Liese Groot-Alberts was born in Fryslân, part of the Netherlands, is living in New Zealand and works internationally as a public and keynote speaker, palliative care educator, presenter of loss, grief and bereavement trainings and clinical supervisor for Healthcare Professionals.
In 1972 her eldest daughter, aged nearly 3, died suddenly 2 days after the birth of her son.
Hope and despair, joy and sorrow!
Out of this life changing experience came her passion for working with healthcare professionals and volunteers in palliative care, death, loss, grief and bereavement.
She had another daughter 2 years later and feels very blessed due to the expansion of the family in the form of 4 grand-daughters, who seem to be her biggest teachers right now.
Her public speaking engagements and workshop trainings cover a wide variety of topics:
See speaking and training topics here
Trainings and Seminars
Liese has specialised in conducting trainings and seminars in trauma, loss, grief and bereavement, Palliative Care, as well as Self-care for the Carer, Resilience and Spirituality. Her passion is for working with difference and finding strength and hope in connectedness.
In her presentations and workshops she uses images, poetry, humour and music as well as sound theoretical underpinning of the material presented.
"The lament of a broken heart: mourning and grieving in different cultures. How acceptance of difference creates a bridge for healing and hope". Progress in Palliative Care Journal, Volume 20 number 3, 2012.