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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 • 26 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 .

    Preventing Burnout Among Helping Professionals with Elizabeth Horevitz, PhD, LCSW

    Preventing Burnout Among Helping Professionals with Elizabeth Horevitz, PhD, LCSW

    Burnout was not a new concept for most helping professionals even before the start of the global pandemic. Now, the pressures facing helping professionals can better be described as burnout on top of burnout on top of burnout. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW talks with guest expert Elizabeth Horevitz, PhD, LCSW about the unique challenges that healthcare professionals face working with limited resources and amidst overwhelming need. Dr. Horevitz has experience working in safety net systems of care and specializes in burnout prevention among helping professionals. Together, they discuss the overall concept of burnout as well as many of its interlocking parts, such as: compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and moral injury. Learn about the psychological theories and practical concepts that guide these experts in their work in burnout prevention, both for themselves and others. This is not therapy. This is real life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com .

    • 49 min
    Move the Body, Heal the Mind with Jennifer Heisz, PhD

    Move the Body, Heal the Mind with Jennifer Heisz, PhD

    Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW interviews Jennifer Heisz, PhD to discuss the healing power of exercise. Dr. Heisz is a neuroscientist, the Director of the NeuroFit Lab at McMaster University, and author of the book, Move The Body, Heal The Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia and Improve Focus, Creativity and Sleep . Dr. Heisz describes the many powerful benefits of exercise throughout her book and even offers step by step suggestions on how to use exercise to shape desirable functioning in the brain and mood. Listen in to learn some surprising facts about the neuroscience of exercise. This is not therapy. This is real life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com

    • 41 min
    Coping With (Prolonged) Uncertainty

    Coping With (Prolonged) Uncertainty

    Coping with uncertainty is profoundly challenging. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW shared simple self-care strategies two years ago as the global pandemic was just beginning. Now, we revisit that episode as an opportunity to refresh our ability to cope with uncertainty. As we know, uncertainty is a stressful trigger for human beings at any time, but the prolonged uncertainty of a global pandemic requires endurance and more consistent self-care. Learn what you can do to manage difficult feelings, such as anxiety, overwhelm, and despair, during times of crisis or uncertainty. Learn about self-care and relationship skills that you can use to boost a sense of security, even when you are facing legitimate fear or danger. This is not therapy. This is real life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com [This episode was originally published in March of 2020.]

    • 26 min
    Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients) with Martha Kauppi

    Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients) with Martha Kauppi

    Martha Kauppi is a marriage and family therapist, educator, supervisor, and certified sex therapist who specializes in working at the intersection of sex and relational issues. She recently published the book Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients). Kauppi joins Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW on the show today to discuss important terms for understanding consensual non-monogamy and alternative relationship structures. Together, they discuss specific therapy skills that can help individuals navigate consent in their romantic relationships, explore tensions in therapist self-disclosure, and describe how members of a marginalized community can find a better client-therapist match. This is not therapy. This is real life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com

    • 54 min
    The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance with Dr. Nate Zinsser

    The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance with Dr. Nate Zinsser

    Therapy For Real Life Podcast Host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW interviews Dr. Nate Zinsser about his experience as the Director of the Performance Psychology Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Zinsser has trained U.S. Military Academy’s cadets and world-class athletes, including a Super Bowl MVP, numerous Olympic medalists, professional ballerinas, NHL All-Stars, and college All-Americans, to help them perform at their maximum potential in high stress situations. Dr. Zinsser has been a consultant for the FBI Academy, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and the Fire Department of New York. He earned his Ph.D. in sport psychology from the University of Virginia and has his senior black belt in karate. Dr. Zinsser’s book, The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance, will be released this week. This is not therapy. This is real life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com . 

    • 48 min
    What is Role Burnout?

    What is Role Burnout?

    What roles do you play throughout 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 the difference between role strain, role conflict, and role loss to better understand your own burnout prevention needs. Think about ways that you can support the roles you play, while also protecting the roles that matter most to you. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com . [This episode was originally broadcast in October of 2019).

    • 18 min

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