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

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.

 

Building core strength to enhance meditation and life

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-yoga-lotus-pose-image13666993In meditation and life, there are stable and unstable times.  What we feel on the cushion can inform us about what we may not be letting ourselves feel out in the world.  How are you sitting right now?  Are you hunched over your computer?  Try engaging your core and lengthening your torso as you take a breath inward.  As you exhale, let your shoulders come away from your ears.  Bring integrity and strength to you posture.  Imagine being both grounded to earth and lifted to the sky.  Now, notice how you feel.  Likely, you got a little burst of energy, maybe a renewed sense of focus and an increased sense of well-being — all from focusing on the core and bringing integrity to your posture.

When we sit for meditation, we want to feel as grounded and sturdy.  It should feel like you are alert but at ease with little effort.  When we feel uneasy in our meditation or in life, it can signal a need to focus on the core and bring strength and fluidity to how we are sitting and moving throughout the day.  When we interact from a place of centered strength, life becomes more manageable.

We’ve scheduled Core Yoga at 8 AM on Fridays followed by Mindful Meditation at 9 AM specifically to help build this core strength to enhance your mindfulness practice.  By combining these two practices you may find it easier to focus, more confidence and groundedness.  If you are looking for a little steadiness in your life join us on Fridays at 8 AM!

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Mindful Moment: Success

Team SuccessWe usually think of mindfulness as a how-to practice to get us to success. Mindfulness supports making positive changes like dieting or quitting smoking.  A mindfulness practice can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression and improve creativity, concentration and memory.  But, what about when we reach that moment of feeling successful? Why would mindfulness be a good practice once the hard work has paid off?

Life is all about ups and downs with good days and bad days.  Mindfulness helps to even out our experience with this natural cycle we live.  When we feel good or accomplished, it is easy to forget where we are in the present moment.  Our thoughts go to the story of our success and, snap, just like that we are fearful of losing that moment or lost in our own ego.  It could be as simple as solving a puzzle or getting a jar open or it could be landing a big deal at work or having a personal epiphany.  Maybe it’s your best golf score or hitting a goal you set for yourself.  Whatever success you experience, there is a response and it usually isn’t a mindful one.

“So what,” you may say.  Think about what happens.  That giddy feeling and buzz as our minds fly away.  Have you ever solved that problem, revelled in the success and then missed what was said in the meeting for the next 5 mintues?  Or, how about when you hear good news and then loose your keys?  How many of us have hit our target weight and then let ourselves binge?  What would it be like to bring the mind and body back to the moment of success?  Not only could we enjoy the moment more, but we also stay grounded and present to make continued informed decisions and move forward with consciousness.

When you experience success this week – even small successes, use these tips to bring mindfulness to that feeling of accomplishment:

  • Pause.  Start by giving yourself space instead of rushing off to share the news or to your next challenge.
  • Notice the body.  Where do you feel your success?  In the heart area, the gut, your whole body?  Identify what that feeling is and give it even more space.  You deserve it!
  • Notice the thoughts.  Does your mind go to the future or past?  Are there negative automatic thoughts that creep up and try to steal the show?  Don’t judge these, just notice them and let them pass without clinging to them.
  • Notice the emotions.  Like the thrill of the peak of a roller coaster, there is sometimes some fear and trepidation with the height.  Remember that we typically don’t have just one feeling at a time and that the feelings can seem incongruent.
  • Use your breath. Breathe in what you want to enhance or breathe out to let go of what is not serving you in that moment.
  • Smile.  Let the feeing of success, no matter how small or big, wash over you!

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.

 

Community Acupuncture & Reflexology Tonight 5-7 PM

ReflexologyCool off with us tonight at Community Acupuncture!

What to expect?

During community acupuncture, you will lie in a comfortable zero gravity chair.  Sessions are approximately 30 minutes and may also involve aromatherapy, healing music or other  techniques to help bring the mind and body into a relaxed state. Most people will not feel sleepy afterwards.  Rather you will likely feel rested and energized.  You may opt to do reflexology or add this on to your acupuncture experience.

Single Session Acupuncture . . . . . $30

Add Reflexology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20

10 Session Package . . . . . . . . . . . .$250

What to bring?

An open mind and a friend if you like!  We have everything else needed to relax mind and body.  You may want to wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to take shoes and socks off.

*If you are new to OIC, you will need a physician referral letter before Dr. Heidel can provide acupuncture as well as a completed consent to treat form.  Please email us below and we would be happy to coordinate with your physician.

Omaha Integrative Care feels strongly about creating and supporting a healing community.  We believe that we gain strength from the whole and energy from the universal experience of being human.

 

Questions?  Call us at 402-934-1617 or email us below: