Event Calendar

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1st May 2020: Wendy is now delivering virtual workshops via Zoom. Scroll down to see our schedule, or sign up for our newsletters to be notified of workshops.

Meanwhile, our various online training courses always available to complete at your own pace.

Online Training

Davaar offers workshops, groups, online training, professional supervision, tailor-made training and webinars to health Professionals, Police, Teachers, and all people working with people. To see details of our online training, select ‘Training’ from the navigation menu at the top of any page. All Davaar training is eligible for CPDs. To read further information about an event, click on the title of the item from this event calendar.

ZOOM-Looking After Ourselves with Tenderness (3 sessions) @ Zoom Event - meeting ID sent via email
Sep 30 @ 09:00 – 13:00

Download flyer and registration for Looking after ourselves with Tenderness Sept 2020Zoom: Looking After Ourselves with Tenderness – 3 sessions in September

Compassion fatigue is real and can affect our ability to be effective in our work with people in need of care. It can also cause us to want to withdraw from the very people we are working to support. This workshop will focus on ways to look after ourselves with care and tenderness as we provide care for the clients and customers we see.

Self-care and professional boundaries are important practices we can use to reduce the risk of this type of burnout.

Using experiential learning (psychodrama), a number of themes will be explored during the sessions including resilience and self-care. The content will be contained within the framework of professional boundaries.

Having clear boundaries with clients, the family of clients, colleagues, and peers is one way of looking after self. In this workshop, the facilitator will integrate the importance of being tender with oneself in order to have tenderness for and with others—even when experiencing high levels of stress.

During this workshop our objectives will be:

  • To understand the link between professional boundaries and self-care
  • To explore how intrapsychic, interpersonal, organisational and broader systemic factors can influence the professional role you have with another
  • To discuss the importance of transference and counter-transference to guide self-care in professional relationships
  • To understand the link between resilience, stress and boundary transgressions
  • To understand how the experience of tenderness with self is an effective way to self-care
  • To identify strategies to assist and manage stressful situations and professional relationships.

12 CPD available for hours of attendance where applicable.

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ZOOM: Trauma – Impact on Self, Family, Community, Health Prof’s & Staff @ Via Zoom - Link emailed before workshop
Oct 8 @ 08:30 – Oct 9 @ 16:30

ZOOM: Trauma – Impact on Self, Family, Community, Health Professionals & Support Staff

Trauma impacts individuals in different ways and for some individuals, they can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Contemporary research also reports the co-morbid cost of childhood trauma – especially sexual abuse, neglect, and cruelty which can result in the development of major mental illnesses and medical problems including cardiac, gastrointestinal, and diabetes.

Working with individuals who are experiencing the short or long term impact of trauma can have a significant impact on clinicians, support workers, family members, and colleagues. It can be easy to be drawn into the lived experience of an individual who has/is experiencing trauma. When professional boundaries are not in place, the risk of this occurring increases. Being drawn into the trauma psychologically, emotionally, physically can result in the experience of compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma. Both of which can have a negative impact on the other.

During this workshop, Dr. McIntosh will use a gentle and tender experiential approach enabling participants to learn about trauma and the impact on individuals – whilst developing strategies for self-care in the learning created.

  • To understand the definitions of trauma
  • To explore trauma from a historical and contemporary perspective
  • To understand the experience of transgenerational trauma
  • To understand the impact of trauma in childhood and as an adult
  • To explore the short and long term effects of trauma including major mental illness and chronic medical conditions
  • To explore trauma through the lens of The Window of Tolerance trauma and Anxiety-Related Responses
  • To understand the benefits of professional boundaries when working in the energy of trauma
  • To identify strategies (including humour) for self and team to decrease the risk of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
Attendance earns 13 CPD Points.

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