Trauma and unmothered children

Unmothered children is an emotive phrase. I first heard it via Dr. Clarisa Pinkola-Estes in her famous audio book called Warming the Stone Child.

As different people we each have a unique experience of growing up. Unmothered children is a term I understand as growing up in a family where we did not have all of our needs met. There were significant times where we were not seen, heard or acknowledged and we had to adapt our true self to fit in. This unmothering is also known as developmental trauma or disrupted early  attachment. It often goes alongside childhood sexual abuse though not always. All of my training and practices give me the understanding, experience and tools to enable me to access the gates of the conscious mind and travel within. Beginning to unravel and make sense of past experiences and current symptoms.


I have a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect as unmothered children.  As you are reading this now and have connected with the words/term, you may recognise  this as a part of yourself?  Perhaps its time to begin to explore that? I am happy to discuss this with you and explore it further?

Counselling & Psychotherapy and/or  energy healing sessions can help you begin to unravel your story and history.  Empathic attunement to the therapist will assist you in your exploration as you will be being truly seen and heard in an empathic therapeutic safe space. This will enable you to validate and resonate with those parts of yourself that are causing you angst.  “Reconnecting with that bright spark at your centre”, as Dr. Estes says.  Helping you to reconnect and join up your shattered/fragmented self.


I really enjoy my work as a body mind spirit therapist and I would like to think I can help you get to the heart of the matter and a help you re connect to that bright spark at your centre, your real self uncovered.

Published by Maggie

Working together collectively, for the common good. We are all in this together. There is no Planet B. As we heal ourselves, we heal each other.

%d bloggers like this: