So here’s the deal. I am totally myself in a room of 8 or 1,000. I find it fun and so healing to engage with people from a heart-centered space. The truth is, I have stories to tell. Professional stories, Personal Triumphs and Tools for healing that have been tested and proven to transform (either in academia or in ancient history).
I am enthusiastic, thought-provoking and down to earth. I am sure to leave my audiences with concrete tools to apply to their lives. Sometimes that means everyone gets a worksheet or informational tool, other times participants engage in journalling for personal commitment. Either way, my intention is to inspire people to transform by starting with the next step.
We will (probably) NOT be sitting in our chairs the whole time! Why? (Well… since you asked…) I know folks learn uniquely, and I want our connection to be long lasting! So, I may simply get everyone to stretch in the middle of my session, or I might infuse a QiGong form or moving meditation relevant to actualize whatever change is being inspired at the time.
I have enjoyed time speaking women’s conferences, professional trainings, parent retreats, online events and healing spaces and I would love to connect with your audience to support them in healing.
From temper tantrums, silent spells, anger outbursts and sleeping in sadness, we can all recognize when a child is simply not acting like themselves. The fact of the matter is, building your parent’s toolbox with skills to use throughout their child’s lifespan can change the rhythm at home, in class and their overall emotional wellbeing. This workshop is suitable for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, caregivers, co-parents, step-parents.
Parents will learn about the impact of stress on brain development, experience “chill skills” to share with children at home (including games, deescalation techniques, mindfulness, meditation), discuss the challenges of navigating emotions and leave with solutions to apply at home.
This workshop experience was designed especially for folks who journey through challenging paths. QiGong (pronounced Chi Gong) is an ancient Chinese healing modality that integrates gentle movements, breathing techniques, sound and intention. Over 2,500 years old, these exercises have been known to reduce stress, improve posture, support focus, prevent illness, improve sleep and nourish your organs! Participants who commit to this Healing experience will learn simple QiGong Movements, Ancient Healing Sounds, Sitting/ Standing and Moving Meditations for wellness
It is not uncommon for those committed to excellence and success in the workplace, juggling personal needs to meet with burnout. Without a commitment to self- preservation, organizations may meet with a domino effect of challenges stemming from an overwhelmed team member. Radical self care is a concept of prioritizing personal needs in an effort to continue caring for others. Professionals will leave this workshop with a renewed commitment and understanding of how their self-care impacts all areas of professional development.
Concepts of race, equality, culture and equity are central to our work as human service professionals. It’s always there, and it impacts all of us, yet we have a hard time weaving through the emotionality of it all. This training was developed for the passionate professional, serving resilient community to be present in brave space where challenging topics will be explored from the heart, first.
Everything a woman learns about sisterhood was first modeled as they viewed their mother’s relationship with her girlfriends. As our teen girls struggle to define themselves, peer relationships consistently prove to be the most challenging.. This workshop provides safe space for women to consider not only their unconscious interactions and thoughts about relationships, but also peers into intergenerational habits and it’s effect on the blossoming teen girl. Participants will leave with 8 solid strategies for rebuilding the circle in their community and will commit to sisterhood again.
To book Shawna for your next event please fill out the form below.
NOTICE: Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is currently on Maternity Leave until late September 2017. All inquiries about speaking opportunities and community collaboratives will be answered periodically throughout the leave period, however, she has no availability until after late September 2017.
Organization of African American Students in Social Work & The Alliance of Anti-Racist Social Work Practitioners
“Intentional Social Work Practice: Exploring Anti-Racism, Pro-Blackness and Mindfulness in Action”
February 25, 2017, 11:30am-2:30pm
Planned Parenthood of Maryland (Private Presentation)
Self-Care for the Passionate “Peer”: Healing When Our Work Get’s Personal
March 2, 2017
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
QiGong to Honor Our Bodies (Mindfulness Skill Share)
March 16, 2017 , 6:00pm- 8:00pm
The Motor House, 120 North Ave.
National Association of Black Social Workers 49th National Annual 2017 Conference
“Meditation for Melanated People: Methods and Insights for Healing Generations”
Friday April 14, 2017 11:00AM-12:30PM
Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress- Kennedy Krieger Institute
Union Baptist Head Start- Baltimore
UMD School of Medicine – Institute of Human Virology
Planned Parenthood of Maryland
The Alliance of Anti-Racist Social Work Practitioners
Greater Baltimore Leadership Association
Centro Ashe Herbal Education
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center
James McHenry Elementary/Middle School
Meadowood Education Center (Baltimore County)
Youth Know-How Initiative
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Pranic Yoni/Michelle Stafford Wellness
Child First Authority
The Enoch Pratt Free Library: Main Branch
Greater Homewood Community Association
A Woman’s Worth Conference & Celebration
The Black Woman’s Agenda
Power Within Soulfest
The Christ Child Society, Inc.
The Empowerment Temple: DIVAS Ministry
Girl Scouts (Baltimore Troupe)
Imagine Hope Charter School: Tolson Campus
University of Maryland School of Social Work- Social Work Community Outreach Service
Public Allies Maryland- AmeriCorps
Girls as CEOs Entrepreneurship Academy
Article: The Daily Record 2016 20 in Their 20’s Winner
Article: AfroMetrics: The First Thing We are Was Not Each Other
The Baltimore Sun
Blog Talk Radio: Love, Sex and Nutrition
Article: Motherhood workshop at Woman-Up Conference
Article: Marc Steiner Show
Book Contributor: “Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth”
Feature: WYPR: The Lines Between Us
On-air guest: WEAA 88.9: The Anthony McCarthy Show
Blog Feature: J-Jane
Blog Feature: Naturally Nesi