Hoffman Graduate E-newsletter | August 2018
'A soul foundation' - Superstar Katy Perry talks Hoffman in Vogue
Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Katy Perry did the Hoffman Process in January. In an exclusive interview with Australian Vogue this August, cover star Katy shares her thoughts on touring, relationships and creativity, as well as talking openly about her Hoffman experience;

'For years, my friends would go and come back completely rejuvenated, and I wanted to go, too. I was ready to let go of anything that was holding me back from being my ultimate self.
I recommend it to everyone, my good friends and other artists who are looking for a breakthrough. There are a lot of people who are self-medicating through validation in audiences, through substances, through continually running away from their realities – denial, withdrawal. I did that for a long, long time too... The biggest lie that we’ve ever been sold is that we as artists have to stay in pain to create.’

Read the full interview with Katy in Australian Vogue here.
'Seeking sanctuary' with Roger Tempest of Broughton Hall Estate
When Roger Tempest did the Hoffman Process, he finally came to terms with his father’s death and integrated years of conditioning to find his own inner sanctuary. Now Roger wants to offer a place of peace and safety in the outer world too, with the launch of well-being centre Avalon in the grounds of his family home, Broughton Hall.

'The course led me to explore new corners of life and the physical world. It opened up my heart and mind to a whole range of new experiences and gave me a framework for life which continues to serve me well. Hoffman made me realise that self-care and personal development in fact benefits everyone in my life, whether family or friends or the community I live in.
Hoffman also taught me that creating transformative experiences needs the right environment and tools delivered in an exceptionally well thought-out manner for the full potential of healing and change to occur – and personal responsibility is at the heart of it.'

To read Roger's full Process Story, click here
For more about Broughton Hall and Avalon, click here
Paavo Siljamäki: Above and Beyond DJ reaches out
Electronic three-piece Above and Beyond is one of the highest-profile electronic acts in the world. But the outward appearance of success can be deceptive, as DJ Paavo Siljamäki described earlier this month. Paavo did the Hoffman Process in the UK earlier this year, and in a in a post on Above and Beyond's Facebook page he wrote an open letter, encouraging people with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts to reach out and get help.

'I am incredibly grateful for finding help through the Hoffman Process... In today's social media world, we are all bombarded by displays of the positive, strong, fun, successful side of life. At the same time, many of us, at times, feel lonely, lost and helpless. Sharing our stories won't bring back loved ones we already lost, but may inspire others out there to open up about their own struggles. The mere act of talking about your struggle helps you overcome your demons, and hearing other people's stories helps you realise that we all have a dark side and feel lonely and lost from time to time.'

We thank Paavo for agreeing to share his story with us.
To read the full post, click here.
Do you have a Process Story to share? We'd love to hear from you.
Either call the office on +44 (0)1903 88 99 90 or click to email: info@hoffmaninstitute.co.uk
SHINE next weekend with Joy Provision
Looking for a life beyond addictions or a better understanding of your associative behaviours? Our friends at Joy Provision are holding a transformational three-day retreat next weekend that will help you to S ee H ow I t's N ever E nough (S.H.I.N.E.)

Led by Joy Provision founder (and Hoffman facililtator) Emma Ferguson and psychotherapist Porl Thorley Ryder in the stunning surroundings of the Broughton Hall Estate in Yorkshire, the workshop will look at the things you do to distract, soothe or relax that may be preventing you having the life you truly want.

Date: Saturday 11 August - Sunday 12 August
Venue: Broughton Hall, Skipton, BD23 3AE
Cost: £595 including meals and accommodation

For more information and to book, click here.
NEW event for August: Brighton Summer Gathering
Join us for a meet-up with a difference this August, as we share party games, a picnic and a long summer evening enjoying each others’ company outdoors.

