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: December 7 • 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. 

Craft and Chat

Wednesdays: December 14 • 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:December 16 • 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

HeartMath Meditation

Audrey Stoppel, BSN, RN, Radiation Oncology, Rush Copley Medical Center
Thursday, December 15 • 1 to 2 p.m.

Learn about HeartMath Meditation, a simple, yet powerful, meditative technique that uses heart-focused breathing to help 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: Art and Symbolism

Tuesday, December 27 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand

Many ancient cultures incorporated the symbol of a Tree of Life into their art using themes like nature, life cycles, growth, wholeness and renewal. Fruits of the tree represented love, compassion, generosity, wisdom, courage and other human attributes. Create your own Tree of Life art. We’ll provide a choice of media (paint, markers or colored pencils) plus idea starters. Reflect on the past year. What are you grateful for? Put those symbolic elements into your tree.

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.