Developing Interoception: Opening New Gateways of Perception
Leaders significantly benefit from interoception, the practice of body-sensing. It is used to foster a better understanding of how listening to the messages and subtle cues of the body, increases our capacity for creativity, connection, and empathy. Interoception is a useful tool that helps individuals learn how to act and respond to the world. The increase in empathy and connectedness also allows humans to strengthen their response in difficult situations, and promote healing from past trauma, abuse, or painful life experiences.
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Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar, and spiritual teacher is founding president of the iRest Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founding editor of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Healing and Well Being, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard serves as a consultant researching the meditation protocol he’s developed, Integrative Restoration – iRest, researching its efficacy on health, healing, and well-being with diverse populations including active-duty soldiers, veterans, survivors of human trafficking, youth, seniors, the homeless, and the incarcerated; with issues including PTSD, traumatic brain injury, pain, sleep disorders, and chemical dependency.