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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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    • 4.7 • 22 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 .

    Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training with Adam Stern, MD

    Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training with Adam Stern, MD

    Today's episode is an opportunity to learn about the specific role of psychiatry in mental health care as Dr. Adam Stern talks with Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW about his new memoir, Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training. Dr. Stern shares lessons from the field of psychiatry and the intersection of physical and mental health. Cedar interviews Dr. Stern about how he learned to balance his own mental health while overcoming imposter syndrome as a resident in Harvard's prestigious psychiatry training program. Dr. Stern explains why even experts find it challenging to balance work and home life for sustainable burnout prevention. Together, Cedar and Dr. Stern brainstorm how both individuals and systems must respond to burnout culture to preserve a sense of mental health during challenging times. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com . 

    • 40 min
    Mood Check: Is It Depression?

    Mood Check: Is It Depression?

    How do you recognize depression when our society rarely talks 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 present in person to person, culture to culture. Most folks with depression would agree... “I just don’t feel like myself anymore.” Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW helps us understand how therapists assess for clinical signs of depression. Cedar 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 for accessible initial self-care steps that anyone can use to cope with the difficulties of depression. For those in crisis: Visit crisistextline.org or call emergency services near you (911 in US). Learn about the different research-backed therapy styles for depression and counseling options available throughout California by visiting TherapyForRealLife.com . Schedule a workplace training to boost mental health awareness and equip your team with valuable self-care strategies through interactive practice on the job: WorkshopsForRealLife.com . This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life.

    • 28 min
    Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation with Fern Schumer Chapman

    Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation with Fern Schumer Chapman

    Therapy For Real Life Podcast Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW interviews Fern Schumer Chapman to discuss her latest book, Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation. Chapman's book combines memoir with survey research findings to describe the painful experience of sibling estrangement and how to understand this neglected topic. Chapman describes the ripple effect that estrangement can have in families and mental health implications that individuals often experience as a result. Estrangement is a highly stigmatized experience that can cause harm to one's self-esteem, impacting relationships far beyond those who are immediately estranged. Chapman shares the challenges that she and her brother faced as they began the long process towards reconciliation. Together, Cedar and Chapman discuss self-care strategies that individuals and families can use to promote post-traumatic growth after a painful experience of estrangement. Reconciliation may or may not be an option for those experiencing estrangement, yet Chapman shares key insights into how to set personal boundaries to protect a healthy sense of self, regardless of whether reconciliation is available, or even advisable. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com .

    • 45 min
    This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are with Melody Warnick

    This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are with Melody Warnick

    Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW interviews guest expert, Melody Warnick, on today's show to discuss what it takes to build a sense of belonging in your community. This story is personal for Warnick, who admits that she previously believed that moving would solve all of her problems before discovering that problems will follow you anywhere. Warnick changed her thinking when she launched a series of "love where you live experiments" after moving from Austin, TX to settle down in Blacksburg, VA. Warnick researched the scientific literature and found that there are concrete steps that one can take to establish a sense of "place attachment" in one's community. Spoiler alert: Warnick's experiments to love her new town worked and she remains happy there after nine years! Warnick summarizes what she learned and gives specific suggestions to develop a sense of belonging in one’s new (or old) place in her book, This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are. Together, Cedar and Warnick discuss the many tensions that can arise in the pursuit of belonging. Listeners are invited to apply Warnick's "Love Where You Live Principles" in your own community to build a sense of belonging and purpose wherever you are. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com . 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT + Preview of Upcoming Guests To The Show

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT + Preview of Upcoming Guests To The Show

    You may have noticed that the Therapy For Real Life Podcast has been on a mini-hiatus lately and wondered why. Therapy For Real Life Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW shares a BIG PERSONAL ANNOUNCEMENT on today's episode to explain this recent break from the show and gives a preview of what to expect as the show gets ready to return very soon. You will be delighted to hear a preview of upcoming guests, including Melody Warnick, author of This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, and Fern Schumer Chapman, author of Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road To Reconciliation. Get your self-care listening group ready by forwarding the show to your friends and accountabili-buddies so that you can debrief self-care learnings from each episode together. Rate and review this podcast wherever podcasts are found to give access to anyone who could benefit from Therapy For Real Life's research-backed burnout prevention and self-care strategies. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com . 

    • 4 min
    What To Do In A Crisis! + Bio-Mood Hacking Skills

    What To Do In A Crisis! + Bio-Mood Hacking Skills

    Practice DBT’s fast-acting bio-mood hacks to channel your body’s natural ability to self-regulate in this interactive episode. Burnout prevention psychotherapist and mood hacker Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW explains the research behind DBT’s mood regulation skills. She gives listeners quick tips for interrupting a difficult mood in a crisis and even practices these tips along with you in this episode. 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. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com or WorkshopsForRealLife.com [This episode was originally broadcast in March of 2019.]

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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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