iRest® (Integrative Restoration)


Integrative Restoration (iRest) is a transformative practice derived from the ancient teachings of meditation that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing. iRest® teaches skills that you can use throughout your life, that assist you in experiencing a sense of mastery when encountering difficult situations and a sense of ease that pervades your everyday life.

It is a practice that the US Army General approves of as a complimentary practice for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is used in over 70 military hospitals and active service settings.


Lewes Haywards Heath iRest meditation

Develop the skills to navigate through life by connecting to your natural sense of well-being. Access the tools for self-empowerment and a connection to a part of yourself that is peaceful, healthy and whole. Learn how to clear deep rooted, limiting beliefs and heal old traumas with a mindfulness based meditation practice for daily living.













The purpose of iRest is to help you live a contented life free of conflict, anxiety, fear and dissatisfaction. The protocol is (1) integrative in that it heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body, mind and senses; and (2) restorative in that it aids its practitioners in recognizing their underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.

iRest accomplishes its goal through two basic steps:


  • The recognition of an intrinsic sense of peace during all circumstances, and

  • The release of negative body sensations, emotions, beliefs, and stress that give rise to self-destructive patterns.

iRest is composed of ten components:


  • Development of Intention

  • Body sensitivity training

  • Breath and energy awareness

  • Systematic neutralization of:

            Negative body sensations and stress

            Negative feelings and emotions,

            Negative beliefs, images, and memories

  • The experience of joy and well-being

  • Freedom from the sense of separation generated by the senses and mind

  • The ability to experience peace amidst the changing circumstances of life


Participants who are using the iRest® protocol report:

  • Decreased insomnia

  • Reduced PTSD, depression, anxiety and fear

  • Decreased perception of chronic and acute pain

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Improved interpersonal relations

  • Increased comfort with situations they could not control, and paradoxically an

  • Increased sense of control in their lives


iRest, which has been developed over the past forty years by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is uniquely suitable for Westerners. 



The iRest protocol has been taught to thousand individuals in classes, retreats and individual sessions throughout North America. Current research projects and programs in development or currently in place utilizing iRest include:


  • Treatment with Active Duty Service Members Experiencing PTSD

  • Resiliency Programs for Service Members and their Families

  • Treatment of Veterans

  • The Homeless, Including Adults, Families and Children

  • Chemical Dependency and Relapse Prevention

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Chronic Pain

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • The Well-Being of College Students and Children

  • Adolescents at Risk

  • Incarcerated Individuals Including Men and Women

  • Infertility Issues

  • Emotional and Cognitive Health and Well-being of Children

One to one

Body sensing trauma work

and dealing with stress, anxiety and fear 

available on-line or in person.

Using the iRest co-meditation practice

 See how you can find your own answers to any difficulties that you may be experiencing in life. 


 Develop natural states of well-being to unravel trauma, hurt and pain from the past that may be driving unhealthy patterns. 

Heal yourself by being held safely when you are witnessed by another human being without judgement.

Please check out the iRest Yoga nidra meditation web site for more information or contact Paul

An Introduction to iRest meditation

and healing trauma in recovery.

Henley on Thames  (TBC)

March 20th 2021

10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost is £75 or £65 Prepaid by March 1st  for the workshop. Some bursary places are available by donation if necessary to our Non-profit work

Thrive Inside delivering iRest to prisons.

We will cover the basics of iRest meditation as a trauma based practice by building a sense of inner safety, while also looking at your deepest wishes for life and working with intention in meditation.

We will also explore using systemic constellation mapping as a way of creating a living map of the internal dialogue of the mind.