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Mind, Body and Spirit


Mind, Body & Spirit programs are designed to help reduce stress and improve coping in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. Mindfulness, meditation, expressive arts, relaxation therapies and the healing garden offer powerful ways to help participants cope, find comfort and heal.

Vibrational Sound Therapy

Tuesdays by appointment only, Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist
Vibrational Sound Therapy is a process that decreases the effects of stress on the body and mind by promoting total relaxation. The combination of the different tones and vibrations produce an immediate state of tranquility by sound waves directly absorbing into the body, acting as a massage for the nervous system. Priority in scheduling is given to those in active treatment or who have an advanced or metastatic diagnosis. Schedule an Appointment


Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only, Sandy LaBianco-Brown and Kristi Niedzwiecki, Reiki Masters
Reiki is a complimentary relaxation therapy that has many benefits including stress reduction, mental clarity, relief of pain and improved sleep. Priority in scheduling is given to those who are in active treatment or who have an advanced or metastatic diagnosis. Schedule an Appointment

Guided Meditation

Fridays, April 12, May 10, and June 14 • 10 to 11 a.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Meditation can reduce stress by increasing feelings of inner peace. Join us for a guided mental imagery experience incorporating cleansing breath work and an array of relaxation techniques designed to balance emotions, decrease physical and psychological distress and promote the practice of living in the moment. Register Online

Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Stress

Wednesday, April 17 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Come learn five mindfulness strategies that you can immediately incorporate into your daily life. Mindfulness can decrease your levels of stress and anxiety and improve feelings of relaxation, immune function, and self-compassion. Register Online

Expressing Yourself Through the Sound of Music

Tuesday, April 30 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Amber Johnson, Music Therapist Heartland Hospice
Music therapy is an evidenced based practice where music is the tool for healing. Join us for an evening of story-telling, processing emotions, and looking to the future as you and other members can hear your journey turn into a song. No musical experience required, just an open mind. Register Online

Introduction to Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Wednesday, May 8 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Progressive Muscle Relaxation is one of the most studied and widely used relaxation practices to promote a sense of physical calm. Kelly will teach participants how to do this very simple yet effective relaxation technique. Register Online

Acupuncture and Sound Healing

Thursday, June 27 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco- Brown, Reiki Master and Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist, Kim Miner, Licensed Acupuncturist
Join Kim and Sandy for an hour of group acupuncture and sound healing. Acupuncture is designed to promote and restore the body’s natural flow, which can result in benefits that range from stress reduction to side effect symptom relief. In addition, the sound of the Singing Bowls acts as a massage for your cells, encouraging further relaxation. Make this time for yourself to feel better,body, mind and spirit. All cancer patients are required to have a signed release from their oncologist prior to attending this program. Supplies will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring any comfort enhancing items they would like. Register Online

Craft and Chat

Thursdays, April 11, May 9 and June 13 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us for an informal gathering to chat, drink some tea or coffee and work on your crafting project. Participants are encouraged to bring whatever project they are working on such as a knitting, crochet, needlepoint, coloring or any other project. This is an informal participant gathering and not led by a facilitator. Register Online

Coloring Club

Tuesdays, April 16, May 21 and June 18 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Come in and get away from it all. Coloring has been shown to have a powerful therapeutic impact, from decreasing stress to replacing negative thoughts with positive images. Reap the benefits of what used to be thought of as a childhood pastime by choosing from our selection of designs and get lost in the experience of coloring while listening to soothing music. This is an informal participant gathering and not led by a facilitator. Register Online

Giving Back Society

Fridays, April 5, May 31 and June 14 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Lisa Lapinski
Are you looking for opportunities to pay it forward by helping other cancer patients on the journey? Join the Waterford Place Giving Back Society where each month you and other members of the society will work on brainstorming and participating in ways that make a difference in the cancer community. Register Online

Citronella Mason Jars

Tuesday, April 30 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master and Certified VST, and Pam Riley-Valesh R.N., Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
As warmer weather approaches avoidchemical bug sprays this summer and join us as we make bohemian style luminary/citronella insect repellent mason jars, embellished with strands of multicolor beads and ribbons. It's the ultimate hippie candle holder. Add some bohemian sparkle to your patio or deck while using natural essential oils to keep the bugs away. This luminary looks beautiful on an outdoor picnic table, sparkling in the sun. Just wait till you see the colors when it’s lit at night! Register Online

Beaded Double-Strand Bracelet

Tuesday, June 4 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master and Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist
Join us for an afternoon beading session to create a beautiful and self-expressive work of art in bracelet form. Supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring any special beads of their own to include if desired. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Rainy Days & Tuesdays

Tuesday, April 23 •1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
There’s nothing like the special light and mood of a rainy day, and there’s so many ways to capture it: acrylic, pastel, watercolor,even pencil. Join us for the exploration. Choice of medium is yours, no experience required. All materials supplied. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: One Perfect Bloom

Tuesday, May 14 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
The variety of flowers are endless and there’s such simple beauty in a single bud or blossom. Yet there are so many different ways to capture it in art, from abstract to impressionistic. Bring a flower from your garden or we’ll provide examples, along with materials. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Exploring Folk Art

Tuesday, June 25 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Deeply rooted in tradition, folk art is feelings, ideas, expressions, and customs brought to life. Everyday people creating unique works of art. Folk art is felt rather than taught. It relies on experience, community, and heritage rather than formal training. Let’s create art that reflects our own heritage and human spirit. Materials, guidance and inspiration provided. No skills required. Register Online

For more information about these programs or to register, please call 331-301-5280.

Make a Difference

Waterford Place is free of charge to participants; however it is entirely supported by philanthropy meaning that every gift matters. There are many fundraising, corporate giving, individual donation, wish list and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about ways to give -->