My, oh my…

…is it 2024 already?

by Debb

I looked back at my last blog posted in 2022 and, believe it or not, we were all still in lockdown. Seems such a long time ago now. I am thinking back over those past years and how much Davaar has achieved, or should I say ‘Wendy’ has achieved in that time. Zoom is certainly the way to go. It’s workable for all parties when it comes to ‘finding time’ and convenience. Add to the mix, the usual face-to-face workshops in all states of Australia, and a conference in Melbourne and before you know it, the months rush by and we’re heading into…
2023 – also a year of travel. January saw a trip to Cambodia. Both Wendy and Colleen presented for 41⁄2 days covering such topics as: Defining trauma and where stress and PTSD fit; the impact of trauma in the workplace; exploring trauma; understanding the interplay between trauma, the limbic system, and chronic health conditions; substance use for self-care; what is transference; professional boundaries; and many more.

They both had a wonderful time in the land of stunning colours, amazing temples, and mind-blowing food. Picture if you will: à la-cricket naturale. And I have the photo to prove it! A fun year looking back.

Fast forward to 2024. Our diary started filling up at an encouraging rate, starting at the end of last year. But, hey, I am not complaining! The diversity of my workload keeps me from getting bored ..


. not to mention ‘on my toes’. We have booked three huge workshops, from


Feb to May. For the exciting details and registration form please go to our website calendar. For your colleagues, staff, and self – you don’t want to miss out on these.

There’s a Trauma Informed Interpreting Practice Training workshop via Zoom in April & May for our friends in the UK – but open to all who don’t want to miss this unique opportunity.

Global Nurses & Midwives Rotary Club (GNMRC) remains ongoing with ‘always-passionate’ Wendy in the role of Past President. The dynamic guest speakers who donate their time are inspiring and dedicated; their presentations are a delight to follow.
Is there new merchandise I hear you ask? Yes indeed. We have an amazing and trendy t-shirt/polo shirt design of the limbic system soon to be released. And if that isn’t exciting enough for you, in the pipeline is a puzzle-style information book to be published, fingers crossed, through Amazon. That will probably come later on in the year.

Davaar continues to proudly support GNMRC and projects that the club is doing for nurses & midwives around the world.

Remember our newsletters will continue every month. These information-packed newsletters show off our workshop dates & times plus anything you need to know to keep abreast of the ‘latest and greatest’.

In the meantime, as we forge into the new year, please be safe and have a great 2024.


Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. – Michael Josephson

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.Machael Altshuler
In order to be successful in the new year, stay focused, develop a positive attitude, and be passionate with your dreams.Bamigboye Olurotim
And my favourite … mostly because I love her name …
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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