Male healthcare worker sitting at a computer wearing a face mask and stethoscope around neck
Male healthcare worker sitting at a computer wearing a face mask and stethoscope around neck

iRest Meditation Immersion

December 10–13, 2020



Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until Spring, 2021. Please pre-register to be notified when dates are finalized and registration is open


Self-Rescue and Workplace Well-Being
iRest Meditation for Medical and Mental Health Professionals

We often hail healthcare workers as “superheroes”—a fitting compliment in light of their daily feats on the job. Wonder powers aside, doctors, nurses, therapists, and other health pros are as mortal as the rest of us, in crucial need of care even as they devote themselves to supporting others. To help meet this need, iRest Institute has developed a new course specifically for medical and mental health professionals to tend their own well-being. 

An evidence-based program with potential to powerfully transform the human mind, iRest Meditation encourages brain plasticity in the areas of sensory, motor, limbic, and prefrontal cortical functioning. Its protocols, developed by Dr. Richard Miller, are in use worldwide by special populations including military and veterans, survivors of human trafficking, the homeless, incarcerated persons, those struggling with addiction, and others. 

Participants can expect to gain lifelong skills to reduce stress, build resilience, and foster well-being in their own lives. As well, they will learn ways to potentially incorporate these teachings into their own practice to better help patients and clients. This Immersion is led by Dr. Richard Miller and he is accompanied by guest speaker Dr. John Patterson, a family medicine doctor based in Lexington, Kentucky, with more than two decades of experience. Learn more about Dr. Patterson’s approach here.

To view the CME Course Description, please click here.

*Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available for physicians (MDs & DOs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs). Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for psychologists (PSY), marriage and family therapists (MFTs), social workers (LCSWs), and registered nurses (RNs).

To register for Continuing Education (CE) credits, please click here.

To register for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please click here.

Guest Presenter


This retreat is being livestreamed using Zoom


USD $495 - Early Bird Pricing *
USD $595 - Regular Pricing

(* Early Bird pricing available through November 15, 2020)


This event satisfies the Certification short retreat requirement.
  • This event provides 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits.
    • CE: USD $75 —To register, please click here.
    • CME: USD $250 —To register, please click here.


Thursday, December 10, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020


All times are lised in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Thursday, December 10: 4:30–8:30 PM
Friday, December 11–Saturday, December 12: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Sunday, December 13: 9:30 AM–1:30 PM



Required Reading


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