Listen to my conversation about early attachment trauma with Dr. Sophia Caudle.
To avoid getting stuck, it is essential to find healthy replacements for unmet nurturing, protection, and guidance.
Listen to my conversation with Terri Wellbrock on The Healing Place Podcast!
Mother Hunger® names a corrosive, intolerable, hidden injury that sabotages well-being and craves a quick fix.
The restoration of nurturing, protection, and guidance builds hope and rewires the brain. Women report new physical and emotional well-being as their lives improve.
Women easily feel discouraged, even defeated, while repairing Mother Hunger® because it’s an invisible wound.
Unsafe human connection also damages the receptor sites for essential hormones like dopamine and serotonin, which are meant for focus and well-being.
Blame is a normal reaction to the grief that is part of Mother Hunger but it can become a cycle that is hard to exit, and it is not an effective remedy for emotional pain.
Many of us struggle during the holiday season. As such, we’re vulnerable to powerful neurological processes that help us manage stress. Over-eating and over-drinking promote a parasympathetic response (hypo-arousal) that makes us hazy and lets us disconnect from unwanted feelings. Or we lean toward deprivation ~ ketosis provides us increased fuel (hyperarousal) for holiday events …
Identifying missing maternal guidance is complicated because many adult women feel confused or guilty if they speak about their mothers in unfavorable ways, even in psychotherapy.