'Family history is one of the most researched topics on the internet. DNA testing to find our relations and discover who we are is fuelling the fastest-growing area of medical research. As our families and communities become increasingly fractured, it seems the human need to know where we belong intensifies...'

Nearly 20 years ago, (then) journalist Emma Macpherson headed to Florence House to experience the Hoffman Process. Little did she realise how the week's learning would contribute to her research into her remote family's past - and impact on her own future family.

'As far as I was concerned, it was just another course that might improve one’s life for a week or two. It ended up becoming part of my life. Not just in the way it transformed family relationships, or because countless family and friends followed my lead and did the Process after me, but also because now, with my husband Matthew, we run Hoffman Retreats at our home in France and relationship workshops in France and London...'

To find out how the Process reinforced Emma's ancestral research, you can read her story here.

To read more about the Hoffman French Retreat, click here , or for upcoming relationship workshops for couples and individuals, 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
When business CEO and Hoffman graduate Paul Finch was diagnosed with bowel cancer, he was given just a 10% chance of living for another five years.

That was in 2014. Since then Paul's health has gone from strength to strength, a recovery that he credits largely to the expertise of the teams at the Royal Marsden hospital in London. Paul's charity Red Trouser Day now campaigns to promote awareness of bowel cancer. It also supports the work of the Royal Marsden, raising more than £120,000 to date.

On Saturday 19 October , Paul would love your support for his charity's attempt to set a new Guinness World Record . He's hoping that a gathering and (optional) ramble around the Olympic Park in Stratford will be recognised as the UK's largest ever meeting of people wearing red trousers simultaneously. Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor and Red Trouser Day Patron is also scheduled to make an appearance at the event .

To read Paul's story, click here
To register for the World Record attempt, click here.
To donate to Red Trouser Day, click here
We're delighted to share details of a new transformational workshop for women, curated by Hoffman UK facilitator Janet Burgis ( pictured). Dancing in Darkness is being held at the beautiful Mill Retreat Centre in France at the end of October, and is open to women of all ages, whether they have done the Hoffman Process or not.

Janet describes the retreat as 'the perfect opportunity to dive deep into whatever needs to heal in order for your light to truly shine. There will be yoga, meditation, dancing, shamanic ritual, ceremony and so much more. At the end of seven days, you will be more aware, more awake and so much brighter - and definitely more of the you you were born to be...'

Dates: Sunday 27 October - Saturday 2 November
Price: Early Bird offer: £1,150 until 6th September 2019
Full price £1,245, including meals, drinks and snacks
Subsidised transport from London Victoria is also available on a first-come-first served basis.

To find out more or book a registration call with Janet, email contact@janetburgis.com

Please note that the Hoffman office is unable to assist with any queries about this event. Please follow the links above or contact Janet with any questions or to book.
A whole day, invested in reminding yourself of your Process experience.

Venue: Guild of Psychotherapists , Blackfriars Rd, SE1 0QA
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

Venue: Avalon Wellbeing, Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton
Led by: Supervising Hoffman facilitator, Emma Ferguson
For more information and to book, click here

Street 17, Al Quoz Industrial, Area 4, Dubai
Led by: Hoffman UK founder & director, Tim Laurence
For more information and to book, click here
The Q2 is a three-day residential course that takes place in Process venues and provides the perfect space to reconnect with your Hoffman experience.

You can choose to do the Q2 with partners, family, Hoffman buddies or friends as long as they are Hoffman graduates as well, and work on any new issues that are coming up in your life today.

There’s no limit to the amount of Q2s you attend, although generally we’d advise you to wait at least three months after your Process before attending your first Q2.

Our last Q2 of 2019 takes place at Florence House, where
double, twin and triple accommodation is available (on a first-come, first-served basis).

'Q2 really helped me let go of things that I didn't realise I was still holding onto... negative things that didn't need to hold me back any more.' 2019 Q2 attendee

Venue: Florence House, East Sussex
Cost: £695, including meals and accommodation

For more information and to book, click here
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.

The course is hosted by Matthew Pruen and Emma Macpherson (above!) 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
Foundations in parenting: the childhood years is a one-day workshop, open to parents and carers, childminders, teachers, parents-to-be and grandparents, whether they’ve done the Hoffman Process or not.

Come on your own or as part of a parenting couple – either way, you’ll find yourself gaining insight in the supportive company of a group of others facing similar challenges.

The workshop is led by Supervising Hoffman facilitator Eliza Meredith and psychotherapist Michelle Mace, and focuses on the nurturing of babies and children from ages 0-12.

Venue: The Welsh Chapel , Clapham, SW11 1PQ
Cost: £100 per person or £180 for two people

For more information and to book, click here.
Our parenting workshops usually fill up quickly - places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Led by members of the Hoffman team, our evening support groups offer the chance to connect, share and deepen your Hoffman learning.

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

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

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 meet-ups are mainly social. They might involve a coffee or meal, a walk or an outing.

Locations with upcoming events include Birmingham (tonight!), Petersfield, Burley in Hants, Parson's Green in London and a very welcoming café in Cape Town (pictured).

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 thrilled to hear from you. Click here to email Lucy in the office.
Closure evenings  are held on Process Thursdays from 5pm.
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)
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 Janet, Emma 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:
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.
September's top tip: extend your stretch
Remember when on the Process, you made a commitment to do something unfamiliar, uncomfortable, different or even highly challenging?

How about doing more things like that?

If you want to experience change, you will need to behave differently. So today, think about a new behavioural stretch - and give it a go!

It could be something that takes you completely out of your comfort zone, or a small tweak to a task that's become routine. How far are you prepared to challenge yourself?

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