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Therapy For Real Life Podcast

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Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW hosts the Therapy For Real Life Podcast to make burnout prevention concepts more accessible to everyone, everywhere. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast breaks beyond the traditional therapy hour to adapt research-backed therapy concepts into practical self-care tips and tricks for everyday use. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
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Self-Care Skills For The Holidays
The holidays are upon us, which usually includes a lot of happy celebrations. This year, however, canceled plans, shelter in place, and abundant caution are called for to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The holidays can also bring a lot of difficult emotional triggers, such as painful memories, grief for family members who can’t be with us, or challenging dynamics with those who are with us. Listen to Therapy For Real Life host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW as she describes tiny self-care actions that you can take in the midst the holiday ups and downs. Personalize your own self-care plan so that you can enjoy the upcoming holidays to their fullest. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com This is a rebroadcast of an episode that was released last year prior to the current global pandemic and includes minor updates.
21:26
November 30, 2020
Understanding The Body Budget with Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD
Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW talks with Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD who explains how neuroscience can help you better understand your physical needs and their associated moods. Dr. Barrett shares the analogy of the “body budget” to explain that the brain’s core function is to regulate complex needs in the body. She goes on to describe how difficult moods can serve as an abstraction of these needs, giving you important cues to care for yourself. Dr. Barrett explains that a difficult mood may not necessarily be the sign of a psychological defect, and shares suggestions for how individuals can use emotional intelligence to better interpret their physical needs. Listen in for a discussion of how to understand your own body budget and survive in an environment that constantly saps the body’s resources. Dr. Barrett’s latest book, “Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain” will be released the same week that this episode airs. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
31:27
November 16, 2020
Finding Zen in Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Randy Wolbert, LMSW
Randy Wolbert, LMSW, CAADC, CCS joins the Therapy For Real Life Podcast to discuss where behavior therapy and mindful spiritual practices align. Randy shares his own path to Zen, which overlaps with a long career in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, clinical supervision, and DBT trainings around the world. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW asks Randy to explain how DBT's core theories trace back to Zen. Randy gives examples of the many dialectical tensions that arise in mindfulness practice.  Listeners will enjoy this discussion of mindfulness concepts whether they are curious from psychological or spiritual perspectives. Today's show explains that total wellness can be one and the same. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com . 
47:52
November 9, 2020
How To Solve Problems And Make Up Your Mind
Get organized in your self-care with the Therapy For Real Life Podcast by learning about tools from Problem Solving Therapy in today’s episode. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW helps you get strategic in your approach to self-care by setting up simple routines to support decision making. Anna explains why stress is so disorienting and how feeling competent with problem solving can help protect your mood. Learn from concepts adapted from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you improve your own self-care routine and get started during this episode. Finish today’s show by practicing a guided meditation to help you make up your mind in spite of stress. Make self-care part of something radically better in your life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com [This episode was originally broadcast in January of 2020.]
35:24
October 26, 2020
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life with Christie Tate
Christie Tate was at the top of her class in law school when she started to fantasize about her own death. Tate shares her experiences in her book, Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW interviews the author about how group therapy helped her find intimacy in her most important relationships and recognize when her needs aren’t being met. Tate describes how her relationships in group therapy became fundamental to understanding herself. Contemplate the risks that you would be willing to take in pursuit of healthier relationships as you consider the tensions in intimacy that this episode explores. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
1:03:58
October 12, 2020
Can't Even: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation with Anne Helen Petersen
Anne Helen Petersen is the author of "Can't Even: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation" and joins the Therapy For Real Life Podcast for a discussion of the systems that cause burnout. Petersen describes the sensation of burnout as life’s "one long never-ending to-do list." The author previously described her personal experience with burnout in a 2019 BuzzFeed piece that went viral and provoked tired sighs of recognition around the world. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW talks with Petersen about why millennials get blamed for their own burnout, what’s lacking in current definitions of burnout, and why burnout has become so pervasive. Petersen shares examples of ways to resist burnout culture by creating mutual aid and systems of sustainability. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
51:21
September 21, 2020
My Pandemic Vacation: Adapting Pleasure To Stay In Place
Research shows that even a 20 minute mini-vacation can help alleviate stress during times of crisis or burnout. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW describes how to adapt Dialectical Behavior Therapy concepts into actionable self-care strategies. This episode explains the importance of adapting pleasure during moments of crisis to sustain oneself for difficult times ahead. Anna describes her own pandemic vacation and invites you to design one too using creativity in the context you have. Learn how these same self-care strategies have been used to help folks cope with harsh conditions, such as living in detention, recovering from trauma, or living with fear of future harm. Start scheduling your own pandemic vacation to adapt these self-care strategies for your own life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com [This episode was originally broadcast in April of 2020.]
24:23
September 7, 2020
Grounding Exercises For Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma Recovery
Grounding exercises are a way to stabilize strong emotions during stress, anxiety, or trauma recovery. Grounding allows you to focus your attention on a single sensation in the present moment, and can be used to calm the mind and body after a stressful event. Listen in as burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the basics of grounding, and gives you a list of 15 example grounding exercises. Practice along with the Therapy For Real Life podcast as you try out what grounding exercises work best to help you feel calm, safe, and relaxed. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com [This episode was originally broadcast in April of 2019.]
