Nurturing Parent

The Nurturing Parent has its origins in every culture as the Earth-Mother.

--- Read More Below

Nurturing Parent Ego State

Other Ego States

The Nurturing Parent has its origins in every culture as the Earth-Mother. This is the part of us that can nurture, encourage and guide with wisdom, the part of us we all want to interject into our being as our perfect mother/parent. Yet, we have very little permission to focus such acceptance on ourselves. The Nurturing Parent looks at both our child ego states, feeling and playful, as wonderful. If our own parents failed us in some manner, but this parent knows exactly what we need and, indeed will guide us to the path of healing if we will stop and listen. However, if this ego state is left to run the show, the children will be favored, spoiled, and left without good boundaries for operating in the world. Many clients/codependents turn this face out to the world, nurturing other tall children hoping that they will receive love in return for their excessive indulgences.

Copyright © 2017, 2018 Nancy Calkins

Scroll Up