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 fully claim their brilliance, own their power and live as their authentic selves. Her work has appeared in Elephant Journal and the California Journal of Women Writers. She 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.”
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More About Bethany:
My primary focus is on educating women on the importance of healing the mother wound and providing the information and mentoring necessary to navigate the healing process. This work is the result of my own healing journey which has spanned over a decade.
It all began at the age of 19 after finding myself unexpectedly pregnant and making the decision: “I cannot give birth to someone else until I have first given birth to myself.” Having the abortion started me on an intense path of personal growth that including long-term depth therapy, self-help techniques, the study of meditation and the spirituality of the divine feminine. However, during the early years I avoided the mother wound because it felt just too painful to face. I continued only addressing the symptoms and surface problems that resulted from it.
However, when I finally felt strong enough to focus directly on healing the mother wound and all the pain surrounding it, I began to experience the most profound, life-changing shifts in myself, in my relationships and it also resulted in many spiritual realizations as well.
Through going through this healing process myself, I realized that for every human being, the very first wound of the heart happens at the site of the mother, the feminine. And through the process of healing that original wound, our hearts evolve from a compromised state of defensiveness and fear to a whole new level of love and power. In this way, the mother wound is an opportunity and an initiation into the felt experience of oneness and unity with all life.
My goal is to share with others that our wounds are not something to avoid or be ashamed of but powerful opportunities to step into our authentic truth and power.
About the workshop: “Healing the mother wound: Moving Beyond What Your Mother Never Gave You”
In this workshop I share a 7-part “roadmap” for how to navigate the process of healing the mother wound. During the event, which usually about spans about 6 hours, I teach content, lead group exercises and provide opportunities for women to share with each other and receive support. Attendees leave the workshop with an abundance of knowledge, tools and resources to support them in their healing journey.
Training and Background:
I have bachelors and masters degrees in psychology. I received training in facilitation and divine feminine leadership In the Priestess Path Apprenticeship. I’ve completed training in Life Coaching by Joanna Lindenbaum. My writing has appeared in Elephant Journal and The California Journal of Women Writers. I’ve worked in academia in the area of research ethics and also as a writer/editor in an academic medical center in New York City.
Marion Woodman, James Hollis, Joseph Campbell, Kim Chernin, Adrienne Rich, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Rumi, Eve Ensler, Cynthia Bourgeault, Ramana Maharshi, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jeannie Zandi, John Bradshaw, Adyashanti and Gangaji
If you’d like to bring the workshop to your area, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest and support!
The content of this blog is informational in nature and intended to inspire women to fulfill their potential. The information is based on my own education, life experiences, memories, perspectives and opinions. Any information about events or people is based on my own recollection to the best of my knowledge and is done so with discretion, when it is essential to writing on a given topic. While I do have degrees in psychology, I am not a licensed psychotherapist. If you are seeking medical, professional or legal advice, please contact those professionals who are licensed to provide that information.Thank you.