Therapy For Real Life Podcast

Therapy For Real Life Podcast

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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


Understanding Anxiety vs Fear
Jun 1 • 26 min
Therapy For Real Life Podcast asks: “How can you tell the difference between anxiety and fear?” Take a moment now to do your own mood check as you learn about functional vs unhealthy signs of anxiety and stress. Learn how to interrupt the anxiety cycle as…
Biopsychosocial Theory For Mood Management
May 25 • 21 min
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,…
10 Tiny Mood Boosters For Kids
May 4 • 40 min
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…
My Pandemic Vacation: Adapting Pleasure To Stay In Place
Apr 20 • 24 min
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…
Role Playing in Real Life: What Role Will You Play In A Crisis?
Apr 13 • 19 min
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,…
Relationship Skills To Outlast A Crisis
Apr 6 • 42 min
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…
Feel Better Fast: 50 Small Ways To Improve Your Mood Right Now
Mar 30 • 23 min
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…
Coping With Uncertainty
Mar 23 • 26 min
Coping with uncertainty is hard— really, really, hard! Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW shares simple self-care strategies that you can use to cope with stress of the unknown. Learn what you can do to manage difficult feelings, such as anxiety,…
My Favorite Books To Share In Therapy
Mar 16 • 45 min
Therapy only works if you apply what you are learning in real life, which is why therapists often assign practice exercises between sessions. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW shares her list of favorite books to share in therapy to extend learning beyond…
Mindfulness for Health Anxiety and Pain Management
Mar 9 • 28 min
Therapy For Real Life Podcast aims to adapt burnout prevention concepts into everyday self-care ideas. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW highlights the power of mindfulness in this episode as we all cope with a rising health crisis and accompanying health…
Using Sports Psychology To Make Change
Mar 2 • 23 min
Would you like to take charge of your life in the way that master sports players take charge of the game? This episode teaches you principles of sports psychology to help you personalize success in your own life. Learn how visualization skills help high…
How To Change Unhealthy Patterns
Feb 10 • 32 min
Have you ever felt truly motivated to break an unhealthy habit, and yet struggled to actually make a lasting change? The Therapy For Real Life Podcast helps you make sense of problem behaviors in this episode by breaking unhealthy patterns into their…
How To Solve Problems And Make Up Your Mind
Jan 27 • 36 min
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast deconstructs Problem-Solving Therapy in this episode as host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW helps you get organized in your approach to self-care. Anna explains why stress is so disorienting and how building competence with…
How To Ruin Your Mood (Or Not…)
Jan 20 • 16 min
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…
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone —Lori Gottlieb did. [Rebroadcast]
Jan 6 • 54 min
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…
A Self-Care Package: 8 Mini Meditations
Dec 31, 2019 • 69 min
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…
Mini Meditations: Progressive Muscle Relaxation (8/8)
Dec 30, 2019 • 9 min
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…
Mini Meditations: Turning The Mind with DBT Skills (7/8)
Dec 27, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Mini Meditations: Gratitude Through Mindful Movement (6/8)
Dec 23, 2019 • 13 min
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…
Mini Meditations: Willing Hands with DBT Skills (5/8)
Dec 20, 2019 • 4 min
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast continues its series of 8 daily guided meditations to celebrate a year in review of self-care episodes. This episode continues with the miniest of guided meditations for a two minute practice. Therapy For Real Life Host…
Mini Meditations: Paced Breathing (4/8)
Dec 19, 2019 • 7 min
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 mini explainer on the benefits paced breathing and a brief…
Mini Meditations: Loving Kindness (3/8)
Dec 18, 2019 • 14 min
