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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"When people come in, they feel like they're coming into a sanctuary"


Julie tells her story about OIC


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NEWS AND UPDATES

Massage of the Month: OIC’s Birthday Gift for YOU!

Happy BirthdayWe are FOUR years old this month and want to celebrate with YOU! Receive $20 off any massage that you schedule in August as our thank you for being part of our OIC community.  In addition, you will be entered into a drawing to win a 6 session coaching package with Teri Beste who just returned from Wellness & Health Coach Certification training at Real Balance.  Email to schedule your massage today!

Mindful Moment: Drawing, doodling, coloring the moment

coloredpencilsWhen was the last time you allowed yourself to doodle, draw or color just for the experience of it?  Sure, we may doodle in the margins during a meeting or draw out a diagram for a plan.  But, when we are doing this we are also thinking, listening and judging. We’re wondering when the meeting is going to be over, making our mental grocery list, as well as formulating a response to the topic of the meeting.  We are mindlessly dragging the pen around the margins.  The fact that we are doing this mindlessly is typical of how our minds work; constantly trying to be more efficient and yet creating barriers to productivity along the way.

If you’re looking for a productivity boost or to ignite a creative spark, try mindfully doodling, drawing or coloring.  This is not creating art (though it may turn out way).  Like any midnfulness practice, this is about intention and space.  In fact, I would encourage you to not think of it as drawing something, but just creating textures, lines, shapes, colors, etc. Here are some tips on mindfully doodling, drawing or coloring:

  • Find a quiet space.
  • Gather your supplies – paper, pen/pencil, markers/crayons, whatever you like.
  • Set a timer for however long you want to practice (you can always extend the time if you are enjoying it).
  • Begin. Notice where your thoughts go.  Are you judging?  Are you moving towards the future or ruminating on the past?  Just watch the pen or pencil and see what happens.
  • Remember, it’s not about creating anything but just doing it!

For a more structured exercise read this New York Times article on how blind contur drawing can help you to stay present.


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.

 

New Mala & Mantra In

IMG_0013We are so excited about our new Mala & Mantra arrivals!  These are beautiful pieces with meaning.  Read below from the  Mala & Mantra website and stop by to find yours!

O  U  R    I  N  S  P  I  R  A  T  I  O  N

M A L A.  Sanskrit for garland. 108 beads together. Used in meditation for counting while chanting, reciting or mentally repeating a MANTRA.

M A N T R A.  Sanskrit for sound, syllable, word or group of words capable of creating transformation.

O  U  R    B  R  A  N  D

Designed with intention. Consciously created. Fair, sustainable fashion. To nurture the soul. Mala and Mantra transports the mysteries and magic of the monasteries to your present-moment meditation. Wear these stylish prayer beads and mantras to create your own self-transformation and draw you closer to your true soul.

Mindful Moment: Just this moment

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-stone-flower-image25881726Mindfulness teaches us that each moment is a fresh, new moment.  The moment may come with a dozen or more emotions — joy, curiousity, worry, grief, etc.  If the moment feels overall pleasurable it may feel like it’s going by too fast.  A painful moment can feel like an eternity.  But, mostly, we spend our time ruminating about the past or wishing for the future.  Two Harvard University researchers found that we spend 46.9% of our time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.  While that may sound okay when we’re sitting in a traffic jam it also means we aren’t truly enjoying those joyful moments either.

When we bring mindfulness to our lives we are reminding ourselves that regardless of how we feel about each moment we want to be present for it.  It would be nice to say we could practice making those unpleasant moments go by more quickly and slow down the pleasant moments.  However, we have to be present for all of it in order to truly appreciate the pleasant ones; knowing that the not-so-pleasant moments will indeed pass.

Sometimes the simplest mindfulness practice is the most profound.  Yet, it can be the hardest to remember.  Take time this week to just be present to any moment.  If you want a little help remembering to do this you can check out different apps and software that use mindfulness bells to remind you throughout the day.


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.