Put On Your Raincoat: Energetic Protection for Sign Language Interpreters

Interpreters are a channel, through which communication passes. This communication includes not only language, but emotion, energy, power dynamics, and intention.

Through practices of self-reflection, self-compassion, and mindfulness taught during this workshop, you will create a raincoat to protect yourself from the energetic effects of interpreting work. This can ensure that the message and all its invisible components pass through you unscathed to reach the intended recipient, and that they not stick to you and lead to burnout.

During this workshop participants will:

  • Reflect on and describe the effects that emotion, energy, power dynamics & intention have on their interpreting process, their experience of compassion fatigue and on the consumers.
  • Engage in and discuss practices of self-reflection, self-compassion and mindfulness.
  • Incorporate self-reflection, self-compassion and mindfulness into their daily lives.
  • Reflect on this daily practice to discover how it affects their life and interpreting work.

The format of the workshop is unique!

December 1, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific
.5 GS CEUs $50

You are encouraged to join us live for the workshop, 12/1 through Zoom, from the comfort of your home.¬†If you can’t make it live, have no fear! The recording will be¬†emailed to all registered participants, and you can watch (or re-watch) whenever it’s most convenient for you.

The workshop will be taught in spoken English. Please email me if you have an accessibility request, and we can work together to get you the workshop material in a format that will work for you.

After the 3-hour workshop, you will have a 7-day 15-minute-daily mindfulness practice assignment and a one page reflection paper due by December 22nd. All is outlined in the welcome email you will receive after you register.

You are worth this love and care…I can’t wait to support you on your journey!