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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 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.

Guided Meditation

Fridays, April 6, May 4 and June 1 • 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Led by Dr. Kristen Brendel, Ph.D., LCSW, RYT, Per La Vita Wellness Counseling and Jill Setork, LCPC

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 living in the moment.

Waterford Community Vegetable Garden Club

Second and Fourth Wednesdays, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23, June 13 & 27 • 6 to 7 p.m.
Led by Chris Weincek and Miles Pauli of Pauli's Produce

Sow and reap the benefits and joys of growing your own vegetables with other members of the Waterford Place community by joining the Garden Club. Vegetables grown will be used in upcoming Waterford Place Healing Kitchen cooking demonstrations where all participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique flavors of fresh grown crops. Funded in part by a grant generously awarded Ball Horticulture Company.

Craft and Chat

Second Thursdays, April 12, May 10 and June 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.

Coloring Club

Third Tuesdays, April 17, May 15 and June 19 • 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.

Pocket Prayer or Meditation Beads

Thursday, April 26 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master

In this bead-making session you will create your very own strand of pocket prayer or meditation beads. Meditation is an opportunity to quiet the mind and these pocket prayer or meditation beads can help you do just that. Use your beads when you want to disengage from daily stressors and achieve a state of peace and balance by filling your mind with kindness and joy.

Mixed Media Art Classes

Join in on this exciting program facilitated by Caring Arts Foundation co-founder, Barbara Weigand, and a variety of the Foundation’s guest artists, 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.

Caring Arts Foundation

Let it Rain Watercolors
Tuesday, April 10 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Don’t let the showers get you down, let’s make use of the water’s positive energy and explore watercolor painting with a rainy day theme.

Earth Works
Tuesday, April 24 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

From driftwood to moss, we will be creating nature-inspired hangings to celebrate the natural beauty of Mother Earth.

3-D Art Cards for Mom
Tuesday, May 8 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Using cut and rolled papers, we will make lovely 3-dimensional Mother’s (or Other’s) Day Cards, to let those we care about know how much we appreciate them.

May Flowers
Tuesday, May 22 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Let’s create our own beautiful bouquets from tissue paper that last forever!

Sharpie Mug Art for Dad
Tuesday, June 12 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Plain white mugs make a perfect canvas for mini-artistic gifts for dad, or anyone!

Summer Solstice Art
Tuesday, June 26 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Let’s celebrate “Midsommar” and the year’s longest day with expressions in paint inspired by the sun.

Acupuncture and Singing Bowls

Thursday, May 3 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Kim Miner, Licensed Acupuncturist and Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master

Join us 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.

Reiki Share

Friday, May 4 • 12 to 1:30 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 Master. 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 four participants have registered.


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 an advanced or metastatic diagnosis.

Group Sound Therapy

Thursday, June 7 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Led by Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master and Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist

Immerse yourself in healing sounds designed to promote relaxation and balance for both your body and mind. Enjoy the unique sounds of the gong as well as crystal and Tibetan singing bowls while they raise the vibration of the body. This experience encourages restoration to the central nervous system bringing about deep relaxation and meditation. Yoga mats will be provided, but participants are invited to bring their own pillow and blanket for enhanced comfort.

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 -->