Decrease Depression and Anxiety

Experience Peace with iRest

Research has shown that iRest meditation is a complementary practice that can help relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

How does iRest help with depression and anxiety?

Every person - no matter how troubled or overwhelmed - has the capacity to feel joyful, peaceful and secure.

iRest meditation can help you experience this every day. Through this simple but powerful practice, you can give yourself relief from troubling thoughts, and create an inner resource (or safe space) to explore and befriend your mind and emotions. You can do this anywhere, anytime.

Some people who suffer from depression or anxiety find it beneficial to do an iRest practice first thing in the morning, or just before going to sleep at night. Others find that a 10-minute iRest break during the day enables them to carry on with their work or responsibilities. Over time, regular iRest practice can help you see through the thoughts and perceptions that keep you from experiencing your true state of health, happiness and well-being all the time..

Try a Quick iRest

iRest is typically taught as a guided meditation. Below you will find samples of iRest meditations you can listen to guided by Richard Miller, PhD, creator of iRest. These recordings are designed for everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike.

5 minute iRest practice for alleviating stress and anxiety
10 minute iRest practice for feeling at ease