Mindful Body Awareness
interoception 101 – explain track activity
Creative Commons licensed booklet that contains the activities above and extra resources as well as a research based explanation and a tracking sheet. Suitable for use with children ages approx 1-18 Download Booklet
Interoception Activity Cards
Creative Commons licensed activity cards – print out double sided for use with pre-school and school students Download Activity Cards
Once you are using interoception activities regularly you will develop a better sense of connectedness to yourself and to others/the environment around you. Becoming aware of how your body feels and responds can be a bit strange initially and it takes time to be...
Developing mindful body awareness
Many people assume that they (or their kids) are well connected to their bodies, that they are aware of all their body signals, feelings and emotions. However, for many of us, including people who are autistic, people who have experienced trauma, people with a variety...
I have recently been feeling my heart beat, which when you are not used to feeling it, tends to feel quite alarming. When I check my pulse, it is clear that my heart rate is not incredibly high, nor even elevated most of the time. Elevated pulse/heart rate happens...
Aspect Autism in Education Conference
Watch a 20 minute presentation on interoception from the Aspect Autism in Education Conference in Melbourne – May 2016 giving early research results in school trials
Ma-Kellams C. Cross-cultural differences in somatic awareness and interoceptive accuracy: a review of the literature and directions for future research. Frontiers in Psychology. 2014;5:1379. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01379.
Stevenson, Mahmut, & Rooney. (2015). Individual differences in the interoceptive states of hunger, fullness and thirst. Appetite, Appetite.