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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, September 6, October 4, November 1 • 10 to 11 a.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Tuesdays, September 10, October 8, November 12 • 7 to 8 p.m.

Aaron Plosky, 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. This class is now offered in the morning and evening to accommodate different schedules. Register Online for Fridays
Register Online for Tuesdays

Craft and Chat

Thursdays, September 12, October 10 and November 14 • 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

Giving Back Society

Fridays, September 20, October 18, November 15 • 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

Mixed Media Art Class: Native American Totems

Caring Arts FoundationTuesday, August 27 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Choose your spirit animal and create a work of art based on their story. Examples provided; no experience needed! Register Online

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Tuesday, September 17 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Aaron Polsky, LCSW
Mindfulness is the act of paying more attention to our experiences, noticing the details and appreciating the process. This increased awareness allows us to make more thoughtful choices about how we react. This workshop will explain mindfulness, how to develop it and how to use it to better manage stress. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to create a mindful practice that works for you. Register Online

Reiki for You

Fridays: September 27 and October 4 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master
Reiki is a complementary holistic healing practice that helps to promote relaxation, alleviate stress and enhance one’s sense of well-being. Reiki is life force energy that brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. In this class, you will learn about working with Reiki and how to offer Reiki to yourself and loved ones. Upon completion, you will receive your Level I Reiki certificate. Participants should pack a lunch. This program requires six registered participants. Register Online

Hemp and Pearl Necklace and Earring Set

Tuesday, October 15 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master
We will be designing an adjustable necklace and earring set using hemp cording and faux pearls. Each piece can be worn alone or as part of the set for a stunning completed look. Register Online

Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy and Singing Bowls

Wednesday, October 23 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist; Chitra Singh, Certified Yoga Instructor; Silvia Larios, RYT-200; and Pam Riley-Valesh, RN, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
Join us for a relaxing evening that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed! The yoga poses and singing bowls will help open up the chakras. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, although a limited number of mats is available. This class is not advised for those experiencing sensory sensitivity (smells) and/or skin allergies as essential oils will be used. Register Online

Aromatouch Hand Technique Workshop

Wednesday, October 30 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Jennifer Hernandez, Licensed Massage Therapist
Bring a partner or a friend and learn simple hand massage techniques to use at home. Please note this class will be using
essential oils and is not advised for those experiencing sensory sensitivity (smells) and/or skin allergies. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Autumn Leaves

Caring Arts FoundationTuesday, September 24 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Explore the beautiful colors of fall. Paint, colored pencil or pastels, the choice is yours. It’s all about beautiful fall colors and
how that translates to your own work of art. Materials provided, no experience necessary. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Pumpkin, Gourds, Apples and Masks

Caring Arts FoundationTuesday, October 22 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
The sights, sounds and smells of Halloween season are intoxicating. We’ll try to capture it on paper or canvas. Starter ideas and sample art provided or bring your own. All necessary materials provided. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: The Arts of Thanksgiving

Caring Arts FoundationTuesday, November 26 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Perhaps Norman Rockwell’s most famous painting is “The Art of Thanksgiving” which captures our most American celebration. We’ll reflect on thankful thoughts as we create our own images of Thanksgiving. Samples provided or bring your own inspirational image to create. Choice of media is yours. Perhaps there’s someone special you’d like to gift with your art when finished. All materials provided. 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 -->