Caring for Your Mind, Body and Spirit

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Caring for Your 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 

By appointment only
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist

Vibrational sound therapy is a one-on-one service using Himalayan singing bowls gently placed on the body to promote total relaxation and decrease the effects of stress on the body and mind. The tones and vibrations combine to produce an immediate state of tranquility as sound waves act like a massage for the nervous system.


By appointment only
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master, Karen Jendruczek and Linda Herrick, Reiki Practitioners

This one-on-one service is an energetic relaxation therapy that offers stress reduction, mental clarity, relief of pain, improved sleep and other benefits.

Guided Meditation

Wednesdays: February 7 and March 6 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Audrey Stoppel, BSN, RN, Radiation Oncology, RUSH Copley Medical Center

This guided imagery experience incorporates cleansing breathwork and an array of relaxation techniques designed to balance emotions, decrease physical and psychological distress, and promote the practice of living in the moment.

Reiki For You

Wednesdays: January 31 and February 7 • Noon to 4 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master
eiki is a complementary holistic healing practice that brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. Learn how to offer reiki to yourself and loved ones. Upon completion of both sessions, you will receive your Level I Reiki certificate. Six participants must register for this class to meet.

Giving Back Society

Fridays: February 16 and March 15 • 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 to brainstorm ideas and participate in activities that make a difference in the cancer community.

Craft and Chat

Wednesdays: February 14 and March 13 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us to chat, drink tea or coffee and work on your crafting project. Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint, coloring or whatever project you are working on. This informal participant gathering is not led by a facilitator.

Sound Healing Meditation

Wednesday, March 20 • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master

Experience a deep relaxation and meditation when you attend this sound healing session. Immerse yourself in healing sounds designed to promote relaxation and balance for both body and mind.

Valentines' Day Stackable Bracelets

Tuesday, February 13 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master

Celebrate Valentine's Day a day early with a heart-focused grouping of bracelets. Stackable bracelets are the rage these days so join us to create your own. Feel free to wear your favorite red or pink attire.

HeartMath Meditation

Thursday, February 15 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 • 1 to 2 p.m.

Audrey Stoppel, BSN, RN, Radiation Oncology, RUSH Copley Medical Center
Discover HeartMath Meditation, a simple, yet powerful, meditative technique that uses heart-focused breathing to improve clarity, harmony of the mind and body, and balance. It can help you shift your emotional state and calm your mind. The same class is offered each
month; choose the date that fits your schedule.

Mixed Media Art Class:Love in the Abstract

Tuesday, February 27 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

From Pablo Picasso to Gustav Klimt to Marc Chagall, abstract artists have changed the human form in many interesting ways. Abstracts don’t have to be intimidating, let loose! Experiment with the many ways to explore and express the concept of “love” through art. Ideas, examples and materials provided.

Mixed Media Art Class: Back to Basics: Crayon Magic

Tuesday, March 26 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

Crayons aren’t just for kids! They’re about layering, shading and other simple techniques so get back to basics and reconnect with your inner child. We’ll provide lots of examples and share a few interesting techniques. Materials provided.

Bilingual Art Class

Dive into a cultural journey as we invite English-speaking participants to join our Spanish art classes. This will be an opportunity to embrace multicultural experiences and forge connections through the universal language of art. Whether you're a novice or an art enthusiast, come together with
fellow learners to create a vibrant, inclusive community that transcends linguistic boundaries. Join us and let the colors, shapes, and stories of art speak to you, no matter what language you speak.

Mixed Media Art Class: Magic of Disney

Tuesday, February 13 • 6 to 7 p.m.
Erica Arteaga, Program and Administrative Support Coordinator, Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center

Bring the magic of Disney into your home by painting the iconic mouse. With a little splash of paint, you can create a fun and memorable masterpiece in no time!

Mixed Media Art Class: Butterfly Windchime

Tuesday, March 12 • 6 to 7 p.m.
Erica Arteaga, Program and Administrative Support Coordinator, Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center

Homemade wind chimes have their own special sound when blowing in the breeze. Design your own butterfly wind chime — you’ll love how simple and quick it is to make.

Make a Difference

Waterford Place is free of charge to participants; however it is entirely supported by philanthropy meaning that every gift matters. Learn more about ways to give.