The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Mindful Self-Regulation

$159.00

Includes exclusive access to 635 pages of downloadable instructional materials.

Interoception is the ability to notice and connect bodily sensations with emotions. Research states that interoception is an important factor to the development of effective self-regulation skills.

Many people who experience challenges with self-regulation have underlying interoception challenges. These interoceptive differences are very common in a variety of individuals including those with autism, trauma disorders, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression and behavioral challenges. Some clients may experience interoceptive signals that are so strong, they are immediately overwhelmed and confused. Others experience dulled or muted interoception signals, that leave them unable to respond to emotions until they reach a fever pitch.

While traditional self-regulation approaches focus on teaching clients what to do to regulate feelings of anxiety, frustration, overwhelm, etc., these approaches are often ineffective for people with impaired interoception. How can you be taught to regulate or control something you are not aware of or do not understand?

The good news is that interoceptive awareness can be improved over time, with the right instruction and supports. In The Interoception Curriculum, Kelly Mahler outlines a systematic, guided process that professionals can use to develop and build interoceptive awareness in their clients using evidenced-based principals.

It is strongly recommended that any instructor who wants to use the Interoception Curriculum should study the concepts presented in Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System, first, in order to gain a strong understanding of what research tells us about this sense.

Bonus Material:

When you purchase The Interoception Curriculum, you will also receive exclusive access to 635 pages of downloadable instructional materials, worksheets and visual supports. Many of these materials can be customized to meet the needs of each individual learner.

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Description

The Interoception Curriculum provides a framework for building independent self-regulation, by sequentially teaching a learner to notice body signals, connect body signals to emotions, and then determine what action to take to promote comfort within the body.

The curriculum consists of 25 lesson plans, divided into 3 sections:

Section 1: Body Lessons 1-16 are designed to teach the learner to notice body signals. Each lesson plan is focused on a single body part and encourages the learner to notice and describe signals within that single body part. Because positive practice during daily activity is an essential part of this curriculum, several strategies are provided to facilitate these practice opportunities in between lessons.

Section 2: Emotion Lessons 17-20 are designed to teach the learner to connect body signals to emotions. Again, because positive practice during daily activity is an essential part of this curriculum, several strategies are provided to facilitate these practice opportunities in between lessons.

Section 3: Action Lessons 21-25 are designed to teach the learner to use actions to regulate. The focus of the section is on finding individualized feel-good strategies, thus completing the body-emotion-action connection. Importantly, this curriculum focuses on promoting positive feelings rather than fixing ‘negative’ emotions.

Although The Interoception Curriculum provides a systematic framework for building independent self-regulation skills from start to finish, it can also enhance the effectiveness of other self-regulation strategies, programs and curricula that may already be in place.

Bonus Material:

When you purchase The Interoception Curriculum, you will also receive exclusive access to 635 pages of downloadable instructional materials, worksheets and visual supports. Many of these materials can be customized to meet the needs of each individual learner.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × 3 in

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