Our In Goop Health discussion continues today as we cover topics including the psychology behind “The Tools” and how to nurture ourselves and families after experiencing the “mother wound.” Let’s see what our experts have to say on the latest topics in health.
Dr. Phil Stutz and Barry Michels on The Tools
(Anchored by Gwyneth Paltrow)
This dynamic duo created a set of brilliant tools to stand up to your “part x” and embrace “the field.” Say what now? Let’s rewind. If you’re looking to make a change, Dr. Phil Stutz and Barry Michels have created result-orientated practices that relieve you from the hurdles of daily life and restores control. These practices include standing up to your “part x,” otherwise known as your inner critic and embracing what you’re entitled to. Yes, entitlement is no longer a dirty word, but rather a word used to encourage patients to embrace their basic human needs such as happiness, love, and respect. Combine these practices the “field,” known as the willpower of the universe, and you’ll be on your way to a happier, fuller life.
Get a sneak peek at the tools that have helped change the lives of many:
1) Get unstuck: Master the things you’re avoiding and live in forward motion.
2) Control anger: Free yourself from out-of-control rage and never-ending grudges.
3) Express yourself: Learn the secret of true confidence and find your authentic voice.
4) Combat anxiety: Stop obsessive worrying and negative thinking.
5) Find discipline: Activate willpower and make the most of every minute.
Want to make a change? Purchase The Tools today.
Dr. Oscar Serrallach, Dr. Robin Berman, and Dr. Sherry Sami on The Motherload
(Anchored by Elise Loehnen)
Whether you’re a new parent or you’ve been at it for years, it’s more than likely you or your partner have experienced, “the mother wound.” Dr. Serallach, an Australian family practitioner, describes the mother wound as, “a matrilineal wound—a burden that manifests in mothers, and is passed on from generation to generation. It’s the pain and grief that grows in a woman as she tries to explore and understand her power and potential in a society that doesn’t make room for it, forcing her to internalize the dysfunctional coping mechanisms learned by previous generations of women. The mother wound reflects the challenges a woman faces as she goes through transformations in her life in a society where the patriarchy has denied us ongoing matrilineal knowledge and structures. This agenda tells females not to shine, to remain small, and that if you are going to try and be successful, that you should be masculine about it.”
In a world where women have had to “sack up” and fight for equality, it can be difficult to embrace the feminine role of motherhood and maintain various masculine roles that are deemed “successful” by society. When faced with these challenges with little to no outlet, women begin to internalize their inner critic. Dr. Serrallach insists, “this negative self-talk is cyclical. On a societal level, the mother wound, too, represents females’ role in the perpetuation of this programming, against women, over generations. On a personal level, it involves our own mother’s subconscious involvement in its continuation.”
How can we begin to heal from this ancient cycle that continues to pass on from mother to daughter?
First, women must begin to heal themselves by reconnecting with the feminine. Reach out to your “sisterhood” aka, your kick-ass girlfriends for some needed lady talk. The second is to be mindful of actions and word choice when speaking to (or near) your children. We are the voice inside of our little’s heads, so it’s our responsibility to be mindful and empower the next generation. Third, nurture yourself and your partner. A happy family is a fulfilled family!
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Embrace your intuition, remember to nurture others, including yourself, and utilize the tools you need to create the change you desire to see.