Soul Care Project


Tools and Checklists

Soul Care Self Assessment

The purpose of this activity is to help you in identifying a sense of your spirituality. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers. It is provided to guide you as you think through what brings you a sense of meaning and comfort.

1. What are the most important relationships in your life?

  My family of origin (parents, siblings, etc)

  A significant other or spouse



  God or a Higher Power

  People I work with

  Other ______________________

2. Who or what helps you find meaning and a sense of purpose?

  Family relationships



  Relationships with the earth/environment

  God/Higher Power

  Other _____________________

3. What helps you cope in difficult times?

  Support of family/friends

  Belief in the basic goodness of life

  Faith in God/Higher Power


  Prayer or meditation

  Other _____________________

4. How do you take care of yourself?

  Time alone

  Talking with others

  Physical exercise, diet

  Prayer, meditation, or other ritual


  Other _____________________

5. Do you believe in God/a Higher Power?




6. If yes, how would you describe God/your Higher Power?


  In control of all events




  Able to do anything


  Other ______________________

7. If no, what are your beliefs about life?

  Random events

  Meaning comes from ________________


  Other _______________________

8. Are there any spiritual practices that are important to you?

  Attending religious services


  Reading Scripture




  Other _______________________


If you'd like to discuss any of these questions, you can Chat with a Counselor.


Personal Soul Care Screening Scale

This scale is designed to help you to examine what spiritual strengths you have as well as potential areas of distress. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers, however it will help you in identifying areas in which you may want to seek further resources or support.

I feel . . . 3
Not as Much as I Would Like
Not at All
1 God/a Higher Power’s presence amidst my/my loved one’s illness.
2 At ease about my disease/loved one’s disease.
3 Confident in my/my loved one’s treatment process.
4 At peace about my/my loved one’s future.
5 Strength in my sense of spirituality or religious beliefs.
6 Supported by others who will listen to my fears and hopes.
7 Meaning in religious or spiritual rituals.
8 Comforted by my religious or spiritual beliefs.
9 That my/my loved one’s treatment team knows and understands our religious and spiritual beliefs.
10 Reassured that my support system hears and respects my religious or spiritual beliefs and questions.


If you find that there is one or more areas where you marked a 2 or a 1, you may want to focus on the resources available on this site to help you with questions or find support. Or you may want to connect with a counselor through our free service, Chat with a Counselor.