When we become aware of how we perceive the world, people, and our selves—
When we identify specific perceptions
that limit our understanding and growth—
When we outgrow these limitations—
New possibilities emerge for our behavior toward self and others.
The Spirituality and Resilience
Assessment Packet (SRA) is a self-scoring questionnaire. It provides
a structured method for adults, adolescents, and families to
strengthen the worldview through which they respond to stress. The SRA
can help individuals:
- Identify both self-defeating and resilient aspects of their current worldview;
- Find out whether their current spirituality contributes to their resilience;
- Strengthen their worldview through mindfulness and psychospiritual growth;
- Measure and self-monitor growth in these areas.
The SRA generates concrete
conversations and practical self-inquiry about these topics. It is
designed for mental health professionals, educators, and religious
leaders as an educational resource for professional work with
individuals, families, and groups.
Individuals, families, and groups who are engaged in strengthening their resilience can also use the SRA by themselves.
The SRA has a self-scoring
format. This empowers individuals to assess their own strengths and
weaknesses in these areas, and to engage in self-directed learning.
When professionals use the
SRA with clients, they serve as consultants to this learning process.
This empowerment model helps professionals and clients work
collaboratively as partners in the process of psychological and
A complete version of the
SRA is presented on this website for your review. As you will see, the
SRA combines two separate assessment instruments.
If you would prefer to use
only the first instrument (Inventory of Positive Psychological
Attitudes, measuring a resilient worldview), you can order it
specifically in the same self-scoring format. You can request both the
separate IPPA and the full SRA.
Individuals who want to use the SRA and/or self-scoring version of the IPPA must register and pay a one-time fee.
The SRA materials are
protected legally by copyright. They cannot be used or copied, without
express permission from the Institute of Contemplative Education. Please honor the hard work of the authors by respecting these appropriate requirements.
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