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: June 12 • 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. 

Reiki For You

Fridays: June 9 and June 16 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master and Teacher

Reiki is a holistic healing practice that helps to promote relaxation, alleviate stress and enhance your sense of well-being. Learn how to offer Reiki to yourself and loved ones. Upon completion of both classes, you will receive your Level I Reiki certificate. Lunch will be provided. This program will only be offered if at least six participants register.

Craft and Chat

Wednesdays: June 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: June 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, May 25 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Thursday, June 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.

Sound Healing Meditation

Monday, June 5 • 6 to 7 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.

Mixed Media Art Class: Flower Abstracts

Tuesday, May 23 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand, Caring Arts Foundation

Apply abstract concepts to painting flowers, using your choice of acrylics or pastels. It’s all about color and shapes, and there’s no way to make a mistake! Materials and inspiration provided.

Mixed Media Art Class: At the Beach

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

Let the upcoming lazy days of summer inspire you to paint scenes from the beach. Bring a photo that moves you; we’ll provide ideas, too. All materials provided.

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.