Episode 4

Patriarchy Stress Disorder with Dr. Valerie Rein

Published on: 19th April, 2021

Hello my friends! I’m very excited today because I’m in an actual recording studio! Yes! I’m here with Erin Smith of Innovation Media Enterprises which is a podcast production company and they have studios inside City Central coworking buildings in Plano and Ft. Worth. I think I met Erin way back in 2019 and I spoke at one of their events about podcasting.

It feels invigorating to be in a studio again and I would be remiss if I didn’t give my old Growth Lab Show cohost a shout-out - Andre Archimbaud hello my friend. I miss being in the USA Today studios with you, I miss doing our show, and I think the last time we were together we were sitting here in this very room recording and goofing around.

Our guest today, Dr. Valerie Rein, is pretty special and it was actually Erin that recommended her book, Patriarchy Stress disorder. I got the book and read it and you know when you read a book and you have to keep putting it down because it’s smacking you in the face with your own truth? It was too hot in my hands, too much.

Yeah, it was one of those books. And I was so moved, I reached out to Dr Valerie on LinkedIn and asked her to be a guest on the show. She put me in touch with her assistant and we made it happen. 

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 intergenerational 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 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.

Alright! Let’s get into it!

Here are some great opportunities to get connected with Dr. Valerie:

1) Subscribe to Dr. Valerie's Thriving Notes when you download the first chapter of her book or book resources

2) Follow her on Instagram -- or on Facebook - feel free to tag and DM her! She love tags and hashtags, hers are #patriarchystressdisorder and #thethrivingexperience -- follow them for updates

3) Come out and play with us live at our legendary free virtual retreat, The Thriving Experience! Learn more and register here

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About the Podcast

Defending Lady Macbeth
For every woman who was ever told, you are too loud, too much, or too ambitious.
Was Lady Macbeth a cunning, evil, manipulative, murderous villain, or a fierce, smart, badass influencer who did what needed to be done? Now I’m not saying conspiring to murder your husband’s boss is OK! (it’s bad!) But what’s a woman to do when she has IDEAS, a POINT OF VIEW and a PLAN and absolutely no “right” to show up in her power?

I’m calling you, beckoning you, down a dimly lit hallway, a gravelly, uneven path, where we will hold up Lady Macbeth as our cautionary tale of what happens when you step outside the socio-political roles that history has written for YOU, for US, as WOMEN.

When we say - THIS IS WHAT I WANT, and then go after it.

When we show up in our sovereignty as WOMEN.

When we let our AMBITION show, even just a little.

When we stand naked and visible in our POWER.

We are going to LAY BARE all that history has given us on female agency, ambition and power by having juicy conversations with leading experts on women and gender studies, Medieval experts, and Shakespearean scholars about what life was actually like for women during Lady Macbeth’s time in history vs. the experience we live today.

We’ll also talk with bad-ass women (like you!) who have laid their ambition out for all to see and have suffered the overt and subliminal consequences that are built into our social, corporate, and family structures.

We’ve been conditioned for thousands of years as women to give up, deny and side-step our own agency. To not rock the boat and to never show up visibly in our own power. OR ELSE.

This show is all about revealing our current reality by unearthing the past, all in an effort to create change at scale in our future, for women everywhere. The BIG questions we will be grappling with are, “How far have we, as women, REALLY come since the Middle Ages?” and “How can we normalize women’s ambition, help them activate their agency, and stand firmly and boldly in their power?”

About your host

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