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Resilience Psychology

Tools to cope with disruption, challenge and loss

Join us for a morning of learning and networking with best-selling author and global resilience expert Dr. Lucy Hone

2023 tests our ability to adapt to change, recover from hardship and remain centered in the face of adversity. We are living in a time of multiple, often global crises, characterised by uncertainty, disruption and change. Resilience is the ability to withstand or recover from misfortunes and setbacks. The good news it: there are actionable tools that can be learnt to process and overcome hardship.

Life A Plenty Charitable Trust presents Dr. Lucy Hone, Director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience (NZIWR).

Welcome to our 2023 fundraising and professional development event. We are proud to present Dr. Lucy Hone (NZIWR) as our 2023 presenter, who will be sharing insights from her many years of experience as a global resilience expert as well as her own personal grief story as she lost her daughter in a tragic motor accident. Turning complex science into usable tools, you will leave this event with concrete tipps and tricks on how to increase your own resilience as well as on how to best support people around you.

"We need both willpower (motivation) and way power (pathways) for change." (Lucy Hone, Resilient Grieving)

Adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury, an internationally sought-after professional speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning ‘pracademic’, Dr Lucy Hone has a gift for turning complex science into usable tools. Covid-19 saw her TED talk, 3 Secrets of Resilient People, go viral making it one of the Top 20 most watched TED talks of 2020 and the most watched of any New Zealander.

Dr Lucy Hone is joining us exclusively in Tauranga to share insights on how to support those coping with disruption, challenge, change and loss. Regarded as a global expert in the field of resilience psychology, tragic circumstances forced Lucy to focus more closely on grief when her 12-year-old daughter was killed in a horrific motor accident.

Author of Resilient Grieving, Lucy now runs the hugely popular 'Coping With Loss' programme providing actionable tools and support to all those wanting to take be an active participant in their grief process. Her work is regularly featured in global media, including the Guardian, the Hidden Brain, the Washington Post, the BBC, CBS and ABC, Channel News Asia, Swedish Television, and TVNZ.

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Find out more about Lucy Hone's work on LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | "Coping With Loss" Facebook Community |

A Certificate of professional development will be made available to participants.

* In the event that attendee numbers do not meet Life A Plenty Charitable Trust's minimum required, Life A Plenty Charitable Trust reserves the right to cancel the event and refund each registered party for this event.

* Things come up, things change - we will happily refund your ticket price less the booking fee up to the end of 15 May 2023. Sorry - no refunds available after 15 May..

Click here to reserve your ticket

Venue: Jordan Centre, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Dates: Tuesday, 27 June, 2023

Time: 9.30am - 1pm

Speaker: Dr. Lucy Hone

Programme Cost:

  • Early bird: $90 + booking fee (up to May 15)
  • Full price: $120 + booking fee

Ticket price includes morning tea

All proceeds go towards funding Life A Plenty Charitable Trust FREE Recuperative Women's Retreats