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0.3 Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.3 CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
In our daily practice, we often give ourselves negative messages about our work and (more importantly) about ourselves. Often referred to as the Negative Committee, this detrimental self-talk impacts us
In our daily practice, we often give ourselves negative messages about our work and (more importantly) about ourselves. Often referred to as the Negative Committee, this detrimental self-talk impacts us physiologically, elevating our sympathetic nervous system response, putting us into a fight-flight–freeze response; mentally because we can’t think clearly when cortisol (a stress hormone) is being released; and spiritually because we feel unworthy as people. Unsurprisingly, these messages prevent us from working as effectively as we could.
There is good news: with relatively little practice we can learn to replace the negative, self-defeating messages with affirming ones to positively affect our bodies, minds, and spirits! To get a baseline, we will interpret an ASL text and record specific responses. Then, affirmations will presented along with guidelines for creating effective statements. We will interpret again and note differences in our internal and external responses.
- Recognize and record one’s own negative, self-defeating messages
- Describe qualities of effective affirmation statements
- Generate at least one positive affirmation for each negative message
- Counter detrimental self-talk with affirming messages about one’s self and work
David N. Evans is a student of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI), which allows practitioners to view and analyze their work in holistic and non-evaluative terms, and is dedicated to the practice of reflective dialogue at the Etna Project: A Community of Reflective Practitioners (ask about it). A nationally-certified practitioner providing ASL–English interpretation and translation services since 1987, David works extensively in conference and platform arenas, 12-step/recovery, performance, and community settings.
Educating interpreters since 1992, David’s sessions are interactive, entertaining, and informative—creating an inclusive, relaxed, and safe environment for all audiences. Accomplishments include presenting three keynotes, two National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI) conferences, one National Association of the Deaf (NAD) conference, and five national RID conferences (once with a record attendance of over 1,250 participants in his session), numerous regional and state conferences, as well as local seminars and workshops. David established Bridge Communications in 1996 to further his goals of providing skill-building and video materials for interpreters.
When not on the road presenting or interpreting, David makes his home in Minneapolis where he owns a beautiful 1911 house with a cozy fireplace. He loves playing Frisbee, is a voracious reader, roller skates, dances, loves disco, and walking around the city’s many lakes.
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