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Stepping Off the Treadmill                                                                     February 2014
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Couple on Treadmill - Illustration One of the top reasons most of us give for not making the changes we want to in our life is a lack of time. Yet how much time do we give to simply managing our 'stuff'? As a society we have become steadily more abundant in possessions but, ironically, we may have less time than those who came before us.

Our relationships suffer most when we don't make time for them, whether that's spent sharing experiences, listening to each other with real attention or making space for self-connection through meditation, exercise or a creative activity. One of the most common comments from those who have done the Hoffman Process is what a luxury it feels to give yourself eight days to fully focus on your life without the distractions of phones and daily commitments.
This issue we've interviewed Hoffman graduate, author and trend forecaster James Wallmann who's just brought out his first book 'Stuffocation'. He is seeing a trend away from accumulating more stuff and towards a more minimalist style of living which prioritises experience over possessions.  Read more below. 

If you'd like to give yourself some time and attention you can find out more about the Process by joining our Introduction Day on Saturday February 8th or our Phone-In on Tuesday February 18th. 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 February 12th on Finding Love.

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Hoffman Article - Interview with author James Wallman                                              Back to Top
Stepping Off the Treadmill - Stuffocation

Stuffocation CoverAfter Strategy Director Thiru Wallman did the Hoffman Process in 2009 she came back much more confident about starting a family with her husband James, a journalist and trend forecaster. James did the Process two months later and in 2013, when their little girl was two, the couple decided to 'go for the dream rather than the treadmill'. 
As a result of their mutual vision they're now expecting their second child and James's first book Stuffocation has been published to critical acclaim. Laura Atkinson at the Sunday Times described it as 'The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics. Fascinating, inspiring, and great fun to read'.
Thiru: 'Since doing the Process James and I regularly review our family vision. At the start of 2013 we set a goal for James to go freelance and publish his first book whilst we tried for our second child. It wasn't an easy decision for James to give up his job but once we'd imagined a future that really lit us up we knew we needed to act on it; that was an insight I'd taken away from the Process.'  
James: 'Thiru came back from the Process so empowered and clear. I could see how she'd grown and I wanted to be in a position to move with her, so I decided to go too. I'm so glad I did. It was a fantastic experience and since then we've both gone for our dreams. Writing my first book was like climbing a mountain and the view from the top is magnificent. It's brought me such confidence and Thiru has supported me all the way.

The premise of Stuffocation is that doing stuff makes us happier than having stuff; a link which has now been proven. That's not to say that possessions don't make us happy, they can certainly be fun, they just aren't the best place to invest your time and money for long-term happiness. As a professional trend forecaster I've been aware that the answer to the question: 'How should I live?' has fundamentally changed...' 
Read this interview...   or    Read other archived articles 
Hoffman International Peace Talks - Feb 5-6, Mar 28-29                                            Back to Top

Tim Laurence & Serena Gordon Over the next few months there are some exciting events coming up in the Middle East and the Netherlands. Co-Founders Tim Laurence and Serena Gordon are hosting a variety of events for both graduates and friends and family.


Tim will be hosting an Information Evening in Doha on Wednesday 5 February and in Dubai on Thursday 6 February. All information for these events can be found on our website. Click here


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


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...

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February 14th - 21st, Dunford House, West Sussex - SRA

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 

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 run from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. They're free and there's no need to book. 


Tuesday 25th February - Regent's College, London

Tuesday 18th March - Regent's College, London                
Tuesday 8th April, Brooks Hotel, Dublin                   More Info
PhoneHoffman Information Phone-In
Join our monthly Phone-In, Tuesday 18th February 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 25th March
Hoffman Introduction Day - Saturday 8th February

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 8-day 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 10th May

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Support Call - Finding Love                                                                                          Back to Top

This month's Support Call - Wednesday 12th February is focused on Finding Love 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

"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

"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 - February 7th - 9th                                                                       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.                                                                                               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 Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London  WC1 3AT   


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 20th February: Dunford House, West Sussex
Teachers: Mairi, Jeremy, Tom & Gabi
Thursday 13th March: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Matthew, Tim & Mairi
Thursday 27th March: Florence House, East Sussex
Teachers: Eliza & Robert

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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