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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, 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

Guided Meditation

Fridays, December 6, January 10, February 7 • 10 to 11 a.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Tuesdays, December 10, January 14, February 11 • 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, December 12, January 9 and February 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 Online

Acupuncture and Sound Healing

Thursday, December 19 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist, and Kim Miner, Licensed Acupuncturist

Join us for an hour of group acupuncture focused on pressure points in the ear and sound healing designed to promote relaxation, stress reduction and side effect symptom relief. Make this time for yourself to feel better – body, mind and spirit. All cancer patients are required to have a signed release from their oncologists prior to attending this program. Supplies will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring any comfort- enhancing items they would like. Register Online

Giving Back Society

Fridays, December 20, January 17 and February 21 • 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

See it, Believe it, Achieve it: Vision Board Workshop

Tuesday, January 7 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH
Start the new year by visualizing the things you want in your life! Your vision board can include anything that you’re thankful for, that makes you happy or that you’re striving to achieve. We will start with a brief guided meditation to help you center on your intent and goals, followed by creating your own vision board and learning how to use it in daily life. All materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own photographs. Register Online

Introduction to Healthy Movement and Diet: The Road to Wellness

Tuesday, January 14 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Kelly Huggins, LCSW
Join us as we help climb the steps toward a healthier you! Participants will learn the benefits of adopting a healthier lifestyle, how to create and maintain their wellness goals, and tips on how to incorporate small changes in daily life. Register Online

Vibration and Sound Chakra Balancing Workshop

Wednesday, January 15 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist and Reiki Master
Reset and restore to have a fresh start this new year! In this workshop we will combine sound, vibration and meditation to relax the mind, body and spirit. Participants will be introduced to chakras (energy centers in the body) and have an opportunity to give and receive a vibrational sound chakra balancing using singing bowls. Bring a loved one to share this experience. Please note that we will be on the floor — feel free to bring a pillow and wear comfortable clothing. Blankets and yoga mats will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own for added comfort. Register Online

The Art of Bullet Journaling

Thursday, January 23 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Kelly Huggins, LCSW
Join us as we share ways to improve ourselves every day by learning the techniques of bullet journaling. Organize your life in a creative and productive way by learning this popular organizational system. Bullet journaling can help anyone stay on track of their goals, tasks, plans and ideas. Designing your own bullet journal allows you to see your personal progress in a relaxing and mindful way. Register Online

Feng Shui Suncatchers

Tuesday, February 18 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master
Feng Shui is the use of energy to bring har-mony of individuals in balance with their surrounding environment. Crystal Feng Shui balls are said to bring good luck, cleanse a space of negative energy and draw positive energy into the room. When hung in a window, crystals can bring good energy from the outside in. Join us to create your own crystal ball Feng Shui suncatcher. All materials will be provided. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Northern Lights

Tuesday, December 17 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
As we approach the start of winter, let’s explore imagery of Earth’s light show – the strange and beautiful Aurora Borealis. You choose your medium. All supplies will be provided. No experience required. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Winter Windows

Tuesday, January 28 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Whether looking out at a winter wonderland or looking through a frosty window into a warm room, windows are a favorite subject for artists. So, let’s explore! Ideas, examples and materials provided. Absolutely no painting experience required. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: The Art of Invention and Fantasy

Tuesday, February 25 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caring Arts Foundation
Dreamscapes can be anything we want them to be. No rules — just fun and fantasy! We’ll provide ideas to jumpstart you. You bring your imagination. Choice of materials will be 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 -->