iRest® Guided Meditation

iRestiRest® (Integrative Restoration) is a profoundly transformative guided meditation practice that leads to lasting psychological, physical and spiritual healing by releasing long-held self-destructive patterns.  While the iRest protocol was developed specifically for PTSD, it is applicable to anyone seeking restoration and awakening.

iRest teaches skills that you can use throughout your life so that you may experience a sense of mastery and ease when encountering difficult situations, a sense of joy that pervades your everyday life, and the experience of interconnectedness with all of life.

iRest induces deep relaxation throughout the entire body-mind and teaches you time-tested tools to reduce stress, engage healing, resolve trauma and neutralize anxiety, fear, anger, depression, insomnia and chronic pain.

On Lynda’s Resources Page you will find an audio recording of a 5 minute guided meditation in the iRest tradition.  You’re invited to try it out for a taste of this powerful practice.

iRest is a non-religious, secular practice typically consisting of 20 – 40 minute sessions where groups or individuals are guided through sequences that cover:

  • Body sensitivity training, breath and energy awareness
  • Systematic desensitization to neutralize:
    • negative body sensations & stress
    • negative feelings & emotions
    • negative thoughts, beliefs, & memories
  • The experience of joy & well-being
  • Freedom from the feeling of separation & suffering
  • The ability to experience peace & equanimity during daily life

iRest can also be offered one-on-one as a conversation with your body.  In these private sessions, you sit face to face with yourself. This can be done in person, or by phone or Skype.  Lynda gently inquires into what is most present for you in each moment and gives you lots of freedom to explore what is arising in your mental, emotional and physical bodies.  We honour what is present and connect that with the sensations arising in your body.  These sensations are messengers that have innate wisdom that is always available to us.  Sometimes a resolution to long held issues presents itself and sometimes the resolution is no resolution at all.  If you would like to experience iRest in a completely private and confidential environment that is tailored specifically to you, please contact Lynda.

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iRest was developed by Richard Miller, PhD, author, psychologist and contemporary teacher of non-dualism whose teachings emphasize spiritual awakening and psychological integration.  Richard developed the iRest protocol over many years of research with soldiers, veterans, students, children, the homeless, and people experiencing issues such as PTSD, substance abuse, sleep disorders and chronic pain. For more information, including scientific research studies supporting the use of iRest as an adjunct treatment for trauma, please go to www.irest.us

Lynda is a Certified iRest Teacher.  She offers private iRest sessions, as well as classes, programs and workshops for groups of any size. Lynda can also tailor an approach to meet your unique needs.  For more information, please contact Lynda.