Restful Sleep for a Peaceful Life

Summer of Peace 2015 > Inner Peace > Mind-Body-Spirit
Broadcast on July 21, 2015
With Richard Miller & Amer Khan

Restful sleep is vital for experiencing health, healing, resilience and overall well-being. Richard Miller, PhD and Amer Khan, MD discuss the neuroscience and practices that underlie and support our experiencing restful sleep.

Richard Miller

Psychologist, Founder: iRest Institute; Co-Founder: Intn'l Assoc of Yoga Therapy

Richard Miller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher who, for the past 47 years has been integrating western psychology and neuroscience with the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga. Richard is president of the iRest Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founding editor of the peer reviewed International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.

Author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Healing and Well Being, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard also serves as a research consultant studying the meditation protocol he’s developed (Integrative Restoration ~ iRest Meditation), a modern adaptation of the ancient nondual practice of Yoga Nidra, researching its efficacy on health, healing, and well-being with diverse populations that include military, veterans, women rescued from human trafficking, youth and college students, and the homeless, and incarcerated, with issues such as sleep disorders, PTSD, chronic pain, chemical dependency, and anxiety, as well as for enhancing resiliency, well-being and compassion. Richard leads international trainings and meditation retreats on the integration of enlightened living into daily life.

Amer Khan

sleep medicine physician
Innovation, mind-body connection, wellness and holistic health care are Dr. Khan's passions. He started his journey with initial training in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in pediatric neurology, becoming intrigued along the way in the integral and pivotal role played by sleep in the human body. He received Board Certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child Neurology and later in Sleep Medicine. He followed the path to learning about and utilizing iRest® ( and cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in his practice to benefit a large number of his patients with insomnia. He is presently involved in writing about his experiences with his patients in a book about insomnia and in research on the effects of iRest® on sleep. Dr. Khan practices sleep medicine in Roseville, California, seeing patients in person and via online video conferencing. He resides in Granite Bay, California. Tel: 916-742-7718