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HPA Convention 2012  

Convention Morning Programs: Friday October 19, 2012

Experiential Presentation of iRest® Yoga Nidra 
as a Tool for Clinician Self-Care

Jill Peterson, Psy.D.

As a clinician of any theoretical orientation, we are the primary conduit for providing support, guidance, knowledge, and holding of the client’s experience. As such, it is vitally important for clinicians to incorporate consistent self-care practices into their lives in order to manage the stress, fatigue, and emotional overwhelm that can often occur. 

One such practice developed by Richard Miller, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, is iRest® Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation practice used to release negative body sensations, emotions, and beliefs, while also assisting in the recognition of an intrinsic sense of peace that is always present despite our external circumstances. 

This experiential presentation will include a brief introduction to the practice (10 minutes), followed by a 30-40 minute practice, and 10 minutes for Q and A. Participants are either seated comfortably or lying on the floor. You are encouraged to bring your own mats. 

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