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Weathering the Storm
You know how unpredictable the weather can be at this time of year? 
 
One minute glorious sunshine, the next torrential rain? Well, these sudden changes can happen to us emotionally as well. Just when you think everything is going well, something comes out of left field and knocks you off course. 
 
On the Process we learn tools and techniques to help us manage the unpredictable. Emotional awareness is a huge step in recognising the difference between an old knee jerk response and a new conscious unpatterned way of being. But as with many things, it takes practice! 
 
In our new Hoffman magazine out this month, there are wonderful stories from Hoffman graduates about overcoming adversity and using Hoffman tools to bring creativity, opportunity and healing to their lives. 
 
We also hear from Hoffman graduate and Times journalist Rachel Kelly who has written about her sudden descent into depression, the impact that it had on her family and extraordinary healing that came about through her discovery of poetry. She has just published a book of poetry and you can read her remarkable story below. 
 
If you'd like to experience some of the Process techniques first hand, join our experiential Introduction Day on Saturday May 10 or come to our Introduction Evening on Tuesday May 20. You'll be able to speak to people who have done the course as well as meet some of the Hoffman facilitators who will be glad to answer your questions. If you're interested in relationship work, then you can also book on our spring Relationship Workshops for individuals and couples. 
 
If you're a Hoffman graduate and interested in re-experiencing the Process you have an opportunity to join our first Graduate-Only Process - July 5 - 11. We also have a Support Call - Wednesday May 21 on Lust For Life
 
Wishing you a creative month full of new opportunities 
 
The Hoffman Team
Hoffman Article - by Times journalist Rachel Kelly                                                    Back to Top
Weathering the Storm
In 1997 Times journalist and working mother Rachel Kelly descended with shocking suddenness from a state of mild anxiety into a state of disabling depression. Over the next six years she gradually began to recover but was then hit by another bout of depression even worse than the first. This is her inspiring story of recovery which she is sharing in the hope of helping others.
 
'I wasn't aware that depression could happen so suddenly, and to someone who was so content with her life. My husband and I were happily married and ambitious. I loved my career and even relished the bustle of it: taking pride in having six pieces of writing on the go at once; always being ready with an idea for a new article rather than being satisfied with what I had achieved. I had no idea what qualified me for a mental illness associated with unhappiness, and the surprising physical agony that I was to suffer every minute of being awake.
 
With the love of my family, medication and the consolation of snippets of poetry, I began to feel better. I returned to working full-time until I became pregnant with our third child. Years passed, two more children arrived, and my anxiety levels remained high: I was pushing myself to be the best mother and wife I could be, while still feeling I should work. Then I had another depressive episode even worse than the first. .... '  Read this interview...   or    Read other archived articles
Graduate only Process - July 5 - 11                                                                           Back to Top

 Have you ever wished that you could
 do the Process again? 

 
For many years, we've heard previous participants tell us, 'I loved the Process - and now my life has changed, I'd really like to do it again.' Well, this July we are giving you the opportunity to join us on our refined 7-day Process held exclusively for Hoffman graduates. 
 
Our 2014 Graduate only Process will be held at our popular venue Florence House in Seaford, East Sussex. The Process starts on Saturday and ends the following Friday, allowing you to take one less day from work or from your family. 
 
'I did the Process in my 20s. It was so valuable. Now that I'm 42, I have such a different perspective on life. I became a parent, I've been married for 10 years, I'm ready to look at things I couldn't look at the age of 22, because I hadn't experienced them yet.' Hoffman graduate 2014 USA 
 
There will be only 24 places available, and we expect these to go quickly. 
To register for this Process, click the link below, or call 01903 889 990 
 
Date: Saturday 5th July to Friday 11th July
Venue: Florence House, Seaford, East Sussex 
Cost: 2700 
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May 9th - 16th, Florence House, East Sussex - 2 Left  

June 6th - 13th, The Old Rectory, Ireland - SRA
June 21st - 27th, Florence House, East Sussex 
July 5th - 11th,Florence House, East Sussex - Graduates Only
July 19th - 25th, Florence House, East Sussex   
For full listings of UK Process dates: More info & book online    
SRA = Some Single rooms are available upon request
Everything you need to know about the Hoffman Process                                            Back to Top
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 start from 7.30pm and finish around 9.30pm. They're free and there's no need to book. 

 

Tuesday 20th May - Regent's University, London                

Tuesday 3rd June - Regent's University, London
Wednesday 18th June,
Brooks Hotel, Dublin 
Tuesday 1st July, Regent's University, London            More Info
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PhoneHoffman Information Phone-In
Join our monthly Phone-In, Tuesday 13th May 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 10th June
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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 - Lust for Life                                                                                       Back to Top

This month's Support Call - Wednesday 21st May is focused on Lust for Life and is led by Supervising Hoffman Teacher, Matthew Pruen - 7.30pm - 8.45pm.

 

How engaged with life are you?
How are your energy levels?
Are you leaping into the day or dragging your feet?  

 

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 17th May

Time:  9.30am - 5.30pm at  Regent's University, 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 14th June
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm at    Violet Hill Studios, London

Cost: 300 per couple  

 

Couples Workshop - Part 2: Friday 5th September
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm at The Art Workers' GuildLondon

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 - October 3rd - 5th                                                                           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 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.  

 

Date: October 3rd - 5th
Venue: Florence House, East Sussex
 

More info & to book

Hoffman Reconnection Day - September 20th                                                               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 20th September
Time: 10.00am - 5.30pm (arrive from 9.30am for refreshments) 

Cost: 90 per person or 160 for two
Venue:  Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Nearest Tube: Camden Road, Euston & King's Cross St Pancras 

 

Book this event online 

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 15th May: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Matthew, Robert & Janet
Thursday 12th June: The Old Rectory, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Teachers: Jeremy & Gabi
Thursday 26th June: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Matthew, Lisa & Tim

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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Kin Hubbard 
  

 

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