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Integrative Health and Wellness at the DC WRIISC


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Welcome to the DC-WRIISC!  We are committed to improving the lives of Veterans with chronic multi-symptom illness and other post-deployment health challenges. We believe in the healing power of integrative health and wellness to reduce disease, decrease symptoms, and enhance overall health and well-being.

Programs Offered at DC WRIISC

We currently offer guided meditation classes to all Veterans. These are ongoing, phone-based classes at no cost. There is no requirement for referral or registration. 

We also offer health and wellness coaching to Veterans who are referred to and accepted into the WRIISC program.

  • iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Classes Integrative Restoration™ is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that offers tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and empower you to practice self-regulation and self-care to support your health & wellness.

    DC WRIISC and CA WRIISC offer guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. More information available here.

  • Mindfulness Meditation Classes hosted by NJ WRIISC Mindfulness Meditation is a practical technique that can help you to better manage the challenges and stressors of everyday life.

    More information on our mindfulness phone-based meditation classes is available here

  • Health and Wellness Coaching Program Health coaching encourages behavior and lifestyle changes to reverse or reduce the impact of chronic illness and increase wellness.  The health coaching approach aims to inspire and advocate, and operates in the framework of growth and development.Health coaches work with you to create a vision and develop a personalized health plan around the focus areas that matter most to you. You will engage in a process of self-discovery; set long-term goals; and take action steps to create well-being.

    For more information about the referral process to the WRIISC Program, and the opportunity for Health Coaching, please see  WRIISC Referral Process.



Research plays an important role in improving the health and lives of all Veterans by examining innovative treatments and practices designed to improve the health and lives of deployed Veterans.

At DC WRIISC, we are currently looking at how a Veteran-centered health coaching intervention that focuses on DC WRIISC clinical recommendations, self-discovery, education, goal setting, and accountability in relationships with a qualified health coach will improve physical and mental health outcomes for Veterans with chronic multi-symptom illness. Learn more about our study here.

Contact Us

Contact us for more information about Integrative Health and Wellness at the DC WRIISC: 

Ms. Rebecca McCullers Health Coach, Yoga and Meditation Teacher at (202)550-4248 

Mr. Walter Jachimowicz Director of Education, Nurse Educator and Health Coach at (202)763-4346

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
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Room 3B 204 (Mail Stop 127)
50 Irving St, NW
Washington, DC 20422-0002
Phone: 1-800-722-8340