Hoffman graduate e-newsletter | August 2019
'The main gift of the Process for me was that it allowed me to reconcile my relationship with my father. Before the Process, I felt I hated him every day. I didn’t know the Process would change that. I also didn’t know that my feelings towards him were hurting me so much.

In allowing me to work through those feelings, the Process led me to finally understand what was at the root of the rage I was carrying around with me. I can now think of my father with compassion and love. When I think of him now, I think happy thoughts, no longer with the hurt that used to go with the thought. Of course I remember the things he did, but I see them now as events that have passed. The biggest difference now is that it doesn’t hurt me anymore.

I am proud of what I achieved during and after the Process. I’m so incredibly happy to be calmer and to be coming from a place of love instead of rage. And I’m even prouder that I had the guts to go to the Process in the first place!'

To read Steef's full Process story on our website, click here.
Do you have a Process Story you'd like to share? We'd love to hear from you!
Either call the office on +44 (0)1903 88 99 90 or  email: info@hoffmaninstitute.co.uk
Do you ever find yourself disconnecting from things around you and numbing out with alcohol, painkillers, sexual addictions, food, TV, work or internet? Are you drawn to drama, conflict, isolation or miserable thoughts to avoid feeling your feelings?

Welcome to  S.H.I.N.E.  our two-day residential addiction workshop, presented by Hoffman Supervising teacher Emma Ferguson and members of her Joy Provision  team.

Throughout the weekend, therapists Emma, Steve and Ray will introduce you to new tools and experiences that can help you examine what gets in the way of you living your best life - an authentic life, filled with trust, connection, spontaneity, laughter, joy and love.

Venue:  Florence House , East Sussex, UK
Price:  £695
There is also the option to stay on the evening of Friday 16 August.

For more information and to book, click here
Need a reminder of how the Hoffman tools can support you in making life changes? Maybe you're facing a challenge – at work, in relationships, with health, stress or self esteem.
Give your best intentions a powerful boost by harnessing the supportive group energy of a Reconnection Day. Reinforce positive changes, refresh your Process vision, and rekindle your sense of post-Process community.

Venue: Gorse Hill, County Wicklow, Ireland
Led by: Supervising Hoffman facilitator Jeremy Kynaston
For more information and to book, click here

Venue: Guild of Psychotherapists , Blackfriars Rd, SE1 0QA
NEW: Led by: Hoffman UK founder Tim Laurence
For more information and to book, click here

Venue: Van Ede & Partners Olympisch Stadion 41, 1076 DE
Led by: Hoffman UK founder & director, Tim Laurence
For more information and to book, click here
Whether you're in a long-term committed relationship or are seeking to find one, there's a Hoffman relationship workshop for you. Our next two workshops, led by Matthew and Emma Pruen, will take place in central London and are open to all. You don't have to have done the Hoffman Process to attend.

Making Relationships Work is a weekend designed to get couples connected again – through clear communication, witnessing each other and rebuilding respect, trust and intimacy.
For more info and to book, click here

Finding Love is for those who are looking for a loving relationship. Understand why we make the choices we do, and break through to a future in tune with our heart’s truest desires.
For more info and to book, click here
Hoffman UK founder Tim Laurence worked closely with Bob Hoffman in California before bringing the Process to the UK in 1995. He has taught the Process around the world for almost three decades and is the author of the book You Can Change Your Life .‘

Tim will be spending some time in Amsterdam in September leading an Information Evening for people interested in doing the Process on Friday 20 September and a Reconnection Day for Hoffman grads on Saturday 21 September. He'll also be offering a limited number of one-to-one coaching sessions on Sunday 22 September.

For details of Reconnection Day in Amsterdam, click here
For details of Information Evening in Amsterdam, click here
To book a coaching session with Tim, (first come, first served) email: tim@hoffmaninstitute.co.uk

We'd like to thank Van Ede and Partners for providing us with a venue in the Olympic stadium to run these events.
The Future Made Simple is a five-day retreat in France, suitable for anyone who has completed the Hoffman Process and wishes to open the door to a positive future. It’s a great way to have a holiday and be beautifully looked after in the company of other Hoffman graduates. It is also a wonderful space for couples who have both done the Process to come into a deeper connection together and share a new Hoffman experience.

The course is hosted by Matthew and Emma Pruen at The French Retreat , their beautiful home near Bordeaux (little owl sightings possible but not guaranteed).

Dates: Arrive Sun 6 October for a 9am start on Mon 7 Oct. Workshop runs Monday 7 – Friday 11 October.
Venue: La Loge, 16210 Yviers, near Bordeaux/Bergerac, France (View a map here )
Cost: £995 per person, to cover all tuition, accommodation, food, airport transfers and use of the outdoor pool.

'The French Retreat was gentler and more of a holiday than the Process, but no less powerful...' April 2019 attendee
Led by members of the Hoffman team, our evening support groups offer the chance to connect, share and deepen your Hoffman learning.

London support group
Led by: Hoffman co-founder and MD, Serena Gordon
For more information and to book, click here

Sussex s upport group
Led by: Hoffman support leader, Nikki Wyatt
For more information and to book,  click here
Please note change of venue!

Bristol s upport group
Led by: Supervising Hoffman facilitator, Eliza Meredith
For more information and to book, click here
The Graduate Connect page on our website is a list of regional Hoffman volunteers who have offered to be a contact/meeting co-ordinator for Hoffies in their local area.

Unlike our Hoffman-led support groups (above), grad connect meeting-ups are mainly social. They might involve a coffee or meal, a walk or an outing.

Click here to visit the graduate connection page and find more details and - you'll need the password: 'support.'

Thanks to all of our Grad Connect volunteers. If you're interested in being a contact in your area, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Click here to email Lucy in the office.
Closure evenings  are held on Process Thursdays from 5pm. They're open to all Hoffman graduates, regardless of where and when you did your Process - w e also love to see Process groups returning on their anniversary.

Re-experience the ceremony of integration, celebrate with new grads, share your Post-Process experience and recommit to your Hoffman vow. Dinner is on us. 

Florence House (East Sussex)
8 August with Tim, Eliza and Stella
29 August with Tim, Jeremy and Nita
26 September with Eliza, Mairi and Jeremy
10 October with Eliza, Emma and Janet
24 October with Matthew, Mairi and Stella

Broughton Hall (Yorkshire)
12 September with Emma, Janet and Matthew

**If you live in or near Manchester, our lovely Grad Connect volunteer Paul is arranging car shares for Closure at Broughton. Details here**

Click here   for a full list of Closure dates. There's no charge for Closure, but please do  email and let us know or call the office if you're planning to come on 01903 88 99 90.
* When a Process is on a Wait List, a place may still become available.
Ring the office on 01903 88 99 90 for details.
Information Evenings:

Information Phone-In:

Introduction Day:

Process Dates:
August 3-9: Wait List*
August 24-30: Wait List*
September 7-13: Broughton Hall, Wait List*
October 5-11: Available
October 19-25: Available
November 2-8: Available
November 16-22: Available
December 7-13: Available

For a full calendar of Hoffman Process dates, click here.
August's top tip: put it down and look around
According to a 2018 report from Ofcom, adults in the UK check their smartphones on average every twelve minutes, and one in five people spend more than 40 hours per week online.

But is our constant frenzy to stay 'connected' actually making us more isolated? Do we really need something to be happening in every moment?

On the Process, you survived for a whole week without your phone or other electronic device. For today, try putting them away again and being present to the world. Look around instead. Meet a friend for coffee and connect with them face to face. Try to spot something in a familiar environment that you've never noticed before. Take time to look up, not down...

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