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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The Upside to Feeling Down

Written by Francine Baffa, LICSW, BCBA-D Edited by Joe DeNoon   “Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.”  ― Victor Hugo   We have all heard the expressions: “Good Vibes Only”, “Think Positive”, and “Be Happy”. It was refreshing to read the recent blog posted by S. Wall that brought to our attention the toxicity of always … Continue reading “The Upside to Feeling Down”

The Process of Change

Written by Francine Baffa, LICSW, BCBA-D Edited by Joe DeNoon   “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates The process of changing one’s behaviors is complex; it is not one and done—behavioral change is an iterative process. It is a dynamic … Continue reading “The Process of Change”

5 Stages of Change

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Edited by Joe DeNoon   “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free Growth and change are something so easy to talk … Continue reading “5 Stages of Change”

Completing the Stress Cycle

Written by Francine Baffa, LICSW, BCBA-D Edited by Joe DeNoon   Refueling our mental capacity is what allows us to be buoyant and cycle through life with more resilience. When we neglect to register what our internal meter is reading, we can enter a stage of burnout… and burnout has its own cycle. When in burnout, … Continue reading “Completing the Stress Cycle”

OCD Tendencies Part 1: What is OCD and How Does It Relate to Nursing?

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Edited by Joe DeNoon Most people experience unwanted and intrusive thoughts, images, or urges from time to time. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder related to anxiety where these unwanted, intrusive thoughts, as well as images and urges, occur so frequently that they are categorized as an obsession that … Continue reading “OCD Tendencies Part 1: What is OCD and How Does It Relate to Nursing?”

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