S4E19: Alana Hadid – Seeking Change From Within
Alana Hadid – designer, business owner, and social media influencer – completed the Hoffman Process in the Fall of 2021. Listen in as she shares her experience during the Process as well as her life after the Process with Hoffman teacher and coach, Liz Severin.
People decide to do the Process when they are serious about making changes in their lives. For Alana, it was wanting to do the ‘self-work’ that would bring about healthier romantic relationships in her life. She’d been in a relationship that didn’t feel healthy and knew that the change she was seeking had to happen within her. Listen in to see how doing this deeply transformational work within and for herself is improving how she relates to everyone.
As a designer, Alana found that doing the Process helped strengthen her creative capacity. As a result, Alana now hears her creative ideas more clearly with less negative inner talk. Toward the end of her Process, Alana had a creative idea spark in her. She pursued it and as a result, she has designed clothing merchandise in partnership with the Hoffman Institute. When you come to do the Process or the Q2 weekend intensive, you’ll be able to purchase these bright and colorful tee shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants.
Toward the end of the conversation, on a really lovely note, Alana speaks about her mother attending the Process. In preparation for her mother’s own Process, Alana helped guide her mother through her pre-Process work. Truly knowing that “everyone is guilty and no one is to blame” transforms families and transforms our world. The healing that happens in families due to doing the Process is truly foundational familial healing.
More about Alana Hadid
From a young age, Alana loved fashion and wore and constructed crazy and unique clothes. After studying political science in college, she moved to Los Angeles where she had many jobs, including a T-shirt line, Better Bacon, and running her father’s art gallery. In 2013, Alana began styling and personal shopping and found her true passion in design. She came up with the idea for La Detresse after an interesting dream and a difficult client fitting.
Alana works as a designer and co-owner of her label, La Detresse. In addition, she’s on the board of Shroomboom as well as a consultant for multiple businesses. A social media influencer, Alana has been featured as a designer, influencer, and contributor in Vogue Japan, Grazia, Who What Wear, WWD, Angelina Magazine, and W Magazine.
As mentioned in this episode:
Narnia (the Hoffman Process Retreat Site):
If you listen closely, you’ll notice that Alana refers to our new retreat site as Narnia. It is a beautiful and magical place.
Liza Ingrasci and Hoffman Live Weekly Intro Calls:
Alana shares that she had wonderfully productive calls with Liza Ingrasci, President and CEO of the Hoffman Institute Foundation. At the time, Alana was unaware she was speaking with the CEO.
Liza holds free live weekly intro calls to learn more about the Process. Find out more here.
Ways to keep the Process alive:
- Physical Expression:
Physical Expression is used in the Process as part of the Cycle of Transformation. Expression is a necessary part of disconnecting from Negative Love patterns in order to heal the pain of the past. There are many ways to physically express the patterns in order to disconnect from them.
- Quad Check:
The Quad Check is a practice to support you in checking in with all four parts of your Quadrinity: Spiritual Self, Intellect, Emotional Self, and your Body. To practice Quad Checks with others, join our virtual Quad-Check at 8:00 am PT on Instagram.
A practice used often during the Process, you’ll find audio recordings of various visualizations for download here.
Recycling is a powerful tool that’s part of the Cycle of Transformation. Once you’ve identified, expressed, and traced a negative pattern, recycling transmutes it into a new way of being. This new way is in alignment with your Spiritual Self.