In his book The Mindful Therapist, Daniel Siegel writes:

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Interoception is the skill of perceiving the interior of our body.
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As we… focus a spotlight of attention on this internal world of our bodily states,
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we draw upon the sensations of our muscles,
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the signals from our heart and intestines,
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the overall feeling inside of ourselves.
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Interoception is a crucial aspect of the monitoring function of the mind that opens the gateway to attunement with others.
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