EP171: Bethany Webster on Healing the Mother Wound
Today’s interview might be one of the most important (and challenging) topics we’ve ever covered on the show. It’s something every woman deals with in one way or another – healing the mother wound. Our guest Bethany Webster indulged all of my deepest questions and curiosities around what it means to become the mother you’ve always wanted and how to do that. We discussed how this kind of healing isn’t about bashing our own mothers or the maternal figures in our lives, but the personal, collective and spiritual healing every woman faces in her lifetime. We also got into guilt, grief, anger and family systems. We talked about the mother wound as an initiation and pain as a doorway to birthing oneself. Listen closely to this one, maybe more than once and definitely join us in the Facebook group to continue the conversation if it’s relevant to you. Big love!
About Bethany Webster:
Bethany Webster is a writer, transformational coach, international speaker and what you could call a midwife of the heart. Her work is focused on helping women heal the “mother wound” so that they can step into their full feminine power and potential. She offers an online course, teaches workshops and a coaching program for women leaders who want to accelerate their impact and leadership. Bethany is the author of the forthcoming book “Healing the Mother Wound: Move Beyond What Your Mother Never Gave You and Become the Woman You’re Meant to be.” Her website is womboflight.com
In this episode, Bethany shares:
1. Guilt as a side effect of control
2. Healthy outrage and treating the grief that accompanies it as a holy emotion
3. What exactly the mother wound is and the three aspects of it, personal, collective, and spiritual
4. How women have harmed each other
What You’ll Hear:
4:30 The 3 different aspects of the mother wound
13:15 On generational inquiries + breaking from your lineage
21:40 Inner safety and going “back” to move forward
26:09 On re-mothering yourself to get what you need + navigating guilt and gas lighting
37:00 Grieving the things we couldn’t change + healthy outrage
45:47 The relationship between anger and grief
53:22 Bethany’s origin story on the mother wound
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