|Hoffman UK Newsletter|
Live Your Vision
January News 2011
|Time to take the road less travelled?|Welcome to 2011 and a fresh start. We've recently had a lot of snow, covering everything in a soft white blanket. It's fascinating to notice where fresh footsteps go when the well-trodden path disappears. We often live unconsciously; doing what we've always done, reacting according to pre-set patterns rather than creating new paths in our life.
Change doesn't have to be dramatic or even noticeable to others; sometimes it's the inner shifts which create the greatest outward difference. A new insight, for example, can affect our choices and responses in a way that creates long-term transformation. A small daily adjustment of our course can take us to a completely new destination over time.
Take a moment this New Year's Eve to write a description of your life as you would like it to be this time next year. What first steps are needed to take you there? What resources are required? Use this time to explore your options, so that when the final winter snowfall melts, your path ahead is clear. It can be fascinating to read your vision the following New Year's Eve and see your progress!
One resource we're offering to help you find new bearings is a Constellation workshop, which is an intriguing way to discover the source of your patterns and find resolution. This day is open to all, whether you've done the Process or not and can give a clear understanding of how your family's history affects your present. Read more below.
If you're a Hoffman Graduate, the support call this month is about re-energising your Process vision, whether that was something you formulated a year ago or ten years ago, thie call is a great chance to re-visit it and re-inspire yourself. You can also plan for new growth on our next Q2 - 3 day intensive which is filling fast.
Wishing you new, exciting paths ahead
Dates for Processes and Information Evenings are on our calendar page. The first Process in January is now full, so the next Process with availability is January 28th - February 4th.
|Reclaiming Our Health is About Changing Our Lives - Joan Borysenko|
|Reclaiming Our Health is About Changing Our Lives - Joan Borysenko|
Hoffman Graduate Joan Borysenko is a medical scientist, psychologist, author and educator. After doing the Process she joined the Professional Advisory Council for the Hoffman Institute USA because, in her words: "Just a few committed souls can change the world. It's a privilege to be connected with the Institute."
In a magazine interview this year Joan says that: "When you have issues left from childhood, you're often left with a sense of learned helplessness and that helplessness ripens into depression." After many years of clinical observations she realised that there was one very clear trait present in patients who weren't getting better - they were holding onto regrets and resentments, stemming from childhood experiences which affected how they viewed the world.
Some of the first steps she suggests for people begining a more empowered path around their wellbeing is to learn meditation, mindfulness or yoga which all help with changing our breathing. patterns. Often we'll notice a decrease in our stress levels straight away.
She also recalls being at a conference with Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama and their response to the idea that we create our own wellbeing and therefore our own illness. Click to read their response and Joan's views on the Process
If you'd like to practice mediataton and you've done the Process just click for the Hoffman Process Visualisation CDs
- you'll need the Graduate password
| Info Phone-In January 11th - Beat the Weather!|
Is the Hoffman Process for you?
Hoffman UK and International Director
Many of you tell us that Information Evenings are very helpful in deciding whether the Process is for you; yet there may not be one convenient to you or it may be hard to reach in this winter weather. So we also offer monthly information phone-ins. These are really lively with callers' questions and input from previous Process participants and Hoffman Teachers. Click for more details and call instructions
Call from wherever you are in the world and join International and UK Hoffman Director Serena Laurence from 7.30-8.30pm UTC/GMT for our January 11th
Information phone-in. You can just listen or if you have a question, we'll be delighted to help.
Can't make this date? Next call is Tuesday February 15th 7.30 - 8.30pm
| Info Evenings - Dublin & London |
Would you like to find out more about the Process?
Information Evenings provide a great opportunity to meet Hoffman Teachers as well as Hoffman Graduates, ask questions, hear people's experiences and decide if the Process is right for you now, or in the future. They're free and there's no need to book. These evenings, held on Tuesdays, start at 7.30pm and finish around 9.30pm.
Next Information Evening Dates include:
January 18th Regents College, London
January 25th Brooks Hotel, Dublin
February 8th Regents College, London
|Healing Family Patterns - Constellation Workshop, Friday January 21st|
is a simple yet profoundly healing system used to look at our relationships with partners, family, community or our work life, as well as issues such as illness or major life decisions. You can explore your issue when you're ready, either by setting up a constellation or by being a participant. No prior experience is required and the workshop is open to all, whether you've done the Process or not.
The day is co-facilitated by BACP counsellor Gaye Donaldson
; a Director of the Centre for Systemic Constellations and a constellations practitioner since 1994. She's joined by Matthew Pruen
, senior Hoffman teacher, and systemic consultant who works both individually and with organisations. To book
, contact Matthew on: 07976 843 715 Email: email@example.com Time:
Friday January 21st
Venue: The Artworker's Guild,
London WC1N Cost:
£120 per person 'I've experienced many workshops with Matthew and Gaye. I love the way constellations takes you straight to the heart of the issue. Sometimes the root cause lies with a lack of closure generations back, even if you don't know your family history, and often the answer is unexpected. It's worth years of therapy!'
|Pressing News - An Annual Round Up|
|Closure CD - Now Downloadable! |
|Process Closure CD - Listen Online or Download Free
In case you missed it in last month's issue, you can now use the website shopping cart to buy any or all three of the Process CDs in our Graduate shop
or you can listen to Closure online
or even download
it free as an mp3 in various formats and qualities. Process Tools
We've also revamped the Process Tools
page, if you'd like to refresh your memory with all the techniques that you now have access to. All the links require the Hoffman Graduate password.
|Q2 - Day Graduate Intensive - February 11-13|
|Prepare For Fresh Growth|
Q2 3 Day Graduate Intensive: Feb 11th - 13th, Florence House, East Sussex
February is when we get the first reminders of new growth which makes it the perfect time to appreciate what your own growth has been since your Process and what patterns still need weeding out. Unlike the Process the emphasis is on evaluating your current life issues and refining your vision. Our February Q2 is now booking online, starting on a Friday morning and finishing Sunday afternoon. This is filling fast, so book soon to be sure of a place."The Q2 was a wonderful experience. I expected it to be just a revision exercise and a reconnection, but it took the whole process to a greater depth"
Helen, Aberdeen Click to book online and for future dates
- You will avoid the VAT increase on any Q2 in 2011 by booking before Jan 4th
|Support Call January 19th - Energise Your Vision For 2011|
|Do you remember your Process vision?
