Healthcare Workers

iRest for Healthcare Workers

If you work in a high-pressure healthcare environment, iRest can help you deeply relax, sleep better, and become more resilient and focused every day.


Why iRest?

iRest is a simple 10-step protocol that is easy to learn and can be practiced anytime, anywhere. Its positive effects are supported by scientific trials, and many health providers share the steps of iRest with patients or clients who are experiencing chronic pain, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, and other conditions.

iRest can be practiced in short sessions of 10 or 20 minutes, to induce deep relaxation and leave you feeling refreshed and alert. It can also be used before bed, to ease your body and mind into restful sleep, even if your work shifts or you are sleep deprived.

As an evidence-informed meditation protocol, iRest is being used at US Veterans Affairs hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospices, homeless shelters, community programs and schools.


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