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FAQs

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Is iRest mindfulness the same as having therapy? ​

While not traditional psychotherapy, in the United States iRest has been classified as a complementary alternative therapy for trauma and PTSD recovery and mental health management. 

It has many proven therapeutic benefits, and in that way can feel much like having 'had therapy'. Many clients come to me after having tried several traditional avenues for healing with no success. And both through my client work, and while assisting at iRest teacher trainings throughout Australasia,

I've personally seen many lives transformed by these

simple, yet powerful tools for living your best life. 

 

How is iRest different from other mindfulness programs and talk therapy?

 

With iRest we're more than simply talking about what we're going through, or observing the thinking mind, we also learn how to welcome and manage emotional and psychological triggers by befriending the body and learning to trust our own intrinsic or instinctive knowing.

 

With practice we become more adept at reading how thoughts and emotions present themselves as sensations in the body, and how to find our centre or ground in the midst of life's challenges.

 

At the heart of the practice is an embodied understanding of our inherent wholeness. This focus on embodied or somatic processing of emotions and thoughts makes iRest particularly effective for mental health management, trauma recovery, and neurobiological resilience.

 

How many sessions do I need to commit to?

This varies for everyone and also depends on what you're hoping to address.

Mindfulness meditation practices work with neuroplasticity, and with time can literally rewire your brain.

 

Some clients report noticing changes within a few months, some have profound insight and significant relief from stressors in just one or two sessions. Others use weekly check-in sessions much like life coaching for maintaining regular mental health fitness.

A general guide is to book in for a discovery session so you can get a sense of how we work together, then sign up for six sessions, and then re-evaluate from there.

How long are sessions, and are they every week?

Sessions are one hour and usually on a weekly basis. Some clients prefer every two weeks. 

In my experience, it is especially impactful for overall wellbeing to have weekly sessions where we are regularly reminded of a wider perspective. The practice very much builds on itself with a series of weekly or bi-weekly check-ins, and then becomes something more easily integrated into daily living. 

With iRest we're learning a new, more authentic way to communicate with ourselves and others, and how to really listen in to what we need. These are tools for true connection that many find completely transformative and freeing.

 

Once learned, they are yours for the rest of your life.

Is mindfulness as effective online? ​

I use Zoom for sessions with most individual clients and have personally found over the past several years of seeing people online that it is just as effective.

 

Workplace mindfulness can be done via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This generally makes it easier than onsite sessions as employees can join from anywhere, whether from their desk onsite, another city, or from home.

 

What if I can't meet online? ​

Sessions are online via Zoom unless otherwise arranged. If online meetups do not work for you for whatever reason, please feel free to email me to discuss in person sessions.

 

 

What if I simply can't afford these sessions?

Please do email me if you would like to work together but feel you genuinely cannot afford the usual fees. I am able to work on a sliding payment scale in some instances and am happy to discuss this on an as needed basis.

Still have questions?

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