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

Ngaruawahia Turangawaewae Marae, New Zealand 3 and 4 October 2017

A two day conference “ Ngā Kūaha Tūmanako”

Organised by:
Taupiripiri Charitable trust and Te Rau Matatini

Invited speaker

Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 September 2017

2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference " Connection with Community"
keynote speaker

Adelaide September 3rd 2017

Plublic Forum

"Grieving with communities"

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Singapore, July 26th-29th 2017

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference
invited 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

Singapore March 5th – 7th 2018

3 day public workshop Organised by ACE Seniors PTE.LTD Care for the Aged Community.

Silchar, Assam, India December 1st – 11th 2017

Continuation of the collaborative work with staff of the Cachar Cancer Center

in Silchar, Assam, India

Tucson, Arizona, USA October 20th-22nd , 2017

A 3 day residential Grief and Loss workshop.


Singapore September 21st and 22nd 2017

A two day in-house training for Dover Park Hospice

Clinic Address

Letham Cottage, 35 Jervois Road,
Ponsonby, Auckland, Aotearoa,
Mob. +64211130273
New Zealand.

Postal Address

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68 Hunterville Road, RD1, Orapiu
Waiheke Island 1971
New Zealand


" The life I touch for ill or good
will touch another life, and that in turn another,
until who knows where the trembling stops
or in what far place my touch will be felt "
Frederic Buechner

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