Hoffman Institute

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The Hoffman Institute Foundation is a non-profit organization headquartered in the United States and is affiliated with Hoffman Institute International. As of 2008, Hoffman Institute International has centers in Argentina, Australia,[1] Canada, France, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Hoffman Institute Foundation is governed by a board of 17 directors.

The Hoffman Institute Foundation delivers the Hoffman Quadrinity Process,[2] an eight-day residential personal development program.


The Hoffman Process was founded by Bob Hoffman in 1967[3] and was originally called Fischer-Hoffman Psychic Therapy. Later the name changed to the Fischer-Hoffman Process, named after Hoffman and Siegfried Fischer.[4] Formerly a 13-week program, it was changed to an eight-day format in 1985. In 1990, Tim Laurence and Serena Gordon started the Hoffman Process in the UK with the blessing of Bob Hoffman.

Research studies[edit]

In 2003, Michael R. Levenson and Carolyn M. Aldwin of Oregon State University presented findings of a three-year grant research study of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process. Researchers found that participants in the Hoffman Process reported significant and lasting reductions in negative affect, coupled with significant and lasting increases in positive affect. Process participants also reported significantly increased physical energy and vitality.[5] Their research was supported in part by grants from the Hoffman Institute, and from the Donner Canadian Foundation (a major funder of nature and arts as well as conservative political causes in Canada).[5]


  1. ^ Hoffman Centre Australia
  2. ^ Laura Lian Holistic Spirituality - Workshop Review of The Hoffman Process, PS-magazine.com, Jan 17, 2007
  3. ^ Hoffman Institute
  4. ^ Hoffman, Robert. Getting Divorced from Mother & Dad: The Discoveries of the Fischer-Hoffman Process, Dutton, 1976
  5. ^ a b ExploreJournal. November 2006 http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307(06)00367-3/abstract |url= missing title (help). 

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