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How to Switch Off - Tips For A Relaxing Break                       August 2014
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Are you looking forward to a relaxing break this summer - but wishing you could delegate organising it to someone else?   
Holiday preparations can be stressful - often everyday routines can mask patterns which only re-emerge when we move into more uncharted waters. Yet regular breaks are vital in order to relax and see things from a new perspective. They offer a chance to deepen current relationships and form new ones as well as an exciting opportunity to explore the wider world.  

To make your summer break as enjoyable as possible (and even provide opportunities to grow) we've put together our top tips to avoid typical holiday stress points, how to up the fun factor and create some wonderful memories. Details below. 
We'd also like to take a moment to mark the passing on June 17th of the wonderful Gordon Colleary, one of the owners of Florence House, where the Process is held. Gordon's long and eventful life was one which made a difference to so many. Read more below. 
If you'd like to identify your own patterns and learn how to resolve them you could try our Introduction Day on Saturday October 18 or come to our Information Evening on Tuesday August 19. 
If you're a Hoffman graduate we also have a Graduate Support Call - Wednesday 17 September on the theme of Parenting Teens.
Wishing you a relaxing month

The Hoffman Team 
Hoffman Article - How to Switch Off  by Nikki Wyatt                                                   Back to Top
How to Switch Off - Holiday Checklist & Top Tips To Download

Lady in HammockIn this fast-paced world, switching off is ever more challenging - even on holiday we seem to be attached to our phones as if they were extensions of ourselves. In contrast, when you arrive at the Hoffman Process you're asked to put your phone away so you can focus on yourself and the present moment. Although many people find this difficult at first they eventually find it so liberating they're often reluctant to turn them back on! The Process is full of techniques and tools to help you stay present and relaxed, so here's a collection of suggestions from our Hoffman team.
Clear Communication - Identify Expectations  
Holidays mean different things to different people. Some people dive head first onto a sunbed, moving only when they spot a cocktail umbrella, whilst others relax best zooming across the treetops on a zip wire. Some personalities replenish with time alone, whereas others feel re-energised in company. For a harmonious time away it's important to respect your companions way of winding down. Rather than second-guessing each other's preferences or assuming they're in tune with yours, clear communication and discussing your expectations will ensure that everyone manages to switch off in their own way.........
Saying Farewell to a much loved man - Gordon Colleary                                             Back to Top
A Vibrant, Unforgettable Spirit 
Tim Laurence pays tribute to Gordon Colleary

He will be greatly missed with his mischievous smile, his cheeky sense of humour, but most of all for a presence that lit up any room. Gordon Colleary, co-owner - or 'guardian' as he would often say of Florence House for the last 10 years, passed away aged 73 surrounded by his family on June 17th.

You may well remember him walking their little dog Sally in the grounds, or coming to Closure, often with a snappy bow tie on. With his soft Irish brogue and genuine interest in people he charmed everyone who came across him. I was lucky enough to get to know him as a student during the Process itself. He claimed afterwards that the week changed him in an unexpected way -  his habit of always being late changed to one of always being on time, which greatly surprised those who had known him for many years.

Gordon achieved much in his lifetime, including founding the student travel company USIT and providing Hoffman students with a wonderful home within which to find peace, compassion, love and gratitude. His funeral in Dublin was attended by a thousand friends and colleagues, including the Deputy Prime MInister. He is survived by his wife Mairin, who with Gordon has cared for Florence House so tenderly, as well as by three children and four grandchildren.
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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 start from 7.30pm and finish around 9.30pm. They're free and there's no need to book. 

Tuesday 19 August - Regent's University, London
Tuesday 16 September - Regent's University, London
Tuesday 7 OctoberBrooks Hotel, Dublin
Tuesday 21 October - Regent's University, London
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Hoffman Introduction Day - Saturday 18 October

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 one is Saturday 7 February - 2015

PhoneHoffman Information Phone-In
Join our monthly Phone-In, Tuesday 26 August 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 23 September
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August 9 - 15, Dunford House, West Sussex - SRA - FULL  
August 23 - 29, Florence House, East Sussex
September 6 - 12, Florence House, East Sussex
September 20 - 26, Florence House, East Sussex 
September 27 - 3, Old Rectory, Donnard, Ireland
For full listings of UK Process dates: More info & book online    
SRA = Some Single rooms are available upon request
Support Call - Parenting Teens                                                                                   Back to Top

This month's Support Call - Wednesday 17 September is Parenting Teens and is led by Supervising Hoffman Teacher, Matthew Pruen - 7.30pm - 8.45pm.


There's a kind of knowing look that many people have about teenagers. Eyes cast upwards as if to say 'It'll pass when they grow up'. And yet, the teenage years are a moment in our lives when, for the first time, we are truly independent enough to risk expressing anger. 


Even in the healthiest families, by that stage in life, young adults are starting to notice that they are no longer as dependent on their parents as they once were. With this awareness their fear subsides and a lifetime's frustration and resentment for all the times we got hurt finds expression. 


Support 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.  

More info & book online

Getting The Love You Want: Couples Workshop                                                          Back to Top

Harville Hendrix

Getting the Love You Want: Couples Workshop 
with Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt

Park Plaza, Victoria, SW London,
Sept 13 & 14.

2 Day Imago Relationship Training   
Park Plaza, Victoria, SW London
Sept 15 - Led by Harville Hendrix
Sept 16 - Led by Sophie Slade

Workshops and Support for Everyone                                                                         Back to Top


We're offering relationship workshops throughout this year for Process graduates as well as for those who have not done the Process. For information and latest dates on our Relationship workshops for Individuals and Couples - click here for details.

Pre & Post Process Support 

1:1 coaching is offered by many of the Hoffman teaching team before and/or after the course and we can also help make referrals where appropriate. We have strong links with therapists, health professionals and treatment centres and we'd be happy to assist you find the best alternative should the Process not be suitable. If you have done the Process click here, if not then please call the Hoffman office - 01903 88 99 90

Social Media & Latest News 

Hoffman has two Facebook pages. One for those who would like to find out more about the Process and a private Hoffman graduate page where graduates can share their experiences. You can also subscribe to or read our newsletter, tweets and blogs. The Post Process website also provides Hoffman graduates with additional tools and materials where they can download recordings and benefit from graduate news and support. 

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 14 August: Dunford House, West Sussex
Teachers: Tim, Mairi, Tom & Janet
Thursday 28 August: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Eliza, Jeremy & Janet
Thursday 11 September: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Mairi, Tim & Tom

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

Hoffman Reconnection Day - September 20                                                                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 20 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 Rd, London NW1 7AY
Nearest Tube: Camden Road, Euston & King's Cross St Pancras 


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Q2: 3-day Refresher - October 3 - 5                                                                             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. 


Date: October 3 - 5
Florence House, East Sussex

More info & to book

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 
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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