Dr. Southwick is an osteopathic physician and nonfiction writer practicing family medicine with interests in osteopathic manipulative medicine, trauma-informed care, care for the queer community, and treatment of substance use disorders in California's central valley.
By sharing their experiences, Dr. Southwick offers validation, hope, and peace
to those in similar circumstances.
*You may notice a glint under my right eye. This photo is an homage to healing. This is the 'after' pic when I was feeling anxious, triggered, migraine-y and ultimately dissociated during a hands-on Cranial Academy training. I had, the previous months, been working on healing traumatic memories from childhood. After the tears, the paresthesia and dissociation subsided.
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