Mind, Body, Spirit

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.

Reiki

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: April 6, May 4, June 1 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Audrey Stoppel, RN, BSN, 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. Register online

Craft and Chat

Wednesdays: April 13, May 11, June 8 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us for an informal gathering to chat, drink tea or coffee and work on your crafting project. Bring whatever project you are working on, such as knitting, crochet, needlepoint, coloring or any other project. This is an informal participant gathering and not led by a facilitator. Register online

Giving Back Society

Fridays: April 15, May 20, June 17 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Lisa Lapinski

Are you looking for opportunities to pay it forward by helping other cancer patients on their journeys? Join the Waterford Place Giving Back Society to brainstorm ideas and participate in activities that make a difference in the cancer community. Register online

Chakra Feng Shui Suncatcher

Tuesday, May 10 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master

Create your own crystal ball chakra feng shui suncatcher. 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, crystal can bring good energy from the outside in. Register online

HeartMath Meditation

Audrey Stoppel, BSN, RN, Radiation Oncology, Rush Copley Medical Center
Thursday, April 21 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 19 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Thursday, June 16 • 1 to 2 p.m.

HeartMath Meditation is a simple, yet powerful, meditative technique that uses heart-focused breathing to help bring you more clarity, harmony of the mind and body, and balance. This technique will help you shift your emotional state and calm your mind. The same class is offered each month to accommodate different schedules. Register online

Mixed Media Art Class: Rainy Day Windows

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

Nothing says April like a rainy day. Capture the sense of looking through a window streaked with rain using pastels. Register online

Mixed Media Art Class: Spring Floral Impressions

Tuesday, May 24 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

Magnolia, peonies, daffodils, crocus, tulips — capture a spring flower or bud in a simple vignette to save as a remembrance or give as a gift. Or pair it with next month’s project to hang on your wall. Register online

Mixed Media Art Class: Sound of Summer

Tuesday, June 28 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

The cheery sound of songbirds is summer’s symphony. Create a little songbird vignette to pair with last month’s flower project. They’ll be lovely matted, framed and hanging together. Register online

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.