What happens during an
An iRest session can be done in a few minutes, in short sessions of 15–20 minutes, or, for a full practice, in 30–40 minutes.
There is no physical requirement to practice iRest. Participants can lie down, or sit on the floor or on a chair — whichever is most comfortable.
The iRest instructor will ask participants to close their eyes and then will guide them through the different steps of iRest. This includes helping them to develop a ‘Safe Zone’ (a memory of a place where they feel very safe), an Intention, and a Wish.
Next, the instructor will name parts of the body and ask participants to simply pay attention to what they feel in the body. Finally, participants will be asked to notice their breathing, thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Read about how iRest can help people who have experienced trauma or difficult life circumstances.