What you'll learn


Wednesday 17th April 7.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 1st May 7:30-9:30pm

Wednesday 15th May 7:30-9:30pm


How safe are you in your professional relationships with colleagues and patients? 

Are you responding to demands in fight, flight or fawn response? 

What do you know about the window of tolerance? 

This training will benefit you, whether working in a business environment  with Deaf professionals, patients in mental health, clients undergoing social services interventions and everything in between.

This 3 part training will challenge and illuminate your ideas and understanding about the impact of trauma on your interpreting practise. Whether you or your clients experience trauma, this can change both your actions and responses to the demands made of you.

Explore how perceived acts of kindness could be boundary violations. The relationship between professional boundaries and the risk of burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue will be discussed.

From Maslow’s Hierachy to the importance of breathing, theory will be turned into practical tools during these sessions.

You will also learn about the body’s biological responses to trauma including:

  • The link between trauma and chronic medical conditions,
  • Vagus Nerve/Parasympathetic System
  • Chemicals and hormones in trauma

There will be space and time to examine strategies and interventions to address the impact of trauma on your interpreting practise 

Please note, your place includes mandatory attendance at all 3 sessions:


Session One 17th April 2024

  • Introduction of Trauma Informed Care – history and principles
  • Answering the question – what is trauma?
  • Discussing the complexities of complex post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Your Duty of Care to self – Strategies for your self care

Session Two – 1st May 2024

  • Exploring the link between trauma and chronic mental conditions, mental illness and substance use
  • Limbic system arousal (flight, fawn response, freeze, cry and attach, faint, flight)
  • The importance of the breath
  • Window of Tolerance Model – what it is and why it is an integral framework in trauma informed care Strategies and interventions for self and clients

Session Three – 15th May 2024

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy – just breathe, calm professional, calm client
  • Vagus Nerve / Parasympathetic System
  • The five C’s of Boundaries – Context, Consistency, Congruence, Clarity and Categories of Concern Strategies and interventions for self and clients



  • This qualifies for 6 structured points
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