A StressCount is a measurable number that can used to track your current stress level. It only takes about 20 minutes to get your “number”; the assessment can easily be used on a regular basis, as desired or needed. An assessment can be done by you individually (self-assessment), or in collaboration with a professional counselor, therapist, or doctor as a means to track your progress. Like a blood pressure reading or a cholesterol count, your StressCount can measure your overall health and risk for illness. Research has shown that anywhere from 80-90% of illness and disease is linked to an individual’s stress levels. Therefore, monitoring your StressCount is an extremely valuable way to fight off illness and stay healthy.

The StressCount assessment tool can be accessed by you, right now. The tool is an online questionnaire consisting of 200 questions. These questions address the types of stresses you may be experiencing, as well as their duration, severity, and, as a group, their total quantity.

Once you have answered the 200 questions, your numeric data is compiled, analysed, and compared with the StressCount assessment matrix. You’ll then be able to see your results, and track your results over time. Your stress level will be assessed at one of four levels: low, moderate, high, or severely high.

Your data privacy is very important to us. Your data will not be shared. You alone may choose to share your data with your family, friends, or health care professionals. You can answer questions truthfully and with complete confidence that your results are yours and yours alone.


You may purchase an access code online, or use the code included with your book’s hard copy. After entering your access code and creating a login profile, you will automatically be directed to the assessment questionnaire. Make sure you have plenty of time (at least 20 minutes), and that you are in a comfortable and private setting. Your thoughtful answers are the key to receiving consistent results.

As you answer questions, some additional pop­up questions may be added. “Yes” answers will prompt additional questions about the duration of the stress, and your perceived level of stress on this issue. This additional data is crucial to the final assessment score.

There are fifteen groups of questions; your progress through the questionnaire will be measured by a progress bar at the top of the page. If necessary, you can save your work at the end of a section if you are interrupted, so you may resume and complete the questionnaire later.