StressPro™

Pathway to Personal and Work Life Vitality

for Sample Person  (ApptDate : 02-07-2015)

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ContentsPage

Vitality Snapshot1
Action Recommendations2


The StressPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which energize vitality... personally, at work and in a balanced lifestyle. As we take advantage of those strengths, our stress decreases and satisfaction rises. By focusing on our strengths we become more able to address our growth opportunities.

In addition, strong engagement with our work life, where the satisfactions clearly outweigh the stress, is now known to be one of the most powerful influences on our personal and family wellbeing, as well as on our careers. The StressPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which make for a rewarding level of engagement.

Richard C. B. Earle, Ph.D.
John C. Marshall, Ph.D.



ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015

©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015

 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 
Your overall Vitality Snapshot shows you to be quite effective in how you experience and control your stress. Also, your lifestyle measures up quite well to your expectations of the satisfaction it should provide you. Please examine your strengths and growth opportunities to further improve your overall vitality. Making one or two adjustments that motivate you will help you become a master in this field.  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity

PERSONAL VITALITY INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Body/Mind Wellbeing  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Fulfillment  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Stress Control  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Worry Control  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Interpersonal Satisfaction  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
WORK ENGAGEMENT INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work Stress  
Work Stress is Energizing   Work Stress is Draining
Work Satisfaction  
Very Satisfied   Very Dissatisfied
Commitment to Job  
Highly Committed   Uncommitted

LIFESTYLE VITALITY INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Family  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Friends  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Personal Development  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
 
ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
Your profile highlights three strategically important areas where your taking action will most improve your performance, satisfaction and wellbeing. They are
 1. Work Stress
2. Body/Mind Wellbeing
3. Interpersonal Satisfaction
The following six pages provide you specific, personalized guidance for doing exactly that.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #1
 
 Work Stress
The extent to which the stress you experience in your present job either energizes or drains your performance and personal wellbeing.
Work Stress is Energizing   Work Stress is Draining
Overview
You are showing some signs that stress in your job is negatively effecting your performance and your personal wellbeing

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Stress could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Work Stress that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I am able to keep a cool head when things get hectic at work.
You are able to stay cool under pressure and because of that strength you will be especially able to help your co-workers or clients in difficult situations. People with the ability to deal with stress and maintain their self control are valuable assets for every work environment.
I spend more time and energy than I would like on worry and the rumor mill.
You have learned to avoid wasting time on rumors and other worries that may be unlikely to happen. You prefer to focus on discovering the facts. If you do have realistic worries, make certain that your plans to deal with them are clearly defined.
I am frequently irritable or tired.
You have indicated that you are generally energetic and tend to avoid being irritable. This would indicate that you are staying reasonably fit, eating well and generally avoiding stress build-up. This positive self-care attitude will help you continue to deal effectively with work stress.
I have a hard time staying focused on the work I am doing.
You are clearly able to stay focused on your work priorities. You can refine and build on this Strength by reviewing how you do this and then tactfully offering some of your good advice to someone at work who has told you they would like to learn to stay more focused.
I rarely worry about things which are out of my control.
You manage to avoid worrying about the things that you cannot control. This is a powerful advantage in managing your stress effectively as you are conserving energy that can be put to better use.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #1
 
 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Stress could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Work Stress that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I am experiencing more minor health problems (e.g. colds, flu, headaches) recently.
How health problems, mood swings and sleep problems related to chronic stress build-up vary from person to person, but there are several simple remedies that work for virtually everyone: Build in brief stress-release breaks during the day, like two minutes breathing long, slow out-breaths; A brisk 5-minute walk outside or an end-of-day workout will do much to purge the fatigue and stress hormones from your body; Regularly remind yourself of one or two areas of your life that are going well (for example, in a hobby or with your family)
and put reminders of those situations on your work station; and Visualize an activity or friend you enjoy so you have optimistic images of good things ahead. Each of these support the natural self-healing powers of your body/mind.

I believe most of the pressures I'm under at work are well justified.
When pressure at work seems unjustified, it may be a result of not understanding the importance of some of your assignments. From time to time, it may be necessary for you to accept that some things have to be done simply because we have been instructed to do so by our managers. If you find that a lack of understanding is causing you stress which leads to wrong decisions, ask your manager or supervisor for a better explanation of the task in order to deliver the best results possible.
I feel I am working under unreasonable pressure.
When you say you feel "unreasonable pressure", you probably mean it's both stressful for you and bad for the quality of your work. In short, it's a 'lose/lose' for both you and your employer. To remove some of that 'lose/lose' pressure, it may be helpful to pick one of these 'lose/lose' pressure situations which your boss would likely see as being a costly and frequent drain on your productivity; then ... Think through the best 'win-win' solution and the simple steps required to implement it; Pick a time when your boss is feeling receptive and propose your win-win solution; Invite your boss's input for making it work and seek agreement to test it out.
Unreasonable pressure may also result from feeling overloaded with work so it may be a good time to ask for help in dealing with your extra work. If help is unavailable, it is important to break tasks down into achievable portions and work through them as best you can.

I am generally optimistic that I can find a solution when I run into problems at work.
If you are having difficult finding solutions to work problems, it is a good idea to do a little research. Define the problem and use the internet to look for possible solutions.
Asking a skilled colleague how to approach specific problems can help build relationships and provide solutions.


