Welcome to Omaha Integrative Care

At Omaha Integrative Care, we offer counseling or coaching, yoga, massage, nutritional services, acupuncture, and meditation or mind / body medicine classes.

One of the things that sets Omaha Integrative Care apart is that we're the only location in the region that has all of those services under one roof.

One of the things we hear often from our clients is that when People come in, they feel like they're coming into a Sanctuary.

We're very picky about, not only who works here, but what we offer. All of the products we offer, right now, are through Pulling Down the Moon, and their products are triple-tested and the highest quality.

We really just want to help you to enjoy life to the fullest.

What is integrative care?

Integrative care combines traditional western medicine with complementary therapies such as yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, massage and counseling. A defining component to integrative care is that the complementary treatments are research-based and not meant to take the place of traditional medicine, but to support the whole person during treatment. Most importantly, integrative care is about treating the whole person and looking at all aspects of life – physical, emotional and spiritual.

Shop Our Products Online

In our online store we have gathered a selection of items that we feel are the best offer for women who are trying to become pregnant. Whether you are trying "naturally" or using medical means like Invitro Fertilization (IVF), you will find what you need in our array of yoga for fertility DVDs, fertility books and many nutritional products - all chosen to support the fertility journey.
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NEWS AND UPDATES

Why Mindfulness Meditation

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-businesspeople-doing-meditation-office-image18489819Mindfulness meditation may seem to be the new hot thing, but it’s actually been around for thousands of years.  What’s new about it is how we practice it and our understanding of the benefits from a regular mindfulness meditation practice.

How to practice mindfulness meditation.  There are many ways to practice meditation, some of which are very old and sacred.  There are some key components to any practice which can be brought into a secular environment.  Mindfulness can be defined as doing one thing  at a time without judgement.  When you practice mindfulness meditation you rest your attention or focus on one thing – your breath, a sound, a repetitive movement or anything else that helps to bring you back to the present moment.  As simple as it sounds, it is the simplicity of the practice that requires some committment and patience.

Benefits of mindfulness meditation.  The benefits of a regular mindfulness meditation practice are many.  According ot the Mayo Clinic, mindfulness meditation has been found to help manage the symptoms of many conditions including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems

Finding your practice is something we want to help you with.  There are subtle and varied ways to practice as well as different techniques to help you stick with a practice.  Join us for instruction on how to meditate on Tuesdays at 5 PM or Fridays at 9 AM to learn more about mindfulness meditation.

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Mindful Moment: You choose!

Open DoorTo train in mindfulness is to continually bring ourselves back to the present each moment of the day. When we are breathing, we are aware we are breathing.  When we are walking, we are aware we are walking.  When we are eating, we are aware that we are eating.  It’s the awareness of what we are doing in a moment that brings us back to the present.

This doesn’t have to be complicated or elaborate.  Sometimes it is as simple as picking a common everyday action and committing to bringing mindfulness to that action.  This could be riding the elevator, going up stairs, opening a door or turning on your computer. The trick is to choose one thing and stick with it for a period of time.

This week, choose one common everyday action and bring mindfulness to that action. For example, if you choose opening a door, each time you open a door take 3 slow easy breaths.  You may even silently repeat to yourself “I am opening a door.”  Do this each time you open a door – even when you are in a hurry or find yourself wanting to be somewhere else.  Use opening a door to be mindful to the present moment.


Mindful moments are short exercises to be used throughout your week to relax, integrate and center yourself.  Inspired by the wisdom traditions and science, mindful moments are meant to be accessible and simple enough for anyone to practice.  Many teachers and leaders in integrative medicine have influenced our approach to mindful moments. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Look for the weekly mindful moment every Monday.  May it support you in finding your center to live life to the fullest.

To learn more about mindfulness meditation and how to establish a practice join us on Tuesdays at 5 PM or Fridays at 9 AM.  Formal sitting meditation follows at 5:30 PM on Tuesdays and 9:30 AM on Fridays.  Beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome.

 

Mindful Moment: Everyday Gratitude

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Yesterday we honored the mothers in our lives.  They may have been sisters, grandmothers, friends, mentors or any other female role model.  Whoever we honored, we took the time to recognize the gifts and blessings they have brought to our lives. Mindfully, we considered the joy we have received and consciously thanked and acknowledged their presence in our lives.  We expressed gratitude which is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”

It is nice to have a national holiday to remind us to practice gratitude, but even more powerful to incorporate gratitude into our daily mindfulness practices.  The pull towards blaming, negating and overlooking the everyday kindnesses in our lives is strong.  The more we blame or negate others, the more we actually blame and negate ourselves.  To practice gratitude on a daily basis opens up our hearts and minds for the new, fresh moments presented to us daily as well as opening ourselves to our own humanness.

A gratitude practice can be as simple as writing a list of what we were thankful for each day.  Simple items like the sun hitting our face, a smile from a stranger or our favorite meal can bring a moment of mindfulness to a busy day.  Another way to practice gratitude is to tell someone each day how much you value them.  Mind Body Green lists 14 creative ways to practice gratitude.

See if you can practice gratitude each day this week.  For a more structured practice, use Tara Brach’s Loving Kindness Meditation each day this week.  This practice can lighten your heart and open you up for more experiences.


Mindful moments are short exercises to be used throughout your week to relax, integrate and center yourself.  Inspired by the wisdom traditions and science, mindful moments are meant to be accessible and simple enough for anyone to practice.  Many teachers and leaders in integrative medicine have influenced our approach to mindful moments. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Look for the weekly mindful moment every Monday.  May it support you in finding your center to live life to the fullest.

To learn more about mindfulness meditation and how to establish a practice join us on Tuesdays at 5 PM or Fridays at 9 AM.  Formal sitting meditation follows at 5:30 PM on Tuesdays and 9:30 AM on Fridays.  Beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome.

 

Come sit with us

meditationWe’d like to invite you to our new meditation times on Friday mornings. Mindfulness meditation is a valuable component to prevention and healing.  When we bring our minds to one thing at a time it elicits the relaxation response.  This triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, which is like putting on the breaks to allow our bodies and minds to re-set and heal.  There are many benfits to a mindfulness meditation practice such as reducing stress, managing symptoms of IBS, depression, anxiety, cancer, diabetes and more.  Meditation has also been found to enhance leadership skills like creativity, focus and memory.

At Omaha Integrative Care, we are influenced by both the wisdom traditions and science.  Our intention is to create a safe and healing space for all making meditation something that is enjoyable and fulfilling.

On Fridays guidance and support will be available from 9-9:30 AM.  At 9:30 we will have sitting times.  Stay for one or two practices – whatever your schedle allows.  Visit our class schedule or Mindfulness Meditation page for more information.

Massage of the Month: Fertility Enhancing Massage (FEM)

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-woman-having-wellness-massage-spa-beauty-back-essential-oil-looking-relaxed-image41008496What Is The FEM Protocol

Utilizing massage and related techniques to enhance the health and functioning of the pelvic and abdominal organs, FEM promotes fertility and overall mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. A unique healing journey, the four parts of the protocol focus on cleansing the body, enhancing the blood, opening the breath, and relaxing and integrating. Our licensed massage therapists are specially trained by the creators of the FEM PROTOCOL ™ from our affiliate Pulling Down the Moon.  Each session is 75-90 minutes and includes consultation, education and support from your massage therapist.  See below for a description of each massage.

Single FEM Massages are $105

Packages for 4 are $380

During May the massages are $10 off

Email us to schedule your $10 off a FEM massage or the FEM package.

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