In IA, by presence, we mean congruence—spatially, temporally, and intentionally. If no part of yourself is off doing something else, then you are in that moment, operating in a state without judgment.
The most intransigent portion of anyone’s consciousness is the mind, and it is usually the last to yield. When someone encounters another who is operating in a state of compassion, they are often inspired into better health. When they encounter the judgements of another, they may move further into ill health by their responses to them.