14:29
August 24, 2020
How To Stay Human On A Screen All Day
Our definition of “normal” is going through a dramatic shift as we move most of our personal and work interactions online as a result of COVID-19 containment efforts. Decreased in-person interaction and increased use of technology can exacerbate feelings of isolation and burnout. It is not uncommon to hear folks say, “I don’t feel like myself anymore.” Therapy For Real Life Podcast host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW shares research-backed tips to help you protect a sense of self with healthy boundaries and safely navigate productivity and relationships online. In this episode, participate in a few simple guided meditations and reflect on your own priorities as you structure your time. Reserve a time for calm. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
42:50
August 10, 2020
How To Not Be A Karen: Managing The Tensions Of AntiRacist Allyship With The D.E.A.R. Project
Therapy For Real Life Podcast welcomes clinical psychologists Danyelle Dawson, Yara Mekawi, and Natalie Watson-Singleton for a discussion of anti-racism and organizational psychology. Today’s panel co-founded The D.E.A.R. Project and recently published an article on Medium titled “How To Not Be A Karen: Managing The Tensions Of AntiRacist Allyship.” (Found here: https://bit.ly/31fqsLT ). The panelists share their perspectives on integrating research-backed therapy methods with anti-racist education and allyship. The group discusses the limitations of individual therapy and push for strategies that promote broader systemic change. Dialectical Behavior Therapy was originally developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, who is known for adapting mindfulness concepts into her research-backed work to help individuals “build a life worth living.” Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW invites today’s guests to critique the bounds of current therapy best practices through an anti-racist lens. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more about self-care and burnout prevention resources: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
1:01:03
August 3, 2020
How You Say It: Why You Talk The Way You Do And What It Says About You
Therapy For Real Life Podcast welcomes speech and language expert Professor Katherine Kinzler to the show to discuss her book — How You Say It: Why You Talk The Way You Do And What It Says About You. She shares research from social psychology and beyond to improve understanding about the complex ways we express identity through speech and language. Professor Kinzler talks with host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW about practical ways that individuals can make sense of their own language context and support healthy cross-cultural conversation. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more about self-care and burnout prevention tools at: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
53:36
July 27, 2020
How To Ask For What You Want
Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW continues this two-part series of Relationship Superpowers (drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to share effective communication strategies. Learn how mindfulness can boost your effectiveness in communicating your needs more clearly. Personalize research-backed methods to improve communication and understanding in your relationships. Stay tuned for future episodes that will include expert interviews to deepen our understanding of effective communication to get our needs met. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
27:42
July 13, 2020
How To Listen And Show Understanding
Good communication is an exercise in reality acceptance. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW shares her thoughts on the need for effective listening skills right now as part of broader systemic change. This episode is the first in a two-part series of Relationship Superpowers (drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Learn how to use mindful self-care skills to improve communication and understanding in your relationships. Most importantly, learn what it takes to show others that they have been authentically heard. Stay tuned for the second half of the series in next week’s episode: How To Ask For What You Want. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
28:00
June 29, 2020
Mood Tracking And Mindful Action
Intense feelings can overwhelm our ability to make good decisions during a crisis or difficult mood. It is common to feel stuck or unsure of what to do when mixed feelings arise. Therapy For Real Life host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW shares practical mood tracking tips to help you make sense of the seasons of your mood and take strategic action. This episode includes interactive self-care exercises drawn and adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including the foundational Wise Mind meditation practice, to help you develop greater self-awareness to better respond to your own needs. Mood tracking is not a replacement for therapy, but is often used in self-care practices to boost holistic burnout prevention. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com . Learn about workplace workshops and self-care events: WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
27:15
June 22, 2020
Recognizing Burnout And Creating Systems Of Change
Therapy For Real Life Podcast defines burnout and gives practical ways to interrupt systems of burnout in this re-broadcast of one of the series’ most popular episodes. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW critiques current definitions and expands the concept of burnout to make it more inclusive and intersectional. This episode deconstructs burnout as a social concept to highlight the role that systems of oppression play in our daily experiences of burnout. Anna cautions listeners against over-pathologizing individuals who experience burnout, and to focus on practical ways to interrupt that process of burnout instead. Tune into this conversation to personalize what successful burnout prevention looks like for you and your community. This is not therapy. This Is Real Life. Learn more about self-care and therapy resources: TherapyForRealLife.com or get in touch to discuss burnout prevention training for your team: WorkshopsForRealLife.com [This episode was first broadcast in October of 2019. Many of the startling statistics about the costs of burnout have risen dramatically even since this episode was first released.]
28:47
June 15, 2020
Self-Care In Political Action
Self-care and political action are both essential for true burnout prevention to become a meaningful reality in our daily lives. Yet, political strife and injustice, combined with the immediacy of the issues we face, can lead to a feeling of overwhelm, stuckness, and despair about one's relationship to power. Therapy For Real Life host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW explains that self-care is a powerful tool for justice when it is used in an intersectional way. Learn practical ways to infuse research-backed self-care into your efforts to create change in your life, in your community, and in your relationships.  Burnout prevention is ultimately a choice of values. How will you ensure burnout prevention in your own efforts to create a more just and peaceful world? This if not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com . Learn about Therapy For Real Life's online self-care and burnout prevention training options: WorkshopsForRealLife.com . 
50:58
June 9, 2020
Understanding Anxiety vs Fear
Therapy For Real Life Podcast asks: “How can you tell the difference between anxiety and fear?” Take a moment now to do your own mood check as you learn about functional vs unhealthy signs of anxiety and stress. Learn how to interrupt the anxiety cycle as host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW translates therapy research into actionable self-care strategies for everyday use. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more about therapy resources, self-care tips, and burnout prevention services at TherapyForRealLife.com . [This episode was originally broadcast in September 2019.]
