Interoception and self-regulation

Supporting social-emotional skills

Our bodies send us signals all the time through physical changes like our heartbeat slowing down or speeding up, our muscles tensing and our breath changing. These changing signals help us to recognise how we are a feeling, such as happy, anxious, hungry or hot. Tuning into and understanding these internal signals is called interoception. Good interoceptive awareness can help children notice big emotions building up before they become overwhelming. 

Building interoception skills can support children and young people to:

  • self-regulate their emotions and feelings, 
  • be calm and engage with learning,
  • have positive wellbeing and
  • improve their academic performance.


Get ready to learn

These interoception and self-regulation resource is suitable for children and young people of all ages. It includes 39 video activities and instructional posters, an educator guide and information for parents.
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Brain break bops

Short animated videos for early years, featuring an interoception movement plus other fun dance moves and memorable song lyrics.
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