Mind, Body, Spirit

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.

All classes are being held virtually.

Sound Healing Therapy

Tuesdays by appointment only
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist
Sound healing is a virtual one-on-one service using Himalayan singing bowls to promote total relaxation and decrease the effects of stress on the body and mind. The combination of the different tones produces an immediate state of tranquility as the sound waves encourage restoration to the central nervous system to bring about deep relaxation and meditation. To schedule an appointment, please email omar.ramos@waterfordcrc.com or call (331) 301-5280.

Virtual Reiki

By appointment only
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master, Karen Jendruczek and Danae Iacovella, Reiki Practitioners
This virtual one-on-one Reiki service is an energetic relaxation therapy that offers many benefits, including stress reduction, mental clarity, relief of pain and improved sleep. Reiki connects the mind, body and spirit as a whole. A Reiki practitioner can direct the Reiki energy by using hands-on contact, placing the hand slightly above the body or distantly. During your virtual Reiki session, you will be guided through self-Reiki hand placements while the provider sends Reiki to you distantly. To schedule an appointment, please email omar.ramos@waterfordcrc.com or call (331) 301-5280.

UZIT Customized Comfort Session

By appointment only
Pam Riley-Valesh, RN, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT)utilizes a variety of complementary therapy modalities that include breathwork, body awareness meditation, restorative poses, Reiki and essential oils to help ease discomfort. Schedule a virtual individualized appointment to learn how small things can help you to feel better in a big way! To schedule an appointment, please email omar.ramos@waterfordcrc.com or call (331) 301-5280.

Mindful Yoga Flow

November 19 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gitanjali Mahanti, MSW
This series of yoga classes will focus on standing, balance, seated and supine poses to strengthen your muscles and improve balance and endurance. Participants will also learn pranayama (breathwork) and meditation to master the mind, overcome stress and connect to inner peace. Blankets, yoga blocks or books, a strap or belt and a chair will be used in this class. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

Giving Back Society

Fridays: December 18 • 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 brainstorm ideas and participate in activities that make a difference in the cancer community. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

Mini Relaxation Kit

Monday, December 7 • 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Geralyn O’Brien, Oncology-Focused Esthetician

Create a mini-relaxation kit for your loved one. Join Geralyn virtually to make a sugar scrub and receive recipes for a hydrating body butter and gentle organic oats soak. All materials for the sugar scrub will be available via curbside pickup at Waterford Place from November 30 to December 4. Supplies are limited. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

Mixed Media Art: 3-D Holiday Cards and Gift Tags

Tuesday, December 8 • 3 to 4 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

Handmade gifts are a lovely way to show how much you care. Send personalized greetings with these creative and easy ideas! Materials will be available via curbside pickup at Waterford Place from November 30 to December 4. Additional materials to have on hand include markers, glue stick, toothpicks or cotton swabs, scissors, hole punch, ribbon or twine, and bright colored paper. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

Little Book of Love and Inspiration

Monday, December 14 • 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Lisa Lapinski

Show your appreciation by creating a simple personalized book for someone special. Share inspirational quotes, reasons why you love them – the possibilities are endless! Materials will be available via curbside pickup at Waterford Place from November 30 to December 4. Additional materials to have on hand include markers, watercolor or acrylic paint, embellishments, glue stick, scissors, and bright colored/scrapbook paper. Supplies are limited so register today! Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

DIY Holiday Ornament

Tuesday, December 15 • 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist

In this virtual workshop, Sandy will show you how to create your own glittery holiday ornament. All materials will be available via curbside pickup at Waterford Place from November 30 to December 4. Supplies are limited. Although not required, an optional material to have on hand is a hot glue gun. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

Mason Jar Snow Globe Workshop

Wednesday, December 16 • 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH

Create your own “winter wonderland” with Michelle as she shows you how to create a simple holiday snow globe. Materials will be available via curbside pickup at Waterford Place from November 30 to December 4. Supplies are limited. Although not required, an optional material to have on hand is a hot glue gun. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

UZIT Body Awareness Meditation

UZIT, or Urban Zen Integrative Therapy, uses a variety of contemporary modalities – including breathwork, body awareness meditation, restorative poses, reiki and essential oils – to help ease discomfort. Enjoy a taste of UZIT with this 25-minute meditation from Pam Riley-Valesh, RN, certified clinical aromatherapist, and experience peace and inner calmness.

Healing Meditation: Relax with Sandy

Relax with Sandy LaBianco-Brown as she guides you through this healing sound meditation – made especially for you to listen to in your own home.

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.