26:59
June 1, 2020
Biopsychosocial Theory For Mood Management
What is a mood? Therapy For Real Life Podcast host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW breaks down biopsychosocial theory to explain how a mood is inseparable from the context around us. Tune in to learn how Dialectical Behavior Therapy frames the biological, psychological and contextual factors that make up a mood. Then, think about the resources that you have available in your context to help you regulate your moods in an integrated way.... because: Self-care goes everywhere. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
21:01
May 25, 2020
10 Tiny Mood Boosters For Kids
Families are struggling to create a sense of normalcy during these unprecedented and challenging times. Therapy For Real Life Podcast show host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW adapts burnout prevention concepts into self-care strategies for the whole family in this special episode for parents. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
40:07
May 4, 2020
My Pandemic Vacation: Adapting Pleasure To Stay In Place
Research shows that even a 20 minute mini-vacation can help alleviate stress during times of crisis or burnout. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW describes how to adapt Dialectical Behavior Therapy concepts into actionable self-care strategies. This episode explains the importance of adapting pleasure during moments of crisis to sustain oneself for difficult times ahead. Anna describes her own pandemic vacation and invites you to design one too using creativity in the context you have. Learn how these same self-care strategies have been used to help folks cope with harsh conditions, such as living in detention, recovering from trauma, or living with fear of future harm. Start scheduling your own pandemic vacation to adapt these self-care strategies for your own life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
24:58
April 20, 2020
Role Playing in Real Life: What Role Will You Play In A Crisis?
What roles do you play in your life? Which of these roles are voluntary vs. involuntary? How do the roles that you play impact your level of burnout? Tune in to this episode of the Therapy For Real Life Podcast to learn about role strain, role conflict, and role loss to better understand your own burnout prevention needs. Think about ways that you can buffer and support the roles you play, while also protecting the roles that matter most in your life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com [This episode was originally broadcast in October of 2019).
19:05
April 13, 2020
Relationship Skills To Outlast A Crisis
Did you know that there are specific behaviors that reliably predict relationship success or failure? Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains research from the Gottman Method to help us understand key differences between relationship “masters and disasters.” Learn practical skills that you can use to buffer your relationship against unhealthy habits. Practice the relationship skills that you will need to outlast any crisis—including quarantine with a loved one during a global health pandemic! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
42:14
April 6, 2020
Feel Better Fast: 50 Small Ways To Improve Your Mood Right Now
Our own reactions to stress can often make a crisis situation feel even worse. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW adapts the Dialectical Behavior Therapy skill — “Improve The Moment” — to explain how small acts of self-care can help you get through life’s hardest moments. Listen in as Anna lists off 50 examples of tiny mood enhancers that you can use even in the midst of a global health pandemic! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com (This episode was originally broadcast in April 2019).
25:22
March 30, 2020
Coping With Uncertainty
Coping with uncertainty is hard— really, really, hard! Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW shares simple self-care strategies that you can use to cope with stress of the unknown. Learn what you can do to manage difficult feelings, such as anxiety, overwhelm, and despair, during times of crisis or uncertainty. Learn about self-care and relationship skills that you can use to boost a sense of security, even when you are facing legitimate fear or danger. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
26:38
March 23, 2020
My Favorite Books To Share In Therapy
Therapy only works if you apply what you are learning in real life, which is why therapists often assign practice exercises between sessions. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW shares her list of favorite books to share in therapy to extend learning beyond the session. Anna highlights authors who translate mindfulness and relationship research into practical strategies that anyone can use. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com . Follow @therapyforreallife on Instagram for a full list of the books mentioned in this episode.
45:22
March 16, 2020
Mindfulness for Health Anxiety and Pain Management
Therapy For Real Life Podcast aims to adapt burnout prevention concepts into everyday self-care ideas. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW highlights the power of mindfulness in this episode as we all cope with a rising health crisis and accompanying health anxiety. Anna explains how mindfulness skills can be used to cope with the realities of pain, as well as the anxieties of fear. Pause your routine briefly to experience the effects of ‘paradoxical relaxation’ as Anna leads you through a mini meditation practice. Observe the natural effects of noticing physical sensations mindfully, without judgement. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
28:30
March 9, 2020
Using Sports Psychology To Make Change
Would you like to take charge of your life in the way that master sports players take charge of the game? This episode teaches you principles of sports psychology to help you personalize success in your own life. Learn how visualization skills help high performers boost their game — and what this means for changing your own habits. Podcast host and burnout prevention psychotherapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains how to adapt Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills into self-care strategies to counter everyday stress. This is not therapy. This is Real Life . Learn more about burnout prevention resources, self-care ideas, and different therapy styles at: TherapyForRealLife.com
23:55
March 2, 2020
How To Change Unhealthy Patterns
Have you ever felt truly motivated to break an unhealthy habit, and yet struggled to actually make a lasting change? The Therapy For Real Life Podcast helps you make sense of problem behaviors in this episode by breaking unhealthy patterns into their component parts. Show host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help you adapt these ideas into strategic self-care. Learn from your own patterns of behavior to create an alternative coping plan. You will also hear how a DBT therapist can help you go beyond self-care into a deeper understanding of unconscious drivers of behavior. Learn how DBT concepts can help you personalize incentives and reward healthy behavior change. Follow along with Marsha Linehan's DBT Handouts and Worksheets (2nd Ed. from Guilford Press)... Or, simply listen along to hear what DBT can teach you about taking control of your time, your decisions, and your life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
32:03
February 10, 2020
How To Solve Problems And Make Up Your Mind
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast deconstructs Problem-Solving Therapy in this episode as host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW helps you get organized in your approach to self-care. Anna explains why stress is so disorienting and how building competence with problem solving can have a tremendous impact on your mood. Learn from concepts drawn and adapted from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you improve your own self-care routine. Finish the episode by practicing mini mindfulness skills to help you make up your mind in spite of stress. Make self-care part of something radically better in your life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
36:41
January 27, 2020
How To Ruin Your Mood (Or Not...)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast continues it’s explainer series of adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy into self-care skills for everyday life. This episode outlines the biggest obstacles you will face as you regulate your mood in stressful situations. Learn how to protect your self-care routine by buffering against these moody triggers. Plan small ways to practice self-care and avoid burnout. Follow along in the DBT Skills Training Manual of Handouts and Worksheets 2nd Ed. by Marsha Linehan, PhD from the Guilford Press. Show host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW translates therapy-speak into actionable ideas that anyone can use in real time. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
16:34
January 20, 2020
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone —Lori Gottlieb did. [Rebroadcast]
New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb joins the Therapy For Real Life podcast to demystify the therapy process with host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW. Anna talks with Lori about her latest book — Maybe You Should Talk to Someone — and the stories we tell in therapy. Lori’s book follows the lives of four individuals in therapy, as well the tumultuous break-up that sends Lori to therapy herself. Anna and Lori discuss the roles that shame, secrets, and privacy play in and out of session. Lori gets personal about what happens when the therapist takes their turn on the therapy couch. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com . (This episode was originally released in April of 2019).
