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Sometimes when life hands you lemons you need more than a great lemonade recipe; you need faith, love, support and a real determination to keep going. 
 
With the recent storms and floods in the UK communities have had to pull together as never before and we've all appreciated the importance of the emergency services and environmental response teams working round the clock to restore power and travel links. 
 
This issue we've interviewed the three Directors of Raasay House, a former Scottish clan house whose granite walls now accommodate a stunning outdoor centre on the Isle of Raasay. Over the past decade, since the islanders bought the house, the community have faced astonishing adversity including a devastating fire. One by one the directors came to the Process and found the strength to keep working towards their vision. Read more below. 

If you'd like to equip yourself with some emergency response tools you can find out more about the Process by joining our Information Evening in Amsterdam on Friday March 28th or our Introduction Day on Saturday May 10th or our Phone-In on Tuesday March 25th. You'll be able to speak to people who have done the course as well as Hoffman teachers who will be glad to answer your questions. You can also book on our spring Relationship Workshops for individuals and couples. 

If you're a graduate please join our support call on Wednesday March 19th to Unleash Your Creativity.

Wishing you a strong community 
 
The Hoffman Team
Hoffman Article - Interview with the Directors of Raasay House                                   Back to Top
New Beginnings - Rising From the Ashes

Raasay House Fire The imposing granite walls of Raasay House stand on the stunningly beautiful Isle of Raasay near Skye, off the west coast of Scotland. Historically the seat of the Macleod clan, the original house was burned down in 1746 only a year after it was built in retribution for the Macleod's aiding the Jacobite rebellion in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

More recently the house has relived its dramatic past in another conflagration but, despite tremendous setbacks, the current guardians have fulfilled their promise that it would once more rise from the ashes. It's a story of extraordinary tenacity, love and courage and over the past decade each of them came to the Hoffman Process for inspiration.
 
Lyn:  'Since we've all done the Process, we gently and slowly give each other space. I feel we planted something at Florence House, where we did the course, which is flourishing now at Raasay. I consistently recommend the Process because I think it's such a huge kick-start.'        Read this interview...   or    Read other archived articles 
Hoffman in Holland - March 28th - 29th                                                                       Back to Top

Join Hoffman UK Co-Founder Serena Gordon in Amsterdam for a couple of events for graduates, friends and family.

 

Serena is hosting an Information Evening in Amsterdam on Friday 28th March with a Graduate Reconnection Day run by Supervising Hoffman Teacher Donna Lancaster on Saturday 29th MarchAll information for these events can be found on our website.

 

If you know anyone who may be interested in any of these events please do forward them this newsletter. We look forward to seeing you there... Click here for details

How to Survive Being a Teenager - Tuesday April 8th                                                 Back to Top

Being a teenager can be a very confusing and challenging time. One moment they can feel on top of the world and the next it's all doom and gloom and "No one understands me!" Let's face it; we've all been there! 

 

To support teenagers in this phase of their lives, Hoffman have designed a 1-day workshop that aims to offer teens a 'toolbox for life', a range of transferable skills that will assist them to navigate the transition into adult life more smoothly. The workshop draws on a range of established teachings including using the Hoffman tools to support them with the challenges this phase of life can bring friends and family.

More info & book online

Process Dates                                                                                                               Back to Top

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March 7th - 14th, Florence House, East Sussex  

March 21st - 28th, Florence House, East Sussex
April 4th - 11th, Florence House, East Sussex 
April 18th - 25th, Florence House, East Sussex 
May 9th - 16th, Florence House, East Sussex 

For full listings of UK Process dates: More info & book online    
SRA = Some Single rooms are available upon request
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Hoffman Information Evenings
This is a great opportunity to meet the Hoffman teachers and Process participants, ask questions, hear people's experiences and decide if the Process is right for you now, or in the future. They run from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. They're free and there's no need to book. 

 

Tuesday 18th March - Regent's College, London                

Tuesday 8th April, Brooks Hotel, Dublin
Tuesday 15th April, Regent's College, London                More Info
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PhoneHoffman Information Phone-In
Join our monthly Phone-In, Tuesday 25th March to find out whether the Process is right for you. These calls are led by a member of the Hoffman Team and often include previous course participants who can help answer your questions. Call from anywhere in the world. 7.30pm - 8.30pm GMT.     Call instructions and FAQs        
Can't make this date? Next call is Tuesday 22nd April
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Hoffman Introduction Day - Saturday 10th May

This 'stand alone' workshop is for curious people who wish to learn more about what the Hoffman Process offers and what to expect from this week-long residential course.

