“…for women of color, specifically, we are inheriting not only the rich wisdom of Africa and other parts of the world, we are still healing from and overcoming experiences of things like slavery and other oppressive experiences”
Meet Shawna Murray-Browne, Director & Founder, Kindred Wellness, LLC
Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is the Director and Founder of Kindred Wellness, LLC, an integrative practice dedicated to honoring culture, expanding mindfulness, and holding safe space that empowers professionals, activists, Black women, girls and their families to heal themselves.
She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Shawna completed the Advanced level training in Mind-Body Medicine at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Shawna is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C), QiGong Instructor, Speaker and Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. She has over 9 years experience serving children and families in the human services field including, working with victims of sex abuse, children and adolescents in foster care, juvenile detention centers, after-school programs, public schools and residential treatment centers.
She provides liberation-focused integrative psychotherapy, sacred community healing spaces, professional workshops as well as QiGong and Mind-Body Skills groups that honor the power of art, movement, breath and connection to nature. She is a consultant to trailblazing change-making organizations ready to tackle tough topics about race and liberation. Shawna enjoys holding safe space for Black women, families, human service professionals and activists to gain the skills and insight to live authentically and just.
Shawna has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Daily Record, The Baltimore Sun, a guest on the Therapy for Black Girls Podcast and was selected for The Daily Record’s Twenty in Their 20s Award in 2016. She is often invited to speak to audiences about healing mother-daughter relationships, overcoming intergenerational trauma and even methods for healing using QiGong form. As a result of her belief in community rooted transformation and sisterhood, she maintains her community initiatives, Healing BMore Activists, The #HealASista Project and Sista SoulQuest for young girls of color with her team.