The role of our Behavioural Change Specialist is to help you use your knowledge
about yourself and your situation to understand the impact thoughts and emotions
can have on wellbeing. Our Behavioural Change Specialist works with you to
identify the direction you want to take in this health journey, what might get
in the way, and what can help you reach your goals. With this insight, you can
determine your priorities and what to focus on next. Becoming aware of
unhelpful thought patterns and recognizing and being able to shift emotions can
be a springboard for change and readiness to achieve the positive lifestyle
choices you want to make.
For a consultation with our Behavioural Change Specialist who is a registered
social worker, you will need a referral from a member of Bow Valley Primary Care
Network's Inter-Professional Team, or through your primary care clinic in the
Bow Valley. You may be struggling to maintain a healthy weight or trying to give
up smoking. Perhaps you have been newly diagnosed with a chronic disease and
need to adjust, or are struggling with chronic pain.
After an in-depth consultation, our Behavioural Change Specialist will help
you recognize your emotions and understand how they affect behaviour and your
Examples of workshops led by our Behavioural Change Specialist are Hoping and
Coping: Ways to Grow Your Own Hope, Personal Resilience, Minding Stress: Reduce
and Manage the Stress in Your Life, and Waking Up to Healthy Sleep. In
addition, she co-facilitates workshops with other members of the PCN's
Inter-Professional Team and is a key contributor to the PCN's Best Weight and
Chronic Pain Programs.