iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma
If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know how debilitating the symptoms can be. Many times, people with PTSD will suffer flashbacks, have intense nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and may feel angry, anxious, and constantly "on alert." Living with PTSD is extremely difficult, but there are ways that you can manage your symptoms and, in time, recover. In The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, clinical psychologist and yogic scholar Richard C. Miller-named one of the top 25 yoga teachers by Yoga Journal-offers an innovative and proven-effective 10-step yoga program for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The deep relaxation meditations in this book will help you overcome the common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression, and maintain emotional stability so that you can return to living a full, meaningful life. The author's iRest protocol is an integrative approach that heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body and mind. It recognizes the underlying sense of calm that is always present, even amidst all changing circumstances of life. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations. Currently, there are iRest programs in military hospitals across the US, as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being. iRest has been endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). If you are ready to start healing from your trauma and get back to living the life you once knew-a life free from fear, anxiety, and sleepless nights-this book will help you find your way. To find out more about Richard C. Miller and the iRest program, visit www.irest.us.
"I am grateful for the wisdom of this work and the depth of its practical application. There are useable tools and resources to act as a resilience inoculation to better prepare our military for the challenges they will face, as well as proven and researched practices to assist veterans and their families through the trials and phases of transition from military service. Thank you Richard C. Miller, for your generosity of spirit and for showing us a way forward." --John Henry Parker, behavioral assessment analyst and team development consultant in the field of personal, professional and transformational development, and cofounder of Purple Star Veterans and Families, a non-profit organization providing transition resources to veterans and their immediate and extended family members
Richard C. Miller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, scholar, and meditation teacher. For over forty years, he has devoted his life and work to integrating the teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism, and Buddhism with Western psychology. Miller is founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute and cofounder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He was a founding member and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology, and serves as a senior advisor to the Baumann Foundation.Foreword writer Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, is a retired US Lieutenant General, as well as former US Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the US Army Medical Command. He is an internal medicine physician with a PhD in human genetics. While in uniform, he held many assignments, including command of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, the Army's Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, MD, an Army academic medical center, a community hospital, deployable medical brigade, and two Army regional medical commands. Schoomaker is the recipient of numerous military awards, including those from France and Germany, the 2012 Dr. Nathan Davis Award from the American Medical Association for outstanding government service, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from Wake Forest University. Foreword writer Audrey Schoomaker, RN, is project coordinator for a research study in therapeutic yoga for the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management. She is an experienced yoga instructor with diverse experience in the field of healing as an Army nurse, nurse educator, and certified mind-body medicine practitioner.