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For some, identifying and describing how they feel—whether it’s an emotion or a physical sensation—is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult. They may feel completely numb or perhaps have so many feels happening at once. In either case, it can be hard to sort out exactly what they are feeling at a certain point in time.

When someone frequently experiences this difficulty identifying how they feel, they might experience something called Alexithymia. Because there’s a connection between interoception and Alexithymia, evidence-based interoception resources can help.