Therapy For Real Life Podcast

Self-Care In Relationships

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Join burnout prevention psychotherapist and wellness consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW as she breaks beyond the traditional therapy hour to offer you research-backed self-care tips and tricks for everyday use. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
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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
20:57
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
26:31
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 .
21:41
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
46:44
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
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