Fears of compassion and happiness in relation to alexithymia, mindfulness, and self-criticism.

  title={Fears of compassion and happiness in relation to alexithymia, mindfulness, and self-criticism.},
  author={Paul Gilbert and Kirsten McEwan and Laura E Gibbons and Silky P. Chotai and Joana Duarte and Marcela Coriolano Cruz Matos},
  journal={Psychology and psychotherapy},
  volume={85 4},
BACKGROUND There is increasing research to suggest that fears of, and resistances to, affiliative and positive emotions are linked to self-criticism and a range of psychopathologies. It is unclear how these fears and resistances are linked to each other and how these in turn are linked to psychological processes, such as abilities to be mindful and recognize and describe emotions. OBJECTIVES This research explores the relationship between fears of compassion and happiness in general, with… CONTINUE READING
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