Workshops For Real Life
Self-care events and burnout prevention training to boost coping in everyday life.
Self-care events and burnout prevention training to boost coping in everyday life.
Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW, LICSW is a licensed psychotherapist who founded Therapy For Real Life and Workshops For Real Life to make burnout prevention concepts more accessible to everyone. Many of Anna’s burnout prevention strategies are drawn and adapted from researched-backed therapies, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and proven relationship strategies. Anna designed her workshops to offer a non-therapy option to folks who want to improve their self-care outside of the therapy process. Anna hosts the Therapy For Real Life Podcast in addition to her workplace programs to make self-care concepts even more accessible outside of the therapy process.
Workshops For Real Life self-care events and burnout prevention trainings equip managers and teams with the tools they need to support emotional health in the workplace. Workshops For Real Life breaks beyond the traditional therapy hour to make self-care concepts more accessible everywhere by teaching self-care skills to individuals where they need them most -- in real life. These workshops give managers the tools they need to equip their teams with “universal precautions” when it comes to emotional wellness at work. Why wait for individual employees to seek out support when stress gets really bad?
The problem we all experience.
Professional burnout is recognized by
the World Health Organization to be a costly occupational hazard caused by chronic work stress. Managers and HR professionals witness the effects of
burnout as team members complain of fatigue and exhaustion, poor work performance, and negative feelings about the work environment.
The United States is currently facing a mental health crisis and a
shortage of mental health responders. Estimates show that nearly 1 in 5 adults in
the U.S. is experiencing a mental health condition at any given time -- on top of the daily stresses of their job.
Participation in traditional Employee Assistance Programs is
very low (~ 3-5%) despite the high need for
services. Many individuals do not even know that these supports exist or how helpful they can
Upsetting news reports can trigger stress, anxiety, and depression on the job and make it difficult for teams to remain effective. More and more Americans
are reporting that they feel distracted
by thoughts of painful political events while at work.
Managers often feel uncomfortable and ill equipped to talk about emotional wellness in the workplace -- even though they very much want to discuss the topic. Managers and leaders are looking for tools to support their team’s emotional needs (including their own), but do not know how to get started.
Customizable workshops to match the unique culture of your team.
Understand and interrupt the body’s stress response
Recognize stress vs. burnout vs. anxiety vs. depression… What’s the difference?
Personalize research-backed self-care skills for stress: DBT’s 4 Solution Analysis
Mental Health Awareness and Communication Skills as a Manager
How to recognize stress vs. burnout vs. anxiety vs. depression on the job.
How to model self-care as a manager while balancing productivity expectations.
Communication skills for supporting the mental health needs of your staff.
Mindfulness Skills for Busy Professionals:
How to use a present-focus to clarify priorities in a multi-tasking world.
Simple breathing techniques and relaxation skills for quick coping on the job.
How to use mindfulness to clarify and set important boundaries for work / life balance.
Relationship Skills for Effective Team Building:
Understand how research into predictors of “relationship demise” can help you identify and interrupt toxic relationships at work.
Learn research-backed “antidotes” to harmful relationship patterns (eg. Gottman, DBT skills) to help you reduce conflict and improve morale.
Learn essential leadership skills to remain effective in your work, such as identifying your boundaries, asking for what you want, better understanding your peers, and practicing self-care during heated conflict.
Leadership Self-Care Tool Kit:
Mindfulness + emotional labor skills for strategic leadership.
Cognitive empowerment skills for overcoming imposter syndrome.
Coping with demanding environments: Acceptance and self-validation skills.
Finding Value in Self-Care:
Learn how identifying your values can improve your self-care routine.
Practice strategies in psychological flexibility to better align your self-care routine.
Brainstorm self-care ideas as a group and personalize your Self-Care Strategic Plan.
Mood Hacks and Motivational Enhancement Strategies:
Understand the body’s stress response and research behind behavior change.
Practice quick tips for bio-mood hacking that can be used anywhere.
Learn behavioral skills to change your mood quickly and boost motivation over time.
Schedule a consult with Founder Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW, LICSW to discuss your workshop needs.
90 min presentation, including 5-6 audience participation activities for improved experiential learning in the chosen
emotional wellness topic.
Expert facilitation (and sense of humor) from a behavior change and motivational enhancement expert.
Concepts are drawn from evidence-based therapies (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, relationship research,
and mindfulness concepts) and adapted into self-care strategies for use on the job.
30 min Q & A is available after each presentation for audience questions, care coordination, or additional programming tailored
to each workshop.
Each workshop is adapted for the specific culture of each workplace, and includes a 20 min planning call to clarify goals and metrics for success of the
Choose from topics, such as Understanding Burnout, Motivational Enhancement, Mindfulness Skills for Busy Professionals, Stress Management at Work, or Relationship Skills for Effective Teams.
Ideal for: team meetings, guest speaker series, executive strategy sessions, or wellness events.
This option is recommended for maximum culture change and improved learning. Combine a self-care skills workshop with a team-building workshop to help your team take care of themselves and each other. Or, combine a workshop on recognizing burnout with an overview of stress management skills to both inform and empower your staff to interrupt burnout.
Combining multiple workshops allow the different self-care skillsets to compliment each other and help important concepts solidify with extended practice.
Ideal for: staff retreats, team building events, workplace benefits, staff perks and rewards.
Webinars allow managers to reach the largest audience possible to make burnout prevention efforts even more inclusive. Webinars and all-staff trainings are recommended for large-scale culture-change efforts involving “universal precautions” for burnout prevention.
Ideal for: Large scale burnout prevention efforts, team building for virtual teams, pairing with other employee supports and benefits, or as part of a large-scale crisis response (eg. coping with #metoo triggers, political instability/violence, grief, chronic stress, and suicide prevention).
Four, six, or eight-week Employee Burnout Prevention group series covering self-care topics, such as:
How to Recognize and Interrupt Burnout
Tiny Self-Care Strategies for the Workplace
Team-Based Self-Care and How to Ask for What You Want
Mood Boosters and Strategies to Make Change
Acceptance and Compassion-Based Strategies for the workplace
Burnout Prevention Keynote Speaker for annual retreats, motivational staff events, leadership strategy planning sessions, celebratory
occasions, or specific burnout prevention and mental health awareness building events.
Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW, LICSW is an experienced panelist available to share her expertise with communities discussing themes of mental
health awareness, behavioral health promotion, mental health program design, population-based care, and adapting therapy concepts into actionable and community-based self-care. Check out the
Therapy For Real Life podcast for samples of some of Anna's recent mood hacking
trainings and other interviews.
Project-specific consulting. Get in touch.
Holistic burnout prevention requires systemic change.
Therapy For Real Life is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations working to protect health and equality in our communities. Therapy For Real Life's Burnout Prevention Hero Award offers full and partial self-care training grants to hard-working nonprofit teams to help support their endurance in this work. The Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thon is a fun and interactive training designed to equip community leaders with research-backed coping skills to help protect against the stresses of daily life. Therapy For Real Life offers Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thon Grants to nonprofit community partners as funding and sponsorship becomes available. Please email Anna Lindberg Cedar (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss corporate sponsorship opportunities. Give your team an opportunity to give back to their community and help protect burnout prevention for everyone.