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The Power of Bearing Witness
Dr. Kocourek in USA Today
New Workshop - Eating Life Like Your Life Depends On It
Create Balance in Your Body & Your Life
[email protected]
New Phone System
Holiday Closing

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Issue 30, December 2013

The Power of Bearing Witness

Kalpana (Rose) Kumar, M.D.

With the holiday's fast approaching, we must remain mindful that this is a time when many people experience a sense of loss and grief rather than joy. The holidays can be a lonely time and they may deny how they feel for the sake of putting on a brave face. One of the greatest gifts we can offer them is the gift of bearing witness and holding space. As a physician who has the sacred responsibility and honor to do this for my patients, I am poignantly aware of how powerful this can be. For many, it can be the greatest gift of all. 

Dr. Kocourek in USA Today

In October, 2013, USA Today magazine ran an article entitled: "Meet 4 women who found new careers later in life".  Our own Dr. Genevie Kocourek is one of those women featured in the article.  Attached is a link to the USA Today piece - we proudly congratulate her on this national recognition. Read here.

Eating Life Like Your Life Depends On It

Workshop at Ommani

Energy Tree Health Coaching Group Workshop

  • Thursdays 7-8PM -  January 16, 30; February 13, 27; March 13, 27, 2014
  • Complete program fee: $180; Register by Jan. 1 and receive $30 off.
  • Register now - contact Colleen Suess, Certified Health Coach. Phone 414.687.3617
  • -  Look under Events tab

Create Balance in Your Body & Your Life

Shelley Carpenter, PT, Reiki Master, RYT 

Are you feeling stressed, fatigued, scattered, in pain?? Now is the perfect time to stop the cycle of taking care of everything and everyone before yourself. When we give it all away without caring for ourselves first, we find ourselves becoming depleted very quickly. Give yourself the gift of the restoring and healing practices of Reiki and/or yoga. When you are in balance, all of life flows so much more smoothly.

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[email protected] 2014

Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM, will present a talk on Tuesday evening, January 21, 2014 entitled, "Weight Loss from the Perspective of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture: A Way to Make Healthy Food Choices and/or go Gluten Free".  


Her talk includes a short introduction to Chinese Medicine and how digestion works according to this paradigm. Topics covered will include:  How to know if your digestive system is weak;  What to eat and avoid according to Chinese Medicine to encourage a healthy digestive system and promote weightloss; Why going gluten free may be good for the body in general and how to begin a gluten free diet.


Shelley Carpenter, experienced Physical Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master/Teacher will present a free informative talk entitled, " Yoga for Vitality" on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6-7 pm. In this lecture format, you will learn and practice basic breathing techniques to become calm and centered and basic yoga poses to do at your desk to improve posture, prevent repetitive stress injuries and aches and pains. You will learn about the many proven health benefits of yoga for people of all ages and abilities, and relax with a guided meditation.


Boris Matthews, PhD, Jungian Psychotherapist, is offering a special Saturday workshop entitled: "Where Are We When There's Nothing at the Center?"  Our struggles with the loss and betrayal of our dreams and the emptiness that results cuts to the very roots of our sense of identity; bringing us face to face with fury, fear, and despair. This is hard to bear.  In this workshop we will invoke myth and story and personal experiences to explore how the collapse of our dreams and our loss of our sense of identity takes us into dark places. We'll learn when we can yield to those dark places and with the right kind of support, how renewal begins and rebirth can follow.   


Click here, Education @ Ommani, to see the complete listing of offerings available in January-March, 2014. Remember, you do not need to be a patient at The Ommani Center to participate in the Education @ Ommani classes.  Don't miss out - call now, 262.695.5311, to register for any one or all of these informative lectures/workshops. Register for yourself and a family member or friend!  

New Phone System 



We are pleased to announce the implementation of an upgraded, automated phone system.  If you call the Center and receive our voice message, please pay close attention to the instructions. You will be able to select a specific mailbox and send your message directly to a person or department to handle your query.  We anticipate the system will shorten response time and improve phone message efficiency. We appreciate your patience as we integrate this new system. 

Holiday Closing  


We will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on December 24 & 25 and again for the New Year Holiday beginning at noon on 12/31 and January 1, 2014.  


Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous 

Holiday Season.  

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