June 28, 2021
The pandemic ushered in a prolonged period when many musicians could not perform with their orchestras. This time has been psychologically and emotionally fraught not only for musicians, but for orchestra staffers as well, and it has brought heightened attention to the importance of health and wellness. Instrumentalists, composers, orchestras, and therapists are stepping up to help their colleagues by creating programs that provide solace, support, and a space to talk.
June 24, 2021
A weekly series from the Wichita Symphony offers “a place to pause” and an exploration of how music can have a positive impact on mental health.
June 11, 2021
This session focused on the topic of well-being—it will help you develop skills to enhance resilience and find balance at work and home. During this experiential session, you will learn about the four pillars of a healthy mind, gain skills to bolster resilience and flourishing, and develop a high-level understanding of the scientific foundations for well-being. You will leave the session having experienced several different techniques to start training your mind, along with tips to apply them at work.
March 2, 2021
February 25, 2021
Mental health and wellness are extremely important yet frequently overlooked and stigmatized. In a 90-minute panel discussion moderated by Stephanie Wagner, a trainer and program specialist at Healthy Minds Innovations (affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison), we will open the dialogue to normalize conversations about mental health for those in the orchestra field and beyond.
February 4, 2021
Administrators, musicians, and board members alike can help create a healthy future for everyone in our field by learning more about the often stigmatized subject. In this podcast series, called LooseLeaf Notebook, the composer Julia Adolphe shares her personal experience with generalized anxiety disorder and her journey towards mental health, while engaging other guests in the discussion.
February 10, 2020
How orchestras and musicians are helping to destigmatize mental illness. And increasingly, their efforts are being backed up by scientific research. By Michele C. Hollow.