Hoffman UK Graduate E-newsletter | January 2017
Wishing you all a very happy New Year
Many people take the New Year as an opportunity to check in, take stock of the old patterns that are holding them back, and make a commitment to change – exactly the same cycle of transformation we use in the Process. 

In this month's newsletter:
  • Nirpal Dhaliwal, Lizi Hill and Amelia Freer share the results of their Post-Process transformations
  • Yoga instructor Sonia Doubell shares her top tips on self-care, plus a five-minute yoga sequence
  • We launch our NEW parenting workshops, to help parents and carers take a different approach to old parenting patterns, whether or not they have done the Process

Plus news of upcoming events for Hoffies, friends and families, including the return of our ever-popular 5Rhythms guided dance evening in London.

Wishing you a positive, self-aware and joyful New Year,

With love from Serena and the Hoffman team

A radical new start
 Nirpal Dhaliwal shares his Process story

"Last January, determined to put the anguish of my past behind me, I spent a week at an English country house, undergoing the Hoffman Process... Two months after doing it, I felt a calmness, self-acceptance and compassion, both for myself and others, that I had not experienced before. Through doing the Process, I looked closely and clearly at the circumstances in which I was raised, and found the ability to finally understand and forgive my parents unconditionally for the mess they made of my childhood – and also to forgive myself for the mess I made of my adulthood as a result..."

To read Nirpal's full Process story, click here .
Committing to self-care
With yoga instructor Sonia Doubell

"Self-care is so much more than going for a pedicure. It’s about growing. It’s about getting to know the intricate details of yourself. As Hoffman would put it, it’s a deep awareness of yourself as a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual being."

First, you need to know your body and how it operates … Stage two is discovering what amazing things it can do if you train its endless potential …"

To read Sonia's top tips on self-care and to see a five-minute 'Eternal Youth' yoga sequence, click here

"Hoffman was the beginning of a beautiful friendship for me and gave me clarity about what really nourished me. And that’s gold dust"
A nutritious new start…
With author and nutritionist Amelia Freer

Amelia Freer, nutritional therapist and author of Eat, Nourish, Glow, found diet to be the key to resolving her own health challenges. She's now passionate about encouraging people to experience the power of food and the importance of making healthy eating accessible.

Amanda has recently had notable success in helping high-profile clients such as Kirstie Allsopp, Boy George and James Corden. Her new book, Nourish & Glow, The Ten Day Plan is due out in March 2017 and is available to pre-order here.

R ead more about Amelia's healthy eating plans on her website here 
"The Hoffman Process gave me the tools to grow in confidence and hence to pursue my career and my own happiness. I benefitted enormously from the experience and regularly recommend it."
A creative new start…
With artist Lizi Hill
Lizi Hill lives in Jersey and creates sculptures and installations from metal, wood, paper, and porcelain. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, she shapes materials into sculptural forms exploring the idea of movement.
"Before doing the Hoffman Process, I felt that I'd completely lost my sense of self. Coupled with childhood patterns of feeling an outsider, it was a very tough and lonely time.

Luckily there are many Hoffman graduates in Jersey and one of them suggested that I should contact the Hoffman Institute. Now I feel so valued and proud to be creating art with passion and love."
  Browse Lizi's stunning gallery of work on her website here 
To Hoffman Grads Jonny Benjamin and Naomie Harris

Huge congratulations to Hoffman graduate Jonny Benjamin, a mental health activist, who was awarded an MBE yesterday. Jonny deserves recognition for his relentless campaigning on behalf of suicide prevention and mental health charities.

We're also delighted to hear that fellow Grad Naomie Harris was awarded an OBE for services to drama following her roles in Bond films Skyfall and Spectre.

Read Jonny's story on BBC NewsBeat here
  "I did the Hoffman Process because I want to fully become an adult... Most of us operate as if we are adults, but we aren't emotionally mature at all. I just want to be the best human being I can be."
Actress Naomie Harris (OBE!)
NEW! Parenting workshops
Struggling with parenthood? Feel you often get it wrong?

Supervising Hoffman Teacher Eliza Meredith and parenting coach Michelle Matthews are delighted to be 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.
Q2: The Mini-Process
The Q2 is a 3-day residential course that runs from Fridays to Sundays in Process venues. It gives you the opportunity to refresh what you learned on your Process as well as a chance to experience the tools of the Process as they relate to your life now.This Q2 wll be led by Hoffman teachers Matthew Pruen, Emma Ferguson and Sam Cotton.

You can choose to do the Q2 with partners, family or friends. There is no limit to how many Q2’s you attend and no restrictions on who you can attend it with, so long as they are also Hoffman graduates.

Dates: 13–15 January 2017
Venue: Florence House
Cost: £895 including meals and accommodation
For more information and to book, click here
"We change all the time and the Q2 is a great way of recharging ourselves to meet new surprises and create new visions…”
Lesley Garner, author and journalist
Dance the 5Rhythms
Our Hoffman 5Rhythms evening in London this month will offer you the chance to express whatever's going on through your body.

You're welcome to come along with Process friends, on your own or you can bring a friend (even if they haven't done the Process). This event is led by Hoffman Graduate Catherine Gaynor who is licensed by 5Rhythms Global.

If your Process taught you to try something different and have a bit of fun, this event is going to be the perfect opportunity for you.

Date: Saturday 21 January
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start – 9.00pm
Cost: £15 per person / £8 concessions/unwaged. 
Venue: Battersea Yoga Centre, 2 Kite Yard, Cambridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4TA
For more information and to book, click here
The 5 rhythms you dance through are called: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. These are designed to take you through the natural cycles of life and connect to your feelings.
There are no set steps to learn and it  can be deep, exhilarating, cathartic, illuminating, joyful and fun.
Dance like no one's watching!
Upcoming Graduate calendar

Q2: Our 3-day Mini Process 
13–15 January
Finally hit the nail on the head at Florence House 
Click here for more information and to book

Dance the 5Rhythms
Saturday 21 January
A reminder of the power of movement, 5Rhythms offers the chance to reconnect to your feelings and express them through your body
Click here for more information and to book

Come to Closure
Thursdays 26 January / 9 February
Celebrate with new graduates and re-experience that Hoffman connection.

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 Evenings: London
Wednesday 4 January & Tuesday 31 January
Regent's University     

Introduction Day: London
Saturday 7 January  
The Guild of Psychotherapists     

Information Phone-In
Tuesday 24 January
For a full calendar of Hoffman Information events, click here
  The Hoffman Post Process Journal
365 days of the year with Hoffman tools. 
Find out more and order here
The Hoffman App 
A Hoffman teacher in your pocket...
Click here to find out more
  The Hoffman Magazine
Request a copy for yourself or to pass on to friends and family here
The Post-Process Website
Events, Downloads and a Hoffman Toolkit
Click here to visit
"In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else."
Alison Rose Levy, "An Ancient Cure for Modern Life"