Once upon a time, I was 16, graduating high school, and headed to college at Mt. Holyoke College. By 23, I was a divorced single mother working 3 jobs to feed my daughter.
After years of therapy, counseling, and Al-anon, I found myself still struggling to recapture that 16-year-old with big dreams and big plans.
I found myself struggling with limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behavior no matter how much I worked on myself.
When I found Dr. Valerie’s book, I knew why: Patriarchy Stress Disorder.
Patriarchy Stress Disorder
What is Patriarchy Stress Disorder?
For millennia, women have been oppressed. Oppression is traumatic. Trauma is genetically transmitted. I termed my discovery of this collective, inherited trauma Patriarchy Stress Disorder or PSD.drvalerie.com
That means it wasn’t my fault, and there wasn’t anything wrong with me.
Not only that, but I now know what to do to heal and finally unlock my full potential.
The Healing Journey
For me, the first step was reading Dr. Valerie’s book and taking advantage of the free tools on her website. Then, I booked a free call with a Thriving Guide to explore what path was most aligned for me.
Next, I attended a Thriving Experience online retreat. (I’ll share more about that next week!) During that weekend, I unlocked a lot of healing and progress.
Now, I’ve joined a year-long Thriving Circle to take my PSD healing to a new level.
If any part of my story sounds familiar, I highly recommend reading Dr. Valerie’s book. Healing isn’t a pretty process, but it is SO WORTH IT!
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