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The Erica Diamond Podcast

Dec 9, 2019

Episode Summary

In this episode, I chat with Dr. Valerie Rein. Dr. Rein is the author of the book Patriarchy Stress Disorder and The Invisible Inner Barrier To Women’s Happiness.

We go deep in this episode and talk trauma, how to not pass your trauma down to your kids, why we all have trauma we might not even realize we are experiencing. 

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In This Episode

  • Every woman has been guarding the same exact secret, Dr. Valerie says, “There’s something wrong with me.”  We believe there is a problem individually with us, but really have very little to do with us personally: They’re rooted in our shared trauma—the trauma of the millennia of oppression that I’ve termed Patriarchy Stress Disorder® (PSD).  Dr. Valerie shares what PSD is.
  • Why despite women’s achievements are they still often dissatisfied, and why Dr. Valerie says it's not their fault
  • The 1 thing draining 90% of our time and energy. What is it, and how de we reclaim it
  • What are some of the long term effects of trauma
  • How we can begin to heal from trauma. What are some exercises women can put into practice, or action steps we can take if we have been exposed
  • What do we do when we are working on ourselves and trying to heal ourselves, but those around us aren’t as self-actualized or evolved - our partners, parents, siblings, friends. How do we keep our frustrations in check, and is it out job to change people and show them the light? Or leave them as they are?
  • How do you not repeat cycles or patterns of toxicity in our life, how do we not pass them onto our children?
  • How can we best support our kids during the difficult teen years when they are exposed to sex, drinking, vaping, drugs, peer relationships. The teens years are hard - how can we do our best to safeguard our kids and make them resilient?
  • And more

About Dr. Valerie

DR. VALERIE REIN is a psychologist, women’s mental health expert, and business consultant who helps people achieve the best ROI by achieving the best mental health—without therapy. Dr. Valerie specializes in uncovering the hidden traumas that hold hostage people’s best work, relationships, and well-being, and effectively heals them with a powerful mind-body methodology. Dr. Valerie is an author of Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women's Happiness and Fulfillment and a sought-after speaker at conferences and companies committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership development, and unlocking people’s potential.


Dr. Valerie

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Teaching Empowered Living, Erica Diamond is a leading Expert in Lifestyle, Wellness and Empowerment. A Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor, Erica is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®), Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Spokesperson, and Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book, 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business. Erica founded the Global Get Off The Fence Movement inspiring people worldwide to get off the fence, get unstuck and thrive, and launched The Erica Diamond Podcast in summer 2019 to spotlight trailblazers and change makers around the world. 

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