What is the mother wound

What is The Mother Wound?

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Healing a mother wound? ME TOO!

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by your own mother. Or if your mother just straight up wasn’t there for you when you needed it growing up. Today, we are talking about the mother wound. Because I am a motherless daughter. I know the pain that mothers can inflict upon us as children. And all of the ways that it can impact us into adulthood, relationships, and even into our parenting.

I have created an entire series on healing the mother wound, find the contents at the bottom of this page if you wish to skip ahead!

By the end of this series, you will hopefully be feeling seen, heard, and understood. And have some tools to move forward and begin healing that mother wound. Your heart, mental health, relationships, and children will all benefit from healing this wound.

Bonus Resources for Healing the Mother Wound

I’m also offering all of my favorite journal prompts for healing mother wounds and generational trauma.

And if you stick around until the end, I’ll send you off with some additional resources for exploring and healing mother wounds – including one of my favorite podcasts, books, and Instagram accounts.

Connect with me on Instagram and TikTok to hear more tips on healing mother wounds, generational trauma, and so much more! 

Prefer to listen? Find the podcast episode below for Healing the Mother Wound!

You can stream the podcast here. Or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, and Pocket Casts. You can also search for Root and Rise Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

What is the Mother Wound?

First, let’s talk about what a mother wound is and how it impacts us. Then get straight into the good stuff – ending generational traumas, reparenting ourselves, and how to begin the process of forgiving. Yes, I said forgiving. Even if you don’t feel like it’s possible, hear me out when we get to that section. You don’t have to do it, I’m just planting a seed for now.

Our relationship with our mother is our first and most important relationship. I am hurting as I type that because I never experienced this in the way it should be. In the way we all deserve. And I imagine you are here for the same reason. So know that I say this all with all of the love in my heart. Our relationships with our mothers are where we first learn love, trust, stability, and security. It’s the foundation of all relationships to follow – including the one with ourselves.

Mother Wound Meaning

When that foundation is not built properly, damaged, or entirely non-existent, we are walking into the world at a complete disadvantage. We are wounded – and it’s a deep wound commonly referred to as the mother wound.

I spent years searching for any information on this topic. You, unfortunately, see too many fathers leaving families or hurting their children with their inability to parent- but it’s not as common with mothers. As a mother myself, I can understand why.

There is a deep bond there. A deep desire to nurture, protect, and provide for your child. If you are the biological mother, you created this child. It is a part of you, your cells and blood and dna run through this child. And it relies on you to survive. Not caring or being present for this child creates a deep pain that not many can understand.

Continue The Mother Wound Series:

Now that we have answered “What is the Mother Wound”… Click on any of the links below to continue or jump ahead. And don’t forget you can listen to the entire episode on the player above. Or through any podcast platform by searching for Root and Rise Podcast!

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