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iRest for Psychotherapists

iRest is an evidence-informed framework adapted from the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra which offers profound benefits for psychotherapists and their patients.

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Why iRest?

iRest and psychotherapy entail the art of listening. As a therapist, your capacity to be present and listen - without an agenda or judgment - enables you to help clients explore and reveal the hidden aspects of the self that can stand in the way of healing. iRest offers a simple approach to deep listening, enabling you to be aware in the moment and creatively responsive to what unfolds in every session.

The iRest protocol also offers a set of tools to assist clients in locating, describing, and welcoming the various sensations, emotions, beliefs, mental images and memories, which prevent their presenting issues from resolving.

Created by psychologist and yogic scholar, Dr Richard Miller, the efficacy and safety of iRest to address a range of mental health conditions is supported by more than 30 clinical trials and there is guidance available specifically  for psychotherapy settings. 

iRest Trainings and Events

We offer a broad range of iRest meditation events and trainings for people at all experience levels in locations around the globe:

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Teacher Trainings

Bring the healing benefits of iRest to your students or clients through our teaching trainings.

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Workshops and Immersions

For beginners or more advanced meditators, deepen your learning or simply enjoy iRest with others.

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iRest meditation retreats are available for all levels in beautiful locations across the world.

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Online Courses

Experience and learn iRest from the convenience of your own home at your own pace.