54:51
January 6, 2020
A Self-Care Package: 8 Mini Meditations
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of podcasting by releasing a compilation of 8 guided meditations from the show's year in review. Make yourself comfortable as you listen to show host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW adapt Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness practices into self-care practices that you can take with you anywhere. Listen in to this episode as we skip all of the chit-chat, interviews, and self-care explainers in order to dive right into your relaxation practice. Listen to this episode in small doses as you practice one mindfulness meditation at a time... Or, settle in for all 8 meditations to give yourself more time for relaxation and respite. DBT teaches us that mindfulness mediation has been shown to reduce stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast will return in the new year with brand new content, expert interviews, and more self-care suggestions for everyday life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Stay tuned! TherapyForReaLife.com
1:09:26
December 31, 2019
Mini Meditations: Progressive Muscle Relaxation (8/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 daily mini meditations selected from the year in review. This episode continues the series with a brief guided practice in progressive muscle relaxation, a skill that the podcast previously discussed in its review of bio-mood hacks from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Therapy For Real Life host Anna Lindberg Cedar adapts concepts drawn from DBT and other mindfulness practices to show how self-care can be incorporated into small moments of everyday life. DBT teaches us that mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. Today's episode is the last mini meditation in the 8 day series before Therapy For Real Life Podcast releases a compilation all 8 mini meditations in a year-end finale episode. Stay tuned! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
09:51
December 30, 2019
Mini Meditations: Turning The Mind with DBT Skills (7/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a year in review by releasing 8 daily guided meditations chosen from the show's best of the year. This mini meditation series will culminate with a final compilation episode of all 8 mindfulness meditations. Today's Therapy For Real Life episode features Anna Lindberg Cedar's adaptation of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy mindfulness exercise, Turning The Mind, a practice in radical acceptance. DBT teaches us that mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. Stay tuned to hear all 8 mini meditations as we celebrate one year of self-care podcasting. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
12:02
December 27, 2019
Mini Meditations: Gratitude Through Mindful Movement (6/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 daily guided meditations from the year in review. Today’s episode features a special guest as we listen back to Angela Madonia guide us through a mindful yoga practice. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar interviewed Angela earlier this year to talk about the self-care benefits of gratitude practice. Listen in to this week's series of daily guided meditation practices to skip all of the interview content and dive right into relaxation. Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches us that mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast will release a self-care package of all 8 mini meditations in a year-end finale episode. Stay tuned! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
13:49
December 23, 2019
Mini Meditations: Willing Hands with DBT Skills (5/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast continues its series of 8 daily guided meditations to celebrate a year in review of self-care episodes. This episode continues with the miniest of guided meditations for a two minute practice. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar adapts Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s mindfulness exercise, Willing Hands, as a practice in how small and gentle self-care ideas can make a big difference in everyday life. DBT teaches us that mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast will release a self-care package of all 8 mini meditations in a year-end finale episode. Stay tuned! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
04:31
December 20, 2019
Mini Meditations: Paced Breathing (4/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 daily mini meditations selected from the year in review. This episode continues the series with a mini explainer on the benefits paced breathing and a brief guided practice. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar adapts concepts drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy with gentle self-care ideas for everyday life. DBT teaches us that mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast will release a self-care package of all 8 mini meditations in a year-end finale episode. Stay tuned! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
07:38
December 19, 2019
Mini Meditations: Loving Kindness (3/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 mini meditations selected from the year in review. Continue this series by settling in for a Loving Kindness guided meditation. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar guides you through a series of gentle mindfulness exercises throughout this 8 day release period. Mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. Listen in to hear mindfulness exercises adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness meditation practices. Some practices, such as the Loving Kindness meditation, have been in use for thousands of years. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast will release a self-care package of all 8 mini meditations in one episode by year end. Stay tuned! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
14:29
December 18, 2019
Mini Meditations: Imagining Your Favorite Place (2/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 mini meditations selected from the year in review. Continue this series by making yourself comfortable and settling in for a guided meditation of your favorite place. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar will guide you through a series of gentle mindfulness exercises throughout this 8 day release period. Mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. Listen in to hear examples of mindfulness exercises adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness meditation practices. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast will release a self-care package of all 8 mini meditations in one episode by year end. Stay tuned! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
11:02
December 17, 2019
Mini Meditations: Mindful Body Scan (1/8)
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 mini meditations selected from the year in review. Enjoy the first in this series by making yourself comfortable and settling in for a mindful body scan. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar guides you through a gentle mindfulness exercise of sensory awareness. Mindfulness meditation has been found to alleviate stress, increase pleasurable experiences, and help you make contact with the present moment. Listen in to hear examples of mindfulness exercises adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness meditation practices. The Therapy For Real Life Podcast will release mini meditations every day until all 8 are released in a self-care package at the end of the series. Stay tuned! This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForReaLife.com
12:24
December 16, 2019
Alleviate Suffering By Balancing Opposites