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 mini meditations selected from the year in review. Continue this series by settling in for a Loving Kindness guided meditation. Therapy For Real Life Host…
Mini Meditations: Imagining Your Favorite Place (2/8)
Dec 17, 2019 • 11 min
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 mini meditations selected from the year in review. Continue this series by making yourself comfortable and settling in for a guided meditation of your…
Mini Meditations: Mindful Body Scan (1/8)
Dec 16, 2019 • 12 min
The Therapy For Real Life Podcast is celebrating a full year of self-care episodes by releasing 8 mini meditations selected from the year in review. Enjoy the first in this series by making yourself comfortable and settling in for a mindful body scan.…
Alleviate Suffering By Balancing Opposites
Dec 9, 2019 • 15 min
Have you noticed that stress can lead to extreme or black and white thinking patterns? Therapy For Real Life Podcast host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains how extreme thinking is part of the body’s stress response and how mindfulness can help you…
Turning The Mind To Radical Acceptance
Dec 2, 2019 • 32 min
How can you practice strategic self-care when the problem you are facing has no end in sight? Therapy For Real Life Podcast host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and adapts them into self-care skills for…
Holiday Self-Care Checklist
Nov 20, 2019 • 18 min
The holidays are upon us, which brings a lot of happy celebrations. The holidays can also bring a lot of difficult emotional triggers, such as painful memories, grief for family members who can’t be with us, or challenging dynamics with family members who…
Making Sense of Grief with Brie Pierquet, LCSW
Nov 4, 2019 • 45 min
There is no one way to experience grief and loss. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW talks with Brie Pierquet LCSW about her experience counseling survivors through loss and making sense of grief. Brie shares simple self-care suggestions for coping with a loss,…
Role Playing in Real Life: How Role Conflict Leads To Burnout
Oct 28, 2019 • 19 min
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 the latest episode of the Therapy For Real Life Podcast to learn about role strain, role…
ANNOUNCEMENT: Listener call in show!
Oct 21, 2019 • 3 min
Do you have any burning questions about self-care or therapy concepts that you would like answered on the air? Here’s your chance to AMA with Therapy For Real Life Podcast host and burnout prevention therapist, Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW. This is not…
Avoiding Avoidance with Anja Schmitz, PhD
Oct 14, 2019 • 28 min
How do you recognize avoidance when you are already stuck in an avoidance loop? Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW interviews fellow anxiety specialist, Anja Schmitz PhD, about how to stop avoiding your life and show up for what matters most. Dr. Schmitz was…
Mood Check: Defining Burnout
Oct 8, 2019 • 22 min
“Burnout” is a concept that has blown up in the culture as a term that is both very specific and has also been criticized as not specific enough. Let’s work with that. Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW summarizes and critiques…
Mood Check: Anxiety vs. Fear
Sep 10, 2019 • 27 min
Therapy For Real Life asks: “How can you tell the difference between anxiety and fear?” Take a moment now to do your own mood check as your learn about functional vs unhealthy signs of anxiety and stress. Learn how to interrupt the anxiety cycle as host…
What Is A Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thon?
Sep 9, 2019 • 2 min
Did you know that Therapy For Real Life designs and facilitates self-care events for the workplace? Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thons are an opportunity for your team to learn research-backed self-care strategies in a fun and experiential workshop. Anna…
Mood Check: Is It Depression?
Sep 3, 2019 • 27 min
How do you recognize depression when we hardly ever talk 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…
Tiny Self-Care: Crossover Episode With @therapyforreallife
Aug 25, 2019 • 24 min
Join Therapy For Real Life for a crossover episode with @therapyforreallife Instagram! Podcast host and burnout prevention specialist, Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW, talks about the memification of modern communication, while sharing tips to make self-care…
How Does Therapy Work?
