Put On Your Raincoat

Energetic Protection for Sign Language Interpreters - 0.5 GS CEUs

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 workshop is in spoken English, with English captions. Please email me with any accessibility requests. [email protected]

Upon registration, you will have access to the recorded 3-hour workshop where you'll be guided to create a 7-day 15-minute-daily mindfulness practice assignment. To receive CEUs, complete the 7-day practice and a one-page reflection paper to solidify your experience.

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

Your Instructor

Brea Cross-Caldwell
Brea Cross-Caldwell

Brea holds her CI/CT from RID, B.S. in Interpretation from Western Oregon University and is a Certified Life Coach. She has led thousands of interpreters in preventing burnout and finding the passion in their life and work again through developing habits of self-care. Brea is a native of Portland, Oregon, where she can usually be found writing, reading, or playing near water with her husband and kids.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. To receive CEUs in 2018, all coursework must be completed by 12/16/18.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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