Do you feel a nagging disconnection in your life that you can't exactly place? Are you eager to up-level your life and finally see how incredible your dream life can be, but can't precisely place what is holding you back? Maybe you are unsure of what you want anymore and have lost your most authentic desires? Conversely, maybe you "have it all" but feel chronically exhausted, stressed and still not fulfilled despite your achievements? Understanding how women process trauma and early childhood experiences, as well as handle chronic stress, can help us explain our feelings and behaviors in regards to success and feeling fortunate.
Tune in now to Season Two, Episode Two of the Prowess Podcast and hear Ashley interview Dr. Valerie Rein. Dr. Rein is a psychologist, an expert in women's mental health, and the author of the new book, Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women's Happiness and Fulfillment Dr. Rein believes that women experience similar deeply rooted internal struggles, which she states are a result of generations of patriarchal oppression and coping skills developed to deal with internalized emotional pressure.
Be sure to listen carefully during minutes 22 and 25 to hear Dr. Rein discuss her lightbulb moment about the collected inherited trauma women face and how that led her to discover Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD).
Today's takeaways are:
As women step into their power, their levels of stress increase because they are challenging entrenched beliefs and struggles. The cumulative toll of patriarchal domination is finally recognized as Patriarchy Stress Disorder, and women are seeking professional help to overcome it. Physical symptoms of stress may be the result of PSY and a mind/body disconnect. Healing and experiences are different for all women, but we all can share the same ascent as we rise above our shared history. Links:
Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Barrier To Women's Happiness and Fulfillment