ultimately plays an important part in empowering them to make positive changes.
When people are feeling stressed or out of balance in their lives it is not uncommon that they can identify that things are not going as they would want, but are unable to identify what exactly is the problem as everything is connected. They often express feelings of being overwhelmed and even of powerlessness.
The assessment statements, divided into the eight distinct areas, helps people get a better understanding of their situation and helps them then identify what specifically might need to change. The exercise to taking the assessment also helps people see the interconnectedness of the areas of their lives, and that trouble in one area may be rippling over into other parts of their lives, and that a positive change in an area can also bring positive changes to other areas of life as well. With this new understanding, people feel empowered.