Find out how much stress is impacting on your personal health.

How it works

Simply Answer Yes/No if you have experienced certain life events in the last two years.

n 1967, psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe studied how stress contributes to illness. They surveyed more than 5,000 medical patients on 43 life events in the previous two years.

Each event, called a Life Change Unit (LCU), had a different “weight” for stress. The more events the patient added up, the higher the score. The higher the score, and the larger the weight of each event, the more likely the patient was to become ill.

In this test you will simply answer yes or no if you have experienced certain life events within the last 2 years, regardless of whether the long term outcome was positive or not.



It’s free and only takes 5 minutes

Get your ‘Stress Test’ result now to see your risk of stress related illness.

“If you change your beliefs around stress, and you take action, you can move from a state of sickness, to a state of wellness. You create your outcomes moment to moment.”
Dr John Hinwood (1946 – 2020)

About us

The Hinwood Institute is the #1 resource to help people to unclutter mess, make order from chaos and swap the shackles of overwhelm for freedom.
Clients using our training, tools, and coaching services move from the relentless hamster wheel of stress, to waking inspired, motivated, making decisions with purpose and achieving peak performance.
We assist business leaders to move from:

  • Stress to Strength;

  • Shit to Shine,

  • Chaos to Calm;

by developing skills in Emotional Resilience, Time Management, Leadership, Executive Wellbeing & Performance.

We assist busy business leaders, to make courageous decisions, in pressure situations for the long term benefit of their business, team and wellbeing.


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