iRest - Integrative Restoration - is based on the ancient practice of meditation.  It heals the whole person by providing coping mechanisms for the stress of daily life as well as those stresses unique to a returning warrior.

Participants are guided through the following steps as they sit or lie in a restful position:

  • Creating an Intention
  • Body Sensitivity Training
  • Breath Awareness
  • Systemic Neutralization of:
    • Negative body sensations and stress
    • Negative feelings and emotions
    • Negative beliefs, images, and memories
  • Recognition of Joy and Well Being
  • Release from Feelings of Separation
  • Ability to Experience Peace & Fullness in All Circumstances

iRest is safe and non-confrontational.  By merely listening and experiencing the practice, participants can heal. iRest is widely recognized to be effective and practical.  The National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Department of Defense have approved iRest.

Military Facilities Successfully Using iRest:

  • Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Camp Le Jeune Marine Corps Base and Naval Hospital
  • Chicago VA
  • Evanston VA
  • Miami VA
  • Palo Alto VA
  • Sacramento, CA Vets Center
  • Yuba/Stutter CA Stand Down Office
  • Washington, DC VA


To learn more about iRest, please visit the Integrative Restoration Institute