Meet our founders

Wise Women Canada is the initiative of Lisa Brookman, a Montreal based clinical psychotherapist. With over 18 years of experience in the field of social work, Lisa has guided hundreds of clients in making positive life changes. Together with her friend…

When Anxiety Affects Your Parenting

Anxiety can exacerbate even the simplest of parenting tasks and steal the gratification we should be receiving. But it is possible to gain control over your anxiety and create a healthy family dynamic. First posted on Best Health Here are…

Montreal Women’s Empowerment Conference

Women’s Growth & Wellness Conference On April 7th, 2017, get ready to feel inspired, empowered, and armed with the tools to rock your life. Combining their passion and dedication to empowering women, Erica Diamond (WomenOnTheFence.com), Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener…

Post Concussion Syndrome: The Invisible Injury

While there is more media attention and awareness about concussion, particularly in sport, there is little focus on the non athlete who becomes concussed. There is even less widespread knowledge about the 15% who experience post concussion syndrome, symptoms that…

My Partner’s Depressed: What Can I Do to Help?

Reader’s Digest, Best Health – Elizabeth Wiener and Lisa Brookman The clinical psychologist says… In my practice, I work with people who struggle with depression. It’s not unusual for clients to feel apprehensive about beginning therapy, which is a reasonable…

Imagine

Imagine… you get a call one day offering you the chance to win a $100,000. It’s a new reality show that takes ordinary people and asks them to do extraordinary things. All that you have to do is walk across…

Life Takes Guts

For many people living with Crohn’s disease, life can involve urgent trips to the bathroom as well as pain. For some, Crohn’s can even be deadly. Living with a chronic disease like this can be difficult and isolating. In severe…

#RaiseYourWiseHand: Destigmatizing Mental Illness

Wise Women Canada was started by psychotherapist Lisa Brookman and educator Elizabeth Wiener. It focuses on women’s issues – particularly women’s mental health. They are currently promoting the movement #RaiseYourWiseHand around World Mental Health day on October 10th. By using the hashtag, they’re hoping we can…

Fit Vs. Fiction

“Alone I lived inside my head, never wanting to leave my bed On the outside so strong and tough, but inside never good enough I spent each moment wrapped in fear, afraid of looking in the mirror What power it…

Back to school blessings

Now that the new school year is upon us, my Facebook newsfeed is full of first day of school pictures.  Many of them are with adorable kids holding signs that let us know what grade they are going into or…

Prayers for Yatsen

Sometimes, someone in our community needs our help. Right now, it’s this beautiful family of three: Yatsen was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. His life will be on hold while he recovers from surgery and deals with chemo and…

Walking With My Father

When my parents would go out on Saturday nights, I’d always anxiously await their return home because it meant my dad and I could go on one of our “night walks”. This is what we called our Saturday night ritual. Just…

My sister Lisey

I still vividly remember the worst day of my life so far. I was teaching in Arizona. My 5th graders were in Art and I was at my desk planning for the next week. My cell phone rang. It was…