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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 about the Bay Area counseling practice and burnout prevention resources here: TherapyForRealLife.com

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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 about the Bay Area counseling practice and burnout prevention resources here: TherapyForRealLife.com

    How To Ruin Your Mood (Or Not...)

    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 min
    Maybe You Should Talk To Someone —Lori Gottlieb did. [Rebroadcast]

    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 min
    A Self-Care Package: 8 Mini Meditations

    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 hr 9 min
    Mini Meditations: Progressive Muscle Relaxation (8/8)

    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

    • 9 min
    Mini Meditations: Turning The Mind with DBT Skills (7/8)

    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 min
    Mini Meditations: Gratitude Through Mindful Movement (6/8)

    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 min

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