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.

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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

Massage of the Month: After-Sun Soothing

doTERRA-After-Sun-LotionBe soothed and healed.

Try as we may, sometimes those sun rays get to us.  That’s why our massage of the month is an after-sun soothing hour of bliss.  Treat yourself to keep that glow and cool down from too much sun.

Your massage therapist will use doTERRA lavender and peppermint essential oils within this treatment for natural relief and rejuvenation.

This cooling treatment is $10 off for the month of July!

Email us to schedule or call 402.934.1617

Mindful Moment: Summer Sports

Sports ShadowWhether it’s golfing, biking, basketball or running; how we move is influenced by where our thoughts are at any given moment.  Many athletes use mindfulness to enhance their performance and ability to compete.

In just one golf swing there are many movements to consider-how your feet our placed, where your hands fall, the movement of your shoulders, and don’t forget to not move your head and keep you eye on the ball.  The same is true for other sports.  In running, you can increase your speed and prevent injury by paying close attention to your posture.  In addition, we can enjoy these activities even more when we are fully present.

Mindfulness is doing one thing, at a time, without judgement.  It is being fully present in whatever it is you are doing.  Practicing mindfulness when playing a sport not only brings more enjoyment to the activity (remember to bring self-compassion and non-judgement to it), but also will help to improve your skills.

This week, practice mindful moments when you are playing your summer sports.  Whether it is walking, running, swimming or golfing; you can bring your full attention to just that activity.  Then notice what it does for your game!


 

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: Apologies

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-thinking-business-woman-many-questions-image38199174Have you ever thought you apologize too much?  We all make mistakes and therefore at some point we all need to apologize.  But, apologizing or saying “I’m sorry” can sometimes be a mindless act of habit or even distraction.  Amy Schumer has an entertaining skit on women’s tendencies to over apologize.  As funny as it is, there’s some real truth to how often we apologize when we don’t need to or when it’s just to fill a void.

The next time you feel you need to make an apology, ask yourself if it is truly needed. If it is genuinely called for, bring mindfulness to that apology. Sit with the feelings that are being triggered.  Try not to get hooked or grasp the emotions, but notice with kindness.  Let the feelings and thoughts pass as you take stock of the situation.  You may notice discomfort which makes us want to mumble, turn our head or even ignore the whole situation.  Consider the intention of the apology.  What is you want to accomplish?  When you are prepared, apologize while being present staying true to your intention make amends versus glossing over a difficult situation.  See if you can notice the difference in a mindful apology versus the countless mindless apologies we throw around each day.  It may change how you view apologizing!


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: Surrender

open hands desertIn many of the practices we embrace at Omaha Integrative Care there is a delicate balance between will and surrender, between change and acceptance.  The complementary therapies show us that by changing our behaviors, the way we think and even the way we eat can have profound impacts on our emotional and physical health. Yet, at the same time, there are many things we cannot control.  We cannot change our genetic makeup, our families, our boss or the weather.  And it some situations we cannot change the pain or the discomfort we are experiencing.

Mindfulness teaches us how to be present with pain and discomfort and to not resist the experience even when we really want to check out.  Ironically, the more we resist, the more suffering we experience.  Carl Jung said what we resist, persists. The more we try to avoid something the more we struggle and the longer it lasts.  It as at these times we can practice surrender.

One way to practice mindful surrender is to use a buddhist practice called Tonglen. In Tonglen, you notice your own suffering and instead of resisting it or numbing out you breathe it in.  Take 3 deep breaths for yourself and all the others who are also suffering in a similar way.  As you breathe out, feel the compassion for yourself and those around the world who may be experincing something akin to what you are feeling.  Allow that compassion to wash over the experience of the discomfort, breathe it in and out.

For more practice, Yoga International has a nice post on surrender here or watch a video of Pema Chodron leading Tonglen here.


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: Walking Meditation

Walking MeditationWalking meditation is a beautiful practice and sometimes easier than sitting meditation or trying to be still.  Normally we walk to get from point A to point B; there is a purpose, a destination.  Throughout our day we may even be walking towards something way off in the future.  This takes our mind to the future.

In walking meditation your focus is simply on the transfering of weight from one foot to another as you slowly walk and observe your present path.  By slowing down and focusing on each step we ground ourselves and connect to the earth.

You might feel a little off balance when you walk slowly and with intention.  We usually walk without even thinking about it, so when you bring focus to the movement it can feel odd.  You will also notice that when you get lost in thought your pace will quicken.  This is a sign to come back to just walking.

Walking meditation can be a nice way to transition from work to home.  It is a valuable mindfulness tool and helps with balance too.  Mindful Magazine provides instructions to walking meditation here.  Experiment with walking meditation throughout the week and notice the effects.


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.