Who We Are
The Hoffman Institute Foundation (HIF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to transformative adult education, spiritual growth and the personal dimensions of leadership. The Hoffman Institute serves a diverse population of business people and professionals, from both the profit and non-profit sectors, along with their adult family members and friends. HIF programs are populated entirely by referrals from highly satisfied customers.
With affiliated Hoffman Centers in 10 countries, more than 80,000 people have found that the residential eight-day Hoffman Process improves the quality of their lives, their relationships and their careers. In the USA the Hoffman Institute’s main site of operations is our scenic 45-acre property in the Napa Valley, California. We also rent a beautiful retreat site in Chester, Connecticut. In the 2006 peer-reviewed magazine, “Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing,” The Hoffman Process showed outstanding results. Program participants demonstrated significant and lasting decreases in depression, hostility and anxiety coupled with significant lasting increases in emotional intelligence, forgiveness, compassion, life satisfaction and vitality. A survey of the world-wide research literature shows no other interventions that produce comparably strong and lasting results.
In the Hoffman Process people come to recognize the full range of counterproductive beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. Through our proprietary methodology participants learn how to transform these unwanted forces and live from the positive dimensions of their being. The result is a life that is more free, open, loving, spontaneous, joyous, creative, balanced and whole.
Our primary fundraising emphasis is to provide scholarship support to a diverse population (income, race, age, gender) of individuals who are also dedicated to public service through education, social work, medicine, ministry and the non-profit sector. We also raise funds for research and development, faculty training and development and special programs. Some special programs include our partnership with the NYC-based Youth-at-Risk, serving teen parents and former gang members and, for five years starting in 2005, we also provided a co-curricular program for 150 graduate students from 20 countries at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.
Our Board of Directors includes business leaders, professionals and philanthropists. Our Advisory Council is populated by scientists, physicians, educators, and respected pioneers in the field of mind/body/medicine.
Hoffman Process teachers have expertise in fields including medicine, psychology, divinity studies, the arts and the corporate world. They share a common calling to guide others through the journey of the Hoffman Process.
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Board of Directors
The Hoffman Institute is guided by a board comprised of highly accomplished, dedicated individuals. Each board member is a Process graduate, so each has experienced personal transformation and healing through completing this powerful work.
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