Somatic awareness is mindful, intentional, and focused attention to the sensations in the body. This checklist allows therapists to check a client’s body cues and sensations while they are in session. Areas include posture, areas of tension, eyes, facial, expression, gestures, movement, voice, speech, breath, and general presence. There are also areas to help observe for hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal as revealed by body cues. (0423, assessment, somatic, body awareness, non-verbal)