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Mind, Body and Spirit

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

Reiki

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, June 14, July 12 and August 16 • 10 to 11 a.m.
Tuesdays, July 9 and August 13 • 7 to 8 p.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. This class is now offered in the morning and evening to accommodate different schedules. 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

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

Labyrinth Walk

Monday, July 29 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Ellen Bintz Meuch, Founder, Global Healing Response
Join us to learn about the labyrinth and walk together to find peace, integrate our emotions and share our experiences. Helpful for those who have trouble with conventional meditation, it is very easy and can be done by anyone. The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that has managed to stay present into the 21st century. Labyrinth walking involves a meditative journey along a set circular pathway that goes to the center and comes back out. Many find that walking a labyrinth helps reduce stress, gain perspective and work through emotions. Register Online

Couples Reflexology Workshop

Monday, August 12 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
J. Michael Donahue, Certified Reflexologist
Back by popular demand! Bring your spouse, caregiver or friend to this hands-on workshop for a basic understanding of reflexology. You will learn the core techniques and acupressure points on the feet and hands to help reduce stress and promote health and well-being. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Register Online

Cultivate a Mindfulness Practice for Every Day

Wednesday, August 14 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Andra Kalnins, MSN, FNP-C, RYT200
Mindfulness can offer a range of techniques that can help to relax the body and mind and better regulate stress responses during times of uncertainty and adversity. It also offers a chance to adopt new attitudes and perspectives that can fundamentally shift our experience of what is happening to us. This workshop will introduce you to the beneficial effects of living life mindfully and practical ways of starting your own daily mindfulness practice. Learn different tools and techniques through instruction and experiential exercises. Everyone is welcome — no experience necessary! Register Online

Craft and Chat

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8 • 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, 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, June 14, July 19 and August 16 • 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

Pocket Prayer or Meditation Beads

Tuesday, August 20 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Gorgeous Gardens

Caring Arts Foundation

Tuesday, July 9 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
From Monet to Klimt, create a painting inspired by a garden. Choice of media provided. 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

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 -->