Interoception awareness

Interoception is the process of sensing internal sensations from your body. This can include when you are hungry, when your heart is beating fast, or when you need the toilet. Interoception awareness is defined as our ability to notice interoceptive sensations and give meaning to the sensations (Mahler, 2016). Good levels of interoception awareness are linked to the development of many important skill areas including self-awareness, self-regulation, problem solving, intuition, flexibility of thought, social awareness, and perspective taking. Individuals with reduced interoception awareness have difficulty with these skills and this can have a significant impact on health, well-being and successful participation in everyday activities.
the benefits

How will improving my
interoception awareness help me?

If we are able to clearly notice, and give meaning to, the sensations we feel we can act on them to help ourselves feel more comfortable and to develop good self-regulation skills. For example:
  • If we feel thirsty, we get a drink
  • If we feel full, we stop eating
  • If we feel cold, we get a jacket
  • If we feel the need to urinate, we go to the toilet
  • If we feel anxious, we seek comfort
  • If we feel frustrated, we seek help.
how we can support you

How does occupational therapy help with interoception awareness?


Information gathering

An occupational therapist will work together with you to look at the things you are good at and where you might need some help.


They will ask you some questions, carry out assessments, and do some activities with you. They may use The Interoception Curriculum.


They will help you to identify and understand the sensations you may feel from the inside of your body.


They will support and enable you to work on improving your confidence through noticing, connecting and acting on these sensations.
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Who will be visiting me?

interoception awareness

Farrah Money

Collaboration is key when considering a person’s interoception awareness. Having worked with children, adolescents and adults with interoception differences across the education, acute and mental health sector Farrah is aware of how interoception can present and cause challenges relating to emotional awareness and regulation. Farrah is keen to work with you and explore how, together, you can effectively find a solution based on your presenting need.


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