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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Mindful Moment: Compassion

beach-193786_1920Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” [It] is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering (1). It goes beyond sympathy or empathy and has major implications for our physical and emotional well-being. When we practice compassion, we communicate better, make better decisions and work better.  It is a crucial component to the integrative model and the ultimate “silo-buster.”

But, compassion is a practice that can be hard to hold onto.  Our feelings get hurt, old wounds get opened up and sometimes we’re just tired and raw.  To keep us on track it is important to practice self-compassion.  We can also bring mindfulness to compassion, making it an intentional part of our lives.  Self-compassion and compassion towards others are inextricably linked.

Christopher Germer, PhD describes mindful self-compassion as “the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.”

We can apply this to compassion towards others, remembering not only that we are all struggling; but that mostly we are all doing the best we can.  Brene Brown writes about discovering this in her book Rising Strong, and suggests the following exercise:

Consider someone you are struggling with or having difficulty being compassionate towards.  Now assume that beyond a doubt this person is doing the best they can.  How would this change the way you feel towards this person?  How would this change your behavior towards this person?

This week, see if you can catch yourself in those moments when compassion wanes. When you notice, without beating yourself up, gently remind yourself that you and the rest of us are doing the best we each can at this point in time.  Take a few breaths, and silently say to yourself, “at this moment, with this breath, I am doing the best I can.”  Then apply this to the other person, silently saying to yourself, “at this moment, with this breath, he/she is doing the best they can.”

  1. The Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley

Mindful moments are short practices 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.”  Pema Chodron would say it is “practicing in the gaps.”  Look for the weekly mindful moment every Monday.  May it support you in finding your center to live life to the fullest.

Join us for Sitting Meditation on Tuesdays at 5 PM.

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Whether you are a casual tea drinker or interested in getting started, Omaha Integrative Care is excited to offer a new line of teas. These locally made, organic, herbal teas offer many benefits for healing and everyday life.  Artemis Teas owner Andrea hand blends these beautiful herbs into delicious hot (or cold) teas for everyone’s enjoyment.

 

 

Omaha Integrative Care on Blondo is currently offering Einstein, Huntress, Nocturne, Keep Calm & Carry On, Zen Blossom, Get Well Soon and Gastronome.

Einstein is a light, caffeine-free tea that improves mental clarity, memory and stabilizes energy levels all while alleviating mental tension and increasing blood flow and circulation to the brain.

Huntress is a caffeinated blend that uplifts the mood, strengthens your adrenals and immunity levels and improves stamina, digestion and focus.

Nocturne is a ‘sleepy’ tea that cultivates stillness and relaxation for a deep rest all while grounding and sensually uplifting.

Keep Calm & Carry On is a black and green tea blend to help upwind after a busy workday or sharpen your mind to carry you throughout the day.

Zen blossom is a floral tea that provides high levels of antioxidants to strengthen immunity and enhance longevity, reduce fatigue and increase endurance all while re-centering in the heart space.

Get Well Soon is a caffeine free blend that can hasten the recovery from colds and flus, stimulate a healthy immune response, manage fevers, clear excess heat from the body and soothe sore throats and coughs.

Gastronome is a fresh soothing tea that can aid with digestion and is a great post-dinner treat.

Try a sip the next time you are in.  We will be serving Einstein and Keep Calm & Carry On at OIC. These teas are loose leaf for freshness, so don’t forget to pick up your tea filters at OIC too.