The symbol and metaphor of a nurturing mother may help us along on our self care journeys. I often advise clients who are mothers to treat themselves with the same tender loving they would show their children.
Whether you have had healthy mothering modeled for you or not, strike up the image of an ideal mother who knows exactly how to attend to your needs.
Treat yourself as you would a child in need of nurturing and support.
Are you longing for someone to hold you and remind you it’s okay?
Are you needing some tough love?
How would a wise mother advise you?
What would a caring mother say or do for you today?