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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

September 9th-11th 2023

UM-HM Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium

Keynote speaker


January 31st 2024

“Healer heal Thyself: Rising to the Challenges of Compassionate Care”.
Organised by: St Luke’s Hospital Singapore.

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

Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand

July 19th 2023

A one-day workshop on “Vicarious Traumatisation”
OFor Te Tāhū Hauora, Health, Quality and Safety Commission.


August 29th-30th 2023

A 2-day workshop on “Compassionate Leadership’.
Organised by: St Luke’s Hospital Singapore.


September 4th-5th 2023

A 2-day workshop on “Compassion Fatigue and Burnout” and “Facilitating Hope in Times of Despair”.
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For: ACE Seniors PTE

Keynote speaker

Pokhara, Nepal

November 28th – December 5th 2023

A multi day training in palliative care with Sunitha Project: “The Power of Small”

Under auspices of EKR Foundation Global Fellow ship programme

Assam, Silchar, India

December 6th till 10th 2023

A multi-day training for staff of Cachar Cancer Centre in Silchar.

Under auspices of EKR Foundation Global Fellow ship programme


January 25th and 26th 2024

A 2-day workshop on “Compassionate Leadership’.
For: St Luke’s Hospital


January 29th and 31st 2024

Pre and Post Conference Workshops
For: St Luke’s Hospital

Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

May 9th-10th 2024

A 2 day workshop on Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
For Coffs Harbour Palliative Care Service

Clinic Address

252 Parnell Road
Parnell, Auckland
Mob. +64211130273
Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Postal Address

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


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take sips of breath all day and night
before death closes your mouth. "
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