Interoception: the Eighth Sensory System with Kelly Mahler

Season #3 Episode #43

It's time to feel all the feels! In today’s episode, I chat with Kelly Mahler, an occupational therapist and the author of Interoception: the Eighth Sensory System. We unpack everything there is to know about interoception, including:

  • What interoception is + why it's important
  • How interoception links autism and eating disorders
  • What Alexithymia is
  • The impact of gaslighting on the sensory experience
  • The relationship between trust and anxiety
  • How to support someone who struggles with interoception
  • The dangers of labels + how to let go of them
  • How autism can manifest as an eating disorder

Whether you yourself struggle with interoception, are the supporter or loved one of someone who does, or just want to learn more about the topic, I have no doubt you will gain so much knowledge from this wonderful conversation I had with Kelly!

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