Women’s Center for Advancement

At Ease USA has partnered with the WCA to develop a program to provide trauma sensitive treatment and support for active military, veterans and their loved ones – referred to as the Healing Warriors program at the WCA. Many participants in this program have also experienced domestic violence or sexual assault at some point in their lives. The Healing Warriors Program includes crisis intervention, advocacy (safety planning, risk assessment, connection to resources), individualized case management, pro bono legal services, therapy, peer support groups, and self-sufficiency services for clients who are connected to the military. Healing Warriors is special and unique because WCA offers a variety of interventions that may improve quality of life, all of which are free of charge to the program participants. All of these services can contribute to improvements in levels of daily functioning and a decrease in symptoms. 

  • Address Nickname 3801 Harney Street, Omaha, NE, USA

Current Openings

  • Availability : Accepting New Patients
  • Women's Center for Advancement
  • Address Nick Name 3801 Harney Street, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Meditation
  • Meets Every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

The practice of meditation reveals inner calm and a deeper familiarity with one’s mind and heart.  Learn techniques to help through stressful moments and build skills to help you live a more purposeful life.  Equip individuals with the skills needed to bring about positive changes through the cultivation of kindness, compassion, and wisdom.

Benefits:

  • Listen to your inner voice for direction, comfort, or inspiration
  • Center yourself to appreciate the miracles and gifts in your life
  • Spark your creativity and intuition
  • Boost your immune system and improve health
  • Lower your stress
  • Lift your depression or anxiety
  • Think more clearly
  • Relax your mind, body, and spirit
  • Increase your efficiency and productivity

Instructors:

Johnathan Woodside is our insight meditation teacher in the Theravada tradition engaged in bringing mindfulness and self-inquiry into the mainstream of wellness programs and daily life. He is an active instructor at various locations in Omaha

Nebraska where he encourages greater self-awareness through stillness and dynamic meditation practices. He leads classes and retreats on mindfulness meditation for the promotion of greater health and wellness in our community.

 

Michelle Miller

After a career in secondary education, Michelle earned an M.S./Ed.S. degree in mental health counseling, seeking to help people tap into their innate ability to heal and be well. Combining her education and experience in teaching, counseling, and

holistic health practices, Michelle brings a uniquely therapeutic approach to her mindfulness instruction. She currently teaches human relations skills at the college level and is also employed as a certified yoga instructor. Michelle has been practicing

yoga and insight meditation in the Theravada tradition for over ten years and specializes in using yoga and meditation as tools for stress management and mental health.

  • Availability : Accepting New Patients
  • Women's Center for Advancement
  • Address Nick Name 3801 Harney Street, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Meditation
  • Meets Every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

What is Trauma Sensitive Yoga?
When a person experiences trauma, the memory of it is held not only in the mind but also in the body. Practicing Trauma Sensitive Yoga postures and breathing exercises helps to rewire pathways in the brain, decreasing the frequency and severity of trauma symptoms. Trauma Sensitive Yoga is yoga that is specially adapted to the needs of those who have experienced traumatic events, whether from a recent single episode or from long past childhood events. Through gentle guidance with specific dialogue about movement, breath and awareness in a supported environment one can feel truly safe, present and healthy in one’s own body.

  • Availability : Accepting New Patients
  • Women's Center for Advancement
  • Address Nick Name 3801 Harney Street, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Meditation
  • Meets Every Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

What is Trauma Sensitive Yoga?
When a person experiences trauma, the memory of it is held not only in the mind but also in the body. Practicing Trauma Sensitive Yoga postures and breathing exercises helps to rewire pathways in the brain, decreasing the frequency and severity of trauma symptoms. Trauma Sensitive Yoga is yoga that is specially adapted to the needs of those who have experienced traumatic events, whether from a recent single episode or from long past childhood events. Through gentle guidance with specific dialogue about movement, breath and awareness in a supported environment one can feel truly safe, present and healthy in one’s own body.