Patti Brown

About Patti Brown

Patti is the founder and executive director of Wellness Within. She is certified in mind body medicine from The Center of Mind Body Medicine and is a licensed psychotherapist. Patti’s vision for Wellness Within is to provide a healing oasis to equip individuals and families dealing with a life-threatening illness with the resources, tools and support needed to heal and thrive. She believes we are all equipped with a wellspring of resources that exists within to facilitate present moment joy and transformation even in the face of difficulty. She is one of the leading voices in the community advocating for wellness in the presence of cancer. She is a frequent speaker on integrative cancer wellness practices and cancer survivorship.

A Holding Space

A cacophony of sounds erupted as I entered the store. My attention turned to one sound in particular, a screaming child pleading with his mother to hold him. “Mommy p l e a s e pick me up, hold me mommy…… please hold me.” I was struck by the intensity of this toddler’s imploring. Tears […]

Deeper Listening

Has anyone ever responded to you in this way… “What? Oh sorry, I was reading a text, I heard you, I just missed the last part of what you were saying.” Perhaps you were in a situation where you noticed a blank stare or a judging face from the person you were talking with… or […]

Voice Stretching

“I couldn’t have heard what I thought I heard, could I? Words curled up on my tongue, paralyzed. I just stood there, locked up, unable to respond. I walked away flustered, replaying what had just occurred over and over again.” Fairly often I hear narratives similar to the one above from friends and from clients […]

Amongst the Trees

As a child growing up, some of my best adventures were experienced in the woods behind my house. Climbing trees in an effort to make it up high enough to catch a glimpse of the back of my house was the ultimate goal.  Once perched securely up in the crook of a tree I would […]

Breath Work

“The tranquility of order is a dynamic tranquility, the stillness of a flame burning in perfect calm, of a wheel spinning so fast that it seems to stand still. Silence in this sense is not only a quality of the environment, but primarily an attitude, an attitude of listening. … Let us give to one […]

A Birthday Celebration

The year was 2010. Apple introduced us to the iPad; Bode Miller raced with reckless abandon at the Vancouver Winter Olympics; the Healthcare Reform Bill and Affordable Care Act passed in Congress… and on September 13th Wellness Within held its first class to support cancer patients and their families. Five years ago I said YES! […]