Internal Body Awareness (Interoception)
Interoception is the sense of our internal bodily sensations and states. It helps children recognize and understand feelings like hunger, pain, and emotions. Interoception is important for self-awareness and self-regulation. Difficulties with interoception can affect a child's ability to recognize and respond to their body's needs. By fostering interoceptive awareness through mindfulness and support, children can enhance their self-awareness and develop effective coping strategies for managing their internal sensations and emotions.