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.

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: November 3 and December 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

Giving Back Society

Fridays: November 12 and December 10 • 10 to 11 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

Craft and Chat

Wednesdays: October 13, November 10 and December 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

Day of the Dead Bracelet

Tuesday, October 19 • 1:30 to 3 p.m. 
Sandy LaBianco- Brown, Reiki Master
Trick or treat with us and create a colorful, spooky Halloween/Day of the Dead bracelet. Leave the skulls plain or decorate them to make a Sugar Skull. Beading materials will be provided. Register Online

Stress and Anxiety Management with Mindfulness Meditation

Sumita Bhatia, MD, Radiation Oncologist, and Audrey Stoppel, RN, Radiation Oncology, Rush Copley Medical Center
Tuesday, November 30 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Many patients with cancer experience stress and anxiety, which, in turn, can affect your nervous system, health and well-being. Learn the science behind mindfulness, ways to calm the nervous system and manage stress and anxiety through mindfulness meditation and breathwork. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Crayon Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 26 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand

Crayons are for big kids, too! Create a fall scene of pumpkins and leaves using lightcolored paper, crayons and your imagination. You will be guided through the basics, but then you decide how simple or complex to make it. Guaranteed easy to do. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: Commemorative Angel Ornaments

Tuesday, November 23 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand

Everyone needs an angel! Make one for your tree, or make a bunch and give them as gifts. These are easy to create. We supply the materials and guidance. Register Online

Mixed Media Art Class: The Arts of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, December 28 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Barbara Weigand

Paint a simple winter landscape and reflect on the beauty and peace of winter. All materials provided. 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.