Hoffman Graduate E-newsletter | May 2018
Ordinary Trauma: Interview with author Erica Garza
Erica Garza struggled with the loneliness and shame of sex and porn addiction for two decades, during which she tried many self-help routes, including Hoffman. Now happily married, Erica is determined to help others to understand the link between addiction and ‘ordinary trauma’ with the launch of her new book, Getting Off: One Woman’s Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction.

'The Process gave me the time and space to reflect on how I’d learned my patterns and extend compassion to myself, and make real changes... What’s unfortunate is that most of us feel like our ordinary pain isn’t valid. We shut down and keep our stories to ourselves. We pretend we‘re happy and grateful and yet still live in pain or numbness. What’s amazing about the Process is that I was able to face these kinds of problems without judgement or criticism. My pain was just as valid as anybody else's. My patterns were worth working on. The Process is beautifully inclusive.'

To read the full interview, click here .
To read an excerpt from Erica’s book or to order, click here.
Do you have a Process Story to share? We'd love to hear from you.
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iCAAD London: Hoffman grad ticket offer
iCAAD London takes place in Kensington from 7-9 May. It's one of the world's leading conferences on advancing the prevention and treatment of behavioural and emotional health issues arising from addiction.

The three-day event will feature 60 speakers (including psychotherapist and Hoffman grad Sheri Jacobson ), dozens of exhibitors and attract more than 1,000 delegates.

Registration costs £50 per day or £100 for the full 3 days, and Hoffman has paired with the organisers of iCAAD to provide a d iscounted ticket price to Hoffman grads. Use the offer code CW1 when registering to receive 20% off.

The agenda also qualifies towards CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits for those attending from a heathcare or therapeutic background.

F or more information, to read the speaker progamme or to book, visit the iCAAD website here
Hoffman grad Rachel Kelly to appear at Action for Happiness event
Does what we eat affect our mood? Can better nutrition help combat depression? On 16 May, Hoffman graduate, author and mental health campaigner Rachel Kelly will be speaking at ' Eat Yourself Happy' , an evening in support of the charity Action For Happiness , exploring the relationship between nutrition and mental health.

The charity, which was founded in 2010 and has the Dalai Lama as a patron, is committed to creating 'a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society'. Rachel (pictured left) will join nutritionist Alice Mackintosh and Dr Rupy Aujla at the event at Conway Hall, which starts at 7pm and costs £20 (suggested donation) to attend.

For further details, to donate, or to buy tickets, click here.
To read an interview with Rachel on our website, click here.
'Incredibly Powerful': Adam Douglas and David Ward talk Q2
Hoffman grads Adam Douglas and David Ward did the Process sixteen years apart, but both attended their first Q2 refresher together, beset by snow, at Northfields Country House, West Sussex, in March this year.

On the course, a 'dark side annecdote' from teacher Matthew Pruen set in London’s Victoria Station struck a chord with them both. Realising they each passed through there on the way to work, they decided to meet to compare their experiences.

David; 'I left the Q2 with my awareness sharpened, my faith in myself reinforced, and my determination to keep striving towards the life I want – and undoubtedly deserve – refreshed.'

To read Adam and David's Q2 article, click here.
To book on the next Q2 3-day refresher on 8-10 June, click here.
World Meditation Day - and a free Visualisation download
15 May is World Meditation Day. To celebrate, iconic London nightclub Fabric will be taking a break from its usual beats and bodysonics to host London's largest guided group meditation, in an evening that will also feature Hoffman grad Jasmin Hemsley's sound bath experience, Sound Sebastien.
For more information and to book , click here.

If you can't make it to London or group meditation's not your thing, we've a new eight-minute audio visualisation here from Hoffman MD Serena Gordon that you can listen to at your leisure - as long as its not while you're driving...

And don't forget that all Hoffman grads can access visualisations on any day of the year in the Post-Process section of our website, here . (Password: support)
Reconnection Days in May
Did you leave the Process raring to go, only to lose a bit of impetus once the day-to-day routine kicked in? Has something challenging come up for you recently and you're not sure which tool to use?

Our Reconnection Day is a whole day set aside for you to get back in the Hoffman zone and regain the clarity and energy you were feeling when you finished the Process. It's also an opportunity to revisit your Vision and meet other Hoffman graduates.
In May we are holding two Reconnection Days, in London and in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. We look forward to seeing you at either one or both!

Saturday 19 May, 10am-5pm
Led by Hoffman teacher Emma Ferguson
For more info and to book, click here

Bray, Ireland
Saturday 26 May , 10am-5pm
Led by Hoffman teacher Jeremy Kynaston
For more info and to book, click here
Pass on your wisdom, not your baggage...
Come and spend the day with Hoffman supervising teacher Eliza Meredith and parenting coach Michelle Matthews as they guide you through our one-day workshop Foundations in Parenting .

Our workshop is suitable for parents, carers, childminders, teachers, parents-to-be and grandparents - anyone who looks after children aged 0-12 years. Everyone is welcome to come whether they've done the Hoffman Process or not.

Date: Saturday 12 May
Time: 10am-5pm
Venue: The Welsh Chapel, Clapham, SW11 1PQ
Cost: £65 per person/£120 for two people

For more info and to book, click here
Hoffman-led regional support groups
Local Hoffman meet-ups are a fun way to keep your Process insights alive. In a relaxed environment, you have a safe space to share authentically, deepen your learning, build a support network of other local Hoffman graduates, and reconnect to your Hoffman Toolkit.

Sunday 20 May , 7pm-9pm
With Hoffman teacher Emma Ferguson
For more info and to book, click here

Friday 25 May , 7pm-9pm
With Hoffman MD and co-founder Serena Gordon
For more info and to book, click here
Know somebody who'd like to change their life..?
This month, we'll be holding very special Hoffman information evenings in London and in Dublin for people who would like to find out more about the Process.

Come and meet Hoffman UK co-founder and author of You Can Change Your Life, Tim Laurence at Regents University in London on Tuesday 22 May. If you've a friend or family member who keeps asking what 'that Hoffman thing' is all about, send them along - or come yourself and bring them with you. It's free, all are welcome and there's no need to book.

Tuesday 8 May , 7.30pm-9.00pm with Jeremy Kynaston
Brooks Hotel , Drury Street
For more info and to book, click here

Tuesday 22 May , 7.30pm-9.00pm with Tim Laurence
Regents University, Regents Park
For more info and to book, click here
Hoffman events for family and friends
*When a Process is on a Wait List, a place may still become available.
Ring the office on 01903 88 99 90 for details.
Information Evenings:

Information Phone-In:

Introduction Day:

Process Dates:
May 5-11: Wait List*
May 26-June 1 : Wait List*
June 16-22: Wait List*
July 7-13: Wait List*
July 21-27: Wait List*
August 4-10: Available
August 25-31: Available
S eptember 15-21: Available

For a full calendar of Hoffman Processes, click here.
May's Top Tip: Tune Into Another World
As many times as possible today, close your eyes and turn your full attention to any music you hear around you. You will discover things you would normally miss.

Tune in to the pitch and volume of background music, birdsong, everyday sounds. End by playing a favourite piece of music - you may find that you hear it more fully...

Just one of 365 tips from the Hoffman Graduate Journal. 
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