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5 Tips to Proactively Regulate

In this video, Lisa shares 5 methods we can use daily to proactively regulate and center ourselves when we are feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

What is Regulation?

Throughout our day, we experience different levels of activation as we face challenges. To avoid setting ourselves up for vicarious trauma, we need to regulate. Regulation increase our capacity to handle these challenges and reconnect.

Normalizing: Moving from Reaction to Response

Our bodies are designed to react to our perceptions of threats, fears, and challenges. This is normal! These reactions can manifest themselves through anxiety, aggression, withdrawal, and going numb. There is no wrong reaction.

Interpreting through Stress and Anxiety

Interpreters today are facing feelings of stress and anxiety internally and externally more than ever before. The key to self-care is to be honest and real with ourselves! Lisa and Mila share tips for staying connected to yourself while interpreting.

Take Care During Coronavirus (COVID19) Time

Here is some information that you can use to keep you safe and prevent you from transmitting germs to or between any of the people that you come across each day.

Transparency Perfected – Preferred Interpreter

Interpreters in every sector have a challenge that they can handle well or poorly: How do I include everyone present in the conversation? Very often one party will address the interpreter directly. The other parties in the room feel included or excluded depending on the interpreter’s skill in being transparent.

Phone & Pager Etiquette – Preferred Interpreter

Interpreter Managers receive more complaints about interpreters related to their use of phones (and pagers) than they do about their ability to interpret accurately. Otherwise brilliant interpreters can be in the doghouse because of the way they managed, or failed to manage, their communication devices.

Customer Preferred & the Preferred Interpreter

Our end-user clients, consumers, or customers include the staff and licensed professionals of hospitals, courts, social service organizations, businesses, police departments, first responders, and schools. Our clients also include those members of the public who do not speak English or who are Deaf or deaf-blind and who rely on us to interpret for them.

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