Healing Depression and Anxiety with Yoga with Amy Weintraub

Yoga and mental health pioneer Amy Weintraub is the one who introduced me to mind-body-spirit trauma work, which totally changed my life! And set me on a path to do the work I’m doing now with Patriarchy Stress Disorder. A training I attended with her was a gateway for me into tapping into my inner knowing and the intersection between therapy and mindfulness. I hope this conversation helps you to start that important work or to deepen your understanding of yourself. I know Amy is an amazing resource for anyone looking to heal their trauma, depression, and anxiety, and step into the fullest version of themselves.

We speak about:

  • realizing where stress intersects with personal, familial, and collective trauma

  • understanding ourselves through the lens of PSD, and reframing how we see ourselves

  • the importance of – and how to! – clear trauma to uncover your inner knowing

  • how Amy came to yoga and chanting, and the power she found in it for healing her own depression

  • the particular power of breathing, and why many people find it difficult (emotional and physical) to develop a deep breathing practice

  • how to baby-step safely into mindfulness, by anchoring the mind with mantras and other meditation techniques

  • how the cycle of tiredness, adrenal fatigue, and depression creates a tired body and anxious mind, and how to heal it

  • how psychotherapy, yoga, and meditation go hand-in-hand, and the hope of emerging resources in the areas of anxiety and depression since yoga and meditation has begun fusing with traditional therapy

  • the importance of safe and sacred spaces and practitioners for doing the work of healing trauma

  • how we all have developed strategies to numb us out (addictions), and how they are related to the particular trauma we have experienced

  • trauma-related disassociation and how it creates of channels to visit other consciousnesses (bi-products of trauma can be gifts)

  • how patriarchy is embedded within us through our families, and how Amy’s father transmitted feelings about women to her

  • how realizing the existence (and effects) of Patriarchy Stress Disorder allow us to dive deeper into our personal growth


Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, is a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books), Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her evidence-based Yoga protocol for managing mood is used in health care settings globally, is offered in professional trainings, and is featured on eight audio-visual products, including the LifeForce Yoga series, an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management.

Connect with Amy:

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Download this free audio gift, the LifeForce Yoga® Bliss Meditation, and take a lovely break with Amy to get clear, grounded and balance your chakras. Breathe, visualize, calm, open. Ahhhhhh.


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.

Would you like to have Dr. Valerie speak to your audience? She can share with them:

  • Why despite having checked so many the boxes of accomplishment, high-achieving women are still dissatisfied, and why it’s not our fault.

  • What secretly drains 90% of your energy and productivity and how to reclaim them.

  • The missing piece to the upper limit problem and a solution that ends your big leap struggle.

  • Why fighting against your inner critic, self-doubt, and anxiety backfires and how to turn your inner adversaries into your strongest allies.

  • The biggest untapped resource of a woman’s personal power, why it is locked up, and how to set it free. PS It is also an instant antidote to stress and burnout.

And so much more…

Dr. Valerie’s book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” is here! And the first chapter is free to download. Buy it or sample it here.

Join the conversation in Dr. Valerie’s FB group.

Learn about The Thriving Solution — any button on this page will take you to schedule a conversation about working with Dr. Valerie on healing PSD — in this program or in another way that’s a match for you or your organization.

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