 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Work Stress are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #2
 
 Body/Mind Wellbeing
The extent to which you are free from such 'strain drains' as aches and pains, minor illnesses and sleep disturbances which are often driven by stress.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your Body/Mind Wellbeing seems less than optimal as seen in aches and pains, minor illnesses and/or sleep disturbances which are often driven by stress. Corrective action is advisable. Your improvement plan should focus in two areas. First and most importantly, ensure that your nutrition and exercise habits are supporting your basic energy efficiency. Secondly, gradually begin to takeaction to improve your standing in the other factors that relate to your Personal Vitality: Fulfillment, Stress Control, Worry Control and Interpersonal Satisfaction. These are discussed in the next few pages.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Body/Mind Wellbeing that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I usually have all the energy I need to get things done.
You have indicated that you have all the energy that you need. This is a result of your general level of fitness, good diet and your ability to turn many forms of stress into energy. Take note of your strengths in this area so that you continue to take advantage of this strength.
Getting a tension headache is unusual for me.
Your answers indicate that you rarely get headaches. Take some time to understand how you control tension and headaches and keep doing those things. The absence of headaches will allow you to enjoy activities that will improve your overall fitness.
I sleep soundly until it's time to get up.
You are avoiding sleep disturbances which help minimize minor illnesses. You are able to relax prior to bedtime which prepares you well for a good night's sleep. Your regular habits each night before bedtime are likely contributing to a good sleep.
I tire quickly.
Your answers indicate that you have energy reserves enough to deal with most of your daily needs. This would indicate good eating habits and hydration. Maintain what you are doing in these areas and work to maintain your fitness levels.
I don't feel well rested when I wake up in the morning.
Your sleep seems to be providing you with enough rest that you feel ready to face each new day. Your good sleeping routine should be maintained to continue to benefit.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #2
 
 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Body/Mind Wellbeing that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I feel used up at the end of the day.
Make sure your day starts with a breakfast of at least 400 to 500 calories in which at least 25% of those calories are from protein, such as low-fat yogourt, cheese or an occasional egg. Equally important, because feelings of energy are always higher when you feel motivated, take time during the day to remind yourself of an enjoyable activity you are looking forward to in the evening.
I often get colds.
The folk wisdom is correct: you are unlikely to become sick unless your immune system is run down. Beyond good eating and exercise habits, the best ways to keep your immunity in peak form are:
(1) learn one or two relaxation techniques which you can use during 2-minute breaks during the day; and
(2) practice visualizing yourself in situations which are calming, inspiring or supportive. Your immune system will become stronger almost immediately.


 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Body/Mind Wellbeing are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #3
 
 Interpersonal Satisfaction
The extent to which your relationships with family and friends enable you to give and receive the support and the satisfaction you want.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your answers to questions related to your Interpersonal Satisfaction show that corrective action is advisable since you are not as comfortable or satisfied in building mutually supportive relationships as you want to be. Taking action on some of the following points can restore the feelings of connectedness you are seeking.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Interpersonal Satisfaction could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Interpersonal Satisfaction that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I am comfortable with the way I treat other people.
Your comfort with how you treat others creates good feelings in them and you. Continue to treat people well and enjoy the pleasure that you derive from it.
I handle conflicts and disagreements very well.
You have indicated that you manage conflict and disagreements quite effectively. Take the time to understand why you are good at this skill. Give some thought to how those strengths can be used to handle other sorts of adversity.
I spend as much time with my friends as I should.
You have indicated that you are spending the right amount of time with your friends. This is providing you with some satisfaction which can be enhanced further if you are also balancing the time which you are spending with your family and the other things that provide interpersonal satisfaction.
I feel I am spending the amount of time I should be with my family.
You seem to be allotting enough time to building an enjoyable family life. Take a second look at how you have achieved this, and make a point of more actively seeking out and enjoying the satisfying experiences you are creating with your family.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #3
 
 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Interpersonal Satisfaction could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Interpersonal Satisfaction that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I would like to give more of myself to the people closest to me.
Focus on one experience you would like to share with someone close to you. As realistically as you can, visualize that situation happening. Plan for it. Pick and repeat to yourself a key word or phrase that summarizes the feelings you are looking for realistically. Then, as the situation happens, focus on feeling the enjoyment. And, afterwards, remind yourself of how good it felt to share that experience.
I don't feel really close to the people around me.
Make certain that you understand the kinds of shared situations (a drive together in the car; a movie; etc) that have in the past given you the feelings of ease and closeness you're looking for. Set things up so that these or similar situations start happening more often. Also be sure to capitalize on other such opportunities for closeness whenever they may occur.
I don't seem to get the same kind of lasting satisfaction that I used to from the time I spend with friends.
As we and our friends change with time, it's natural that some of the old ways of enjoying time together no longer work the ways they used to. So first, take stock of what casual or leisure experiences you yourself have come to enjoy in recent times. Then ask your friend(s) what has changed and hasn't changed for them over the years. Find one new area you have both individually come to enjoy more recently. Agree to explore that together.
I often feel lonely.
Tell your family, a family member or a friend how much you have in the past enjoyed having time with them. Ask them what kind of activity they have most enjoyed sharing with you. With their encouragement, take the lead to arrange for that to happen again.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Interpersonal Satisfaction are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015