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(ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə) or




(ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːsɪs) or


(Psychology) psychol general awareness of one's own body
coenesthetic, cenesthetic adj

coenesthesia, coenesthesis, cenesthesia, cenesthesis

the combination of organic sensations that comprise an individual’s awareness of bodily existence. — coenesthetic, cenesthetic, adj.
See also: Body, Human, Perception
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That such an intimate feeling is kept in silence for most of the time is no wonder, given that so many fundamental psychological phenomena (such as "the lived body," or the corporal cenesthetic sense) in their turn are hidden and silent, until an event or pathology bring them to the forefront of existence.
Her feelings of guilt became more acute, and she began having new psychotic episodes, now involving cenesthetic hallucinations.
These delusional constructions are understood as attempts to explain hallucinatory experiences (cenesthetic, auditory and olfactory) linked, in turn to negative personal appraisals rooted in traumatic biographical experiences.