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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

Therapy For Real Life Podcast Therapy For Real Life Podcast

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8, 13 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 about the Bay Area counseling practice and burnout prevention resources here: TherapyForRealLife.com

    Biopsychosocial Theory For Mood Management

    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 min
    10 Tiny Mood Boosters For Kids

    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 min
    My Pandemic Vacation: Adapting Pleasure To Stay In Place

    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 min
    Role Playing in Real Life: What Role Will You Play In A Crisis?

    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 min
    Relationship Skills To Outlast A Crisis

    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 min
    Feel Better Fast: 50 Small Ways To Improve Your Mood Right Now

    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).

    • 23 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Useful skills

Teaches very useful life skills. Really enjoy them

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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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