Wholeness Healing Today


Introduction to Staff Maria Trejo – Intern

I’m Maria Trejo. I’m working on finishing my Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Nebraska Omaha. I will graduate in the summer of 2023. In 2009 I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Spanish Translation and Interpretation, with a minor in Social work and Spanish from the University of Nebraska Kearney. I…[ Read the full article ]

Introduction to Marissa Cornelius – Intern

Hello, I’m Marissa Cornelius. I use she/her pronouns. I am eager and excited to learn from our counselors and all the services that Wholeness Healing Center provides. I am working on finishing my master’s degree in Social Work and am scheduled to graduate in the summer of 2023 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.…[ Read the full article ]

Is Telehealth An Effective Way to Manage Your Mental Health?

In 2020, as society grappled with the new normal, the nation’s mental health was anything but ordinary. As the mental health of the population and workforce declined, employment and productivity declined too. According to the Peterson Institution for International Economics, productivity is falling at the fastest rate on record. Simultaneously, the Job Openings and Labor…[ Read the full article ]

Book Review: To the Women

A friend recently read and then suggested I read To the Women, by Donna Ashworth. Ashworth is an author and founder of Ladies Pass It On. The book is a compilation of poetry and short personal essays, and the positivity abounds in this book! From the first section “shine your brave light BRIGHTLY & your…[ Read the full article ]

Create Habits Versus Goals for this New Year

Hab•it a usual way of behaving; something that a person often does in a regular and repeated way Here we are at the New Year, 2023. I have written many articles for the New Year about blank slate and setting things in motion for your new year and what you would like to accomplish. I…[ Read the full article ]

Staff Introductions – Bobbi Barnes

Hello! My name is Bobbi Barnes (she/her/hers), and I’m currently a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner/Clinical Social Worker. I’m very excited and grateful to be a Wholeness Healing Center team member. It is truly an honor getting to join such an incredible agency that consists of such supportive team members. As a therapist, I believe…[ Read the full article ]

Reducing Stigma and Shame in Mental Health in 2023

Over the course of 2023, Wholeness Healing Center will explore the nervous system and treatment of the nervous system using psychotherapy. The WHC Clinical Team recently completed training in Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Barry Koch. We learned about ways in which the nervous system is adaptive. Below are a few of the ‘cliff notes’ of…[ Read the full article ]

As We Age, We Become Happier

Yes, it is true – we are happier as we age. There is mounting evidence from research showing us that this is a truth. I think we need to embrace the information and consider if it is part of our own experience. The statement surprised me, leading me to do a deep dive into this…[ Read the full article ]

How to Experience the Holidays When the Holidays Aren’t Merry

The holidays have always been my favorite time of year, and that will be reflected in my home and office decorations and my mood. I know not everyone feels the same way about the holidays, whatever holidays you have familiarity with celebrating, and they have their own reasons for their attitudes and moods related to…[ Read the full article ]

Hypnotherapy: Why It’s Worth the Work

Guest Writer – Judi Viatale, The Wellness Institute Anyone who has benefitted in hypnotherapy will tell you that it takes some courage, and a lot of work, to benefit from the deep and profound healing hypnotherapy sessions have to offer. While the actual process of hypnosis isn’t especially rigorous, what happens when a client is…[ Read the full article ]