Jocelyn Tuohy

Introducing Calgary Counselling Collective

Kim thomas, registered psychologist, Jocelyn Tuohy, registered psychologist, Kimberly nelson, registered provisional psychologist Welcome to the collective! We are a group of psychologists who have come together to help provide unique and tailored counselling services. As a collective, we are passionate about providing specialized training in our individual in fields that including working with adults …

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Emotions: Creating An Understanding

Throughout my years as a psychologist working with adults, I have discovered that the labeling, understanding, allowing, and expressing of emotions amongst individuals is often rare to see. It is common for people to have difficulty with labeling their own emotions and  an understanding of why they feel that way. Understanding your emotions There is …

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Managing Stress During the Holidays and Beyond

Holidays are stressful. This pandemic is stressful. Life is stressful. Stress is a common reaction to uncertainty and conflict and can happen to all of us. It affects our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. So, it is no wonder that the events of 2020 have helped create a high level of stress on individuals and …

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Working from home more stressful than you thought? We got you!

Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. It’s no surprise these were recently chosen as words of the year by our favourite dictionaries. From our homes to our work to our relationships, COVID-19 has upended almost every aspect of our lives. Given these dramatic shifts in the way we relate to the world and with each other, it’s also …

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Four Horsemen

Understanding Communication Toxicity in Your Relationship

One of the most common concerns couples identify as an issue in their relationship is communication. Most couples feel like communication (or lack thereof) leads to conflict and that conflict is a negative part of their relationship. However, conflict is a normal part of a relationship and is going to happen. I often tell couples …

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Connect with your partner

5 ways to Connect with Your Partner (Outside the Bedroom)

“Intimacy is not purely physical. It’s the act of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel like you can see into their soul. It brings two people closer and helps them bond better.” Arijit Chandra Emotional connection is vital in relationship between partners. When we feel emotionally connected then we feel seen, we feel heard, …

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Ingredients for relationship success

Ingredients to Help Create a Successful Relationship

Relationship success = constant communication, an abundance of appreciation, heartfelt understanding, consistent emotional and physical connection, and ongoing trust and commitment. How do we know this combination of ingredients makes a successful relationship? Thanks to years of research and clinical practice, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Gottman have uncovered the recipe that makes a …

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6 Tools and Strategies to Help Manage Your Trauma

As it was discussed in the previous blogs this month, trauma can cause detrimental and devastating effects on an individual and can create long-lasting negative consequences. Here are a few suggestions on how you can help manage your responses to trauma. 1. Evaluate your Window of Tolerance Check in with yourself to determine if you …

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Physical vs Mental Image Emmaus Psychology

Trauma: The link between adverse childhood experiences and your health

Most of us know trauma affects mental health. But did you know trauma can detrimentally impact your physical health and can lead to chronic illness? Exposure to adversity in childhood can change your physiology and overall development, including the immune system, hormonal system, and neurological system. This knowledge and understanding, was explored and ultimately validated, …

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Understanding childhood trauma

Understanding the impacts of early childhood trauma in adults

Many children grow up in environments that are detrimental to their emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. The environment that surrounds a child is a fundamental aspect to their development. When we look at chronic childhood trauma, we are often looking at what risk factors were present in the child’s environment throughout their upbringing. Risk factors …

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