Leaping goldfish in lightbulb
Do you ever find yourself stuck in the same pattern of behaviour with an accompanying sense of déjà vu? The right set of tools and techniques can give you the courage to break a habit and try something different.

Find inspiration and ideas this month from:
  • Goldie's TED talk - how he changed his life
  • The new Hoffman magazine - choosing the right path
  • Goop! Hoffman featured on Gwyneth Paltrow's blog
  • Clutter-clearing Top Tips from Gina Lazenby
  • 5 Rhythms on a Saturday - jump in feet first
We hope this leap year, you get the opportunity to leap into something new... 
With love from the Hoffman Team. 

Defuse the past - ignite the present 


DJ and artist Goldie had a challenging upbringing in care homes and foster families. As an adult, his journey of self-discovery and integration has helped and inspired thousands of people. In 2004, he attended the Hoffman Process. In January's New Year's Honours List, he was awarded an MBE for his services to music and young people.

In this 10 minute TED talk, Goldie gives thanks to a particularly dedicated teacher for helping him reach a 
turning point. He shares the importance of finding mentors who are able to nurture self-belief and social engagement - especially for disaffected youngsters.

'The Hoffman pulls out all the fuses, defuses the bomb, gives you back the buttons and says, 'Go on, press them, see what happens', and you press them, and there's nothing happening! And you think, 'Wow' and understand where it was coming from... I've never looked back.' Goldie

Click here to read Goldie's Guardian interview on how Hoffman helped him make peace with his past.

Out now - the Hoffman magazine


Hoffman Magazine Fan You should by now have heard a welcome thud as your copy of the 2016 Hoffman magazine hit your doormat.

Thank you to all the Hoffman participants who contributed to this year's issue. By sharing your uplifting stories, variety of circumstances, and your learned expertise, you inspire us all. We hope you enjoy seeing what your fellow Hoffman Graduates have been getting up to. 

If you haven't received your copy, (and haven't got a clue what we're talking about!), it might be that we don't have an up-to-date postal address for you. Please email the office with your new details and we'll send a magazine straight away. It's also helpful for us to have up-to-date contact details in case we have an appreciation letter from someone that we'd like to send you...

You can request more copies of the magazine for yourself or a friend here.
Hoffman features on goop.com


Family written on stones
Inspired by accounts of friends having transformational life experiences at Hoffman, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle blog goop.com decided to send a member of their team on the Process to find out more.

At our sister venue in California, journalist Kevin discovered that the choices we make contribute to the life we live;

"I learned that life is all about choices... You make choices all of the time, though most choices are just reactions. I'm choosing to live my life, and I've let go of the resentment that I felt. How I want to live, and how I want to be, is how I have to act - I just need to be my true self." Well said Kevin!

To read the article 'Breaking up with harmful childhood patterns' and a Q&A with Liza Ingrasci, CEO, Hoffman Institute Foundation click here
You make me feel like dancing...


Lemur Dancing
Feel the rhythm in your feet... Back by popular demand, we are holding another 5 Rhythms Dance event this month in London - and this time it's on a Saturday!
Move your feet, bodies and souls, and use the evening to let off some steam, free your spirits, connect to your Quadrinity, be with the Hoffman community and have some fun.

The evening is led by Hoffman Graduate and 5Rhythms teacher, Catherine Gaynor, who will beautifully guide us through the 5Rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. You can find out more about 5Rhythms here.  And if you've always wondered what it is, then here's a perfect opportunity to jump in feet first.

Date: Saturday 20 February 2016
Time: 7pm start - 9.00pm (please arrive from 6.30pm to warm up).  
Cost: £15 per person or £8 for concessions/unwaged.  
Venue: Battersea Yoga Centre, 2, Kite Yard, Cambridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4TA 
Transport: Five minute bus journey or 15 minute walk from Clapham Junction train station. Free on-street parking at weekends. There are changing facilities and a kitchen at the venue.

This event is for Hoffman Graduates and this time, you are welcome to bring a friend, even if they haven't done the Process. You can book all your tickets here
Hoffman graduate events

Come to Closure: Thursday 4 February
Re-experience the Closure visualisation, see some of the teachers and celebrate with new Hoffman Graduates.
Venue: Dunford House, West Sussex
Next dates:
Thursday 18 February, Florence House.

London Support Evening: Tuesday 9 February
Led by a member of the Hoffman team, the evening will give you the chance to set some goals for 2016, practise some tools and meet up with other Hoffman graduates. 
Venue: Awareness Centre, Clapham SW4 9JX 
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Graduate Support Call Support Call: Wednesday 10 February  
Transference in Relationships
Get to grips with how your past is affecting your present. A chance to process some of the sticky issues that have come up for you in relationships and invest in greater trust and intimacy.
Led by Hoffman Supervising Teacher Matthew Pruen.
Time: 7.30-8.45pm
Next call: Wednesday 16 March
Reconnection Day: Saturday 27 February*
Rekindle your vision, clarify your direction and remind yourself how the Hoffman tools can be used on a daily basis. Invite members of your Hoffman Process group and reconnect to that Hoffman sparkle.       this event is full but there's a wait list
Time: 10.00am - 5.30pm 
Venue: Guild of Psychotherapists, London.
Next Reconnection Day: Saturday 9 April
The Hoffman JournalThe Hoffman Post Process Journal
A handy journal that provides you with a reminder of the Hoffman tools and techniques 365 days of the year. Start any time and keep Hoffman with you by your side.
Hoffman App The Hoffman App
If you struggle to think of the tools, let alone use them the Hoffman App could be just the thing you need. Have fun with all the tools on offer, including a Wiffle bat for a bit of energetic release! Available for iphone and android.  
Questions? please call 01903 889990 or email us 

Other Hoffman events to tell your friends

Information Phone In Information Phone-In:  
Tuesday 16 February  
Information Evenings
Information Evening: 
Tuesday 23 February
7.30pm-9.30pm. Regent's University, London NW1 4NS 
Introduction Day: 
Saturday 21 May  

Next Process Dates:
February 13-19Florence House *
March 5-11, Florence House
March 26-April 1, Florence House  
Apr 16-22, Florence House
Apr 30-May 6, Florence House

* Only two spaces left at time of going to press. 
These events are a great way to share your Process experience with a friend. Or come along and support those interested in hearing more.  Any questions? 
call 01903 889990 or email us

Four top tips to clear the clutter...


Social entrepreneur, champion for women in business and best-selling author Gina Lazenby was part of the first Hoffman Process group here in the UK twenty years ago.

In this short video, she gives her four Top Tips on effective clutter clearing and explains why creating harmony and flow in your environment is essential for you to reach your full potential.

'I love the Process because it's such a great 'clutter-bluster'. The stuff that we inherit becomes our 'stuck' patterns of behaviour, but we may be missing what's very obvious to everyone around us. The Process acts as a psychological spring clean to create a healthier personal environment.'

Follow Gina's pioneering exploits on her blog: Woman at Large
Read Tim Laurence interviewing Gina on our website here
Until next month...
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