How closely does your life resemble that now? Are you still on track to realise it?
|Re-Energise Your Vision|
This month's support call on Wednesday January 19th 7.30-8.45pm is focused on that inspiring vision which you created on the Process. In a space free of limitations and fully connected with our true self it's easy to see the life we really want. However, back in our everyday life we can lose sight of how we're doing on the journey towards that dream.
On this call we'll be reminding you of your vision and seeing if it needs any tweaking to bring it up to date, to reflect where you are now. We hope you'll leave the call warmed by an inner fire, even in this winter weather!
Led by Matthew Pruen this month, these calls are ideal when you finish your Post Process Support Groups and want to reconnect to the Process tools. We also welcome Hoffman Graduates who've been 'out of the loop' and want a fresh perspective. In short - if you've done the Process - wherever you live - this one's for you!
Click for more information and to book on this call and future calls
The VAT rise which means the cost of support calls will rise to £19.00 on January 4th. Bookings before 4th January are at the old price of £18.50.
| Business Listing - Support from Hoffman Graduates|
Our listing page is a great way for Hoffman Graduates to connect through work and leisure. The listings page appears on the Hoffman Ireland
website as well as the Hoffman UK
At this time of year we often want to make changes so you might find the section on coaching
particularly useful. If you want to focus on the physical there's section on health
which includes a dentist who wats to treat the real you and a new entry by a nutritionist able to help you with food intolerances, digestive troubles and fertility issues.
If you're a Hoffman Graduate and you'd like to list your own services, just click the listing link below where you'll find an entry form and online payment facility.
Click here for the Business Listing
| Closure - For Hoffman Graduates only|
Next Closure Dates - UK and IrelandJanuary 13th Florence House,
SussexFebruary 3rd Florence House,
SussexFebruary 24th Florence House,
Remember, numbers are limited and it starts at 5pm prompt. (7pm if you can only make dinner).In the UK
please book in advance with the Hoffman Office on +44 (0)1903 88 99 90. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner is £17.50. The cost is payable direct to the site.Please remember
: You can't attend the Closure of a spouse or child, though we'd love to see you at their Welcome Home. 'Attending Closure is my favourite post-process activity. I reconnect with my own Process in ever different ways, and at the same time, am able to take great pleasure in knowing that my experience and even my presence plays some small part in the never-to-be-forgotten memories of the new graduates.
' David, Herts
Please keep in touch by checking our support group page on the website for current support groups or contacts in your area.
Guest Support Group Facilitators
Remember that you can book Hoffman Teachers to be guest facilitators for your groups or for one to one coaching. Click for Hoffman Teacher contact details.You won't need the password any more!
Central London support group
The next meeting is Tuesday January 18th. There's a £5 attendance charge. To go on the local mailing list please contact Diane. Email: email@example.com or Tel: +44 (0)7947 068 625.
NEW - Grimsby: North East Lincs
Please contact Jim in Grimsby on: 07976 909 102 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara would like to meet up with other graduates with a view to starting a local support group. If you're interested please email: email@example.com or call: 01242 517413.
Contact details for Jersey, Channel Islands
Please contact Roger on: 01534 626 939. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Emma on: 01534 487944 Email: email@example.com
Mo in Rathkeale near Limerick would love to start a support group, so do get in touch with her if you'd like to be on the mailing list: 087 9915873, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Nicola in Ashford on: 07884 18854 or Email: email@example.com
Sarah Browne would love to hear from other Hoffman Graduates on the with a view to starting a support group. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +1 441 236 9112
To be put on a local mailing list contact David Gibson on: email@example.com or call: 01 862 3564
Lynn is the contact for a thriving group in this area. Please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margot Clayton based in Milngavie, 20 mins from Glasgow city centre, runs an occasional support group and e-group. To join a local mailing list call her on: 0141 956 5526 or Email: email@example.com
Cumbria and North East
Please contact Sharu in Carlisle, Cumbria if you'd like to meet up. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01228 562 368 or 07900 108845
Viv has started a support group in York, so please contact her if you'd like to go on the mailing list for news. Tel: 07951 943774 or 01904 788374. Email: email@example.com
For details of the next meeting of the Cardiff self-support group please email Garthine on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07946 445559 (email preferred)
Leicester - East Midlands
Aubyn is a Hoffman Graduate in this area and would love to hear from other Graduates. Call her on: 0116 259 5234 or Email: email@example.com
Jon is the contact for a thriving group in the Oxford area. If you'd like to take part, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01865 884188 or Mobile 07787 513205.
Rosie is interested in setting up a support group in the Cambridge area. Please contact her on email@example.com or call: 01223 570890.
For news, join the Sussex Hoffman E- noticeboard email: firstname.lastname@example.org If there's no support group local to you, why not volunteer to be the contact person in your area?
Call Nikki on Wednesdays or Fridays on: 01903 88 99 90 or Email: email@example.com
The Hoffman Team
Hoffman Institute UK
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'Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.'