iRest® Meditation Programs for Veterans

All held in the comfort of your home via group phone conferencing.

The weekly iRest sessions are my lifeline to connect with fellow veterans and calm my mind and body during these difficult times. Jerry, Vietnam Veteran

FREE to Veterans
(Donations Welcomed)

VeteranInstead of feeling like there is something wrong with us, iRest makes us feel like there is something right with us.
– Gilbert; Iraq War Vet


iRest is a simple and accessible form of meditation designed for modern day living. Backed by extensive research, including with the military, iRest helps you navigate life’s challenges and has been shown to help:

  • Resolve Trauma
  • Decrease Depression & Anxiety
  • Relieve Chronic Pain
  • Improve Sleep
  • Enhance One’s Sense of Well-Being and Peace

iRest meditation Weekly programs for veterans and partners

These small friendly groups foster support and connection.

      • Tuesdays 11:30 am CST, with Rich
      • Thursdays 11 am CST, with Jacqui
      • Fridays 5:30 pm CST, with Eileen

One in-person, bi-weekly Thursdays at Chicago Vet Center with Eileen

Life is Hard. iRest can help. Try a five-minute iRest now!


iRest has helped me get to sleep more easily–and get back to sleep when I’ve awakened during the night following the loss of my son. I also used to worry about how much I had to do in my stressful job. The strategies you teach help me complete projects, let go of the things I could not complete and go back to them later. Thank you!
–Maria, Mother of two Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans – One Fallen


Download Free iRest Meditations Here

Our History

Helping Veterans Restore Resilience with iRest Meditation

In 2009, Gemma Adams, Jacqui Neurauter and Mary Steinberg, co-founded Veterans Restorative Project, a not-for-profit organization, to offer iRest programs to veterans. The organization has since served hundreds of veterans at various VA facilities in Northeastern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. As the Covid-19 Pandemic grounded the world we transitioned to virtual programs to continue to serve our existing population and welcome new veterans. Sadly, as funding diminished, December 2021 marked the end of our formal corporation. However, Eileen Holly and Rich Meegan (a Vietnam veteran) and Jacqui Neurauter are committed to continue to offer these free virtual programs to all veterans and their families.