Aug 4, 2019 • 51 min
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…
Compassion as Self-Care Through Loving Kindness
Jul 22, 2019 • 24 min
Compassion is a powerful self-care tool for triggering mood change. Compassion is one of the active ingredients in the mindfulness meditation practice of Loving Kindness, which has proven to have tremendous benefit. Consider how you might use compassion…
Mini-Mood Booster: Guided Meditation of Your Favorite Place
Jul 12, 2019 • 22 min
Mini mood boosters don’t require a lot of time and can still be very effective when it comes to strategic self-care. Join burnout prevention therapist and self-care coach Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW as she talks about the powerful effects of guided…
Finding Creativity in Self-Care with Elana Story LCSW
Jul 1, 2019 • 30 min
Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW talks with fellow Bay Area psychotherapist Elana Story LCSW about creativity in and out of the therapy process. Elana is a therapist who specializes in trauma recovery, parenting concerns, and working with trans/queer…
How To Microdose Self-Care: Getting Strategic with Self-Care Goals
Jun 17, 2019 • 15 min
Let’s break down a few myths about self-care as we get over perfectionist ideals that aren’t based in reality. Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW translates therapy concepts from motivational enhancement theories into actionable…
What Is Urge Surfing? Let’s Try It!
Jun 9, 2019 • 26 min
Do you ever have a strong urge to do something, and then feel waves of regret, shame, or guilt after making the same old mistakes? Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the DBT skill — Urge Surfing — and how it can be used to…
Self-Care Checklist When The News Is (Extra) Triggering
May 20, 2019 • 25 min
How do you practice self-care when the current news cycle feels triggering and overwhelming? Channel your attention where you want to have it when times are stressful by designing a self-care routine that works for you. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW give…
Yoga for Real Life: Gratitude in Practice with Angela Madonia
May 13, 2019 • 27 min
Therapists do not do their work alone. Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW invites Angela Madonia to the show to talk about her work as a yoga and mindfulness instructor. Angela often collaborates with psychotherapists and other care professionals, having…
How Can Changemakers Restore Themselves? Ask Tiffany Johnson…
May 7, 2019 • 47 min
Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW interviews a fellow burnout prevention advocate I-R-L (“in real life”) after meeting on social media. Tiffany Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior with a PhD in Management and Organization and has…
What is Psychological Flexibility?
Apr 29, 2019 • 28 min
Do you ever feel stuck between a rock and a hard place - unsure how to cope? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy teaches us that there are 6 active ingredients in psychological flexibility - the skillset that allows you to engage in a purposeful and…
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: Lori Gottlieb did…
Apr 22, 2019 • 53 min
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…
Burnout Prevention Checklist
Apr 18, 2019 • 21 min
Do you ever feel so burnt out from work and other stresses that you start to feel fatigued, exhausted, and mentally overloaded? Listen in as burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the basics of self-care at work with this…
Grounding Exercises for Stress, Anxiety, or Trauma
Apr 10, 2019 • 13 min
Grounding exercises are a way to stabilize strong emotions during stress, anxiety, or trauma recovery. Grounding allows you to focus your attention on a single sensation in the present moment, and can be used to calm the mind and body after a stressful…
When To Speak Up For What You Want Or Say No
Apr 5, 2019 • 23 min
Sometimes it isn’t clear whether you should ask for what you want, or keep quiet and deal with things as they are. Mood and relationship skills coach Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains what Dialectical Behavior Therapy research says about understanding…
Identifying Core Needs in Relationships and Then What?
