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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Lisa Abramson, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Executive Coach, co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement (MBA), Mother, and Postpartum Psychosis SURVIVOR. Lisa is a powerhouse – she leads meditations, coaches people towards identifying ways to achieve greater success and happiness in life, probably all before breakfast!
Lisa is also incredibly honest about her experience with postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum psychosis (PPP). Research suggests 1 in 7 women suffers from PPD, but this is likely an under-estimate given how many fail to report due to prevailing misinformation and stigma surrounding maternal mental health.
1 in 1000 women experiences PPP, which is considered a medical and psychiatric emergency and carries a 4% risk of infanticide and 5% risk of suicide. The combination of this being a rare and a terrifying disorder means that most people don’t want to talk about it. But, precisely because it is scary is why it must be discussed. Lisa will walk us through her journey with PPD and PPP to improve awareness and understanding and hopefully help people realize the importance of getting mom help. Lisa will also explain her recovery process and how she regained her life again.
Learn more about my guest, Lisa Abramson:
Lisa Abramson is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher and best selling author of The Wise Mama Guide To Maternity Leave: Avoid Burnout, “Bad Mom Syndrome,” and Other Common Pitfalls of Motherhood. As a trusted coach, Lisa has given keynotes and lead workshops at organizations like Cisco, Salesforce, Microsoft and the Stanford Graduate School of Business on Mindfulness and Creating Sustainable Success.
Her popular mindfulness meditations have been streamed around the globe over 750,000 times and she has been featured in Fast Company, NPR, Health Magazine, Refinery29, The Guardian and numerous other publications and podcasts.
Lisa was recently honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide by EBW.
She is a mom of two girls and has given a moving TEDx talk about her transition into motherhood that’s been viewed over 60,000 times.