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"“Sorting your problem stories makes life better!"

This is a towardmoves.com On-Line Event on the last Thursday of every month beginning at 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) presented by Kate McGoey-Smith, DipNrsg, MSW, RSW, FM of Fork Smart. A reminder of the upcoming event will be posted on Toward Moves Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Toward-Moves-Counselling-111266274088353

Pain and suffering are a natural part of living. Many times you can work through it and come out better. Yet there are other times, when you struggle and get really stuck in a feedback loop of difficult thoughts and feelings.

This commonly leads to trying to escape, avoid, distract, deny or other controlling behaviours in order to relieve the hurt. What happens next? It often result in creating even bigger problems for yourself and those you love. Being stuck feels really yucky!

Open to a new approach? Discover and learn practical strategies for ‘unhooking’ from problematic behaviours and moving toward who and what is important to you by increasing your psychological flexibility.

Let my over 25 years experience, knowledge of brief solution-focussed and Acceptance and Commitment therapies (including The ACT Matrix) work for you.You deserve to live a life that matters - full of meaning and purpose. Teaming up together, we can make it possible for you to live the story you want to tell! In-person, phone and on-line services available.

You are always welcome to share your thoughts or questions - kate@forksmart.org.

Your host/facilitator is Kate McGoey-Smith, DipNrsg, MSW, RSW, FM.

More about Kate . . .

Kate, a mother of three, is a former registered nurse with over 25 years of experience as a clinically trained, master-level social worker in the fields of family therapy, addictions and mental health, is a trained family mediator as well as holding university lectureships at five academic institutions. She is trained and practices Brief Solution Focused and Focused Acceptance & Commitment therapeutic interventions.

Added bonus: Whole Plant-based Lifestyle Counselling available in-person or on-line

Want some strategies and solutions in getting more plants on your plate or sustaining your plant-based lifestyle as part of your wellness path? Reverse and prevent such lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hight blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, arthritis, IBS, and even some forms of cancer - all evidence-based science with a practical dose of "how to do it", so you can feel more energetic and alive!

Kate is also a Certified Food for Life Instructor (pcrm.org); a Starch Solution Graduate (John McDougall,MD) and Plant-based Nutrition Certificate Holder (Cornell -T. Colin Campbell)).

Whatever challenges you are experiencing - team up with Kate and remember - your needs, your time, your budget. Connect with Kate at kate@forksmart.org or 403-519-9261 for customized 'make it happen' services. Services available in-person (Calgary, Alberta), by or on-line.

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On-line Discussion: Resiliency - Getting Your Bounce Back in Challenging Times

Struggling to bounce back? Sure you can handle things in the short term - it is the long term, "no end in sight" that can be a major stressor! Let's explore together how to build greater resiliency so you take on life's challenges rather than have them overtake you! Kate McGoey-Smith, DipNrsg, MSW, RSW, FM with over 25 years of counselling experience as a social work therapist will introduce and facilitate this discussion for building greater resiliency. Your thoughts, ideas and views will enrich our discussion and help both others and yourself in the process. We will connect on-line using a Zoom link - first names only and respectful. open mind and heart communication is expected. Everyone's voice counts! So join us!! All participants are expected to keep the content of the group confidential - this is a safe space for everyone. Please note: no recommendations or advice is offered or intended to be offered - always work with your own health care team or legal counsel when needed.

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