Interoception is not a word that many are familiar with but it can have a big impact on your health. Interoception is the ability to ‘tune in’ to your body signals and notice what’s arising in your body sensations in an accurate way. A loss of interoception ability is highly linked with emotion regulation difficulties, anxiety, depression and somatic symptom disorders like chronic pain.
Interoception is one of the big areas I address with patients and learning to build this mindful skill of attending to your sensations in the right way so you are not misinterpreting or misreading them or not noticing them at all! I’ve linked an article and a research paper below highlighting the role of interception in health and pain disorders.
Reach out if you want to learn how to build this skill for healing and for better body and emotional awareness.