What if what's holding you back isn't "you"?

This book is a love letter to high-achieving women who can't seem to break out of self-sabotaging thoughts, habits, and behaviorseven though from the outside looking in they seem to have it all, their lives look really good!

Who are successful in their work in the world and are "doing the inner work" but their inner critic is cruel and unrelenting.

Who want to fully embody and enjoy their authentic selves, unapologetically... And, maybe, first remember who they truly are.

Sound familiar? Then this book is for you.

“I enjoyed not only reading the theory but loved the success stories and the practical tools given here can start anyone on their way to “jailbreak” and thriving. I Highly recommend this book.

— S Robinson, Amazon Reviewer

This isn’t another self-help book on how to fix yourself.

There's nothing wrong with you and you don't need to be "fixed"!

Over and over again I hear from POWERFUL women that they've hit a personal glass ceiling—an invisible inner barrier to their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment.

No matter how much they try, no matter how many courses they take or mindset work they do, or coaches, therapists, and mentors they work with.

Even though it seems like they should be "there." They have been working so hard and have checked all—or almost all—of the "boxes." They have good lives.

I'm here to tell you that it's not you. It's Patriarchy Stress Disorder® (PSD). And it's holding you back from your ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment. It's holding you back from living—and fully enjoying—a life designed by your desires.

This book will help you uncover:

  • Why you’re dissatisfied in spite of your achievements... and why it’s not your fault. 
  • ​What could be secretly draining 90% of your time and energy, and how to reclaim it.
  • ​And most importantly, how to upgrade your game of “How much can I bear?” to “How good can it get?”

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® (PSD).

This study illustrates how PSD may be created and passed down: Researchers introduced the smell of cherry blossoms to mice while simultaneously zapping their feet with mild electric shocks. The mice were then bred, and their children and grandchildren, when exposed to the smell of cherry blossoms, showed a strong fear and anxiety reaction. Let that sink in.

PSD is women fearing the smell of cherry blossoms. Our “cherry blossoms” are everything that we authentically desire that has historically been prohibited and punishable for women under patriarchy—unapologetically expressing our brilliance and sexuality, knowing our desires and going after them, loving who we love, being wealthy, visible, and powerful.

So my sister, I’m so glad that our paths have crossed, because I’m going to be sharing with you exactly how to recognize and heal from PSD so you can reclaim and relish living in the fullness of your authentic self, so you can create and luxuriate in a life designed by your true, deep desires. So that you can enjoy the cherry blossoms.


Of course, it takes more than simply reading a book to see real, lasting change in your life. That's why we've put together a comprehensive bundle to get you started on your healing journey.

Here's everything that you'll get in the Patriarchy Stress Disorder Audiobook healing bundle:

  • Professionally recorded and digitally mastered copy of the Patriarchy Stress Disorder audiobook, read by the author, Dr. Valerie Rein (~6hrs of listening time)
  • A bonus PDF copy of the book to read on your phone, tablet, or computer
  • ​One FREE Ticket to The Thriving Experience®, our legendary 3-day virtual retreat, where you will learn how to experience more happiness, fulfillment, and success on your own terms than you thought possible!
  • ​BONUS Healing Resource #1
    3-Part Breath Exercise

    Regulate your nervous system in just moments… set the stage for a state of flow, relaxation, and wellbeing
  • ​BONUS Healing Resource #2
    3-Minute Re-Power Tool
    Instantly break the spell of overwhelm, distraction, and disconnection and come back home to your state of power—your embodied presence
  • BONUS Healing Resource #3
    Connecting With Desire Guided Meditation

    Yes, you get to have what you want… but first you must know what you truly, deeply, authentically want. This potent practice will support you in getting closer to this life-changing knowing
  • BONUS Healing Resource #4
    The "Prison Guard" Log
    It is vital that you get to know how your "Prison Guards" show up in your mind, body, and actions and exactly how they look, feel, sound, and behave whey they're working around the clock to keep you "safe" by holding you back in the invisible inner prison of PSD

You deserve happiness, fulfillment, and success on your own terms.

Make the Patriarchy Stress Disorder audiobook bundle your next step to taking down the invisible barriers that have been holding you back, today!

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About the Author Dr. Valerie Rein

Dr. Valerie Rein is a psychologist who 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 this 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 bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” has been heralded by reviewers as "the most important body of literary work of our modern times" and "perhaps the most important book of the century for women."

Dr. Valerie's mission is helping women create and fully enjoy a thriving life– embodying the change they want to see in the world. She's thrilled to witness daily what healing PSD makes possible for women, their work, and families–releasing the internal struggle to experience success, happiness, and fulfillment far beyond what they thought was possible for them!

You deserve happiness, fulfillment, and success on your own terms.

Make the Patriarchy Stress Disorder audiobook bundle your next step to taking down the invisible barriers that have been holding you back, today!

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