Hi, I’m Dr. Valerie, I’m the psychologist who discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder, PSD, and wrote a book about it, Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment. If you are a women who’s heard the calling of her mission, her purpose in the world, and is struggling making that vision a reality running into the imposter syndrome, the inner critic, the upper limit problem, self sabotage, procrastination. Or you are killing it, you’re hard at work, you are visible, you are playing big and your nervous system is in constant overdrive, you have trouble sleeping and relaxing without a glass of wine or a pill.
You may be having issues in your relationship. You may be too exhausted even for self-care or being with your kids and you don’t feel happy. You don’t feel that ease, that peace inside, that you really crave and truly deserve. So I am here to tell you, that first of all it’s not your fault, and It’s not your shortcoming. This is how PSD affects women and here is why: It’s never been safe for a woman under patriarchy to be visible, to be powerful, wealthy, love who she loves, express herself fully, authentically, her brilliance, her sexuality. And now that we can do it, we want to do it, and we are doing it in the world, our nervous systems are still signaling that it is unsafe, thus creating one of these two scenarios having trouble achieving our goals, or achieving our goals but burning out.
If neither scenario is satisfying for you, as I hope its not, you are in the right place. On this channel, I share with you my best insights and practices for identifying and healing PSD so collectively we can heal this trauma within ourselves and in the world so that individually and as a community we can shift from survival into thriving, or as I call it from the game of “how much can I bear?” that women inherited from our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers, to the game of how good can it get?” In our personal lives, in our work in the world and in the world at large.
Thank you so much for being here and being a part of this movement being a part of this change in the world.
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