This can be especially useful for partners/family members of people who have completed the Process. It allows them to find out and understand what their loved ones have experienced.                                            
More info & book online 

 

Can't make this one? The next Introduction Day is Saturday 12th July

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Support Call - Finding Love                                                                                          Back to Top

This month's Support Call - Wednesday 19th March is focused on Unleashing Your Creativity and is led by Supervising Hoffman Teacher, Matthew Pruen - 7.30pm - 8.45pm.

 

These calls are ideal when you finish your post Process Support Groups and want to reconnect to the Process tools. We also welcome Hoffman graduates who've been 'out of the loop' and want a fresh perspective. In short - if you've done the Process - wherever you live - this one's for you..!

More info & book online

Workshops for Everyone - Refuel your Relationships                                                   Back to Top

We are delighted to announce the next Hoffman Relationship workshops. The perfect opportunity to revitalise your relationship with each day full of powerful tools and experiences that can support good communication, deepen connection and make intimacy blossom in your lives. Open to all, whether you have done the Process or not. 

Also if you have attended either of these workshops, Donna & Matthew are now running a Part 2 to these events, for more details click here.
      

Individuals Workshop - Part 1: - Saturday 15th March

Time:  9.30am - 5.30pm at The Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London

Cost: 150 per person  

 

Individuals Workshop - Part 2: Friday 4th October
Time:  9.30am - 5.30pm in London

Cost: 150 per person  

"I wanted to thank you again for the super Singles Workshop in April..! Since the workshop I have met the loveliest man. Whilst I don't know how things will go in the long run, I am very hopeful that we might actually continue to have a marvellous long-term and loving relationship." Ann   

 

Couples Workshop - Part 1: Saturday 12th April
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm at The Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London

Cost: 300 per couple  

 

Couples Workshop - Part 2: Friday 5th September
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm in London

Cost: 300 per couple

"The relationship workshop allowed my husband and I to take a quantum leap forward in our relationship; far more than conventional couples counselling. Five months on, this is still true!" Caroline                   

Q2: 3-day Refresher - April 25th - 27th Ireland                                                            Back to Top

Are you missing the Hoffman connection? 

The Q2 allows you to build upon your Process work, providing an opportunity to explore some of the areas that you wish to investigate further. It enables you to focus on a particular relationship or challenge as well as deepening your Process experience. Unlike the Process, where you have so much to deal with, the Q2 gives you the gift of focusing on the present and how patterns are affecting you now. 

 

Remember that you can do the Q2 with partners, friends, siblings or Process buddies and the preparatory work can be done in your lunch break! There are a few places left, so book soon if you'd like to join us.    
Can't make this one: The next Q2 is June 6th - 8th UK                                                           
More info & book online
Hoffman - Reconnection Day - April 26th                                                                    Back to Top

There's still time to book your place and reconnect with some of the Hoffman tools and techniques to refresh your Process experience. Rekindle your vision, clarify your direction and connect with other Hoffman graduates and teachers old and new. Come along and laugh, smile, have fun and wend your way home full of insights, inspiring visions, joy and light...

 

Date: Saturday 26th April
Time: 10.00am - 5.30pm (arrive from 9.30am for refreshments) 

Cost: 90 per person or 160 for two
Venue: The Awareness Centre, 41 Abbeyville Road, Clapham, 

London SW4 9JX   

 

Can't make this date: Saturday 20th September  Book this event online 

 

We are also hosting a Reconnection Day in Amsterdam on Saturday 29th March. For more information please click here.

Closure Dates - Hoffman Graduates Only                                                                     Back to Top

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Closure is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the Process and nurture yourself. 

Thursday 13th March: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Matthew, Tim & Mairi
Thursday 27th March: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Eliza, Jeremy & Robert
Thursday 10th April: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Gabi, Tom & Janet

Please book in advance: 01903 88 99 90 or email the office. For more about Closure Click here

New Self Support Group - Stay connected in your area                                                Back to Top

Jacquie would love to hear from grads in Mallorca to join the Self Support Group
Mathieu would love to hear from grads in Amsterdam or Haarlem areas to join the Self Support Group
Bruce Harris runs the Central London Self Support Group and would love to hear from grads.
Sara Liddle - Self Support Group would love to hear from grads in Jersey.
Rona Miller - Self Support Group would love to hear from grads in the Glasgow area.
Zeb Shaw -  Self Support Group would love to hear from grads in the Edinburgh area.
Aubyn de Lisle's Self Support Group would love to hear from grads in the Leicester area.
Mal Barritt - Self Support Group and would love to hear from other grads in the Manchester area.
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'It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.'
  
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