Fear of Compassion from Others Scale

At Balanced Minds we are interested in compassion, and how this can be helpful for ourselves and others. 

But for many people, there can be common blocks or fears to receiving compassion from others. Recent research has found that when people struggle to receive compassion from others, this is associated with (amongst others) higher levels of shame, self-criticism, depression and anxiety. 

How able do you feel to receive compassion from others? If you’d like to check whether you have difficulties in receiving care from others, take our short test to find out!

Note: this test is based on the Fear Compassion Scale, Gilbert, P., McEwan, K., Matos, M., & Rivis, A. (2011). Fears of compassion: Development of three self‐report measures. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, research and practice


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