May 11, 2021
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Becoming a mother is a joyful rite of passage, but it can also bring overwhelming emotional upheaval, exhaustion, and self-doubt. And is it any wonder? Motherhood changes everything, right down to a woman’s brain chemistry. In her new book, Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood--And Relax Into Your New Self, Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D (mother of two) offers a compassionate, science-based psychological strategy for helping moms cope with common challenges and make peace with their transformed identity.
Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D. is a NJ and NY State licensed
clinical psychologist and writer
specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and stress, with a sub-specialty in working with mothers of young children. She is the Founder/Director of the North Jersey Center for Anxiety and Stress Management in Summit, NJ and a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She was previously an Assistant Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She earned a B.A. in psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Dobrow DiMarco’s writing on maternal stress and anxiety has been featured in Motherwell, Motherly, Pop Sugar Moms, Psychology Today, Scary Mommy, The Week, and Today Parenting, as well as on her own blog, DrCBTmom.com. She is the author of Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood--And Relax Into Your New Self, to be published by Guilford Press in May 2021.
Kristen Manieri is certified both as a habits coach and mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, focus, habit formation, rest rituals, and prioritizing personal well-being. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 120 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional AND joyful life. Learn more at https://kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me/.
Mentioned in this Episode
Guest’s website: https://drcbtmom.com/
Guest’s book: Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood--And Relax Into Your New Self https://bookshop.org/books/mom-brain-proven-strategies-to-fight-the-anxiety-guilt-and-overwhelming-emotions-of-motherhood-and-relax-into-your-new-self-9781462543212/9781462540266
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