We are so proud to be celebrating Hoffman UK’s 25th anniversary this year.

Over the past 25 years we have put on Processes in the UK,Ireland, South Africa and the Middle East – and in 2019 we welcomed more participants than ever before.

I can’t believe it’s also 25 years since I did the Hoffman Process. A few months later, Bob Hoffman urged us to put on the Process in the UK, and that year Tim Laurence lit the beacon for all the Hoffman Processes to come.

I couldn’t do the job I do without the amazing support of the team behind the scenes and from those who facilitate the courses. This is collaborative work and on behalf of myself and Tim, I thank each and every one of you for choosing to be part of our vision and our future. The more we share this work with those around us, the more we fulfil Bob’s vision of ‘spreading peace in the world one person at a time.’

Much love as we move to the next quarter century
Serena x
Happy New Year! For many people, the start of January is time for a 'life audit', with a renewed commitment to making positive change in the year ahead. If addressing the balance between home and working life is one of the things on your resolution list, you're not alone. But did you realise it could actually be fun..?

Psychotherapist Marilyn Carré did the Hoffman Process in 2014, and has been kind enough to write about the effects on both her personal and professional life in an article here . Marilyn's also compiled a work/life balance assessment quiz with top tips, that you can take here .

'Before I went to the Process, my relationship with my long-term partner had hit a rocky patch, and as much as we loved each other, our work-life balance had become unhealthily demanding. Even though I was a psychotherapist, I was part of the problem in this scenario, so I couldn’t be an objective part of the solution. Alastair and I participated in the Process separately within months of each other and afterwards we noticed our relationship became more harmonious. Our work-life balance certainly improved...'

To read Marilyn's Process story in full, click here
For our work/life quiz compiled by Marillyn, 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
Former Hoffman facilitator Esmé Page is the founder of Cornwall Hugs , a registered charity that was set up to support people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

The project Cornwall Hugs Grenfell offers safe places for survivors, the bereaved, displaced neighbours and firefighters to recuperate, by offering 'holidays of hope'; the chance to create new memories, learn new skills, or simply feel supported by the kindness of others.

To date, thousands of Cornish individuals and businesses have stepped forward to be involved, as well as a vast extended team of volunteer helpers worldwide. Last week, the
short film Two Communities, One Heart was released to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of all involved. Esmé says, 'We hope it inspires communities to reach out to each other, as we enter 2020'. 

To watch the short (6 minute) film, click here
To read more about the Cornwall Hugs Grenfell project, offer to volunteer or to make a donation, click here.
We're grateful to the American entrepreneur and philanthropist Blake Mycoskie for speaking out about his Hoffman experience on social media over the festive break, and for the timely reminder that genuine life change takes ongoing effort.

Blake says, 'A few years ago I attended the Hoffman Process for a week-long retreat, which happened to be life-changing in many aspects. One of the most impactful things I learned and what inspired this tattoo on my wrist is that you don’t change as a person just because you want to change. You have to “DO THE WORK” to change. Self-awareness is a lifelong pursuit, not something you are born with.'

Blake is the founder of socially-conscious shoe brand TOMS. You can listen to him share more about his Hoffman experience in a podcast with School Your Soul here and follow his posts on Facebook here.
We're proud to announce the imminent arrival of this year's Hoffman magazine; fifty-two pages of interviews, stories, features and more. We'd like to thank each and every person who contributed to this year's publication, especially as it marks a very special milestone for Hoffman UK - our 25th anniversary!

A print copy of the magazine will be sent automatically by next weekend to all Hoffman grads resident in the UK and Ireland who did the Process between 2016 and 2019.

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.

Or if you'd rather read the online version, you can find it here .
Making Relationships Work is a weekend designed to get couples connected again – through clear communication, witnessing each other and rebuilding respect, trust and intimacy.

The workshop is open to couples already in a committed relationship. You don't need to have done the Hoffman Process to take part. Workshops for individuals who are not currently in an intimate relationship can be found here .

Venue: St Luke's, Islington, London, EC1V 8AJ
Cost: £600 per couple
Led by: Matthew Pruen and Emma Macpherson

For more information and to book, click here

** Matthew and Emma's relationship workshops in 2020 will take place in London, Dubai, Bahrain and as a residential retreat in France. For more info, click here. **
Hoffman  Reconnection Days refresh your Hoffman learning, especially if you're feeling disconnected from your Process. They allow you to revisit some tools and techniques, ask questions about any tools you're not clear on and work through 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 (pictured). If you’re facing a 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!

Venue: Artworkers' Guild , 6 Queen Sq, London, WC1N 3AT
Cost: £120 or £200 for two people booking together

For more information and to book, click here

Our next Reconnection Day is on Saturday 1 August at the Guild of Psychotherapists in London. For details, click here .
The third Monday in January is claimed to be the gloomiest day in the UK calendar. This year, we’ll be doing our very best to ward off any 'blue' negative vibes and challenging the mid-winter slump by inviting all Hoffman grads to join us for our Happy Monday video conference.

Led by Hoffman MD Serena Gordon, we’ll share a virtual Quad Check, embark on a mini light journey and share a couple of other Hoffie treats. We'll be using the free service Zoom , so you can take part from wherever you are, whether on your own, with a Hoffman buddy or perhaps with members of your local graduate connect group; Jersey, Hampshire, Guildford, London, Oxford, Amsterdam and Beirut have all signed up already!

Date: Monday 20 January
Time: 7.00pm (UK time)
Cost: Free (although donations to the Hoffman Scholarship Fund are always welcome)

To take part, simply email graduates@hoffmaninstitute.co.uk to register your interest. We’ll issue you with a conference ID, full instructions and link to join using the email address you’ve supplied – so please make sure it’s one you’ll have access to on the evening.
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 local events. 

We've had a flurry of activity over the past few weeks, with new groups being registered in Amsterdam , Oslo , Beirut , Qatar and Jeddah , lots of interest in our Happy Monday event, and standalone events for January being organised in Bath , Birmingham and Dubai .

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

As always, a huge 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.
Led by members of the Hoffman team, our evening support groups offer the chance to connect, share and deepen your Hoffman learning.

Bristol s upport group - TOMORROW!
Led by: Supervising Hoffman facilitator, Eliza Meredith
For more information and to book, click here

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

The next Brighton support group will be in mid-February, date tbc. Full details will be in next month's newsletter, and shared on the Hoffman graduate facebook group.
Closure evenings   are held on Process Thursdays from 5pm.
Revisit 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)
9 January with Matthew, Stella and Emma
23 January with Mairi, Eliza and Jeremy
6 February with Janet, Eliza and Emma
20 February with Jeremy, Emma and Mairi
12 March with Matthew, Janet and Mairi
26 March with Emma, Jeremy and Eliza
9 April with Tim, Stella and Holger

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

Information Phone-In:

Introduction Day:

Process Dates:
January 4-10: Wait List *
January 18-24: Wait List *
February 1-7: Wait List *
February 15-21: Available
March 7-13: Available
March 21-27: Available
April 4-10: Available
April 11-17: Available
May 9-15: Available

The rest of 2020's Process dates can be found here .
January's top tip: let it go!
Is a stubborn pattern really getting you down? Grab a balloon (real or imaginary) and do the following:

  • See the pattern
  • Feel the letters spelling the pattern in your belly
  • Blow the letters into the balloon... one letter at a a time
  • Squeeze the end of the balloon closed and raise it into the air...
  • ...then let it go - and with it, all of the the stored negative energy
  • Breathe into yourself - and move on!

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