Have you noticed that stress can lead to extreme or black and white thinking patterns? Therapy For Real Life Podcast host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains how extreme thinking is part of the body’s stress response and how mindfulness can help you cope instead. This episode draws on concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy to teach us how to interrupt extreme thinking with self-care skills adapted for everyday life. DBT draws from Eastern Philosophy and mindfulness principles, such as the core concept of the ‘dialectic’ — the idea that two seemingly opposite truths can exist at the same time. Anna references and reads from DBT’s manual of handouts by Marsha Linehan and shares examples of balancing opposites. Follow along in the DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition (pgs 148-151) for content referenced in this episode. Contemplate what a little more balance could look like for you as you listen along. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
15:55
December 9, 2019
Turning The Mind To Radical Acceptance
How can you practice strategic self-care when the problem you are facing has no end in sight? Therapy For Real Life Podcast host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and adapts them into self-care skills for everyday life. DBT's radical acceptance skill is ideal for coping with stress that is outside of your control. Anna explains how DBT’s treatment developer Marsha Linehan integrated core concepts of mindfulness into her work, including the lesson that radical acceptance can also lead to radical change. Follow along in the DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition (pgs 342-344) for content referenced in this episode. Settle into a comfortable spot as Anna adapts the DBT Turning The Mind skill into a guided meditation intended to motivate you towards action in your own life.  Contemplate what radical acceptance means to you in your daily actions. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
32:49
December 2, 2019
Holiday Self-Care Checklist
The holidays are upon us, which brings a lot of happy celebrations. The holidays can also bring a lot of difficult emotional triggers, such as painful memories, grief for family members who can’t be with us, or challenging dynamics with family members who are with us. Listen to Therapy For Real Life host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW as she describes tiny self-care actions that you can take despite the holiday ups and downs. Personalize your own self-care plan so that you can enjoy the upcoming holidays to their fullest. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
18:47
November 20, 2019
Making Sense of Grief with Brie Pierquet, LCSW
There is no one way to experience grief and loss. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW talks with Brie Pierquet LCSW about her experience counseling survivors through loss and making sense of grief. Brie shares simple self-care suggestions for coping with a loss, including ways that loved ones can play a supportive role. Anna interviews Brie about the many ways that “moving on” from grief can look so different from person to person. Listen in to learn about the diversity and beauty that grief can reveal. Personalize your own self-care activities as you listen to practical ways to make sense of a traumatic loss. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more about the Bay Area counseling practice and self-care resources: TherapyForRealLife.com .
45:11
November 4, 2019
Role Playing in Real Life: How Role Conflict Leads To Burnout
What roles do you play in your life? Which of these roles are voluntary vs. involuntary? How do the roles that you play impact your level of burnout? Tune in to the latest episode of the Therapy For Real Life Podcast to learn about role strain, role conflict, and role loss to better understand your own burnout prevention needs. Think about ways that you can buffer and support the roles that you play, while also protecting the roles you want to be more active in your life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more about the Bay Area counseling practice and self-care resources: TherapyForRealLife.com
19:49
October 28, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT: Listener call in show!
Do you have any burning questions about self-care or therapy concepts that you would like answered on the air? Here’s your chance to AMA with Therapy For Real Life Podcast host and burnout prevention therapist, Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Submit audio messages of 60 seconds or less by emailing therapy@annacedar.com or writing your questions directly to the show on the TherapyForReaLife.com homepage (no crisis msgs. *Use 911 as needed.) Let’s talk about Real Life.
03:49
October 21, 2019
Avoiding Avoidance with Anja Schmitz, PhD
How do you recognize avoidance when you are already stuck in an avoidance loop? Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW interviews fellow anxiety specialist, Anja Schmitz PhD, about how to stop avoiding your life and show up for what matters most. Dr. Schmitz was recently featured in the New York Times article "When Silicon Valley Goes To Therapy" and is a leader in the health tech space.  She shares lessons learned from her research experience at the National Institute of Mental Health and direct work with individuals working to overcome debilitating anxiety. Listen in to hear Dr. Schmitz describe how to take small steps to train yourself out of an avoidance loop. This is not therapy. This Is Real Life. Learn more about therapy resources, self-care tips, and the Bay Area counseling practice: TherapyForRealLife.com .
28:34
October 15, 2019
Mood Check: Defining Burnout
“Burnout” is a concept that has blown up in the culture as a term that is both very specific and has also been criticized as not specific enough. Let’s work with that. Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW summarizes and critiques current definitions of burnout in this latest Therapy For Real Life episode. Anna argues that we need a very flexible term for the conversation around burnout to be as inclusive as possible. She goes on to argue that valuing inclusivity and resisting the urge to over-pathologize burnout may help us solve it together. Tune in to the conversation around burnout to personalize what successful burnout prevention looks like for you. This is not therapy. This Is Real Life. Learn more about the Bay Area-based counseling and burnout prevention consulting practice: TherapyForRealLife.com .
22:41
October 8, 2019
Mood Check: Anxiety vs. Fear
Therapy For Real Life asks: “How can you tell the difference between anxiety and fear?” Take a moment now to do your own mood check as your learn about functional vs unhealthy signs of anxiety and stress. Learn how to interrupt the anxiety cycle as host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW translates therapy research into actionable self-care strategies for everyday use. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more about therapy resources, self-care tips, and the Bay Area counseling practice: TherapyForRealLife.com .
27:51
September 10, 2019
What Is A Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thon?
Did you know that Therapy For Real Life designs and facilitates self-care events for the workplace? Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thons are an opportunity for your team to learn research-backed self-care strategies in a fun and experiential workshop. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW adapts concepts drawn from mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy into stress management strategies for the workplace. Be part of a culture that values emotional wellness. Visit TherapyForRealLife.com >>> workshops for more info or email therapy@annacedar.com to set up a consultation.
