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AUCKLAND BRANCH: Personal Wellbeing: Mental Strength & Resilience

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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Regional events

  • Region: Auckland
  • Venue: Fonterra

Join Dr Sven Hansen and Lauren Fitzgerald for a session on your Personal Wellbeing: Mental Strength and Resilience

Join us for an informative session from Dr Sven Hansen, Founder of The Resilience Institute, and Lauren Fitzgerald of Lauren Fitzgerald Meditation.

This event has been arranged with YOU as our focus. Your wellbeing, mental strength and resilience.

Wellbeing: “the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy.”

Mental Strength:"the ability of an individual to effectively deal with challenges, pressure, and stressors to present their best performance regardless of the circumstance."

Resilience: "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."

We are certainly facing unprecedented times with constant challenges and given the current climate often involving people and livelihoods. As professional as we are and need to be, we too have emotions and need to have a self-care strategy in order to maintain our own health to continue to be of further value to others.

How do you keep going? How do you maintain your own wellbeing?

Dr Sven Hansen and Lauren Fitzgerald have offered their time to support our HR community. Come join us and pick up on a few "tips and tools" in support of your own mental health and take the opportunity to gain an awareness of how to maintain your own wellbeing.

Join us from 5.30pm for networking and refreshments, with the presentation starting promptly at 5.45pm. Should time permit there will be further networking at the conclusion of the session.

About our Presenters

Dr Sven Hansen, (MBChB, MBA) has been working to help business master mental health, wellbeing and resilience for the past 25 years. He has worked with multinationals, professionals, education, entrepreneurship and sports.

With a background in Special Forces and Sports Medicine, Sven is the founder of the Resilience Institute with team in New Zealand, UK, Australia, Asia, Europe and the US.

Feel inspired, educated and entertained. Sven will deliver real skills to help transform your life and your work.

Lauren Fitzgerald, having been a professional athlete herself, Lauren Fitzgerald worked for over a decade in her dream job, planning and delivering Australian Olympic Teams in the highly pressurised, publicly scrutinised Olympic environment.

In 2014, a growing sense of overwhelm, anxiety and difficulty sleeping saw her seek out techniques to help manage the stress and demands of her corporate role. Lauren learnt Vedic Meditation; a scientifically supported, systematic procedure which de-excites the mind and moves the body into deep and profound states of rest. It’s benefits so positively and permanently influenced her health, the degree of happiness she felt, and her experience of life that she opted to leave her dual-career as both an elite and semi-professional athlete and project management specialist in major event operations, in order to become a teacher of Vedic Meditation.

Now based in Auckland, Lauren travels throughout New Zealand and Australia sharing this simple, effortless, life-changing practice.

With thanks to our Sponsor Need Recruitment

We are a bespoke recruitment agency specialising in temporary, contract and permanent support including virtual staffing solutions. Working within the SME and corporate commercial sectors, we tailor to your needs and are able to adapt in an ever changing economic climate with speed of delivery (in the temp, permanent and contract space).


  • HRNZ Members $20.00
  • HRNZ Student Members $10.00
  • Non Members $30.00

Please note our prices include GST

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the member discount please LOG IN to the HRNZ website FIRST and register through the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing. This will give you access to your member discount.

Non members can register through the BUY TICKETS link


Fees will be due for payment in full for each branch event at the time of registration. Should this be difficult please email

Cancellations and Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to two working days before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email with their details.