Family letter

Information for family and friends

We have recommended that your partner, friend or family member who is about to participate in the Hoffman Process gives the following information to you.

‘The Hoffman Process focusses on resolving issues and patterns of behaviour with the aim of establishing a new, positive outlook. To help accomplish this while at the Process, participants will be asked to examine their past, take part in interactive exercises, guided meditations, anger release, journal writing, and other exercises to promote self-acceptance, forgiveness and personal growth.

The course takes place at a retreat centre where around 24 participants with three facilitators stay for the week of the course. In order that they can fully focus on the work at hand, we ask that participants refrain from contacting their families, friends or business associates during the week of the course. We also recommend that participants spend the two days immediately following the course on a personal retreat to complete post-Process assignments.

Afterwards, you may notice a period of adjustment in the days and weeks following the course while your family member or friend is integrating insights and knowledge gained into his or her daily life. During that time, we encourage you to be open and honest about your own feelings, and to welcome whatever your family member wishes to share about his or her new experiences. We believe that you will notice a positive difference. We would also point out that, as a result of the shared experience, the course group will form a bond and will often stay in close contact following the course. The frequency of contact usually becomes less as time goes by. The initial group support is important and will hopefully be of long-term benefit in your family relationships.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hoffman Process enrolment team (9am-5pm Monday to Friday): +44(0) 1903 88 99 90 or email

If you would like to read more about the Hoffman Process, the book ‘You Can Change Your Life’ by Tim Laurence will tell you more specifically about what techniques are involved. Please call the office for a copy, or click here to download an excerpt.

We also hold monthly Information Evenings at Regents University, Regents Park, London, which are free to attend and no booking is required. We also hold them from time to time at Brooks Hotel in Dublin. Click here for more details of these and other Hoffman information events.’

Emergency contacts:

Please bear in mind that the emergency phone may only be checked between course sessions, so it may take a short while for your message to be received and/or your call returned. Please only use these numbers in a genuine emergency.

    • Emergency on site mobile number during the Process in UK (Saturday-Friday): 07879 270 378
    • Emergency on site mobile number during the Process in Ireland (Saturday-Friday): +353 (0)87 1688265

Thank you!
The Hoffman team.

New to the Hoffman Process?

You can find out more about the Process in the UK here. Below are a selection of stories from some of the different people who have done the Process. We hope you enjoy them.