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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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    • Mental Health
    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

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 .

    How Does Therapy Work?

    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 and WorkshopsForRealLife.com . [This episode was originally broadcast in August of 2019.]

    • 53 min
    How To Not Be A Karen: Managing The Tensions Of AntiRacist Allyship With The D.E.A.R. Project

    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 . This episode originally aired in August of 2020.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Relationship Skills To Outlast A Pandemic (Or Any Crisis)

    Relationship Skills To Outlast A Pandemic (Or Any Crisis)

    Research shows that specific patterns of behavior reliably predict relationship success or failure. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW explains how research from the Gottman Method can help us understand key differences between “relationship masters and relationship disasters.” Learn practical skills to interrupt unhealthy patterns in your relationships and help you get your needs met. Practice the communication skills you need to stay connected during quarantine, or any crisis. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com . This episode was originally broadcast in April of 2020.

    • 42 min
    Notes From Your Therapist with Allyson Dinneen

    Notes From Your Therapist with Allyson Dinneen

    Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW chats with author and artist Allyson Dinneen about the release of her book, Notes From Your Therapist. Dinneen was featured in the New York Times article, “Instagram Therapists Are the New Instagram Poets.” Dinneen is known for her ability to translate complex ideas about emotions and relationships into brief, handwritten notes. This interview interrogates the complexities of authentic expression online, including a consideration of the potentially harmful effects of social media. Dinneen shares how she has built a sense of connection online, while maintaining boundaries to preserve a healthy sense of self. Host Cedar asks Dinneen about her creative process as a therapist and how she is able to balance self-care with artistic expression. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com .

    • 34 min
    My Favorite Books To Share in Therapy

    My Favorite Books To Share in Therapy

    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, including several guests who have been interviewed on the show. The beneficial effects of therapy requires practice in real life, which is why therapists often assign reading between sessions. Enjoy this self-care reading list to continue your own practice in strategic burnout prevention. 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. This episode was originally broadcast in March of 2020 and updated to include new recommendations.

    • 43 min
    The Power of Dance with Vania Deonizio, AMFT

    The Power of Dance with Vania Deonizio, AMFT

    Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW talks with Vania Deonizio, AMFT about the healing power of dance and movement. Deonizio is the Founding Director of the nonprofit Dancin Power, which gives individuals access to creative and expressive arts during hospitalization. Deonizio shares how dance helped her recover from a difficult time during her childhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and how she has shared the positive impact and power of music, movement, mindfulness, and dance with others since. Deonizio has a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy, which she combines with her practical understanding of the impact that music has had in her work as a dancer and choreographer. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com .

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

mweston801 ,

Useful skills

Teaches very useful life skills. Really enjoy them

Sotapete ,

A healthy snack

Just what I need to keep me on track with my best mental health. These brief check-ins help reinforce my therapy lessons and keep me focused and productive on what is most important. The host is nurturing and supportive. I love it.

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