Hoffman UK Graduate E-newsletter | February 2018
Moving up a gear with Sheri Jacobson
Therapist Sheri Jacobson is Clinical Director of therapist network Harley Therapy. Touched by the difference she saw in her own family after they did Hoffman, curiosity won out and she decided to take the course.

'In the cab ride home from the Hoffman Process, I felt elevated, radiating confidence and contentment. I recall wondering how long that feeling would last. It is two years on now, and I would say that a similar sentiment still applies... Not only have I begun to improve my personal relationships and work on being a better mother, partner and friend, but I also developed a desire to be a better member of society.'

To read Sheri's Process story, and her tips on relationships, click here
One book, one thousand authors: Saskia Lichtenstern's Five Pearls project
A year after completing breast cancer treatment and reconstructive surgery, Hoffman Graduate Saskia Lichtenstern was struggling with loss of identity and self-expression:

'I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t ask for more support and attention from loved ones after they had made their worlds revolve around me for so long already. How could I complain after I had survived cancer? I mean, how ungrateful is that? So I kept my mouth shut and suffered in silence...'

Saskia's new project aims to empower fellow survivors in a similar situation and give them a collective voice by sharing combined 'pearls of wisdom' in a multi-authored book:

'Each person that opens up their soul to me and shares five pearls of wisdom will be credited as an author of the book. All they need do is email me five things that helped them find joy after breast cancer. Let’s do something huge and magnificent to prove we can overcome by spreading love...'

To find out more about the Five Pearls project or to contribute, visit www.thefivepearls.com
To read Saskia's Process story, click here.
'Destination Transformation' - Hoffman featured in The Gloss Magazine
The Gloss Magazine is Ireland’s leading lifestyle publication, circulated with its sister broadsheet The Irish Times. We're delighted to have been chosen by journalist Kate O'Brien to feature as one of their leading wellbeing retreats for 2018:

'As distinct from spas, transformational-styled retreats take a more reflective, longer-term approach to wellbeing. Not about coming home deeply bronzed and a few pounds lighter, these all-encompassing programmes are fine-tuned with teams of exceptional facilitators, outstanding food and above all, time to embrace change not just in body, but in life too.
So profound is the shift that people no longer view a week’s wellness retreat as part of their annual holiday allowance, but more an essential part of their physical and emotional maintenance, with benefits lasting far longer than the tan.
And often it’s the most unlikely candidates, the supercharged, results-driven high-fliers who benefit most, as they allow themselves the time to slow, to be still and to work through the hard stuff in cosy, nurturing surroundings...'

To read the full feature, click here
Our next Process in Ireland will take place in November.
Click here to email us and register an interest now.
JOY PROVISION presents….
LOVE [Will Tear Us Apart] AGAIN: Relationship & Connection Workshop
Are you struggling with your partner, friends, children, parents or siblings, colleagues or some other social networks? Joy Provision's relationship workshop, led by Emma Ferguson and Mairi Russell, both Hoffman teachers, will help you to discover more about what you do and how to do it differently.

Learn to find love for yourself and others.
Joy Provision offer a new exciting social learning space for you as you create and transform your ideas, reactions and needs. After the relationship workshop, you will have a practical and real experience to take away as fuel for change.

Date: Saturday 17 February
Venue: Broughton Hall, Skipton, Yorkshire BD23 3AE

Click here to visit the Joy Provision website for details and to book.
Healing addiction summit, featuring Dr Gabor Maté & more...
Hoffman Graduate Dr Gabor Maté (pictured with Hoffman teacher Mairi Russell) is a renowned speaker and bestselling author, internationally recognised as a leading authority on addiction, stress and childhood development.

The Healing Addiction Summit is a series of free online videos on the subject of addiction recovery that will be available to watch between 3 and 9 February. Register now to join Dr Maté and others, including trauma expert Joshua Mantz, Huffington Post feature writer Allison Hudson, and nutrition expert Dr Mark Hyman, as they examine a varied range of approaches to tackling addiction.

