In this episode, I talk to clinical psychologist, author, trainer and teacher Dr. Valerie Rein about her groundbreaking book Patriarchy Stress Disorder: the Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment. We discuss her own personal journey and the health scare that helped her to realize she was not living a completely authentic and fulfilling life despite many outer successes and achievements. We explore the concepts of intergenerational trauma, collective issues in women’s psychology and why so often good or exciting opportunities can register as threats to our subconscious. Dr. Rein shares how women can start to break free from their invisible inner prisons and why pleasure and joy are such a critical part of the process.
Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing the generational trauma of oppression. She holds an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” and her cutting-edge programs have helped thousands of women shift from survival to thriving and master the game of “How good can it get?” in their work and personal lives. Dr. Valerie is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and companies committed to setting new standards of excellence in their industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee satisfaction, their physical and mental health, and creativity and innovation.