1/8/2024 iRest Meditation
iRest is a deep meditation practice used worldwide for its positive impact on the mind and body. This practice relieves stress and pain, improves sleep, and helps reset your nervous system.
Developed by clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Miller as a meditation technique to help soldiers, veterans, and survivors of natural disasters, Integrative Restoration (later shortened to iRest) was designed to “help us to integrate emotions, thoughts, and psychology, as well as restore us to our true wellness as human beings.” (Learn more about iRest on our blog.)
Used in military and first responder settings as a top-tier approach to mental health & wellness, iRest is rapidly growing in popularity in our guardian communities. In the words of one of our GR Peer Leaders who is a trauma therapist & social worker and has worked in Law Enforcement & Fire:
"iRest is extremely helpful to relax & very beneficial as a healthy new habit. It's worth setting aside the time — stop procrastinating & show up. This is one thing you shouldn't wait to try."
We hope you'll join our next iRest Meditation with Annie:
WHEN: Monday, January 8 @ 7:30 pm ET
Participate with your camera on or off
Be comfortable — seated in a chair, laying in bed, or on the floor
Have a pillow & blanket available
No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation necessary!