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: 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 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.

Mindful Moment: Resist the urge to scratch that itch

scratchingIf you’ve ever struggled with allergies you will relate to this analogy of avoiding the urge to scratch.  Just think of any time you’ve had an itch.  Your nose gets itchy, your eyes feel dry and sometimes even your skin itches.  Our initial reaction is to scratch and rub that uncomfortable feeling away.  And for a few seconds, you feel blissful relief.  Until the burning and itching starts again and intensifies, creating even stronger urge to scratch and rub.  This is true for most itches and for some the scratching can lead to spreading the discomfort further (think poison ivy).

In life, we have many “itches” or uncomfortable moments.  They may be physical “itches” like a bad mosquito bite, a headache or a pulled muscle.  We also have emotional “itches.” We feel something uncomfortable like shame or sadness.  These “itches” come and go throughout each day.

The analogy to mindfulness is this: when we react to something uncomfortable, we are scratching.  The scratching may feel good at first, but undoubtedly makes things worse.   For example, if someone says something that hurts your feelings, it may feel momentarily better to snap back or retaliate.  But, like scratching at a mosquito bite, this just creates more suffering.  Reacting to the hurt feelings with a mean zinger just makes us feel worse. So, like that mosquito bite, It just gets itchier and burns even more.

When we practice mindfulness, we take a breath, notice and then respond versus the quick or mindless reaction of scratching and rubbing.  Mindfulness is like soothing calamine lotion or Visine for the eyes.

This week, see if you can resist the urge to scratch and rub out the itches in life.  Practice mindfully responding.  It may be that you still choose to scratch sometimes, but it will be less of a mindless reaction and likely more beneficial in the long run.


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.