Lighting A Candle & When “Hope” Is the Critical Word In CBT Therapy

Holiday Update

I’m writing this update, late on a Sunday night, from the Laurentian’s. An early morning breakfast and we should be hitting the ski slopes for a full day of activity in our winter wonderland. The first night of Chanukah is now behind us. Our gifts were a massive hit with the girls with jumps of joy, a few squeals and a deep appreciation for their new items. The last part a critical factor for me. Tony and I feeling like we can finally exhale and just enjoy family time. I realize the biggest gift I can give the girls is my time, and attention without picking up my phone.

So, this note is going to be short 🙂

Living Your Life w Lianne Laing Podcast:

Mental Health- I figured this was as good as a time as any to bring this topic to light with the holidays.
We all suffer in our own ways. No one is perfect, we all have our inner battles. There are places of darkness and of light. We seek love and acceptance and we strive to be the best version of ourselves. I am very aware this is easier said than done- but when we have “hope”  – we have purpose. The focus for this podcast is on Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

In a world that is creating an open dialogue and much more honest discussions about our mental health, therapy seems to be a much more common word used in daily conversations then ever before.

Short term, long term therapy, conventional, psychology, phsychiatry…you name it….we are talking about it…or at least I want us talking about it- without the stigma.

Joining me here in studio this week is Dr. Sanjay Rao, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Ottawa University and Additional Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University with degrees here in Canada, India and the UK. Dr. Rao practices from a  place of identifying and treating the client both biomedically and therapeutically. He has delivered over 300 workshops in Cognitive behavioural therapies, presented in national and international conferences and has been published in several scientific journals.

We learn about different modalities in therapy and finding what is right for you. Dr. Rao has a really interesting background and a profound passion for helping others.

You can find more about his work

Have an awesome week everyone. Wishing you cherished time with your family and loved ones. Please reach out if you are in need.

Much Love,
Lianne xo