Here's our way of spreading a little kindness: helping you to understand yourself, others and the world around you in a new and unique way.
The Vitality Test is our gift to the world. It's simple, easy and free.
The World Needs More Kindness
What if we lived in a world where Kindness sat at the heart of how we all thought, communicated and acted with ourselves and each other?
What would businesses be like, whether large corporations or small local businesses, if they put Kindness at the heart of what they created and how they treated customers, staff and society?
What would our families, homes, childhoods, education, health care, politics and economics look like? Kinder? More dignified? More just? More inclusive?
And what if society as a whole, from the kitchen table to the playground to every other place we gather, work and live, made decisions based on the simple principle of... "Is this kind?"
For example, how would that be within your work and life choices?
What could be kinder to yourself and others than working in an area where your talent & brilliance shines through. Where you contribute the most while loving what you do.
Or understaning others so deeply that your relationships blossom, and you allow and empower them to be the very best version of themsleves.
That's all the effortless power of Kindness and The Vitality Test.
Sitting On The Edge Of Chaos
What's more, we believe that Kindness is essential if we are to move from a world that is sitting on the edge of chaos, with many of our systems being challenged and stretched like never before, to a new way of acting, functioning and being. Going it alone rarely serves anyone well.
We believe that Kindness is the glue that can hold us together as a world, and allow each and every one of us to live a life of safety, fulfillment and peace. In a world that has a robust and sustainable environment, where Kindness extends to the planet and all our fellow inhabitants.
Now, in case you're wondering, does being kind mean being soft or shirking tough decisions? No, Kindness can sometimes involve standing up to what's wrong, or holding institutions that are cruel, discriminatory or unjust to account. About making tough choices for the good of the planet.
So sometimes kindness is the hardest path.
Why We Choose Kindness & How it Serves You
Kindness sits at the heart of everything we do at the Five Institute, and that starts by helping people grow by being kinder to themselves and others, through what we call their KindSet.
Having a healthy KindSet is similar to having a healthy Mindset, except that it's about Kindness. It means having a focus, making decisions and taking actions which are truly kind to you and others, resulting in a more balanced, healthy, wealthy and enjoyable life.
We each have our personal reasons for wanting to increase Kindness. You're welcome to read our reasons here. Meanwhile, let's focus on you, and how we can help you on your journey.
This journey to rekindle and spread Kindness starts within you, just as it does for each of us.
Your Personal Kindness Journey
Kindness isn't some fluffy concept, it's a real world way of being that creates profound and long-term results in life, relationships and work. This is a global journey for all of us.
We believe that knowing yourself in a deep, meaningful and profound way is the secret to being the best version of you, and having a life you love, enjoy and cherish.
And knowing others in a similar way is the key to healthy, happy and balanced relationships.
Your journey with us starts with you taking The Vitality Test. It's free to anyone in the world, and it's our way of spreading a little kindness by making a big difference for you.
The Vitality Test is built around ancient Chinese Philosophy, and if you're not familiar with this Energy based way of looking at the world, you'll be amazed by its power, accuracy and ability to be applied in your life, your relationships and your work.
Once you've taken The Vitality Test, we'll share some deep insights and then give you some guidance on what to do next, based on practical but inspiring small steps that get results.
The Vitality Test is our gift to the world. It's simple, easy and free.
Nicholas Haines, Matthew Newnham and Janet Carter sit at the heart of the Five Institute as a core team, but all our work here is in reality, a massive collaborative effort between people that believe we can create a planet and a future that is healthy, happy, sustainable and based on Kindness.
Nothing is created in isolation.
Click Here to read about our core team.
We'll ask you for your name and email address so we can generate and send you a unique password to access the online Vitality Test questionnaire.
Once you've completed the questionnaire we'll calculate the results and give you access to your report and free content.
Via a short online survey, The Vitality Test is measuring your personal balance of five distinct Energies that the ancient Chinese first observed and identified nearly 3,500 years ago.
The Five Energies are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal
Your own blend of these Energies will predispose you to have certain feelings,
The Vitality Test was created by Nicholas Haines. It is based on his 35 years in private practice working as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and international speaker.
For the majority of his time in private practice, Nicholas had at least a six-month waiting list to work with him. The Vitality Test aims to make these profound insights about our relationships, our value to other, how we see, respond and interact with the world freely available to a much wider audience.
The questionnaire is very accurate, but it is still measuring what you are telling us. If for example you were under extreme stress when you took the test, then it may shift your Energy balance slightly.
But don’t worry, the questionnaire will have still picked up the core of ‘who’ you are and your predominant Energies, and that is absolutely fine to work with.
Your primary Energy that determines your profile will stay the same, but there may be slight fluctuations in the other Energies as we age.
For example, our Water Energy becomes more pronounced as we age, so some of the traits associated with that Energy - such as wanting to leave a mark or a legacy behind us increases as we age.
Other Energies will also change slightly, but the core Energy of who you are will remain consistent.
We believe that the power of knowing your Energy type and how that impacts on you, the world and others is so important for our planet for now and future generations that we want to make The Vitality Test available to everyone regardless of their circumstance or situation.
It's our way of spreading a little kindness.
No, we're giving you the full and complete Vitality Test for free, including a comprehensive report all about you, and supporting materials.
This isn't a cut-down version of the full test and there's no upsell to a more in-depth version down the line. This is the full Vitality Test for free, it's that simple.
You get immediate lifetime access to your results- so you can use them to achieve amazing, life-changing breakthroughs in all areas of your life: Personally, in your work and in your relationships.
We're here to help! Just email us at yourhelpdesk@FiveInstitute.com and we'll get straight back to you.