Interoception, Our 8th Sense: The Science of How We Feel

Live webinar on 26 May 2022

  • This webinar is open to all with an interest in the topic. A basic understanding of sensory integration is recommended to complete this course. (You may be interested in our Introduction to Sensory Integration course.)

  • Date: 2pm to 5pm 26 May 2022 (UK time)

  • This course will provide an overview of what the latest research tells us about interoception as well as how this sense influences areas such as self-regulation, emotional well-being and social participation. Several evidence-based strategies for assessing and supporting interoception will be shared.

  • Ideal for those with an interest in children, adolescents and adults.

  • Includes Certificate of Completion

  • Fee: £69 Including access to recording of webinar (available for 30 days only)

Overview

Interoception is an important sensory system that helps us to feel internal body signals like a full bladder, growling stomach, tense muscles or speeding heart. 

Research indicates that our ability to clearly notice and interpret these internal body signals enables us to accurately identify and manage how we feel: Are we Anxious? Getting Frustrated? Hungry? Full? In pain? Needing the bathroom? Interoceptive differences are very common in a variety of clients including those with trauma and attachment disorders, autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and “behavioral challenges”. 

This course will provide an overview of what the latest research tells us about interoception as well as how this sense influences areas such as self-regulation, emotional well-being and social participation. Several evidence-based strategies for assessing and supporting interoception will be shared.


Objectives

  • Define and understand interoception, our 8th sensory system
  •  Describe the impact that interoception has on areas such as self-regulation and social connection
  • Identify at least 1 method for assessing interoception
  •  Identify at least 3 evidence-based strategies for building interoception


Learning Outcomes

The learner will:

  • Define and understand interoception, our 8th sensory system
  • Describe the impact that interoception has on areas such as self-regulation and social connection
  • Identify at least 1 method for assessing interoception
  • Identify at least 3 evidence-based strategies for building interoception

Lecturer

OTD, OTR/L

Kelly Mahler

Kelly Mahler OTD, OTR/L, earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She has been an occupational therapist for 19 years, serving school-aged children and adults. Kelly is winner of multiple awards, including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. She is an adjunct faculty member at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA as well as at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. Kelly is a co-principal investigator in several research projects pertaining to topics such as interoception, self-regulation, trauma & autism. Kelly is an international speaker and presents frequently on topics related to the ten resources she has authored:

Publications by Kelly Mahler

www.kelly-mahler.com

  • The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Framework for Developing Mindful Self-Regulation – winner of Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal
  • Interoception Activity Cards–winner of Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal
  • Interoception Yoga Cards
  • Interoception Exercise Cards
  • My Interoception Workbook: A Guide for Adolescents, Teens and Young Adults
  • Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System
  • The Comprehensive Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness-3rd edition

Course curriculum

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Interoception, Our 8th Sense: The Science of How We Feel

Live Webinar 2pm-5pm 26 May 2022 (UK Time)

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