Hoffman graduate e-newsletter | July 2019
To the tens of thousands of people who follow him on Instagram or subscribe to his podcasts with Matt Johnson, speaker and coach Ben Bidwell is better known as The Naked Professor. We've been following Ben's journey of self-discovery for a couple of years now - particularly his work around embracing vulnerability.

'In the last few years I’ve been focused on seeing life as an experience to be celebrated, not a problem to be solved. To do that, we need to put ourselves into situations that make us feel uncomfortable so that we can learn and grow from our reactions. Hoffman, I thank you. I thank you for giving me exactly that. In getting out of my comfort zone, I found a way to connect at a deeper level and feel emotions that allowed me to feel truly alive. Life won’t ever be the same again...'

To read Ben's Process story on our website, click here.
You can read Ben's blog here or follow on Instagram 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
Click a thumbnail above to watch the trailer for Anniversary.
For more about Tim's work, click here.
Huge congratulations to double Hoffman graduate Tim Pope on the worldwide theatrical release of his latest film:  The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London.   Tim says, ‘The title’s a bit of a mouthful, but, hey, I guess The Cure’s 40-year career is something to be gobby about.'

Tim, who did the Process at Florence House in 2007 and again in 2014, has been a long-term collaborator with The Cure since 1982, responsible for the majority of their iconic videos, including  Lullaby,   The Lovecats  and  Just Like Heaven , as well as their award-winning 1987 35mm film  In Orange.

Tim says: ‘I attended rehearsals with the band, plonked myself on a chair in the middle of them, and knew as the set list unfolded that the only way to show people the real Cure was to capture not only the grand, epic dimension of their stage show, but also the close, intimate side of this band simply making music together. Despite their sometimes gloomy image, they do laugh more than people might give them credit for! Our finished film puts the audience right into the middle of the music, as if they were all sat on that chair with me.'

The resulting 135-minute, 29-song spectacular, with visuals filmed in 4K by Tim and audio mixed in 5.1 surround sound at Abbey Road by singer Robert Smith, will open in 50 countries on 1,500 screens.

Tickets are available from   www.thecure.film
Come along to an evening with Hoffman in Dublin this Tuesday (2 July). Supervising Hoffman facilitator Jeremy Kynaston will be leading a graduate support group at Brooks Hotel , immediately followed by an information evening for friends and family.

The graduate-only support group will start at 6.00pm promptly (feel free to arrive from 5.45pm), and will run until around 7.15pm. You'll be encouraged to revisit the Hoffman toolkit and work through some hands-on exercises in the company of other Hoffman grads.

At 7.30, we’ll open the doors for the Information Evening, which you’re invited to stay for too. Friends and family who are interested in finding out more about the Process are very welcome to to join you at this point. The entire evening will wrap up at around 9.00pm.

You can book online for the support group here
Details of the Information Evening are here
If you're based in Ireland, you may also be interested in our Reconnection Day in August - details 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 .‘

We're delighted that 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 gorgeous 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.

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
Hoffman  relationship workshops and retreats are held in London and France, and led by Matthew and Emma Pruen.

Both these courses can be attended as a non-residential workshop over two days in London, or in retreat format in France, allowing for additional integration (and relaxation) time in sumptuous surroundings. You don't have to have done the Hoffman Process to attend.

Upcoming dates:
July:  3-day 'Finding Love' retreat in France
August: 2-day Couples workshop in London (NEW VENUE!)
November:   2-day 'Finding Love' workshop in London

For more information about any of these events,  click here.
Feeling a little flat? In need of a power-up? Reconnection Days are a chance to boost your Hoffman battery by plugging back into the invigorating group energy you experienced on your Process.

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
Led by: Supervising Hoffman facilitator Mairi Russell
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
Led by members of the Hoffman team, our evening support groups offer the chance to connect, share and deepen your Hoffman learning.

Dublin support group
Led by: Supervising Hoffman facilitator, Jeremy Kynaston
For more information and to book,  click here

London support group
Led by: Hoffman co-founder and MD, Serena Gordon
For more information and to book, click here
Next London date: Thursday 1 August

Bristol s upport group
Led by: Supervising Hoffman facilitator, Eliza Meredith
For more information and to book, click here
Next Bristol date: Wednesday 16 October

Sussex s upport group
Led by: Hoffman support leader, Nikki Wyatt
For more information and to book,  click here
Next Sussex date: Friday 20 September
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. Events currently on the radar include:

10 July: a meeting in Brown's restaurant in Birmingham
12 July: an evening social in Hampshire
20 July: a picnic (or cuppa if it rains) in Manchester
20 July: a social meet-up in Qatar

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)
11 July with Tim, Janet and Devi
25 July with Emma, Jeremy and Mairi
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

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

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:
July 6-12: Available
July 20-26: Available
August 3-9: Available
August 24-30: Available
September 7-13: Broughton Hall, Available
October 5-11: Available

For a full calendar of Hoffman Process dates, click here.
July's top tip: explore your relationship with 'no'
'No' may be only two letters, but it's a powerful statement!
Today, reflect on what this word means to you. How often might you say to yourself 'I'm not someone who does that', 'That's not for me' or 'I can't allow myself to have that'?

Or do you say 'no' to others and push them away with statements like 'I can't accept that', 'I don't need that' or 'Please don't worry about me'?

Make some notes about how you negotiate life with the word 'no' and whether you're being honest with yourself when you say it.

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