Mother Hunger™ Discussions

  • August 2019 - What is Mother Hunger™ with Carol the Coach

    Listen Here to What is Mother Hunger™ with Carol the Coach

    Description: "Carol the Coach interviews Kelly McDaniel who specializes in treating women who experience addictive relational patterns. She is the first clinician to name Mother Hunger™ as an attachment injury and urges clinicians to explore the repercussions of bonding or non-bonding with an emotionally compromised mother. Find out how women with these issues experience a variety of cyclical, self-sabatoging behaviors."

  • July 2019 - System Speak: Dissociative Identity Disorder ( Multiple Personality Disorder )

    Listen Here to System Speak: Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

    Description: "We speak with Kelly McDaniel, who coined the term Mother Hunger™. She explains what this means, and how it is the earliest trauma and a disenfranchised grief. We discuss not having “permission” to talk about our mothers, much less work out mother trauma, which leaves us isolated from mothering and healing. In this, she is able to explain how and why dissociation starts in infancy - and what it is protecting us from exactly. Trigger warning for mother related content, and reference to the mother-baby dynamic, though no specific abuse stories are discussed."

  • June 2019 — “Short Description of MOTHER HUNGER™”

    Description: Kelly McDaniel is an expert on women and addiction. This month’s newsletter mailing and web update provides those interested in her work, a short description of Mother Hunger to share with clients, or for your own healing journey. Visit the article, here.

  • Sept. 2018 — “Sex, Love, and Addiction 101: MOTHER HUNGER™”

    Listen Here to Kelly’s interview on the podcast “Sex, Love, and Addiction 101” (Episode Published Sept. 27, 2018)

    Description: Kelly McDaniel is an expert on women and addiction. Her deep empathy in the field helps women find, develop and be okay with themselves despite the trauma that may have occurred in early attachment. Today, she speaks about her upcoming book “Mother Hunger™”, the lasting patterns that emerge due to early trauma, and how Mother Hunger™ treatment is different than typical sex and love addiction treatment. 

  • July 2018 — “Mother Hunger™ and Addiction in Women”

    Listen Here to Kelly’s interview on the podcast “Behind Closed Doors” (Episode Published: July 28, 2018)

    Description: Behind Closed Doors with Dr. Kate & Lauren who interviewed Kelly McDaniel & Amy Dresner, in the podcast episode “Mother Hunger™ and Addiction in Women.”

  • Nov 2017 – “Thanks for Sharing” SPOTLIGHT ON MOTHER HUNGER™

    Listen here to Kelly’s interview on the podcast “Thanks for Sharing.” (Episode 61)

    Description: Jackie and Jon spoke with Kelly McDaniel recently about Mother Hunger™ and it’s particular impact on women recovering from heartbreak and addiction.

  • May 2017 – “IITAP” Spotlight on Kelly McDaniel

    IITAP stands for International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Watch the below spotlight interview on Kelly McDaniel and the topic of Mother Hunger™.