Expert Voice Speaker Series


Posted by OMA on 09/13/2020

We Care about your Wellbeing, Expert Voice Speaker Series

The Oklahoma Museums Association Wellbeing Committee is please to present the expert voices speaker series in response and recovery to COVID-19. This is in addition to the Wellbeing website resources which can be found here

Self-Care in the Workplace - Thursday, September 17, 2020  On demand video here and download booklet on Self-Care Now here

Museum work can be exhausting--especially in these challenging times, post COVID-19. Are we doing enough to care for ourselves? What can we do to exercise self-care and support others in their restorative practices? Seema Rao, Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer at the Akron Museum of Art, discusses  how museum workers can practice self-care as well as foster a healthier, more productive, and more creative work environment in our new normal.

Burnout - Thursday, October 8, 2020  On demand video here and download handout on Burnout here.
Burnout with Dea Dietrick, Life Coach. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

Creative Expression of Art Therapy - Thursday, November 5, 2020 On demand video here.
Creative Expression of Art Therapy with Madeline Rugh, PhD, Registered Art Therapist – Board Certified. Art therapy utilizes a person’s inherent capacity for art making to enhance their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy uses art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore one’s feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is coordinating this session.

Stress Management - Thursday, December 10, 2020.  This session was not recorded. Stress Management with Amy Pringle, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Trainer, Chickasaw Nation. Strong stress management skills lead to higher levels of happiness and satisfaction. 

Stories of Historical Loss, Trauma, and Resilience - Thursday, February 4, 2021. This session was not recorded.
Painful Past; Resilient Future: Stories of historical loss, trauma, and resilience within families.” with C. J. Aducci, Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Executive Officer, Chickasaw Nation. Our goal is to define historical trauma and discuss the lasting impact it has on generations of families. The accumulation of past experiences have led to historical trauma, yet families have continued to persevere.  Like many First Americans, the Chickasaw people have endured hardships including removal from their Homeland. This virtual presentation addressed these issues and the adversity faced by people past and present and their ability to generate resilience within their families and tribe.

Thank you to Allied Arts for their support.