Uses of Photometers

Just to reiterate, photometers are used to measure light intensity. Photometers do so in the following ways. Illuminance Illuminance is the measure of the degree to which light illuminates a surface, and the wavelength is weighed luminosity function to compare it with the perception of the brightness witnessed by the eye. The human eye is used here because it was the first object that was used to determine the intensity and it can differentiate a broad range of light. Fluorescence Photometers help us to distinguish between materials that are fluorescent and those that aren’t. Fluorescent materials have absorbed light along…

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Hope Can Be Learned: Setting Priorities for Change

Hope, according to Snyder, has a lot to do with prioritizing areas needing improvement, identifying possible ways to achieve goals, selecting routes and following those routes. A logical first step is to decide what things in life are most important to you, and then think about how satisfied you are with the current status of that area. An area of high importance but low satisfaction may be a good starting point. For example, if you rank Family as being #1 (most Important to you), but your relationship with your family members is currently quite poor (rating of 2 for Satisfaction),…

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Your Perceived Stress Score

Compare your score to the “Average” scores below. You may compare against people of your age or your gender. If you are more than six points above the “average” than you probably have a medium-high amount of stress, and if you are six points below than you are relatively stress free. If you are 12 points above the noted average score, than you likely are experiencing significantly high amounts of stress and may be endangering your health

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Heights of Well-Being

You’ve made it to the end of the journey on our Road to Well-Being. We hope that you have found the journey to be worthwhile, and of some assistance in your search for greater emotional and physical health. We hope that you continue on this journey in your own lives in whatever way is possible for you. We have three reminders to send you on your way: Practise. Be patient with yourself. Have hope

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Lake of Stress

What’s Stress? Imagine that you are walking home from work through a park when suddenly, from behind a hedge, comes a very large and growling dog. The dog appears ready to attack. What do you think, feel, do, in this situation? What are some of the sensations you have in your body? Take a moment to close your eyes and list the sensations you feel in your body as you imagine it. What you have just recreated or remembered is the body’s stress response. Stress response This is the bodily, emotional, and psychological symptoms that occur when experiencing a stressor.…

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Relaxation Cove

When we refer to relaxation, we usually refer to something that we do because we enjoy it. It generally lifts our mood and helps us to feel better. There are some different forms of relaxation: Activity Based Relaxation This is a form of relaxation that is generally focused on an activity or a task. You might go swimming, jogging, gardening, do some crocheting or painting, or do some reading (there are lots more possibilities!). All of these are activities that, if you enjoy them, will generally give you a sense of satisfaction and improve your sense of well-being. Passive Relaxation…

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Hope Can Be Learned: Setting Priorities for Change

Hope, according to Snyder, has a lot to do with prioritizing areas needing improvement, identifying possible ways to achieve goals, selecting routes and following those routes. A logical first step is to decide what things in life are most important to you, and then think about how satisfied you are with the current status of that area. An area of high importance but low satisfaction may be a good starting point. For example, if you rank Family as being #1 (most Important to you), but your relationship with your family members is currently quite poor (rating of 2 for Satisfaction),…

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Personal Meaning Profile: What are your sources of meaning?

The following statements describe potential sources of a meaningful life. Please read each statement carefully. Indicate to what extent each item characterizes your own life by clicking one of the seven circles to the right of the statement according to the following scale You can change your selection for any statement simply by clicking on a different cirle in the group next to the statement.You can change your selection for any statement simply by clicking on a different cirle in the group next to the statement. Once you have indicated a level for each statement, click on the “Calculate” button…

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Reactions to Daily Events

The following statements deal with reactions you may have to various situations. Indicate how true each of these statements is depending on how you feel about the situation. Do this by clicking the most appropriate circle.The following statements deal with reactions you may have to various situations. Indicate how true each of these statements is depending on how you feel about the situation. Do this by clicking the most appropriate circle. Proactive I am a take charge person. I try to let things work out on their own. After attaining a goal, I look for another, more challenging one. I…

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The Isle of Pessimism

Pessimistic Attribution Style In reflecting on negative events, many people, especially depressed people, have a pessimistic attribution style. They tend to infer: “It’s me, it’s going to last forever, it’s going to undermine everything I do”. In other words, they have a tendency to blame themselves, to think that the problem is global (happening everywhere in their lives), and worse, that it is permanent (will continue to happen throughout their lives). Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours all interact. For example, a tendency to blame ourselves, often translates into feeling sad or depressed. When we feel sad or depressed we tend…

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