“For those willing to commit to themselves to the Hoffman Process, the results are abundant.” Gabor Mat é

To register for the summit and select sessions, click here
To read what Gabor Maté has said about Hoffman, click here
Let go of those stubborn patterns – Join our 3-day mini-Process in March
Still plagued by problem patterns, post-Process? Has something new arrived in your life that you'd now like to give the Hoffman treatment to? Do you have some unfinished work to do with surrogates, personal relationships or work issues?

Sometimes described as a 'mini-Process’, Q2 is a weekend refresher exclusively for Hoffman graduates that gives you the space to reconnect with your Hoffman experience, to brush up your tools and and to work on any new issues that are coming up for you today. The additional benefit of the Q2 is that you can do it as a couple, with siblings, and with other Hoffman friends.

Join Hoffman teachers, Matthew Pruen, Mairi Russell and Holger Dick at a fabulous new venue in West Sussex.
(a few places remaining. Click to book)

Venue: Northfields House, Fontwell, Chichester, PO20 3SA
Attend a Hoffman regional check-in: Brighton, Bristol or London
Local Hoffman check-ins are a fun way to keep your Process insights alive. In this relaxed environment, you have a safe space to share authentically, deepen your learning, build a support network of other local Hoffman graduates, and reconnect to your Hoffman Toolkit.

Upcoming dates and locations:

Brighton: Friday 9 March

For further information and to book your place, click here.
Let yourself come alive with 5Rhythms©
Do you remember the wonderful feeling of aliveness as your body was free to express itself on the Process?

Our 5Rhythms evening will offer the chance to switch off the Intellect, reconnect to your feelings and express them through movement. In a lovely spacious studio, you'll be guided through the five waves of dance. There are no steps to learn, you can simply let go and no one's going to be watching you!

This event is led by Hoffman Graduate Catherine Gaynor , certified and licenced by 5Rhythms Global. You’re welcome to come on your own or with a Hoffman buddy. You can also bring a friend (even if they haven’t done the Process!)

Time: 7.00pm start – 9.00pm (please arrive from 6.30pm to warm up)
Cost: £15 per person or £10 concessions/unwaged.
Venue: Battersea Yoga Centre, 2, Kite Yard, Cambridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4TA

For more information and to book, click here .
Welcome new geese: Closure at Florence House
The pavlova of love awaits...
8 February: with Mairi, Matthew & Emma
22 February: with Tim Laurence (yes he's back), Lisa Wenger (yes she's back too) and Jeremy
15 March: with Jeremy, Eliza & Cheshta Buckley

Closure evenings are held on the last Thursday evening of each Process and are open to all Hoffman graduates regardless of where or when you did the Process. Closure is an amazing way to reconnect and revive your Process.

Closure starts at 5pm prompt and there's no cost to attend. Dinner's on us. All you have to do is email the office or call us on (+44)1903 889 990 and let us know that you'd like to come.

There's at least one opportunity to attend Closure every month - for future dates, click here .
Please note that it's not possible to attend the Closure of a spouse or child, although we'd love to see you at their Welcome Home.
Hoffman events for family and friends
Information Evenings:

Information Phone-Ins:
London: Tuesday 6 March

February 17-23: Wait List*
March 10-16: Wait List*
March 31- April 6: Wait List*
April 14-20: Wait List*
May 5-11: Available
May 26-June 1: Available
June16-22: Available
*When a Process is on a Wait List, a place may still become available. Ring the office on 01903 88 99 90 for full details.
For a full calendar of Hoffman Information events, click here.
Connect those synapses: give your Intellect some love
Do you let your heart rule your head?
If for any reason your Intellect hasn't been challenged for a while, take some time today to exercise your brain.
Read something intellectually stimulating. Try a crossword. Research something you feel you’d like to know more about. Write a handwritten letter to an old friend, taking care to use correct grammar and punctuation. Try to make it interesting, witty, colourful and descriptive. Can you feel your brain coming to life?

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