The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Patti Brown, MS, LMFT

About Patti Brown, MS, LMFT

Patti Brown, MS, LMFT has been a licensed marriage family therapist for over 20 years. She is the founder and executive director of Wellness Within in Roseville, CA. By obtaining Certification as a mind-body medicine practitioner through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, she gained the confidence to follow her passion.

Finding Wellness Within

Wellness Within

It was our last mind-body skills group meeting, alas. We added a little movement to our repertoire of acquired tools, with some Osho Kundalini for shaking followed by dancing to the glorious Bob Marley, singing his Three Little Birds. As I was preparing to fade the music, the woman who had tears streaming down her face as she danced caught my attention. We’ll call her “Margaret” for privacy reasons. I watched as Margaret sat back down, wiping tears from her rose colored cheeks. She grabbed the heart stone, our “talking stick,” and spoke with pure joy, “I use to belly dance to stay in shape, but ever since my cancer diagnosis I disconnected from everything below my neck. Ovarian cancer does that to you. It robs you from feeling your abdominal area, or worse yet, it instills fear that you can harm yourself by moving. Today after shaking and dancing I feel that I’ve come home, back to my body. I feel whole for the first time in years.”

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