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Author: Shawn A. Tassone, M.D.

Shawn A. Tassone, M.D. is board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist practicing at Austin Area OBGYN in Austin, TX. With his wife Kathryn Landherr, MD he is part of a unique team of married physicians that bring a rare perspective to the topic of women's health.


Strong Wounds, Stronger Healer

By Shawn A. Tassone, MD

One epiphany helping me deepen my healing abilities was realizing my own wounds. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine training and the small group sessions opened me to this experience. One key element aiding my discovery was that of the genogram. In drawing my genogram (a generational diagram showing relationships) I was able to visualize familial conflicts and bonds helping me realize why I had become an obstetrician-gynecologist. I had struggled with my decision to become an OBGYN for a few years; the drain of being on call and running the business of private practice had taken its toll and I was burning out. Dr. Gordon describes that through genograms one may see multigenerational patterns of conformation and inspirational family strengths. Taking this concept further, one could say that the genogram is able to give one a life’s path.

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