This is such a powerful episode. My guest today is Bethany Webster. She is the global expert on healing the mother wound.
You might be thinking what is the mother wound? Do I have one? How do I know if I have one?
Bethany would say most of us are carrying some wounding from our own mothers.
The mother wound is when we split off from our authentic selves because of conscious and subconscious messages from our own mothers about who we need to be, about who they need us to be or about who society needs us to be.
Our beliefs about ourselves are generally formed between the ages of 0-7. That is so powerful. And that is exactly the same time we need our caregiver’s love to survive. So what do we do? We adapt. We split off from who we really are to become who we think we need to be in order to get that love.
And that is the mother wound.
It is important to say that this is not about mother bashing or shaming our mothers. We are all mothers and know how challenging this role is.
Bethany’s call to us is to look at this so it may be less likely that we will pass it on to our own daughters.
This is an incredibly powerful episode and I think Bethany’s work is game-changing.
We chat about:
What is the mother wound
Why we need to talk about it
What is the mother gap and how do we fill it
Healing intergenerational patterns
The difference between blaming and taking responsibility
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