Episode 31: Freeing Yourself From Mother's Guilt


What do  the Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Kate Middleton) , Victoria Beckham, Serena Williams and Holly Willoughby have in common?

If you guessed “they all experience mother’s guilt” then you’d be spot on! And it’s not surprising really as it’s claimed that nearly 90% of mums experience it. 

In my latest episode of the Wisdom For Working Mums’ podcast show I’m talking all about mothers guilt.  What it is. Why we get it. And the difference between functional (helpful) guilt and dysfunctional (unhelpful) mother’s guilt.

I’m sharing the science and psychology behind guilt and what we can do to finally free ourselves from the unhelpful aspects of it. 

Come join me in pulling back the curtain on this invisible force of motherhood so that it no longer unhelpfully controls you.   I’m sharing some of the tools and strategies to finally free yourself from mother’s guilt to thrive as a working mum.

In this episode I share:

  • Why our brains are wired for us to experience guilt more when we have children [3:20]
  • How our strategies for managing our emotions are often undermined when we have children [6:05]
  • The crazy expectations that we swim in as mothers that means we often can’t escape feeling guilty [7:33]
  • The difference between functional and dysfunctional guilt [11:40]
  • Why it’s important to know who’s guilt it is as not all guilt is actually ours [16:03]
  • How discovering your mothering style can help free you from your guilt [18:10]
  • How creating a non guilt agreement allows you to choose your relationship with guilt [23:02]
  • How practicing guilt resilience is key to freeing yourself from it [25:07]

Links in this episode:

Freeing Yourself From Mother’s Guilt masterclass 

Wisdom For Working Mums website 

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Instagram page

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