Interoception and Emotion Regulation
What one has to do with the other
Have you ever been surprised by the sudden intensity of your own emotions? One minute you thought you were calm, cool, and collected, and the next you were flying off the handle?
…Just me, then?
(Hopefully not just me).
Do you know your subtle, early signs of dysregulation?
Honestly, before we realized my son and I are both neurodivergent, and we started working on these, I thought I was extremely self-aware. We are both highly insightful on an intellectual level and can offer all kinds of useful facts about emotion regulation.
Come to find out, we both have very poor interoception, so we have poor recognition of our early, more subtle signs of dysregulation.
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