Mental Health and Wellness Panel

An Our Health Talks special event! This talk was our first-ever panel discussion, and it was on the subjects of mental health, wellness, and performance while quarantined at home during physical distancing and COVID-19. To discuss the impacts of this on family, relationships, children, and career, Our Health Talks was joined by three expert panelists for a roundtable discussion. Joining were:

Conversation Guide:

  • How does working from home affect productivity? (6:00)
  • How can we make sure we are creating space between work and home? (8:54)
  • Do children need routine to thrive right now? (11:20)
  • What advice do you have for someone that is going through conflict with a partner? (6:47)
  • How can we think about our relationship with food at this moment? (19:35)
  • Are there things we can do to maintain energy and focus while working form home? (21:50)
  • Moderating media consumption. (26:30)
  • What suggestions do you have for having conversations with family so they are not all focused on the virus right now? (30:08)
  • Do you have suggestions for good practices to strengthen family relationships right now? (31:50)
  • Are there any strategies that you suggest that let people know I am here for them now? (35:00)
  • Are there any universal suggestions you have for how parents can talk to their children about these issues? (38:50)
  • Can you talk about the relationship to email when working from home? (40:45)
  • What does self care mean for you? What activities are you doing? (47:24)

About Our Speakers

Scott Sonenshein

Scott Sonenshein is a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Professor of Management at Rice University. His award winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals. He holds a PhD in management and organizations from the University of Michigan and has written for The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other national publications.

Claudia Gold

Claudia M. Gold, MD is a pediatrician and writer who practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for over 20 years and now specializes in early childhood mental health. She is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Program, the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. She is a clinician with FIRST Steps Together, a program for pregnant and parenting women recovering from opioid dependence, and director of the Hello It’s Me Project, a community-based program supporting parent-infant relationships in rural western Massachusetts. She is the author of The Power of Discord: Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust (2020, with co-author Ed Tronick) The Developmental Science of Early Childhood (2017), The Silenced Child (2016), and Keeping Your Child in Mind (2011.)

Joan Rosenberg

Best-selling author, consultant, and master clinician, Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist who is known as an innovative thinker, acclaimed speaker and trainer. As a two-time TEDx speaker and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she has been recognized for her thought leadership and influence in personal development. Dr. Rosenberg has been featured in the documentaries “I Am”, “The Miracle Mindset”, “Pursuing Happiness” and “The Hidden Epidemic”. She’s been seen on CNN’s American Morning, and ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS and OWN networks, as well as appearances and radio interviews in major metropolitan markets. A California-licensed psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg speaks on how to build confidence, emotional strength, and resilience; how to achieve emotional, conversational and relationship mastery; how to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy; and suicide prevention. An Air Force veteran, she is a professor of graduate psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. Her latest book, 90 Seconds to a Life you Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity, was released February 2019.

You can listen to the audio recording of this podcast on Spotify and iTunes.

This interview was recorded on May 5, 2020.

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