Apr 3, 2019 • 20 min
What does the research say about understanding your own needs in the context of a relationship? Relationship therapist and couples coach Anna Lindberg Cedar reviews self-care skills for building understanding in a healthy relationship, whether that is at…
Feel Better Fast: 50 Small Ways To Improve Your Mood
Apr 1, 2019 • 20 min
Sometimes you are doing the very best you can to simply not makes things worse - and that is OK! Dialectical Behavior Therapy calls this a skill, in fact — Improve the Moment. Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW - psychotherapist and burnout prevention…
Reality Acceptance and Radical Willingness
Mar 29, 2019 • 26 min
In life we have two choices when it comes to overcoming struggle: 1) We can try to change the way things are… or… 2) We can try to accept what is beyond our control. This episode focuses on the latter by looking at practical tools for building acceptance…
Motivation Boosters for Change
Mar 13, 2019 • 21 min
What does it take to make a change? Burnout prevention therapist and and leadership consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW reviews the research when it comes to motivational enhancement therapies. Learn practical motivational tips and tricks that you…
10 Hacks for Better Sleep
Mar 8, 2019 • 17 min
Having trouble sleeping? Sleeping a little, but not very well? Have you talked to a doctor already, but are still feeling stuck? Listen to burnout prevention psychotherapist and workplace wellness consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW as she breaks down…
What To Do In A Crisis! + Bio-Mood Hacking
Mar 7, 2019 • 46 min
Practice DBT’s fast-acting bio-mood hacks to channel your body’s natural ability to self-regulate. Burnout prevention psychotherapist and mood hacker Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains the research behind DBT’s mood regulation skills and gives quick…
How To Ask For What You Want (Relationship Superpowers)
Feb 21, 2019 • 25 min
Burnout prevention psychotherapist and workplace consultant Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW reviews therapy research explaining how DBT’s communication strategies can improve emotional wellness and coping. Learn practical communication strategies drawn and…
Let’s Get Personal: Burnout Prevention for Real Life
Feb 20, 2019 • 36 min
Let’s switch things around in this crossover episode. Practice of the Practice podcast host Joe Sanok interviews Therapy for Real Life host Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW about self-care essentials. Anna personalizes burnout prevention lessons from a 20…
Relationship Superpowers: Validation (DBT)
Feb 19, 2019 • 22 min
Burnout prevention therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW shares the first in her series of Relationship Superpowers (drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Learn how to use mindfulness self-care skills to improve communication and understanding in…
What is Mindfulness?
Feb 13, 2019 • 23 min
Have you heard of mindfulness before, but aren’t actually sure what it means? Listen in as psychotherapist and burnout prevention specialist Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA LCSW explains some of the central principles of mindfulness. Get cozy before you tune in…
Mood Hacks: 4 Solutions to Any Problem
Feb 6, 2019 • 13 min
Guess What… There Are Only Four Solutions to Any Problem (according to Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Learn about four options you have when it comes to facing any problem, stress, or decision in your life. Pick a problem that you’re facing now and think…
Self-Care In Relationships
Jan 31, 2019 • 13 min
Reflect on your own relationship boundaries and priorities as Anna describes relationship self-care skills. This episode is one in a series of self-care skills drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Learn about the three types of relationship priorities…
Mood Hacks: Opposite Action (DBT)
Jan 27, 2019 • 17 min
Learn about research-backed self-care skills for hacking your mood. Anna talks with clinicians from the SF-based startup, helloKIP.com about Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s demonstrated effectiveness in mood regulation. Listen in as Anna describes how to…
What is Wise Mind? (DBT)
Jan 24, 2019 • 12 min
Do you ever feel stuck and unsure what to do? Learn how mindfulness skills drawn from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy might help you find clarity in a moment of confusion. Psychotherapist and burnout prevention specialist Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW…
What are Emotions?
Jan 24, 2019 • 9 min
Learn about three of the main functions of emotions according to Dialectical Behavior Therapy • Boost awareness of your own emotional patterns and learn practical ways to respond to emotions in a healthy way • This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn…
What is Burnout?
Jan 22, 2019 • 10 min
Learn how burnout, anxiety, and depression interact with stress. Think about a plan for managing stress in your own life. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com
Welcome to Therapy For Real Life Podcast!
Jan 22, 2019 • 2 min
Therapist Anna Lindberg Cedar gives a warm welcome to the Therapy For Real Life podcast. Get your own self-care tips, tricks, and questions ready as you pin this podcast in your self-care routine. Find out more: TherapyForRealLife.com
Self-Care For Everywhere
Jan 21, 2019 • 0 min
Self-Care is meant to be shared…