Liz Gleeson is a highly accomplished bereavement & loss educator and therapist with over twenty years experience delivering third level and post-graduate education. She is director of Shapes Of Grief, an organisation that aims to broaden grief awareness and take the taboo out of grief through education.

By training our professionals in grief themes and theories, we empower them to provide improved bereavement support in their daily contact with patients, clients or students, thus easing rather than exacerbating bereavement outcomes.

Liz is a dynamic and passionate educator and trainer, experienced in andragogy (contemporary adult education theories) and contemporary bereavement research. Passionate and experienced in her approach, Liz is in high demand for her trainings in;

  • Bereavement and loss, a training for Psychotherapists and Counsellors. Delivered annually in IAHIP, Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists.

  • Communicating in difficult circumstances, a workshop for non-clinical staff. Delivered annually in IHF, Irish Hospice Foundation.

  • The manifestation of grief in the body, delivered to Masters Students in RCSI/IHF.

  • The importance of self-care and practical ways to implement it, delivered to Masters Students in RCSI/IHF.

  • Health Education Module delivered to Social Care undergraduate students.

Liz attends regular professional supervision as well as ongoing continuing professional development. Liz abides by IACAT and ICMTA codes of ethics and can work comfortably through English, Spanish or French.