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Wise and Strong Women SPEAK!
March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection in Health Care.
The Center for Wisdom’s Women announces the next in its semi-annual Wise and Strong Women Speak programs set for Friday, March 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The focus this spring is on two physicians, Dr. Anne Brown whose specialty is integrative medicine, and Dr. Margo Goodman who is trained and certified in osteopathic medicine. In a public conversation they will share their wisdom gleaned from both their personal lives and their professional experiences in holistic health care. Now in its seventh year, these “Wise and Strong Women Speak” evenings are designed to give voice to the often unspoken stories of women. They have evolved into a magical community experience that inspires all who attend.
Anne Brown has been at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center since 1996 and is currently the director of Integrative Medicine. During her tenure, she has introduced a mind-body program for stress reduction, started a consulting practice in integrative medicine including group visits for people with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Her practice emphasizes nutrition, movement, mind-body techniques and other methods to help address chronic disease and improve overall health. Integrative medicine’s definition of health is more than just the absence of disease but includes a sense of feeling good physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Dr. Brown is a Maine native. She did her medical training at The University of Vermont, Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, and the University of Arizona. She has done additional mind-body training at the Benson Henry Institute. She has served on the board of Maine Health Access Foundation.
Margo Goodman also grew up in Maine. Her interests in alternative medicine led her to study a 5000 year old Mesoamerican energy medicine system called The Continuing Tezkatlipoka Tradition for over 10 years. Dr. Goodman studied osteopathic medicine at UNE and completed her training at the family medicine residency at Central Maine Medical Center. She now practices family and osteopathic medicine in Auburn. She previously served on the Board at The Center for Wisdom’s Women.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who practice in every medical specialty. They provide a full range of services, from prescribing drugs to performing surgery, and they use the latest medical tools. But DOs also offer unique approach to patient care that emphasizes a whole-person approach to treatment and care. Developed in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, it is founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.
The Center’s Herban Works products will be for sale at the event. The calendula salve and lavender eye pillows are currently available. Light refreshments will be offered. There is no charge for attendance, although donations are encouraged to support The Center for Wisdom’s Women. Those who attend are invited to bring contributions of hygiene items (full size, unopened containers only please) for the Center’s hygiene pantry! Most needed are shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste.
No reservations are needed, just come and bring a friend. The Center for Wisdom’s Women is located off Bates St. between Pine and Ash. Parking at the site is limited, but is available on the street or a few blocks away in the Park Street garage.