Growing up we learn so much from our mothers and growing up the messaging we receive is “obey thy mother.”

The things we learned from our mothers growing up and the way they coped in the world show up in us, throughout our lives.


What if our mother was wrong?

What if they are passing along their own trauma?

What if they cross our boundaries and teach us not to listen to ourselves?

BETHANY WEBSTER began blogging in 2013 about the Mother Wound and quickly experienced a worldwide demand for her work. Though blending research on intergenerational trauma, feminist history, and psychology with her own personal story, Bethany’s work is the result of decades of research and her own journey of healing.

She is a writer, international speaker, and transformational coach around the world sharing her growing body of work that is raising the standard of women’s leadership and personal development. To learn with Bethany you can check out her website at To learn more about her book, Discovering the Inner Mother or to learn more about her online course click HERE. She also runs a FREE Facebook group Healing the Mother Wound. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is the Mother Wound?
  • How does shame, guilt, and fear play a role?
  • What does the Mother Wound look like for women?
  • Why is it important to heal it?
  • What happens in our lives when we are willing to heal?

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About the Show

I'm Not Your Shrink is a podcast aimed at helping you feel connected to yourself, to others, and to live a life aligned with what matters most to you. I bring you clinical knowledge and evidence based research, along with experiences of sitting in the therapist chair along with being a wife and mother. I'm joined by subject matter experts to talk about everyday issues we all face to change the dialogue in your life.