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, Reiki Master and Karen Jendruczek, Reiki Practitioner
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
Fridays, March 25, April 22, May 27 • 10 to 11 a.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Tuesdays, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 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, March 12, April 9, May 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
Women’s Retreat - CANCELLED
Saturday, March 14 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register by Friday, March 6 Take time for self-care and enjoy a relaxing day all about you! Participate in a gentle yoga class, sound meditation, an art activity and more. This program is for those who are in active cancer treatment or metastatic. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, register by Friday, March 6. Register Online
Giving Back Society
Fridays, March 20, April 17, May 15 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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: Crayons – Not Just for Kids!
Tuesday, March 24 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Coloring with crayons is not just about staying in the lines. It’s about observation,color and experimentation. Remember what it was like to be a kid and bring that experience forward as we explore adult art with crayons. Materials provided. Register Online
Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy and Singing Bowls
Monday, March 30 • 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 will be available. This class is not advised for those experiencing sensory sensitivity(smells) and/or skin allergies as essential oils will be used. Register Online
Tuesday, April 21 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master
Learn how to make a Chakra bracelet to enjoy as a symbol of balance and self-care. You will also learn what colors are associated with each chakra and what they represent. The class will end with a stress reduction guided meditation. Register Online
Mixed Media Art Class: Habitat
Tuesday, April 28 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
All nature’s creatures make their own personal spaces for nurturing, to feel safe, to grow. Explore the many ways we create habitat through art creation. It’s a celebration of our home... Earth! Choice of media provided; no art experience necessary. Register Online
Introduction to Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Wednesday, May 6 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Kelly Huggins, 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
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Tuesday, May 19 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Aaron Polsky, LCSW
Discover how to live life more effectively by incorporating mindfulness through meditation, breath work, relaxation and gentle mindful movement. Mindfulness can decrease your levels of stress and anxiety and improve feelings of relaxation,immune function and self-compassion. Register Online
Wednesday, May 27 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH
Zentangle is a way of drawing simple abstract patterns in a peaceful and meditative manner. The result is miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract art! This method is easy to learn, relaxing and fun.No drawing experience is necessary; all materials will be provided. Register Online
Mixed Media Art Class: The Art of Motherhood and Family
Tuesday, May 19 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Throughout history, artists have explored the fundamental beauty of motherhood.We’re adding other family to that mix as we create our own works of art to explore relationships through art. Choice of watercolor, acrylics or pastels. 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 -->