Theraspace

Welcome to Theraspace! A blog run by Samantha Wall, LCSW and Francine Baffa, LCSW. Every two weeks Samantha and Francine will supply new mental health information and answer any questions you may have. Want Samantha and Francine to cover a topic? Email us at [email protected]

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Routines and Rituals 2.0

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Edited by Joe DeNoon   Routines and rituals are important aspects when addressing PTSD symptoms. Trauma or traumatic events send us into a state of hyperarousal, which affects our ability to orient to the present moment, regulate our emotions, and live daily life. As Francine discussed in the last blog, … Continue reading “Routines and Rituals 2.0”

Rituals & Trauma

Written by Francine Baffa, LICSW, BCBA-D Edited by Joe DeNoon   Trauma gets frozen inside of us and limits our ability to move forward; in turn, we become blocked and unable to become our authentic selves. To heal, we must find ways to move not only past the trauma but through the trauma. Rituals can provide … Continue reading “Rituals & Trauma”

Flow

Written by Francine Baffa, LICSW, BCBA-D Edited by Joe DeNoon   “The future of work is emotional. No scripts exist for our most difficult professional interactions.” ― Liz Fosslien, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work   In the book No Hard Feelings, the author leads us on a visual exploration of … Continue reading “Flow”

Caring for Ourselves

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Edited by Joe DeNoon   In the last blog, Francine Baffa discussed the 80/20 principle. Francine stated, “It’s about recognizing the imbalance of what needs to be done to reach contentment and happiness and doing only that and not extra work that doesn’t result in anything positive.” In this blog, … Continue reading “Caring for Ourselves”

80/20 your life in 2023

Written by Francine Baffa, LICSW, BCBA-D Edited by Joe DeNoon   “Pareto Me Forward” In 1897, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, in his study of the patterns of behavior, observed that roughly 80% of consequences come from 20% of causes. For example, 80% of project value is achieved with the first 20% of effort and 80% of your … Continue reading “80/20 your life in 2023”

Creating Space to Fail

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Edited by Joe DeNoon   Starting the new year has a big focus on setting goals and deciding what we want the new year to be. Goal setting can be so helpful to create structure and a plan on how to achieve something we want. That can mean any number … Continue reading “Creating Space to Fail”

The Balance of Gratitude

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Edited by Joe DeNoon   The holiday season can be such a mix of emotions. It is an amazing time of year, as well as a really hard time of year. From celebrations, family get-togethers, gifts, and all the activities during the holiday season, it can be easy to get … Continue reading “The Balance of Gratitude”

Thanks-Living

Written by Francine Baffa, LICSW, BCBA-D Edited by Joe DeNoon   “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart   The holiday season can come with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. Yet for many, this time of year is tinged with … Continue reading “Thanks-Living”

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