Due to covid-19 safety measures, most workshops and speaking engagements for 2020 are on hold.

Topics and modules for speaking engagements, training and workshops


Phronesis: "Practical Wisdom" in the Healthcare Professional
Trauma, grief and bereavement
A holistic approach to palliative care
Facilitating hope in times of despair
Care for the health-care professional
Vicarious traumatisation
Compassion fatigue and burn out
Supervision and debriefing for staff
Psycho-social issues
Grandparents Grief
Working with children
Sexuality and intimacy in end of life illness
Living with HIV/AIDS
The impact of dogma and judgement
Embracing difference as a bridge for connection
Empathy and compassion
Facing “The Shadow” in Palliative Care
These topics can be presented in different combinations to create a unique training schedule that is specifically designed for each target group, eg staff of hospitals, hospices, cancer-foundations, community groups etc. as well as for people and organisations in any areas of life being concerned with Grief and Loss, Death, Dying, and Bereavement.


In her presentations Liese uses images, poetry, humour and music as well as sound theoretical underpinning of the material presented.

She is available to conduct speaking engagements internationally on the topics mentioned in Topics and Modules.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Sydney, Australia

September 2nd and 3rd 2019

Sydney Institute for Palliative Medicine
SIPM 2-day Symposium on Mentorship
Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Invited speaker

Auckland, New Zealand

July 5th 2019

National Conference
“Loss and Grief in our Diverse Community”
Philippine Cancer Society
Info: www.griefcentre.org.nz
Plenary speaker

Cresswick, Victoria, Australia

May 24th and 25th 2019

Grampians Palliative Care Conference

Keynote speaker

Waiheke Island, New Zealand

April 30th 2019

A guest lecture for Waiheke Hospice volunteers

Manila, The Philippines

October 26th 2018

Palliative and Hospice Care 4th Stakeholders Forum
Philippine Cancer Society

Keynote speaker

The Philippine Society of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

October 25th 2018

1st National Convention

Keynote speaker

Aukahatia, Fostering resilience

19-21 September 2018

23rd Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care
Conference “Fostering Resilience”
Keynote speaker

Training & Workshops

The main aim of the workshops is to work collaboratively with participants from different countries and settings, to explore topics presented in the workshops in-depth, to share knowledge as well as being very aware that all material presented in these trainings and workshops is firmly grounded in local custom and tradition.

Upcoming Training Engagements

Jakarta, Indonesia

December 8th-14th 2019

Continuation of Palliative Care Programme Development with Rachel House Paediatric Palliative Care Team www.rachel-house.org

generously sponsored by: “Girls helping Girls’ Fund, Waiheke Island

Creswick, Victoria, Australia

November 25th-28th 2019

A series of training workshops for volunteers and staff of community based palliative care programmes

Info: www.shannonsbridge.com

Auckland, New Zealand

October 30th 2019

A one-day workshop “Healer heal thyself”. A reflective approach to self-care and self-awareness.
Info: www.griefcentre.org.nz

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

October 18th-20th 2019

continuation of the faculty trainings for Hospis Malaysia, including presenting a 3-day workshop co-facilitated with Dr. Sue Marsden, Palliative Care Consultant from New Zealand

Jakarta, Indonesia

August 4th-12th 2019

A series of workshops for Rachel House Foundation

Palliative Care for Children


July 29th 2019

A one-day workshop “Join the New Era: Companies supporting Informal Caregivers”

Info: ACE SENIORS PTE LTD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sydney Australia

June 26th & 27th 2019

Two one-day workshops “Communication and Team Building” “Facilitating Hope in Times of Despair”

Info: Sydney Local Health District This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Auckland, New Zealand

June 5th 2019

A one-day workshop “Facilitating Hope in Times of Despair”.

Info: www.griefcentre.org.nz

Jakarta, Indonesia

May 12th – 19th 2019

A series of workshops for Rachel House Foundation

Palliative Care for Children

Auckland, New Zealand

April 3rd 2019

A one-day workshop “Embracing difference to create a Bridge for Healing”

Info: www.griefcentre.org.nz

Sydney, Australia

November 23rd 2018

Sydney Institute For Palliative Medicine
SIPM Workshop for Palliative Care Specialists

“Building Resilience in Healthcare Professionals”

Manila, The Philippines

October 27th 2018

SEmpowering Compassionate Communities
Loss, Grief and Bereavement workshop

For the Ruth Foundation

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