Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a selection of the questions we’re most often asked about the Process. If you can’t find the specific information you’re looking for, our enrolment team are always happy to answer any queries; either by email: or on (+44)1903 889 990.

Where does the Process take place and when?

The Hoffman Process currently takes place at Florence House, Seaford, East Sussex, Dunford House, Midhurst, West Sussex, Oxon Hoath, Near Tonbridge, Kent and The Old Rectory, Donard, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. See our Process Venues page for more details.

How much does the Process cost?

The week-long residential course costs £2,950 inc VAT.  Price includes:

  • room and full board,
  • a comprehensive assessment with our enrollment team
  • Pre-Course workbook and a Pre-Process Guide
  • All course materials
  • Over 30 tried and tested practical techniques spread out over 100 hours of tuition and
  • three follow up support sessions.

Payment plans and some bursaries are available. See our Price page for full details.

From 1 September 2018, the price will rise to £3,200. Online bookings made until midnight (GMT) on Friday 31 August 2018 will be charged at the current rate.

How many people are on each Process?

Depending on venue, we usually have up to 24 people on each Process, with a facilitator/student ratio of 1:8.

What do I need to do before my Process?

As part of the registration, we ask everyone to complete an Enrolment Form. This form asks your medical and therapeutic history. Your place on the Process is not guaranteed until the form has been verified by the Enrolment team.
We also ask everyone to complete mandatory pre-course work within a designated time frame. The pre-course work takes approximately 6-8 hours in total.

Do you need to have had therapy before enroling in the Hoffman Process?

NO. The Hoffman Process is open to all, offering people emotional understanding and spiritual growth, as well as the ability to recognise persistent negative behaviors, moods and attitudes. Some participants will have undertaken therapy, but it certainly isn’t a requirement. All participants undertake a screening process to ensure that the Hoffman Process is the right course for you. The Hoffman staff are able to recommend alternatives should it be advised that the Process is not right for you at this time. You can read more on our ‘getting the timing right’ page, here.  If the Process isn’t the right course for you, any deposit you’ve paid will be 100% refunded.

Can I meet people who have done the Process?

YES. The Hoffman Institute holds monthly Information Evenings at Regent’s University in London. These last approximately 2 hours and give you the opportunity to meet facilitators, staff and participants who have completed the course. They are free of charge and there is no need to book. Alternatively you can call the office and we can put you in touch with previous participants willing to talk about their experience. Please see our Information Events calendar for dates of this and other Hoffman events around the country.

Is the Process anonymous?

Client confidentiality, safety and integrity is of utmost importance to us and we require participants sign a confidentiality agreement on arrival. Confidentiality is kept and breached in accordance with the law. It may be breached in certain circumstances according to the law, for example if there is reason to believe that children or vulnerable adults may be at risk of harm or if there is a perceived risk of significant self-harm or suicide.

Is there any Post Process support?

YES. We understand how important it is that you’re supported after the Process, so we offer three follow up sessions, teacher-led groups, a 3-day residential programme and Reconnection Days throughout the year.

Can I pay by credit or debit card?

YES. We accept all major credit and debit cards apart from American Express. You can book your course/workshop online or alternatively you can call (+44)1903 889 990 to speak to the Enrolment Team.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

A £500 deposit is required upon registration. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

What happens if I can’t make the Process – Will I lose my money?

We will always endeavour to move you to a later date. Our cancellation policy is outlined in our Terms and Conditions. Please call the office on (+44)1903 889 990 to discuss this further.

Can I do the Process more than once?

YES, providing you meet certain criteria. If you’ve done the Process and feel you could benefit from redoing it, please contact the office. There is always an optimum time to do the Process and each request is dealt with on individual merit.