Dr Wendy’s Blog

Helpful and informative posts to add to the lives of my readers

Dr Wendy’s Blog

Through Dr Wendy’s blog I aim to provide helpful and informative posts that add to the personal and professional lives of my readers.

With over 30 years as a health professional (clinical, education and research), I have a strong interest in better education and training for all people working with people. I’m passionate about things like Professional Boundaries, Nursing, Training, Professional Supervision, links between childhood trauma and mental illness and workplace bullying. I’ve been training in Psychodrama for over 20 years  – some might say a life-long learning – and I’m committed to using experiential learning in the work I do with individuals and groups.

I also have the great honour of being invited to regularly present and facilitate at national & international conferences on the topics of boundaries, bullying and mental health in the workplace.

I hope that you’ll take a few moments to see what I have to say, and I encourage you to respond with your comments. I’d love to hear your opinions and insights on the topics I discuss here, to have you a part of this conversation…

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Do You Inhabit The Third Space

Posted by on 26 Jan, 2013 in Blog, Recommended Reads, self-care | 0 comments

Do You Inhabit The Third Space
The Third Space

I love encountering books that expand my understanding of my actions and specifically how I conduct myself in relationship to others. The Third Space, by Adam Fraser (Random House 2012), is such a book. For me, the main focus of the book was the importance of becoming thoughtful about transitioning.  This is the Third Space of the title – the time we spend switching between first and second space (where I am currently, to where I want to be).

Each time I read another chapter in the book I observe an excitement in me about the possibilities that I can create for myself in my personal and professional life. Thus transitions that I make must be meaningful to me. (more…)

Local Editorial Love

Posted by on 19 Jan, 2013 in Blog, Lockyer Valley, Workshops | 0 comments

Local Editorial Love
Hot off the press

Our very own Laidley newspaper, “The Valley Weekender”, has kindly given us a local editorial feature in their first 2013 edition.

The newspaper publishes each fortnight, and includes local news, events, and articles about Laidley and Lockyer Valley residents, and towns.

The 18th January, 2013 edition includes features about the Laidley swimming pool, a pilot programme for a local bus service, mention of a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Laidley Library and some great ideas to celebrate Australia Day.  Where else are you going to find details Yabby Races and Dunny Races. There’s even an article about the Miss Pinup Australia contest entrant, Miss Sheree Sherbet, for those who just love all things vintage.  We wish Miss Sheree well for the State Finals in February.  We’re proud to be in such fine company in this publication, and excited that local folks will learn of Davaar’s training and workshops this way. (more…)

The Times they aren’t a changin’

Posted by on 15 Jan, 2013 in Blog, Mental Health | 0 comments

They knew that, back then?

Hello fellow travellers of interesting ideas and curious wonderment.

I have included in this entry an extract from the inestimable The Times newspaper from 1853, cited in a book I am currently reading:

The Times - 1853

Nothing can be more slightly defined than the line of demarcation between sanity and insanity. Make the definition too narrow, it becomes meaningless, make it too wide, and the whole human race becomes involved in the dragnet. In strictness we are all mad when we give way to prejudice, to vice, to vanity: but if all the passionate, prejudiced and vain people were locked up as lunatics, who is to keep the key to the asylum? Cited in Summerscale, (2008:342).
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Hello, 2013

Posted by on 2 Jan, 2013 in Blog, Boundaries, Complex Trauma, Workshops | 0 comments

Hello, 2013
Hello, 2013

A hearty welcome to 2013 and I hope that you had a celebratory time over Christmas and New Year.

Here at Davaar its time for us to focus on the year ahead, in terms of workshops and training for 2013.  If you’ve taken a look at our calendar you’ll be aware that we have a busy year already scheduled and there’s still more in the pipeline. (more…)

Nursing News from Buffalo, NY

Posted by on 22 Dec, 2012 in Blog, Nursing | 0 comments

Nursing News from Buffalo, NY
Exciting news for nursing, in Buffalo, NY

I have a strong commitment to strengthening nursing identity and professionalism and where possible will inform you about achievements of colleagues with whom I have travelled in the world of nursing. (more…)

Welcome

Posted by on 18 Dec, 2012 in Blog, Boundaries, Featured, Newsletters, Psychodrama, Workshops | 1 comment

Welcome
Welcome to our World

You are either one of our existing customers, or you found us in an exploration of the internet universe.

This is my first blog post and I am delighted to experiment with a welcome to our new website.  All of us at Davaar are excited with our new look and I want to give a big appreciative thank you to Nikki for your work in pulling this together. (more…)

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