Trauma Informed Interpreting & Mindfulness
"This workshop will focus on the definition of trauma and how it affects us, our work, and our clients. We will discuss the various forms of trauma and its impact on human beings. We will delve into the biology of trauma, and its roots not only in the brain, but in the body too. How do we know if we have experienced trauma? Is this affecting my work as a sign language interpreter/translator? If so, what can I do to be aware of its impact? What are trauma triggers? How does one regulate themselves when they are triggered? What if someone we are working with is experiencing/has experienced trauma? What mindfulness activities can we utilize to calm our Autonomic Nervous Systems? How can we regulate our Autonomic Nervous System so that we are a calming influence in our work/lives? We will discuss these topics and questions in depth and learn from the leading experts in the modern field of Trauma Informed Work and Mindfulness."