02:41
September 9, 2019
Mood Check: Is It Depression?
How do you recognize depression when we hardly ever talk about what that means? Depression negatively impacts your mood, self-esteem, habits, and physical wellbeing, and yet — each experience of depression is unique. A lot of people don’t recognize the signs of depression because they don’t know how different it can look person to person, culture to culture. Most folks with depression would agree... “I just don’t feel like myself anymore.” Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW helps us understand what therapists often ask when they look for clinical signs of depression. Anna also invites you to think about what depression looks like in your own life since each individual experience of depression is so personal. As always, the Therapy For Real Life podcast will leave you with self-care suggestions adapted for real life. Learn what therapists often recommend as gentle self-care steps for anyone coping with depression. For those in crisis: Text crisistextline.org or call emergency services near you (911 in US). Learn more about therapy styles and the Bay Area counseling practice: TherapyForRealLife.com
27:27
September 3, 2019
Tiny Self-Care: Crossover Episode With @therapyforreallife
Join Therapy For Real Life for a crossover episode with @therapyforreallife Instagram! Podcast host and burnout prevention specialist, Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW, talks about the memification of modern communication, while sharing tips to make self-care more contagious in the social media space. Listen in to Anna’s recent Instagram challenge of recording 9 mini self-care videos in 2-3 minutes or less. Therapy For Real Life breaks down therapy research into teeny, tiny self-care tools that can be used in a moment. Follow @therapyforreallife on Instagram for more self-care visuals. Listen in here for your tiny self-care package of quick tips, including everything from mindfulness exercises to research-backed relationship strategies. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
24:40
August 26, 2019
How Does Therapy Work?
The Therapy For Real Life podcast translates therapy concepts into everyday self-care strategies. But wait — What do we mean when we say ‘therapy’ anyways? Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW answers your burning therapy FAQs, including: WHAT is therapy? HOW does therapy work? and WHY does therapy work? Learn about different therapy styles, including motivational enhancement therapies, relationship counseling options, and acceptance-based strategies, such as mindfulness. Learn about therapy options, how to get access to therapy, and how to pick the right therapy style for your needs. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
51:45
August 4, 2019
Compassion as Self-Care Through Loving Kindness
Compassion is a powerful self-care tool for triggering mood change. Compassion is one of the active ingredients in the mindfulness meditation practice of Loving Kindness, which has proven to have tremendous benefit. Consider how you might use compassion as a self-care or relationship skill in your own life as this episode translates compassion research into practical self-care. Stick around to practice a brief Loving Kindness guided meditation with your host and observe the effects of compassion in the present moment.This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com May you be happy May you be healthy  May you be free from suffering
24:33
July 22, 2019
Mini-Mood Booster: Guided Meditation of Your Favorite Place
Mini mood boosters don’t require a lot of time and can still be very effective when it comes to strategic self-care. Join burnout prevention therapist and self-care coach Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW as she talks about the powerful effects of guided meditation. Get comfortable as you practice your own guided meditation. Anna will lead you through an imagination of your most favorite place in the world, so settle in. Guided meditation has been found to help alleviate stress and pain, as well as mood management. Guided meditations can even be hope inducing. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
22:47
July 12, 2019
Finding Creativity in Self-Care with Elana Story LCSW
Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW talks with fellow Bay Area psychotherapist Elana Story LCSW about creativity in and out of the therapy process. Elana is a therapist who specializes in trauma recovery, parenting concerns, and working with trans/queer communities. Elana shares how she started a creative process as a personal form of burnout prevention, and how she adapts these practices into sustainable self-care. Learn small ways to integrate creativity into your own self-care routine as you listen to how these therapists hold space for creativity in their own lives. Give yourself permission to think creatively about your own self-care routine -- no matter what your schedule looks like. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
30:03
July 1, 2019
How To Microdose Self-Care: Getting Strategic with Self-Care Goals
Let’s break down a few myths about self-care as we get over perfectionist ideals that aren’t based in reality. Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW translates therapy concepts from motivational enhancement theories into actionable self-care ideas. Learn how to microdose your own self-care by letting go of perfectionism. Learn how to get really specific and strategic with your self-care goals. We’re not talking about bath salts and fancy schmancy self-care here — We’re talking about radical self-preservation. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
15:03
June 17, 2019
What Is Urge Surfing? Let’s Try It!
Do you ever have a strong urge to do something, and then feel waves of regret, shame, or guilt after making the same old mistakes? Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the DBT skill — Urge Surfing — and how it can be used to help overcome harmful habits, toxic patterns, and unhealthy impulses. Learn how concepts drawn from evidence-based therapy can help you improve your own self-care routine. Set aside a few minutes to practice urge surfing for yourself as Anna walks you through a guided meditation on pain and suffering. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
26:18
June 10, 2019
Self-Care Checklist When The News Is (Extra) Triggering
How do you practice self-care when the current news cycle feels triggering and overwhelming? Channel your attention where you want to have it when times are stressful by designing a self-care routine that works for you. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW give an overview of trauma-informed self-care strategies that may help when a trigger warning just isn't enough. Learn strategic ways to soothe yourself and set aside a few minutes of safety to practice brief self-care exercises right along with this episode. Reflect on the self-care strategies you can use to help you stay  calm and focused in a moment of stress. Take back control of your emotional wellbeing and safety by activating a self-care routine that lets you lead the life you want to have. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com .
