Presenting Speakers at the National Palliative Care & Aromatherapy Symposium:

Lisa Browder
Dr. Peter A. Mackereth
Ann Carter, BA
Christina Gross

Download the Event Schedule for CFA Palliative Care Symposium May 2011

Speaker Bios:

Lisa Browder

Lisa Browder is a graduate of Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt’s Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and is the Nevada Director for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). She is additionally certified in reflexology and reiki and is the manager of a hospice complementary therapies program in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She developed and hand-blends aromatherapy products for patients, family members and staff.

A frequent speaker on the therapeutic value of essential oils, Lisa has spoken at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s (CHAPCA) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) conferences.  In November, she will address the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Her publishing credits include Home Healthcare Nurse, Dancer magazine and NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal.

Lisa is currently writing a clinical aromatherapy manual to train hospice volunteers and staff in the therapeutic use of essential oils and she initiated a visitors program to enable those wishing to set up their own complementary therapies program to experience her program first-hand.

Lisa owns her own company, Scentsibility and can be reached at www.scentsibility.cc or at lmbquest@aol.com.

Dr. Peter A. Mackereth PhD MA Dip (N) London RNT RGN

Tel no: 0161 446 8236 Fax 0161 446 8151 email: Peter.Mackereth@christie.nhs.uk

Peter is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies (CTs) and Smoking Cessation at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with MS.  In 2003 the Complementary Therapy team at the Christie received the prestigious Prince of Wales’s Good Practice Award. In 2004 the team won the Dept of Health’s Manchester and Regional Innovations Awards in Long-term Care.

In 2005 Peter was given the National Public Servant Award hosted by the Guardian Newspaper. The team are currently working on a number of research and audit projects exploring outcomes for acupuncture, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, creative imagery/relaxation and reflexology.

Recent Research Projects

2007 Co-applicant Acupuncture and Fatigue Breast Cancer Breakthrough Christie & Royal Mardsen Hospitals University of Manchester (£500K) Trial started Feb. 2008.

2003-6 Co-applicant Evaluation of Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care on 3-sites Lottery Funded Award £250K
2001-2005 – PhD MS Study funded by the MS Society. (£25K)

Recent Team Papers – Sample listing

Stringer J Donald G (in press) Aromasticks in Cancer Care: An innovation not to be Sniffed at. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.
Mackereth P A Parkin S Donald G Antcliffe N (2010) Clinical supervision and complementary therapists: an exploration of the rewards and challenges of cancer care. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 16:143-148.
Maycock P Mackereth P Going smoke-free: can aromatherapy help?  In Essence 8(4):9-12.
Donald G Mackereth P Tobin I (2010 ) Medical students and acupuncture: a short, sharp treatment experience!   Acupuncture in Medicine- BMJ  28: 12-15.
Carter A Mackereth P Tavares M Donald G (2009) Take me to a Clinical Aromatherapist. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. 6 (1): 3-8.
Mackereth P Carter A Parkin S Stringer J Roberts D Long A Todd C Caress A (2009) Complementary therapists’ motivation to work in cancer/supportive and palliative care: a multi-centre case study Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 15: 161-165.
Mackereth P Booth K Hillier V Caress A (2009) What do people talk about during reflexology?  Analysis of worries and concerns expressed during sessions for patients with multiple sclerosis.  Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 15: 85-90
Maycock P Mackereth P (2009) Helping smokers to stop. The International Therapist. 86:  18-19
Mackereth P Booth K Hillier V Caress A (2009) Reflexology and relaxation training for people with MS: a controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 15: 14-21
Mackereth P Campbell G Maycock P Hennings J Breckons M (2008) Chair massage for patients and carers: A pilot service in an outpatient setting of a cancer care hospital. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 14, 136-142.
Mackereth P (2007) Touch Therapies: the curious researcher J of Holistic Healthcare 4(4), 33-37.
Wilson K Ganley A Mackereth P Rowswell (2007) Subsidised complementary therapies for staff and volunteers at a regional cancer centre: a formative study. European Journal of Cancer Care. 16, 291-299.
Mackereth P Carter A (2006) Clinical leadership: developing the role of complementary therapy coordinators. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 12, 80-82.


Tiran D Mackereth P (in press) Clinical Reflexology: integrated approaches in healthcare. Elsevier Science
Cawthorn A Mackereth P (2010) Integrative Hypnotherapy: complementary approaches to care. Elsevier Science.
Mackereth P Carter A (Eds) (2006) Massage & Bodywork: adapting therapies for cancer care. Elsevier Science.
Mackereth P Tiran D (Eds) (2002) Clinical Reflexology: a guide for heath professionals. Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh

Ann Carter, BA Health Ed., Cert. Ed, Dip. NM.,  MIFPA

Ann’s background is in training and health promotion and she has worked as a therapist and teacher since 1989. Ann first became involved in working with people who have cancer in 1993, when she joined the staff of a specialist cancer centre in Manchester as an aromatherapist. At the cancer care centre, Ann became involved in numerous therapeutic activities which involved aromatherapy, massage, and providing relaxation sessions for patient  groups and individuals. To meet the needs of individuals at different stages of illness, Ann developed an approach called HEARTS and  she has since run many weekend workshops to train therapists and health care professionals to use this approach.

From 2000 – 2008, Ann co-ordinated the complementary therapy service across the 3 sites of a large hospice in Manchester. Currently, she is a senior therapist and a  co-education lead for the Integrative Therapies Training Programme at a major Cancer Hospital in Manchester, England. In addition to aromatherapy, Ann has explored different approaches to massage, CranioSacral Therapy, relaxation, and meditation techniques. She is  a certificated practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) a qualified life coach and hypnotherapist.  She runs courses for complementary therapists in a variety of topics throughout the UK and was also a  speaker at an aromatherapy  conference in Tokyo in 2008.

Ann’s second book, which she co-edited with Peter Mackereth, was published in November 2006. Its title is Massage and Bodywork, adapting therapies for cancer care’ and its aim is to provide a comprehensive resource for complementary therapists who are adapting massage for cancer patients.

Christina Maria Gross

Contemplative Aromatherapy

Cancer survivor, holistic practitioner and educator, Christine Maria Gross, CAHP, learned that in exploring her dying, she discovered living. Upon diagnosis, she began a path of exploration in the healing arts and classical healing systems such as Ayurveda and has been cancer free for 21 years. She has been a member of CFA since the beginning and since 1992, has integrated aromatherapy into her hospice care. She is currently Coordinator of Complementary Programs at The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. She trained at Harvard Medical School and has studied a variety of meditative/contemplative techniques such as The Radiance Technique®, of which she is an Authorized Instructor.

Christine is a recently published author of the book and DVD, ‘We Are Timeless: The Radiance Technique® in Hospice Care’ and offers workshops and trainings internationally. Healing Resources for Inner Fitness Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, The Radiance Technique®, Authentic Reiki® Personal Consultations, Wholistic Services & Seminars
christine.gross@sympatico.ca Tel: 519-974-2581 Ext. 2235

Listed on: www.AuthenticReiki.org www.cfacanada.com www.reflexology.org

Symposium Seminar Topic:
Discover the meditative benefits of aromas that have been used for centuries to calm the mind, emotions and connect to spirit. In this interactive session participants will experience aromatherapy and it’s more subtle healing properties through meditation & contemplation and learn how to support others in hospice care.