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Interpreters often work in stressful situations, such as medical emergencies or end of life conversation, and many others. In the course of our everyday work, we can be subjected to vicarious trauma and at risk of compassion fatigue. In a collaborative effort with our network of wellness professionals from a variety of backgrounds, the MasterWord team has developed an approach to help interpreters mitigate the risk of vicarious trauma and reduce the impact of stressors we encounter at work.
This practice releases stress and helps you feel more calmness and openness. Whenever you feel the need to release physical and mental tension, take a deep inhalation and exhale slowly and gently while sounding out the syllable “Ah.” This sound creates vibration within your body that eases tension and stress and opens your heart.