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The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma Paperback – January 2, 2015

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 twenty-five yoga teachers by Yoga Journal—offers an innovative and proven-effective ten-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


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Domestic Violence and Homelessness

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Domestic violence is a greater cause of homelessness than mental illness or drug abuse. It can hit young families out of nowhere, leaving them nowhere to go.

When women flee domestic abuse, they are often forced to leave their homes, with nowhere else to turn. Landlords also sometimes turn victims of domestic violence out of their homes because of the vio- lence against them. For years, advocates have known that domestic violence is a primary cause of homelessness for women and families. Studies from across the country confirm the connection between domestic violence and homelessness and suggest ways to end the cycle in which violence against women leads to life on the streets.!get-involved/c1ghi

Trapped Between Violence and Homelessness
Housing instability and a lack of safe and affordable housing options heightens the risks for women experiencing domestic violence:

• A lack of alternative housing often leads women to stay in or return to violent rela- tionships. In Minnesota in 2003, for instance, 46 percent of homeless women reported that they had previously stayed in abusive relationships because they had nowhere to go.

In 2003,in Fargo,NorthDakota, 44percent of homeless women reported that they stayed in an abusive relationship at some point in the past two years because they did not have other housing options.

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“If your actions were to boomerang back on you instantly, would you still act the same? Doing to others an act you’d rather not have done to you reveals a powerful internal conflict.”

― Alexandra Katehakis

"Our children are not going to be just “our children”—they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren."

-- Mary Steichen Calderone
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