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The Gift of Our Wounds
The ScreamFree Marriage book review
Reiki at Ommani
Book Signing & Talk
Holiday Gift Ideas

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Issue 29, November 


The Gift of Our Wounds

Kalpana (Rose) Kumar, M.D.

A few nights ago, I had a dream that, my children, my ex-husband and I were driving down the road in our car (when I was still married to him). My daughter was 12, my son 9 and I felt IT. You know, that feeling when you are a family, when you feel like you belong, when you are connected organically through blood, heart and SOUL; a feeling like no other on earth. We got out of the car and I said to my daughter, "Did you feel it?" She said, "Mom, it's not going to last." Then I woke up. 


Attendance at our Education@Ommani series is off to a robust start.  Our second talk is being given tonight, Tuesday, November 12, 6-7PM, by Boris Matthews, PhD, Jungian Analyst. It's entitled "Managing the Stress Points in Your Life"- learn techniques to help you manage the pressures associated with life and the holiday season. 


Remember, you don't need to be a patient at Ommani to attend the Education@Ommani lectures. Boris' lecture is free - just call our office to register, as seating is limited.   Invite your friends and family - there's a lot to be learned.


A talk will not be offered in December - for information on 2014 talks, times and dates read more

The ScreamFree Marriage, by Hal Runkel, LMFT

a book review by Stephanie Delmore, MA, LPC


I was wandering through the "New Books" section of my local library recently, and was intrigued by the title of a book I saw on the shelf, "ScreamFree Marriage." Being a professional counselor, and intrigued with all books related to relationships, I decided to check it out and give it a try. From the first chapter, I knew immediately that this book would be an excellent resource for a couple that I was currently working with in couples counseling. The author is as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with hundreds of couples and pulls experience from both his professional and personal life to create a model for how to succeed in marriage. His thesis is this: "Calm down, grow up, get closer". Sounds simple in model, but I can tell you from the years of couples I have worked with, this is much easier said than done. The author goes on to explain that "Screaming" in marriage is anxious reactivity. It can be in aggressive forms such as yelling, raging, and hitting or in passive-aggressive forms such as shutting down and withdrawing. 

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Shelley Carpenter, PT, Reiki Master, RYT - Now Offering Reiki at Ommani


Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, Reiki Master is now accepting clients at the Ommani Center.  November is a wonderful time for a Reiki session.  Change of season, temperature, and clocks tend to cause an "ungrounded," scattered feeling.  Combined with day to day stress and gearing up for the holidays, these factors can deplete one's energy, making a person more apt to become fatigued or ill. 


A Reiki session feels calming, relaxing and rejuvenating, and restores balance in the energy system in and around the body.  It promotes the body's self-healing ability and provides a sense of peace and well-being in mind, body and spirit. Reiki has been shown to cause a reduction in anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure and respiration rate, invoke a profound relaxation response, improve sleep, reduce the need for pain medication, speed recovery time after injury or surgery, in addition to many other benefits.  If you are interested in scheduling a session with Shelley, please call the Ommani Center at 262-695-5311.


Shelley continues to offer ongoing group yoga classes on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings. To sign up for yoga contact her at [email protected].

Book Signing & Talk

Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:15-8:00 p.m.


Tosa Yoga Center, located at 6734 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI , Ph: (414) 828-7555 is sponsoring a book signing and talk given by Dr. Kumar on December 3, 7:15-8PM.   Read more and check the events tab of their website to register for this free event - 

Holiday Gift Ideas - Shop Ommani


As you're thinking about holiday gifts - don't forget The Ommani Center has many wonderful items available for retail purchase.  You do not need to be a patient to stop in and browse our retail space. We have aromatherapy candles, angel cards, nutritional supplements, salt lamps, books on food, health, well being and, of course, Dr. Kumar's book - Becoming Real.  Shop Ommani for meaningful gift giving. 

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