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
Craft and Chat
Second Thursdays, October 11, November 8 and December 13, 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 for October 11
Register for November 8
Register for December 13
Third Tuesdays, October 16, November 20 and December 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
Friday, October 19 and November 16 (No meeting in December), 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 club will work on brainstorming and participating in ways that make a difference in the cancer community. Register Online
Lava Bead Bracelet with Essential Oils Workshop
Tuesday, October 30 • 1 to 2:30 p.m, Sandy LaBianco-Brown, RMT and Pam
Riley-Valesh R.N., Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
Essential oils can have many benefits that include promoting relaxation, supporting the immune system and improving mood. One safe and fun way to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life is by wearing “diffuser jewelry.” Lava stones offer a great opportunity for fashion as well as function by absorbing the essential oils while releasing their properties that make them so great! Join this make-and-take session to experiment with different oils and add the scent of your choice to the bracelet of your own creation. Space is limited and classes fill quickly, so register today.
Friday, November 2 • 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master
The Reiki Share is offered for those who 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 if at least 4 participants have registered. Register Online
Mixed Media Art Class: Fall into Expression
Tuesday, October 9 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
There’s nothing like the beauty of autumn colors. We’ll explore the colors of fall through your choice of media. It’s all about the color! Kickstarter images provided to inspire you. No experience required. Register Online
Mixed Media Art Class: Create a Pretty Paper Pumpkin Patch!
Tuesday, October 23 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
So easy, yet so lovely, create a lovely pumpkin (or 2) from paper for fall decorating. The simplest materials make the loveliest things! Guidance and all materials provided. Color choices and embellishments are all up to you! Register Online
Mixed Media Art Class: Giving Thanks
Tuesday, November 13 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Is there someone you need to thank? Using collage, paint, markers, or quilling
(rolled paper) we’ll create Thanksgiving cards, to let those around us know how much we appreciate them. All materials supplied, including envelopes. Bring your own thoughts to write on the inside. Register Online
Mixed Media Art Class: Paper Ornaments
Tuesday, November 27 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
From origami to papier-mâché, paper isn’t just paper if you think creatively! Remember creating paper chains for your Christmas tree as a child? Well, we’ll take paper to another level to create lovely holiday ornaments. Guidance and all materials provided. You add your own special touches. Register Online
Mixed Media Art Class: Let There Be Lights!
Tuesday, December 11 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
From the Celtic Solstice Yule celebration to the Feast of Santa Lucia, the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah to lighting of the Advent wreath, light has become synonymous with the holiday season. Beautiful luminaria provide a welcoming display in a window. We’ll provide simple designs, card stock and X-Acto knives to create lovely luminaria. Take them home and add a votive candle to welcome your guests. Register Online
Acupuncture Singing Bowl
Thursday, December 13 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kim Miner, Licensed Acupuncturist and Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist
Join Kim Miner, Licensed Acupuncturist and Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master, 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
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 -->