Hoffman Newsletter: May 2015
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Does your life ever feel like you're hurtling down a crowded motorway unable to take your foot off the pedal? Taking time out to slow down and get a fresh perspective can be the best choice to make. It's often when it seems impossible to take a break that it's really vital we do.

In this month's issue, Dutch psychologist Frederique Bicker talks about how to make easy changes to your life, how to avoid burnout and why time out is essential for real change to happen.

If you're just finding out about Hoffman, you can attend our Introduction Day in London on Saturday May 9. We also have an Information Evening in London on Tuesday May 12.

Hoffman Process Graduates can also get tips on how to avoid burnout on 
our Support Call on Monday May 18, or join the London Support evening on May 19.  We also have loaded NEW tracks onto the Graduate Visualisations page on our website. See details below. Finally, remember to check out our Hoffman Top Tip for the month of May. 
Take regular breaks this month and notice the difference in your va-va-voom!  
With love from The Hoffman Team  

Frederique Bicker
Psychologist Frederique Bicker has a practice in Amsterdam as well as a background of treating addiction at the Priory in London. Since doing the Hoffman Process herself in 2012, she's referred many people to the course. Here she explains why she believes treating stress holistically gets the best results.

'In 2007 I spent six months in India studying the philosophy of yoga and different meditation techniques. I was inspired by their approaches to healing. Learning how to relax is key to stress recovery and starts with a quiet mind. From this place, emotions will be soothed and the body calms down. Since then I've been integrating western psychology with Eastern wisdom, with great results.

Many people nowadays live and work under a lot of pressure, feeling that they need to meet high expectations, including achieving a successful career, financial stability, a loving relationship, healthy lifestyle, looking good, being a good parent, friend and lover etc. As a psychologist I see the results...'  


Hoffman Process in Ireland

County Wicklow Serenity and natural splendour 

Come and experience the Process in County Wicklow, Ireland. Limited to 16 people, our beautiful retreat venue set in the Wicklow mountains provides single accommodation and small group sizes. Only one hour south of Dublin airport, it is easily accessible for those flying in from outside the UK.

Date: Saturday June 27- Friday July 3 2015
Cost: €2,900 (includes accommodation and follow up support)
Venue: The Old Rectory, Donard, Co. Wicklow
Time: 9.00am (registration) Saturday 27 June - 2.00pm Friday 3 July.
You are welcome to arrive the night before (extra charge will apply.) 

To speak to us about attending this Process, please call +44 (0) 1903 88 99 90 or emall us to book your place.

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Information Evenings
Information Evenings:
Tuesday May 12 & June 23 (London) 
This event provides the opportunity to meet Hoffman teachers and Process participants, ask questions, hear people's experiences and decide if the Process is right for you. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Regent's University, London NW1 4NS 
The event is free and there's no need to book.
More Info

Introduction Day:
Saturday May 9 (London)
Led by Hoffman UK founders, Tim Laurence and Serena Gordon, this 'stand alone' workshop is for people curious to learn about the Hoffman Process and what to expect from this week-long residential course.The day is experiential and you will hear about the origins of the Hoffman Process and learn several Hoffman techniques. The day costs £85 which is deducted from the Process fee on registration. Booking is essential as places are limited. There is no charge for Hoffman graduates attending with family or friends.  

Information Phone-In
Information Phone-Ins:
Tuesday May 5 & June 16
Join our free monthly Conference calls to find out whether the Process is right for you. Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm.  
These calls are led by a member of the Hoffman team and often include previous course participants who can help answer your questions. You can call from anywhere in the world with a local call charge.
For any questions about the Hoffman process, call 01903 889990 or email us 

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Hoffman magazines May 2-8 Florence House, E. Sussex (FULL) 
May 23-29 
Florence House, E. Sussex
June 13-19 Florence House, E. Sussex
June 27-July 3 Co Wicklow, Ireland
July 4-10 Florence House, E. Sussex
July 18-24 Florence House, E.Sussex

To book online, or for further dates, click here.
(FULL = Wait list in operation, call the office for updates.)  

To read articles about the Hoffman Process, click here.
To order a Hoffman magazine, click here.

For any questions about the Hoffman Process, call 01903 88 99 90 or email us.

NEW - Graduate Visualisations Gradsanchor

Breathe Deep, Enjoy Life Creating spaces in your day for stillness, to bring your attention back to your centre, really helps to integrate all that you've learned on the Process and to get the best out of life.

We hope that you enjoy these visualisations which you can listen to whenever you'd like to relax, ground, check-in, re-energise or just drift into a deep relaxing sleep. They are different lengths so you can choose whichever suits your current time commitment. Choose a quiet place where you're unlikely to be interrupted by phone calls or other distractions; somewhere you can switch off and tune in... best not to listen while driving!

Click here to access - you will need your website password to view the page.

Email the office if you need a reminder!

More for Hoffman Graduates Gradsanchor

SSupport Callupport Call: Monday May 18
Taking Time Out
Use this call to check out ways to avoid burn out and stress. Catch those negative patterns that might have popped up and learn ways to keep refreshed and alive.
Time: 7.30pm
Next Call: Tuesday June 16

London Support Evening: Tuesday May 19
Led by a member of the Hoffman team, the evening will give you the chance to revisit the tools, enjoy a Hoffman visualisation, and meet up with other Hoffman graduates. 
Venue: Awareness Centre, 41 Abbeville Rd, SW4 9JX 
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Email the office to reserve your place 
Reconnection Day
Reconnection Day: Saturday May 16 
Led by Hoffman founder Tim Laurence
Rekindle your vision, clarify your direction and remind yourself how the Hoffman tools can be used on a daily basis. Invite members of your Hoffman Process group and reconnect the Hoffman way.
Time: 10.00am - 5.30pm
Venue: Art Workers' Guild, London, WC1N 3AT
More info & to book

Q2 RefresherQ2 Refresher: June 5-7
3 days to remind yourself of your Process
There are just a few places left on the Q2 in June. The Q2 allows you to build upon your Process work, providing an opportunity to explore some of the areas, relationships or challenges that need a bit of tidying up. 
You can come alone, or with members from your Process. 
Use the weekend to reconnect and set new visions and intentions for the future. 
Led by Tim Laurence and Eliza Meredith.
Venue: Florence House, East Sussex
More info & to book

The Hoffman Journal The Hoffman Post Process Journal
A handy journal that provides you with a reminder of the Hoffman tools and techniques 365 days of the year. Start any time and keep Hoffman with you by your side.
Find out more and order here

For any questions on the Hoffman Process, please call 01903 889990 or email us

Hoffman Monthly Top Tiptoptip

Lemur DancingCome on, let's twist again...  
Use this month to explore dance and movement. There is no better way to release anxiety and tension than by putting on some music and letting it all out. Create a dance play list and either dance in the comfort of your own home, or get together with friends and try something new.   

Check out 5 rhythms or Morning Gloryville and find somewhere to shake your bootie. It's fantastic to feel your body and spirit come alive with dance. Have a happy May of Movement everyone...
P.S. We're not going to sign off by saying 'May the Fourth be with you...'

Until Next Month...
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