Hoffman graduate e-newsletter | January 2019
'I've finally found what I'm looking for' by pilot Bruce Crawford
Like many people, Bruce Crawford came to the Hoffman Process knowing that 'something' was missing in his life, but not entirely sure what. As he tells his full Process Story on our website, Bruce reveals how uncovering an old passion became key to identifying a new way to move forward.

'I left the Hoffman Process full of optimism, hope, and a new sense of vigour. I’d spent a week coming to understand more about why I am the way I am, why I feel in the ways I do, and how to read and harness the power of my feelings.

I’d come on the course because I’d reached a stage in my life where I realised that change was necessary. Now I had ideas and tools that would help me make those changes...

The Process doesn’t claim to be the last word in fixing yourself. For me, it has been the start, the turning point, a chance to redraw the map and make new choices.'

Thank you to Bruce for sharing his story. To read his article in full 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
Hoffman grad Ben launches new 'Naked Professors' podcast
Coach, writer and public speaker Ben Bidwell is best known as The Naked Professor on Instagram and through his blog , where his work in 'stripping the masks of masculinity' and normalising discussion about mental health is building him a growing and enthusiastic following.

Ben's latest venture is a regular podcast with TV presenter Matt Johnson. Their combined work as The Naked Professors only launched last month, but their first interview with Davina McCall saw the pair catapulted to the top of the health podcast charts.

Ben says, 'I hope that through our podcast conversations we strip away the masks and unveil a truth not heard every day. These are the types of vulnerable chats that show the true reality of how people really feel behind the whites of their eyes. Despite how lives can be perceived as shiny and perfect, these conversations are about how people really feel. We are all human, we all face challenges.'

We're delighted to watch Ben's vision becoming a growing reality, and are looking forward to sharing some exciting Naked Professor news of own own in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, you can subscribe to Ben and Matt's podcasts on iTunes here or Acast here.
Singing in the Rain, with Hoffman grad Rachel Kelly
Rachel Kelly is a bestselling writer, public speaker and mental health campaigner. She writes regularly for the press and is an ambassador for several mental health charities. Rachel is also the author of five books covering her experience of depression and recovery and highlighting the steps she took to help her own wellbeing, from poetry to nutrition .

Rachel's new illustrated book, Singing in the Rain, has fifty-two activities - one for each week of the year - intended to help readers rediscover their creativity and build a new sense of purpose. It's released in the UK on January 10.

Rachel says,‘ Singing in the Rain is all about stuff you can do to feel calm and content. Self-reflection has its place, but the awareness it brings needs to move us into positive mindful action. That was one of the things I loved about Hoffman: being shown how that cycle works so we moved through feelings and into ‘doing’ with awareness and without getting stuck.’

You can find out more about Rachel and pre-order a copy of Singing in the Rain at www.rachel-kelly.net
Doing the Hoffman Process for a second time
A question that we've been asked a lot recently is 'Can you do the Hoffman Process more than once?' The answer is yes!

Each year, many people around the world re-do the Process and find it to be a rewarding, effective and intensely satisfying experience. Hoffman UK is happy to accept registrations from people who have done the Process either here or at another Institute and would like to undertake it for a second time.

You’ll be taken through the enrolment process just as if you were a new participant. We’ll discuss with you the reasons why you want to do the Process again, check whether the timing is right for you, and ask you to fully complete our pre-course work as before.

Attendance on each Process for graduates is limited to one or two applications per month, and we ask that you leave a minimum five-year gap between your first Process and your second. Apart from that, there are no limits...

To read more about re-doing the Process, click here

Reconnection Day: revive your Hoffman experience
When did you last spend some time in your Sanctuary, clear space for a Quad check or treat yourself to a light journey?

Hoffman  Reconnection Days  refresh your Hoffman learning when you're feeling disconnected from your Process. They allow you to revisit some tools and techniques, ask questions about any you're not clear on and work through any current issues in your life in the company of other Hoffman grads.

Our one-day workshop in January will be led by Supervising Hoffman facilitator Jeremy Kynaston. If you’re facing a life challenge at work, in a relationship, or with health, stress or self-esteem, don't feel you need to keep going it alone - come and reconnect!

Cost: £90 or £160 for two people booking together

For more information and to book, click here

Our next Reconnection Day is on Saturday 23 March. For details, click here .
Hoffman-led regional meet-ups
Start the New Year by recommitting to your Hoffman energy, with the support of other grads in your area:

Sussex : Upstairs at Six , Western Road, Hove, BN3 1FA
Led by: Serena Gordon
For more information and to book, click here

Bristol HOURS, 10 Colston Yard, BS1 5BD
Led by: Eliza Meredith
For more information and to book, click here

London : Violet Hill Studios, London NW8 9EB
Led by: Serena Gordon
For more information and to book, click here
Closure: re-experience the ceremony of integration
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)
10 January  with Mairi, Eliza and Jeremy
31 January with Mairi, Eliza and Holger
7 February with Matthew, Jeremy and Nita
21 February with Eliza, Jeremy and Maria

Click here   for a full list of Closure dates. There's no charge for Closure, but please do  email and let us know  if you're planning to come.
Hot off the presses: Hoffman magazine 2019
We're proud to announce the imminent arrival of this year's Hoffman magazine; fifty-two pages of interviews, stories, features and more.

A print copy of the magazine will be sent automatically to all Hoffman grads resident in the UK, providing that you did the Process in the past three years (2016-2018). Copies should be dropping on doormats around 11 January, and will be available to read online shortly afterwards.

If you've changed postal address since you did the Process, would like to be sent extra copies or did your Process before 2016 and would like to be sent a magazine, then please let us know by emailing info@hoffmaninstitute.co.uk.
If you live overseas, there's no charge for the magazine, but we do ask you to pay for postage. You can do this on our website, here.

We'd like to thank each and every person who contributed to this year's publication (and there are definitely more of your inspirational grad stories in this issue than ever before). A special mention should also go out to artist and Hoffman grad Ramona Galardi for allowing us to use her work L'Ouverture as our 2019 cover.
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:
January 5-11: Wait List*
February 2-8: Available
February 16-22 : Available
March 2-8: Available
March 16-22: Available

For a full calendar of Hoffman Process dates, click here.
January's top tip: give yourself the gift of time
Tonight, how about going to bed early and setting your alarm clock for an hour earlier than usual?

When you wake up, try to spend those extra sixty minutes doing something you love: drawing, reading, bathing, cleaning, eating, walking, meditating or whatever gives you pleasure.

Treat yourself to the gift of a hour that's just for you. You're worth it.
Hoffman Magazine
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The Post-Process Website
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  The Hoffman Post-Process Journal
365 days of the year with Hoffman tools. 
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Make a Donation
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