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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.

Managing Health Anxiety

Fridays, January 12, February 9 and March 23 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Led by Jill Setork

Learn new ways to keep health fears in check by joining in on this educational discussion that aims at helping to control unwanted thoughts and increase the enjoyment of everyday life.

Coloring Club

Tuesdays, January 16, February 20 and March 20 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Led by Jan Litvene A.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.

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. Gain 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.

Caring Arts FoundationMixed Media Art Classes

Join in on this exciting program facilitated by Caring Arts Foundation to explore and develop your own creative center for the purpose of healing. A different theme and use of varied artistic materials will guide each session. No prior artistic skills are required and all materials are provided.

Winter Wonderland Painting
Tuesday, January 23 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Let the stark beauty of winter be your guide in creating a winter work of wonderful art. Bring a photo or image for inspiration or we’ll provide some. Your choice of media. No experience needed, just your imagination.

Love Notes
Tuesday, February 13 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let's create cards of love & gratitude to share with others. Antique valentines and other imagery will provide inspiration.  We’ll have collage materials and sample messages on hand, but your own words and imagery are even more special!

The Art of Africa
Tuesday, February 27 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

From tribal masks to textile patterns to African American folk art to the contemporary jazz paintings of Chicago artist Archibald Motley, we’ll explore the visual heritage of Africa, in honor of Black History Month, and let it guide us to explore our own creative roots. Painting materials supplied.

Celtic Artistry
Tuesday, March 13 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s missionary work lead to beautiful illuminated manuscripts, but the Celts had their own special knotted patterns and hunter-forest folk art even before Patrick “drove the snakes out of Ireland.” No green beer, but choose shades of emerald or whatever color selection inspires you as we create our own versions of Celtic maze art. Celtic music too!

Spring Solstice Mandalas
Tuesday, March 27 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Choose an intricate pattern or take a crack at creating your own. Either way we’ll share the camaraderie of coloring. Choose a palette inspired by the Spring season.

Guided Meditation

Fridays, February 2 and March 2 • 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Led by Dr. Kristen Brendel, Ph.D., LCSW, RYT, Per La Vita Wellness Counseling

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.

Reiki Share

Friday, February 9 • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Facilitated by Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master

The Reiki Share is offered for those that have taken the Reiki for You class as well as any other Reiki Practitioners or Reiki Masters. Come share in an afternoon of giving and receiving Reiki energy. Participants are required to be Reiki Practitioners Level 1 and higher.

*This program will run once 4 participants have registered.

Guided Meditation- A New Path

Tuesday, February 13 10 to 11 a.m.
Led by Jill Setork, LCPC

Back by popular demand! Explore what gifts this New Year has in store for you during this guided meditation that will take you on a beautiful forest path of self-discovery. Upon completing the guided imagery, you will be invited to share your experience. Please note, this is a repeat from January 5th.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only, Provided by 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 a metastatic diagnosis.

Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) Session

Tuesdays by appointment, Provided by Sandy LaBianco-Brown

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 as a result of the sound waves directly absorbing into the body, acting as a massage for the nervous system. Priority in scheduling is given to those with in active treatment or who have a metastatic diagnosis.  

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 -->