The Brighton Summer gathering , led by Serena and Lucy, will be an informal affair; feel free to drop in at any time that suits between 6.30 and 9.00pm. There’s no charge to attend, just bring along a blanket and some food and drink to share, and we’ll provide some Hoffman treats. There’s plenty of on-street parking and also the option to move indoors to a grad's house if we need it.

If you’re planning to come, please let us know by emailing graduates@hoffmaninstitute.co.uk so we can give you the exact location.

Date: Wednesday 15 August 6.30pm-9pm
Location: Hollingbury, Brighton & Hove
Satnav: BN1 8EL
Price: Free, but please email and let us know you’re coming
Take time to recommit to yourself at a reconnection day
Did you leave the Process raring to go, only to lose a little bit of impetus once the day-to-day routine kicked in? Has something challenging come up for you recently and you're not sure which tool to use?

Our reconnection day, led by Supervising Hoffman facilitator Eliza Meredith, is a whole day set aside for you to get back in the Hoffman zone and regain the clarity and energy you were feeling when you finished the Process. It's also an opportunity to revisit your Vision and meet other Hoffman graduates.

Date: Saturday 8 September
Time: 9.30am for a prompt 10am start. We'll finish by 5pm.
Cost: £90 per person or £160 for two
Venue:  Art Worker’s Guild 6 Queen Sq, London WC1N 3AT
Book now: Hoffman parenting workshop
We’d all like our children to be able to cooperate, communicate and persevere with resilience, but how often do we examine our own grasp and practice of those skills?

Our specially-developed Hoffman  Foundations in Parenting workshop focuses on the emotional nurturing of babies and children through the early years (from ages 0-12) and how our own behavioural patterns impact on our role as their caregivers. This one-day workshop is led by Supervising Hoffman facilitator Eliza Meredith and parenting coach Michelle Matthews.

Date:  Saturday 27 October, 9.00am-5.00pm
Venue:   The Welsh Chapel ,  Clapham, SW11 1PQ
Cost:  £65 per person/£120 for two people

Click here  for full information and to book.
Hoffman-led regional support groups
Regional Hoffman meet-ups are a fun way to keep your Process insights alive. In a relaxed environment, you have a safe space to share authentically, deepen your learning, build a support network with local Hoffman graduates, have fun and reconnect to your Hoffman Toolkit.

London: Violet Hill Studios, London NW8 9EB
Date: Friday 14 September, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Led by: Hoffman UK co-founder and MD Serena Gordon
For more information and to book, click here

Bristol:  HOURS, 10 Colston Yard, BS1 5BD
Date: Monday 8 October 7.00pm-9.00pm
Led by: Supervising Hoffman Teacher Eliza Meredith
For more information and to book, click here
Closure: Re-experience the ceremony of integration
Click here  for a full list of Closure dates.
Closure evenings are held on Thursdays from 5pm and are open to all Hoffman graduates, regardless of where and when you did your Process. Celebrate with new Hoffman graduates, share your Post-Process experience and recommit to your Vision. Dinner at Florence House (including the infamous 'pavlova of love') is on us.

We love to see Process groups returning on their anniversary and welcome graduates who did their Process overseas.

30 August: with Mairi, Emma and Jeremy
20 September: with Janet, Matthew and Emma

Please  email and let us know  if you're planning to come to Closure. Remember that you cannot attend the Closure of a spouse or child, though we would love to see you at their Welcome Home.
Hoffman events for family and friends
*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:
September 15-21: Wait List*
October 6-12: Wait List*
October 20-26: Wait List*
November 3-9: Available
November 10-16: Available
November 24-30: Available
December 8-14: Available

For a full calendar of Hoffman Processes, click here.
August's Top Tip: Get fruity!
Use this exercise as a mindful meditation and allow it to take at least 15 minutes.

Choose a piece of fruit.

Imagine you have never seen this fruit before.

  • Examine it with fresh eyes
  • Use your hands to explore it
  • Use your nose to smell it, and finally...
  • Taste it, slowly, letting your mouth enjoy the experience.

Definitely one way to enjoy your five a day!
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