25:46
May 20, 2019
Yoga for Real Life: Gratitude in Practice with Angela Madonia
Therapists do not do their work alone. Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW invites Angela Madonia to the show to talk about her work as a yoga and mindfulness instructor. Angela often collaborates with psychotherapists and other care professionals, having taught yoga and mindfulness in non-profits, clinics, schools, and homes since 2007. She is passionate about making yoga accessible, simple, and supportive. Anna and Angela talk about their unique approaches to mindful body awareness, even in hard times, such as working with individuals facing cancer or loss. Learn about the intersection between therapy and other forms of self-care practices as you reflect on your own self-care rituals. Get comfortable for this episode and block a few minutes to cozy up as Angela leads us through an easy-going, gratitude-filled yoga practice. You don't even have to put on yoga pants to try it out! Pay attention to what gratitude feels like in your body. This is not Therapy. This is Real Life. Find out more: TherapyForRealLife.com .
27:46
May 13, 2019
How Can Changemakers Restore Themselves? Ask Tiffany Johnson...
Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW interviews a fellow burnout prevention advocate I-R-L ("in real life") after meeting on social media. Tiffany Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior with a PhD in Management and Organization and has published work in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Studies, and Industrial-Organizational Perspectives. Tiffany's research "focuses on how experiences of inequity and stigma in the workplace facilitate inclusion and well-being (or a lack thereof)." Tiffany shares lessons learned from her research with changemakers, as well recommendations for self-care supports to help you prevent burnout. Not sure whether or not YOU should consider yourself a #changemaker ? Listen in to find out. This is not therapy. This is Real Life.  Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
47:20
May 7, 2019
What is Psychological Flexibility?
Do you ever feel stuck between a rock and a hard place - unsure how to cope? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy teaches us that there are 6 active ingredients in psychological flexibility - the skillset that allows you to engage in a purposeful and meaningful life despite life's painful realities. ACT is backed by research showing that psychological flexibility is linked with reduced suffering, even when anxiety and depression remain persistent.  Anna invites you to think about psychological flexibility concepts in your own life as she translates therapy concepts for everyday self-care. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLIfe.com
28:10
April 30, 2019
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: Lori Gottlieb did...
New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb joins the Therapy For Real Life podcast to demystify the therapy process with host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW. Anna talks with Lori about her latest book — Maybe You Should Talk to Someone — and the stories we tell in therapy. Lori’s book follows the ins and outs of four individuals in therapy, as well the tumultuous break-up that sends Lori to therapy herself. Anna and Lori discuss the role of shame, secrets, and privacy in and out of session, and what happens when the therapist takes their turn on the therapy couch. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com .
53:59
April 22, 2019
Burnout Prevention Checklist
Do you ever feel so burnt out from work and other stresses that you start to feel fatigued, exhausted, and mentally overloaded? Listen in as burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the basics of self-care at work with this checklist of 7 research-backed coping skills. Take mini-breaks during this episode to practice some dedicated self-care right now. Learn how to ground your attention during stress to focus on what matters most. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
21:58
April 18, 2019
Grounding Exercises for Stress, Anxiety, or Trauma
Grounding exercises are a way to stabilize strong emotions during stress, anxiety, or trauma recovery. Grounding allows you to focus your attention on a single sensation in the present moment, and can be used to calm the mind and body after a stressful event. Listen in as burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the basics of grounding, and gives you a list of 15 example grounding exercises. Practice along with the Therapy For Real Life podcast as you try out what grounding exercises work best to help you feel calm, safe, and relaxed. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
13:24
April 10, 2019
When To Speak Up For What You Want Or Say No
Sometimes it isn't clear whether you should ask for what you want, or keep quiet and deal with things as they are. Mood and relationship skills coach Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains what Dialectical Behavior Therapy research says about understanding the intensity of your needs and how to communicate them. Don't let strong emotions get in the way of your priorities, but rather - learn how self-care skills can help you understand your needs in the context of a healthy relationship. *Keep in mind that DBT skills are designed for use in developing safe and healthy relationships. Please contact the National DV Hotline  1-800-799-7233 or 9-1-1 if you need crisis support resources.* Self-care is self-love. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
23:38
April 5, 2019
Identifying Core Needs in Relationships and Then What?
What does the research say about understanding your own needs in the context of a relationship? Relationship therapist and couples coach Anna Lindberg Cedar reviews self-care skills for building understanding in a healthy relationship, whether that is at home, at work, or anywhere else in your life. Anna asks: How do you know what your core needs are vs. areas of flexibility? How do you share that sense of knowing with another person all while negotiating your needs? Anna breaks beyond the traditional therapy hour to offer you research-backed self-care tips and tricks adapted for everyday use. A podcast is not a replacement for therapy, but it is a good place to get a sense of what therapy research helps us understand about self-care. Learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the Gottman Method. Tune into other episodes, such as Self-Care and Relationships and How to Ask for What You Want for other relationships self-care skills. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
20:41
April 4, 2019
Feel Better Fast: 50 Small Ways To Improve Your Mood
Sometimes you are doing the very best you can to simply not makes things worse - and that is OK! Dialectical Behavior Therapy calls this a skill, in fact -- Improve the Moment.  Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW - psychotherapist and burnout prevention specialist -- explains that if you can make things a little bit better at a time, then you can improve the moment in a really profound way. Research shows that it is this outlook and act of trying to make the moment better that makes the biggest difference over time. Listen in as Anna lists off 50 small suggestions of tiny ways that you can improve your mood in a moment. What will work best for you and your self-care routine? This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
20:58
April 1, 2019
Reality Acceptance and Radical Willingness
In life we have two choices when it comes to overcoming struggle: 1) We can try to change the way things are... or... 2) We can try to accept what is beyond our control. This episode focuses on the latter by looking at practical tools for building acceptance and skills to experience reality as it is. Burnout prevention therapist and workplace consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW reviews the research when it come to acceptance-based coping with stressful events. Get comfortable so that you can take a break from your day and practice brief exercises in mindful acceptance right along with Anna. Acceptance does not mean that you approve, or would do things the same way, but it may help you get to a place of dealing with reality as it is. Find out how. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
26:32
March 29, 2019
Motivation Boosters for Change
What does it take to make a change? Burnout prevention therapist and and leadership consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW reviews the research when it comes to motivational enhancement therapies. Learn practical motivational tips and tricks that you can integrate into your self-care routine to help you make a change. Studies show that connecting with personal motivation is key to making effective and lasting changes in your life.  This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com .
