i-Rest Level 1 Training: more information

Tuition cost includes 300+ page manual and a Level I Training audio download.
(Proceeds after staff and training expenses help IRI (non-profit organisation) maintain and develop programs, research, web support, scholarships, and outreach projects).

This Level I training is designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice and delivery of iRest.

This will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice. The protocol has been designed for use in various settings that include a personal practice, yoga environments, physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical and medical settings, alternative or integrative medical practices as well as in-job training and job resiliency programs.

This training is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. Anticipate a dynamic learning environment that includes in-depth interactive dialogue and experiential sessions.

This particular approach to yoga nidra was developed by Dr. Richard Miller, PhD. Please visit the iRest website, www.irest.us for more information on his work and the research that supports his approach and documents its effectiveness.
Read more about Richard Miller here.

Continuing Education Credits

32 Hours Continuing Professional Development
This level 1 training provides approximately 32 hours of full contact, ‘core to yoga teaching’ continuing professional development (CPD) which can contribute to Yoga Australia members’ CPD requirements. It also provides 24 hours of full contact, ‘core to yoga therapy’ CPD which can contribute to Australian Association of Yoga Therapists members’ CPD requirements.

The Australian Psychology Society (APS) provides the following information regarding CPD Points for the participants who are Psychologists in Australia.

“Registered psychologists are required to complete a set number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours as a requirement of ongoing registration. There is no accreditation or approval process for CPD for psychologists, but rather individual psychologists must be able to justify selection of particular CPD according to their individual learning needs.”

Therefore, if you can justify the counting of iRest training towards your continuing professional development as a psychologist (which doesn’t seem difficult given the research about its application and effectiveness for mental health and well being), then you may claim the hours. – Dr Emma Spiel: the Victorian Coordinator and Deputy Convener of the National Committee for the APS Psychology and Yoga Interest Group  (dated 3 July 2015)

Continuing Education
The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) is approved to sponsor continuing education by:

  1. The American Psychological Association (PSY)
  2. California Board of Behavioral Sciences LCSW & MFT), and
  3. California Board of Registered Nursing (RN). SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and content.

“For years, our staff has searched for cost-effective approaches to support those who struggle with the challenges of homelessness, mental illness, trauma and chemical dependency recovery. Integrative Restoration (iRest) has been wonderfully successful in providing the support we’ve been seeking for our program participants.”
John Records, Executive Director of COTS (Committee on the Shelterless)

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