This test will help you rate yourself in the self-care department. Choose the option that most corresponds to truthfulness of the statement for your life, at this time.
||Strongly Disagree||Disagree||Neither Agree or Disagree||Somewhat Agree||Strongly Agree|
|1.||I have full awareness of my whole body most of the time.||1||2||3||4||5|
|2.||I have a good energy resource, able to work and play easily.||1||2||3||4||5|
|3.||I feel secure and confident in my place in the world.||1||2||3||4||5|
|4.||I feel a strong support system around me.||1||2||3||4||5|
|5.||I express my feelings easily.||1||2||3||4||5|
|6.||I base what I want and need on how I am feeling..||1||2||3||4||5|
|7.||I know how to focus inside my body to get to my emotions in any given situation.||1||2||3||4||5|
|8.||People tell me it is easy for them to understand me.||1||2||3||4||5|
|9.||I am able to change behavior when I want to.||1||2||3||4||5|
|10.||I know what my needs are and how to prioritize them.||1||2||3||4||5|
|11.||I recall having several alternatives I can take in difficult situations.||1||2||3||4||5|
|12.||I understand the relationship of my experiences to what those experiences symbolize to me.||1||2||3||4||5|
|13.||I experience a good balance of empathy for others and getting my own needs met.||1||2||3||4||5|
|14.||I feel connected to others even in the face of challenges or trauma.||1||2||3||4||5|
|15.||I know when someone is listening politely to me as opposed to really listening to me.||1||2||3||4||5|
|16.||The more I share about myself with others the more I learn about myself and others.||1||2||3||4||5|
|17.||I have a relaxed, nonjudgmental attitude towards myself.||1||2||3||4||5|
|18.||I know when I am confused and have effective tools to use to organize my thoughts.||1||2||3||4||5|
|19.||It is easy for me to speak clearly, confidently and authentically about myself..||1||2||3||4||5|
|20.||I take time to be quiet so that I can listen to myself.||1||2||3||4||5|
|21.||I know how to put aside some of my needs and demands in the interest of others and still get my needs met.||1||2||3||4||5|
|22.||I feel compassion for others' pain and attempt to help or comfort them.||1||2||3||4||5|
|23.||I am skilled at balancing caring for others and caring for myself.||1||2||3||4||5|
|24.||My work goals are directly connected to my personal values.||1||2||3||4||5|
|25.||I express my individuality as a way of sharing myself with others.||1||2||3||4||5|
|26.||I am involved with at least one group whose activities and values are compatible with important aspects of me.||1||2||3||4||5|
|27.||I am aware that who I am and what I do has social value and I feel that I belong.||1||2||3||4||5|
|28.||I have a strong feeling of belonging in the world.||1||2||3||4||5|
|29.||It's difficult for me to stick to my healthy resolutions.||1||2||3||4||5|
|30.||I'm good at matching how I'm feeling with what I say.||1||2||3||4||5|
To calculate your score, total the numbers corresponding to your responses.
- A score of 119-150 suggests that you are well into your self-healing process. Keep up the good work.
- A score of 89-120 suggests you have been applying yourself and learning more about what you need to do to take care of yourself.
- A score of 59-90 suggests a moderate level of healing change.
- A score of 31-60 or below suggests a beginning level.
- A score of less than 30 indicates you may be having some difficulty with clarity and focus.
Click here to further interpret your results.
Excerpted from Natural Healing: Dimensions of a Healing Relationship by Dr. Patricia Searing.
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