There are many types of body-focused work that ask us to “listen” to our bodies. What if the body is requiring something we have no skills or practice in? If we cannot respond to the information from ourselves to ourselves about ourselves there is no point acknowledging it. What can come of feeling hunger when the option to eat doesn’t exist? What can come from knowing our career or marriage is an ill fit, if the only way to respond is overwhelm? The skills to self soothe, and successfully navigate through challenges must already be options before we can listen to our body; establishing these skills takes a two-person process to build what was a vacancy. The body requires this applied understanding, which is different than well-intentioned concepts. It’s the difference between planning a feast and having your real appetite sated.