Hoffman UK Graduate E-newsletter | February 2017
Our Hoffman Graduate Interview
With botanical illustrator, Jess Shepherd
After finishing University and starting work, Jess Shepherd was finding life difficult and directionless. Finally, a colleague suggested the Hoffman Process, which helped her to deal with her emotions and define the true direction that she wanted to take with her career.

'It was during my week at Florence House that I realised just how much I wanted to be a full-time painter. It had been a childhood dream, but I never thought I could make a living from it. In one of the group activities, I realised that it would be possible.
Six months after the Process, which is the time they advise before making any big changes to your life, I made a commitment to my painting and moved house. It was the best thing I’ve ever done...'

To read our full interview with Jess, click here.
You can view Jess's amazing paintings and find out more about her new exhibition here: Leafscape,   Visit her solo show with over 30 new watercolour paintings at Abbott and Holder in London on Feb 16. For more details, visit inkyleaves.com
Hot off the presses!
Welcome to the 5th edition of Hoffman magazine...

It's here, and made with a great deal of love.

Featuring stories from Hoffman Graduates worldwide, articles and features from experts including EMDR/trauma specialist Mark Brayne, nutritionist Patrick Holford, psychotherapist Evelyne Thomas, and even a recipe from Process venue Florence House, our new magazine is a must-read.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped bring it together - not least Hoffman Graduate Holly Clark for her epic design skills and never-ending patience - as well as all of our advertisers, writers, interviewees and contributors.

You can view a copy online by clicking here, or order free printed copies from our website, here.

  The cover of Hoffman magazine 2017, featuring artwork by Hoffman Graduate Lizi Hill

If you'd be interested in distributing copies of Hoffman magazine at your workplace, clinic or event, please email debbie@hoffmaninstitute.co.uk

An evening with Tim Laurence
Hoffman UK Founder to speak at Alternatives

UK Hoffman founder Tim Laurence will speak at Alternatives in London on Monday 20 March. 

The talk, called Can We Ever Really Change? will look at the ways that any of us can change - and at the wisdom of leaving aside what we can't. 

Tim trained under Bob Hoffman and is one of the most experienced global teachers of the Hoffman Process. His book You Can Change Your Life is now on its second edition, and is available in nine languages.

For full information and to book online at a reduced rate from on-the-door price, click here.

‘You need to change yourself first - only after that will real changes happen in your life.’

Tim Laurence, Hoffman UK Founder 
'Emotional-baggage handlers'
Hoffman featured in Red Magazine

February's issue of Red Magazine contains a special feature on 'Life-Changing Retreats', reviewing what it calls 'some of the most nurturing and therapeutic locations in the world.' We're delighted to be included.

We're also grateful to Hoffman Graduate and author Anoushka Beazley for agreeing to share her Process story with the readers of Red:

'I'd been unhappy for a long time, but the only thing I could put my finger on was my complicated relationship with my mum. At Hoffman, we did a lot of work around parent relationships, first accessing any pain and anger, then working towards forgiving. Letting ourselves be seen by others was part of the healing process. I arrived entrenched in the past but left knowing there was a pain-free future ahead...'
'Emotional detoxes are becoming more sought after than good old spa breaks...'
Sharon Walker, Red Magazine

Red magazine is available in newsagents now, or you can subscribe online here.
'Serious About Change'
Trish Lesslie explores what makes her tick...
We're also grateful to journalist Trish Lesslie for sharing her story this month with readers of The Resident magazine. Initially nervous about what she was letting herself in for, Trish was pleasantly surprised at her Process experience:

' A forensic examination of my past, present and potential future turned out to be one of the most profound and rewarding experiences of my life.
I came out the same person, but the shift in my attitude has made a huge difference. I'm less stressed, more patient and forgiving and my relationships are better for it.'

You can read Trish's article on our website, here
Visit The Resident Magazine website
Hoffman parenting workshops
Supervising Hoffman Teacher Eliza Meredith and parenting coach Michelle Matthews are offering a series of Hoffman-based parenting workshops to bring deeper awareness, enjoyment and rhythm to parenting.

The first two foundation workshops will take place in London on the weekend of 25 & 26 February, with Saturday's training focusing on the specific challenges and joys of parenting children aged 12 and under and Sunday's workshop examining the world of teenagers.

Come on your own or as a couple. These workshops are open to all, whether or not you have done the Hoffman Process.

Dates: 25/26 February 2017
Times: 10am–5pm
Venue: Rudolph Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London, NW1 6XT
Cost: £160 per person (£300 per couple or for both workshops) including lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
For more information and to book, click here.
Upcoming Graduate calendar

London Support Evening
Thursday 16 February
An informal meeting of London-based Hoffies, led by Hoffman UK co-founder Serena Laurence.
Click here for more information and to book

Come to Closure
Thursdays 9 and 23 February 
Celebrate with new graduates and re-experience that Hoffman connection.

Click here for more information and to book

Reconnection Day
Saturday 25 March
Revisit the Hoffman tools, meet up with other grads and reconnect to your ‘Hoffman Vibe’!
Click here for more information and to book
For a full calendar of Hoffman
Post-Process events, click
Hoffman events for family and friends

Information Phone-In
Tuesday 7 February

Information Evening: London
Tuesday 28 February
Regent's University     

Introduction Day: London
Saturday 11 March
The Guild of Psychotherapists     

Upcoming Process Dates
Feb 18-24: Wait List*
March 4-10: Wait List*
March 18-24: Wait List*
April 01-07: Wait List*
April 15-21: Available
April 29-May 5: Available
May 27-June 2: 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
  The Hoffman Post Process Journal
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The Hoffman App 
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  The Hoffman Magazine
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The Post-Process Website
Events, Downloads and a Hoffman Toolkit
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