Places are still available for the workshop on ‘Communicating in Challenging Circumstances When People are Experiencing Loss and Grief – a workshop for non-clinical staff’.  Details below.  I would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of anyone you think may be interested.


Date                                                                Time                           Presenter

Thursday, 8th March 2018                             9.15am – 4.15pm        Liz Gleeson


This workshop will support non-clinical staff in developing communication and relational skills when dealing with loss and

grief. Both a theoretical and experiential approach will be taken. The importance of self-care will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

 On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:


  • understanding the landscape of loss and how it may manifest in the individual;
  • improve communication skills and active listening techniques;
  • learn strategies to sensitively interrupt, transfer or terminate calls or conversations;
  • learn how to avoid the pitfalls that might exasperate grief and cause upset;
  • understand the importance of self-care when dealing with challenging circumstances.

Presenter Profile

Liz Gleeson offers one-to-one support for those going through bereavement, separation or loss of any kind, from her private practice in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, working with adults and children of all abilities. She is a Creative Arts Therapist (MA Dramatherapy) with over sixteen years professional experience. She completed a Master of Science in Bereavement studies with the Irish Hospice Foundation/RCSI in 2017 and is particularly interested in a body-based approach to working with grief. Liz is a qualified Open Floor Movement Therapist, an approach that she uses to inform her practice. Liz has trained in Complicated Grief Therapy with Kathy Shear of the Centre for Complicated Grief and Susan Delaney of the Irish Hospice Foundation.  Experienced and professional in her approach, Liz has been facilitating therapeutic and educational groups since 2001. She teaches a variety of workshops for the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists in Ireland, including ‘Working with loss and grief’ and now offers the workshop ‘Communicating in Challenging Circumstances When People Are Experiencing Loss and Grief’ through the Irish Hospice Foundation. Liz facilitates the bereavement group in Greystones Cancer Support Centre.


The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.


€100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.

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Iris Murray | Administrator, Bereavement Education Resource Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation

T: 01 6793188 DL: 01 6730047