21:42
March 14, 2019
10 Hacks for Better Sleep
Having trouble sleeping? Sleeping a little, but not very well? Have you talked to a doctor already, but are still feeling stuck? Listen to burnout prevention psychotherapist and workplace wellness consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW as she breaks down the research on best practices in optimal sleep. Learn quick tips that you can easily integrate into your self-care routine. Anna talks about strategies drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and other research-backed strategies for emotional wellness. Listen to this list of 10 Hacks for Better Sleep for yourself and evaluate your own sleep routine. Set an intention for at least one self-care tip that you could practice to improve your sleep. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
17:36
March 9, 2019
What To Do In A Crisis! + Bio-Mood Hacking
Practice DBT’s fast-acting bio-mood hacks to channel your body’s natural ability to self-regulate. Burnout prevention psychotherapist and mood hacker Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the research behind DBT’s mood regulation skills and gives quick tips for interrupting a difficult mood in a crisis. She even practices these tips along with you as you listen in. Get yourself ready for some bio-mood hacking by finding a private space, a few minutes of mindful attention, some ice (brrrr) - and even a doctor's note in some cases! Oh my! Learn how to adapt research-backed therapy concepts for everyday use. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
46:45
March 7, 2019
How To Ask For What You Want (Relationship Superpowers)
Burnout prevention psychotherapist and workplace consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW reviews therapy research explaining how DBT's communication strategies can improve emotional wellness and coping. Learn practical communication strategies drawn and adapted from Marsha Linehan's DBT Skill - DEAR MAN. It turns out that strong relationships are an essential ingredient for balanced emotional health. Tune in to learn how communication skills can help you improve your self-care routine. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
25:01
February 21, 2019
Let's Get Personal: Burnout Prevention for Real Life
Let's switch things around in this crossover episode. Practice of the Practice podcast host Joe Sanok interviews Therapy for Real Life host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW about self-care essentials. Anna personalizes burnout prevention lessons from a 20 year career in nonprofits that she has since integrated into her own counseling practice. Anna works to make burnout prevention concepts even more accessible beyond her therapy practice by mentoring clinicians in the field, hosting the Therapy For Real Life podcast, and consulting with workplace wellness partners. This episode explains how Anna tries to do all of that, while also balancing her own self-care. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
36:00
February 21, 2019
Relationship Superpowers: Validation (DBT)
Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW shares the first in her series of Relationship Superpowers (drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Learn how to use mindfulness self-care skills to improve communication and understanding in your relationships. Listen in to other episodes in the podcast, such as “What is Mindfulness?” and “Self-Care in Relationships” to complement this episode. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
22:51
February 19, 2019
What is Mindfulness?
Have you heard of mindfulness before, but aren’t actually sure what it means? Listen in as psychotherapist and burnout prevention specialist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains some of the central principles of mindfulness. Get cozy before you tune in so that you can fully enjoy the mindful practice in this episode, including a body scan meditation. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. TherapyForRealLife.com
23:06
February 13, 2019
Mood Hacks: 4 Solutions to Any Problem
Guess What... There Are Only Four Solutions to Any Problem  (according to Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Learn about four options you have when it comes to facing any problem, stress, or decision in your life. Pick a problem that you're facing now and think about what solution might be called for to improve your self-care. Go ahead, try it. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
13:55
February 6, 2019
Self-Care In Relationships
Reflect on your own relationship boundaries and priorities as Anna describes relationship self-care skills. This episode is one in a series of self-care skills drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Learn about the three types of relationship priorities that individuals must balance in setting healthy boundaries with loved ones, colleagues, and anyone else in your life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Find out more: TherapyForRealLife.com
13:07
January 31, 2019
Mood Hacks: Opposite Action (DBT)
Learn about research-backed self-care skills for hacking your mood. Anna talks with clinicians from the SF-based startup, helloKIP.com about Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s demonstrated effectiveness in mood regulation. Listen in as Anna describes how to practice DBT’s mood hacking tip —Opposite Action. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
17:36
January 28, 2019
What is Wise Mind? (DBT)
Do you ever feel stuck and unsure what to do? Learn how mindfulness skills drawn from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy might help you find clarity in a moment of confusion. Psychotherapist and burnout prevention specialist Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW shares how practical mindfulness strategies can boost your self-care routine. Listen in as Anna invites you to try the research-backed DBT mindfulness skill - “Wise Mind” - for yourself. This is not therapy. This is real life. Find out more: TherapyForRealLife.com .
12:29
January 25, 2019
What are Emotions?
Learn about three of the main functions of emotions according to Dialectical Behavior Therapy • Boost awareness of your own emotional patterns and learn practical ways to respond to emotions in a healthy way • This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
09:43
January 24, 2019
What is Burnout?
Learn how burnout, anxiety, and depression interact with stress. Think about a plan for managing stress in your own life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
10:00
January 22, 2019
Welcome to Therapy For Real Life Podcast!
Therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar gives a warm welcome to the Therapy For Real Life podcast. Get your own self-care tips, tricks, and questions ready as you pin this podcast in your self-care routine. Find out more: TherapyForRealLife.com
02:45
January 22, 2019
Self-Care For Everywhere
Self-Care is meant to be shared...
00:59
January 21, 2019