19 & 21 July, 9am to 5pm via Zoom | Eligible for VCF & CCTG subsidy

About the Seminar

“The life I touch for ill or goodwill 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

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to change the way we live and work in our daily lives. Many of us are experiencing a wave of losses with those changes: social, economic, physical, emotional and spiritual. The uncertainty regarding the ongoing impact of the pandemic, e.g. health threats, financial hardship and forced isolation, has created high levels of anxiety and distress among formal and informal caregivers. Formal caregivers are feeling imprisoned by the rules and regulations that brought about to contain COVID-19.

Why You Should Attend

As an effective formal caregiver, it is essential to be kind and compassionate to oneself and constantly upgrade your skills in managing self-care and building resilience. Resilience enables formal caregivers to protect against negative experiences they face daily in their lives with patients, clients, residents, own family members, which otherwise can be paralyzing. It is important to maintain the emotional balance during such adversity and reduce the likelihood of falling into a downward spiral, especially under this pandemic.

The focus of this 2-day webinar is to explore how you can move from feeling anxious, exhausted, confined to bouncing forward and finding ways to integrate life with the new “normal” and with greater compassion and self-care.

The webinar will be an interactive one, with a combination of reflective and facilitative practice, sharing theoretical underpinnings, which will be brought alive with personal storytelling and sharing of experiences by the seminar speakers.

Seminar Outcomes

During this seminar, you will discover and learn:

  • Needs and responsibilities of health care professionals towards self-care and self-awareness.
  • How to diagnose the warning signs of stress and burnout.
  • Difference between self-nurturing and self-awareness.
  • Healing and recovering from burnouts by energizing body, emotions, spirit and mind.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is for healthcare professionals, allied care professionals, volunteers of eldercare VWOs, formal and informal caregivers, social workers, counsellors.

Seminar Agenda


  • The impact of working with suffering, grief, trauma and bereavement.
  • Diagnosing symptoms of stress, overload, compassion fatigue and burnout.


  • Treatment/healing of symptoms of stress, overload, compassion fatigue, burnout.
  • How to use Phronesis or practical wisdom: that of the elders in the community and of the healthcare professional personally.

Learning Methodology

This experiential and interactive seminar takes participants on a journey of self-discovery and transformation by sharing theoretical frameworks underpinned with evidence-based practical insights and key strategies to manage self-compassion, self-care, and build resilience. Participants will gain insights into their own lives and practices and learn from one another through safe small group sharing.

Seminar Leaders

Liese Groot-Alberts
Liese Groot-Albertswww.liesegrootalberts.com
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.

Over a period of many years she worked with and for Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross as a workshop leader and staff member presenting workshops in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe.

After Dr. Ross’ retirement she has continued to develop her own workshop and has specialised training in trauma, loss, grief and bereavement, palliative care, as well as self-care for the carer, resilience, spirituality, and working with difference, finding strength and hope in connectedness. She has conducted lectures and workshops in the USA, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Samoa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

In her presentations and workshops she uses images, poetry, humour and music as well as sound theoretical underpinning of the material presented.

Dr Rinkoo Ghosh
Dr Rinkoo Ghosh is a senior consultant, facilitator and coach on building resilience, emotional agility and empathy. She is passionate about supporting individuals and leaders in organisations to optimise stress and achieve performance.

Prior to joining The Resilience Institute, Rinkoo was working for the Singapore Public Service for the last 26 years as a Principal Consultant and Learning Strategist/Specialist. She offers varied learning interventions and solutions for public sector agencies (ministries & statutory boards) as well as for social sector and private sector. She has trained 5,000 local and international public sector staff and senior managers such as HDB, AIC, SLA, MOM, MSF, MHA (Home Team Academy), JTC, NUS, Sentosa Development Corporation and many others. She has also conducted learning and performance consulting projects for Ghana, Macau, Mauritius and Thailand. Rinkoo has delivered several Resilience and Empathy keynotes and virtual/ face to face workshops for public sector and social sector agencies.

Rinkoo is accredited in the field of Learning Organisation & Change Management and holds a Graduate Diploma in Learning & Development with the Civil Service College/Public Service Division. She is also a Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) with the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL-SUSS), and versed in oral/written communications.

Rinkoo holds a Doctorate in Business Administration(DBA) from UNSW Australia. She also holds a Bachelors in Journalism from Australia and a Master of Mass Communications from Oklahoma State, USA.

Rinkoo believes in social work and in helping others to live a graceful life. She has been the sole caregiver to her parents last 12 years and serves in voluntary organisations such as the Singapore Sree Narayana Mission (SNM) and Caregiver Alliance, Singapore. She delivers voluntary training for both organisations and has an active voice in the HR policy making of the SNM.

Seminar Fees

Early Bird Fee (by 30 June):  S$700/pax

Group Discount: S$650/pax for groups of 3 or more

Fee with VCF funding: S$490/pax (Early Bird) or S$455/pax (Group Discount)

Fee with CCTG funding: S$70/pax (Early Bird) or S$65/pax (Group Discount)

*All fees stated include maximum funding available.


Contact Suriani (suri@aceseniors.org, 9698 4473) or Sammy (sammy@aceseniors.org, 9067 3664). Alternatively, fill up the reservation form and we will get back to you within the next day.

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