Interoception: A Key to Wellbeing

By
Dr. Arielle Schwartz
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Mindful body awareness awakens you to your inner world. This sensory interior is scientifically referred to as interoception. This key to well-being invites you to pay attention to your felt sense. As you get to know the territory of your inner landscape, you will learn to trust your gut as a kind of compass that wisely guides your decisions and actions in the world. Dr.

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