26 min

A Lesson on Patriarchy Stress Disorder with Dr. Valerie Rein Voice Lessons Podcast

    • Society & Culture

In this episode, psychologist, DR. VALERIE REIN  talks about why some high-achieving women feel disconnected from their purpose and relationships. Using science, she redefines the definition of trauma and connects the dots to reveal an invisible lineage, a previously undefined trauma that has been passed down among generations of women, one that holds many high achievers back from living a full and thriving life. It’s called Patriarchy Stress Disorder.   
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: A new definition of mind/body trauma and how it affects our daily lives. How and why some women feel like they have invisible inner walls that hold them back. What is Patriarchy Stress Disorder and how what does the study of epigenetics have to do with it? Is there a place for spirituality in science? Why some women seek external validation. Redefining femininity and what the goddess Kali has to do with it. How women lead differently. #LESSONUP: (5:23) On the level of the mind, thinking, "Oh, no one would want to listen to me." Like, "who cares, who do I think I am? What do I have to say?" Right? Talking yourself out of it, the inner critic, the imposter syndrome, what we call the upper limit problem. These are all trauma defenses.
(9:20) 90% of all health conditions are stress-related. And especially seeing that among high achieving women was really troubling.
(10:36) And so I started wondering, "well, what kind of trauma could we all have and not even realize that?" And the light bulb moment was that women have been oppressed for thousands of years and oppression is traumatic and trauma is genetically transmitted. So that's how Patriarchy Stress Disorder as a term, as a definition of a condition was born.
(19:53) Men doesn't equal patriarchy and patriarchy doesn't equal men. Patriarchy is a system of inequality of power. A system where historically men have more political, financial power, social power, power of decision making. Every kind of power. But it doesn't mean that men benefit from it on a deep whole-person level.
(23:23) I do think feminine leadership has changed. This generation of women leaders are asking questions, they're probing, they're asking if the old structures, the old definitions of success are working out for them. And many women are waking up to the fact that these are not working out for them. 
Join Kim in our Facebook community at 12 pm PT every Wednesday to chat about the episode.
More in-depth show notes and shareables available at voicelessonspodcast.com.

In this episode, psychologist, DR. VALERIE REIN  talks about why some high-achieving women feel disconnected from their purpose and relationships. Using science, she redefines the definition of trauma and connects the dots to reveal an invisible lineage, a previously undefined trauma that has been passed down among generations of women, one that holds many high achievers back from living a full and thriving life. It’s called Patriarchy Stress Disorder.   
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: A new definition of mind/body trauma and how it affects our daily lives. How and why some women feel like they have invisible inner walls that hold them back. What is Patriarchy Stress Disorder and how what does the study of epigenetics have to do with it? Is there a place for spirituality in science? Why some women seek external validation. Redefining femininity and what the goddess Kali has to do with it. How women lead differently. #LESSONUP: (5:23) On the level of the mind, thinking, "Oh, no one would want to listen to me." Like, "who cares, who do I think I am? What do I have to say?" Right? Talking yourself out of it, the inner critic, the imposter syndrome, what we call the upper limit problem. These are all trauma defenses.
(9:20) 90% of all health conditions are stress-related. And especially seeing that among high achieving women was really troubling.
(10:36) And so I started wondering, "well, what kind of trauma could we all have and not even realize that?" And the light bulb moment was that women have been oppressed for thousands of years and oppression is traumatic and trauma is genetically transmitted. So that's how Patriarchy Stress Disorder as a term, as a definition of a condition was born.
(19:53) Men doesn't equal patriarchy and patriarchy doesn't equal men. Patriarchy is a system of inequality of power. A system where historically men have more political, financial power, social power, power of decision making. Every kind of power. But it doesn't mean that men benefit from it on a deep whole-person level.
(23:23) I do think feminine leadership has changed. This generation of women leaders are asking questions, they're probing, they're asking if the old structures, the old definitions of success are working out for them. And many women are waking up to the fact that these are not working out for them. 
Join Kim in our Facebook community at 12 pm PT every Wednesday to chat about the episode.
More in-depth show notes and shareables available at voicelessonspodcast.com.

26 min

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