Reweaving the Mother Daughter Relationship



This one day workshop based on the book, “Goodbye Mother, Hello Woman” by Marilyn Irwin Boynton and Mary Deil explores the profound and often ambivalent relationships between mothers and daughters and how women can more effectively deal with the challenges they confront in both separating from and relating to their mothers.

 During this workshop participants will:

  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy separating from our mothers.
  • Discover how struggles with our mates, children, bosses, etc. may be triggered by unresolved relationship issues with our mothers.
  • Learn how to defuse some of the intense emotions that exist between mothers and daughters.
  • Investigate our mothers stories and the events that served to shape them.
  • Determine our relationship styles with our mothers and the work we may need to do to alter them.
  • Identify the legacies of feelings and messages encountered in childhood while honoring our own truths.
  • Explore the options we each have available to us in relating to ourselves, others and our world in a manner that more readily supports our living from our core.

Who Should Attend:

 This workshop is for all women who wish to untangle the worn threads of the old relationship with their mothers and reweave new ones.  The workshop is also appropriate for entry-level human service professionals.


Tammie Fowles is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, trainer, and both a daughter and a mother.  She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.  She is the author of “BirthQuake: The Journey to Wholeness,” and has appeared on both radio and television.