Connection to the Body in a Safe Manner ï¬Why connect? ï¡We experience feelings in our bodies. Part of recovery is being able to distinguish and label whatâs going on inside so that we can respond appropriately. ï¡We cannot like or appreciate something we are not connected to. ï¡Many clients experience extreme body image distortion. Through connection and exploration of the body a more accurate perception can unfold. ï¡Many clients experience psychosomatic symptoms. Connection can help alleviate some of these symptoms.