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.

Unplug and Unwind: Lunch Hour Guided Meditation

Thursdays • 12 to 12:30 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH

Take a break from your work or daily chores and join us for a virtual guided 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. You will feel energized, focused and ready for the rest of your day. Register Online

Expressive Writing Group

Third Monday: March 15 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Fermina Ponce, Author, City of Aurora, Poet Laureate, NAMI Kane-South, DeKalb and Kendall Counties

This drop-in group will help you develop your own unique voice to express yourself without reservation in a safe space. You will write in response to poetic prompts and share to heal and empower mental well-being. No prior writing or poetry experience is required. Register Online

Giving Back Society

Fridays: March 19 • 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. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

Mixed Media Art Class: Crayon Still Life

Tuesday, February 23 • 3 to 4 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

Crayons aren’t just for kids! We’ll show you how to use them to create your own contemporary masterpiece. Register Online

The Art of Bullet Journaling

Monday, March 1 • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH

Organize your life in a creative and productive way by learning the technique of bullet journaling. It serves as a great way to track goals, plans, appointments and ideas. Designing your own bullet journal allows you to see your progress in a relaxing and mindful way. Register Online

Pearl Accent Bracelet

Tuesday, March 16 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master

Create a pearl accent bracelet to complement the silver and pearl earrings. Materials for this virtual beading workshop will be available via curbside pickup. Additional materials to have on hand include a beading tray or hand towel, scissors and glue. Beading boards are available to check out if needed. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Crocus in the Snow Pastel

Tuesday, March 23 • 3 to 4 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

An easy, step-by-step spring renewal project. No experience required. Register Online

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.