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Love’s everyday radius is an inspiring collection of conversations with graduates of the Hoffman Process and those impacted by their ripple of change. Our aim is to highlight how the Process enhances reciprocity, gratitude, and responsibility toward the whole. The Hoffman Process is about more than individuals healing themselves. When you change yourself from within, your actions change and you become an integral part of the healing of the world through your own “everyday radius.”

Podcast hosts: Drew Horning, Sharon Mor, Liz Severin Sound engineer: Walt Hubis Podcast Producer: Julie Daley Podcast music: Copper’s Paws by James Hatfield.

The Hoffman Quadrinity Process®, founded by Bob Hoffman in 1967 is a week-long residential and personal growth retreat that helps participants identify negative behaviors, moods, and ways of thinking that developed unconsciously and were conditioned in childhood. The Hoffman Process will help you become conscious of and disconnected from negative patterns of thought and behaviors on an emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual level in order to make significant positive changes in your life. You will learn to remove habitual ways of thinking and behaving, align with your authentic self, and respond to situations in your life from a place of conscious choice.

The Hoffman Institute Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to transformative adult education, spiritual growth, and the personal dimensions of leadership. We serve a diverse population from all walks of life, including business professionals, stay-at-home parents, therapists, students, tradespeople, and those seeking clarity in all aspects of their lives.

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Love’s everyday radius is an inspiring collection of conversations with graduates of the Hoffman Process and those impacted by their ripple of change. Our aim is to highlight how the Process enhances reciprocity, gratitude, and responsibility toward the whole. The Hoffman Process is about more than individuals healing themselves. When you change yourself from within, your actions change and you become an integral part of the healing of the world through your own “everyday radius.”

Podcast hosts: Drew Horning, Sharon Mor, Liz Severin Sound engineer: Walt Hubis Podcast Producer: Julie Daley Podcast music: Copper’s Paws by James Hatfield.

The Hoffman Quadrinity Process®, founded by Bob Hoffman in 1967 is a week-long residential and personal growth retreat that helps participants identify negative behaviors, moods, and ways of thinking that developed unconsciously and were conditioned in childhood. The Hoffman Process will help you become conscious of and disconnected from negative patterns of thought and behaviors on an emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual level in order to make significant positive changes in your life. You will learn to remove habitual ways of thinking and behaving, align with your authentic self, and respond to situations in your life from a place of conscious choice.

The Hoffman Institute Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to transformative adult education, spiritual growth, and the personal dimensions of leadership. We serve a diverse population from all walks of life, including business professionals, stay-at-home parents, therapists, students, tradespeople, and those seeking clarity in all aspects of their lives.

    S4E20 Marissa Ingrasci - Ready to Step Into the Mystery

    S4E20 Marissa Ingrasci - Ready to Step Into the Mystery

    We complete season four with this lively conversation between Drew and beloved Hoffman teacher and coach, Marissa Ingrasci.



    Marissa grew up in a Hoffman home. Her parents, Raz and Liza Ingrasci, founded the Hoffman Institute. Marissa shares a sweet memory of when she was first taught about the Light and the capacity we have to claim our own agency and connection to the Light.



    Fifteen years ago, Marissa came to the Process feeling lost and disconnected from herself. At the end of her Process, she felt happy and bursting with love for her parents in a way she didn't know she could. Through the Process, Marissa connected to herself and the Light in a deeper way.



    Marissa shares some deep wisdom about how to live a Right Road life with compassion for self and others, as well as equanimity and joy. In living on the Right Road, we still have challenges. Days will be hard, but with access to Process tools and an integrated Quadrinity, we can meet any challenge with love.



    Marissa touches on the dramatic creative change and growth the Hoffman Institute went through when Covid hit in March 2020. She was teaching the last Process before everything shut down for Covid. Marissa shares how it was clear that the students in that Process were going to be released into a very different world than the one they left behind when they entered the Process.



    What might it mean to be ready to do the Process, or in Marissa's words, "step into the mystery?" It might not mean what you think. Take a listen to hear more about what readiness looks like, especially in these times of great change.



    We'll be back with season five in August!

    More about Marissa Ingrasci:

    Marissa Ingrasci is a Hoffman Process teacher and coach. She manages the Marketing department at Hoffman and is a Faculty Manager. Marissa holds a BA from Emerson College and received her coaching training through the ICF-approved, Academy of Leadership Coaching & NLP. She is also a certified NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) coach.

    As mentioned in this episode:

    Matt Brannagan:

    Matt is Vice-President and Director of Faculty at Hoffman Institute Foundation. Discover more about Matt in his Hoffman podcast episode, Communities of Meaning.



    Left Road/Right Road:

    Marissa shares a unique way she often works with the Left Road/Right Road practice.



    Hoffman Essentials:

    A live, virtual 2-Day Hoffman Essentials program. Hoffman teachers will guide you in an insightful and interactive intensive. Through experiential activities, individual assignments, engaging discussions, and connection with a community of learners, you will have the experience of bringing more love and aliveness to yourself and your life while increasing your awareness of, and ability to dismantle, the barriers that stand in the way of living your best life. The experiences and learnings from this program are designed to provide useful tools and practices that you can carry with you for a lifetime.(Please note: This course is for people who have not participated in the Hoffman Process.)



    Instagram Lives:

    Each day, we host two Instagram lives.



    Join our virtual community Quad-Check at 8:00 am PT on Instagram. A Quad Check is a practice to support you in integrating and honoring all four parts of your Quadrinity: Spiritual Self, Intellect, Emotional Self, and your Body.



    Come be a part of our daily Appreciation and Gratitude practice at 6:00 pm PT on Instagram. You'll find the Appreciation and Gratitude practice to be a beautiful way to reflect on your day. This practice will support your Spiritual Self's natural desire to appreciate and give thanks for all that life brings you.



    Quote on change mentioned by Drew:

    “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.

    • 36 min
    S4E19 Alana Hadid - Seeking Change From Within

    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.



    Head over to Instagram to discover more about Alana and La Detresse.

    As mentioned in this episode:

    Hoffman Process Retreat Center, Petaluma CA



    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.

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    S4E18 Brian Buckley - The Fullness of Our Humanity

    S4E18 Brian Buckley - The Fullness of Our Humanity

    There's so much goodness in this conversation with Brian Buckley, Executive Director of The Southwest Native-American Foundation. From varied points of view, Brian focuses on the fullness of what it means to be human. From the practical to the sublime, he takes us along as he recounts his life story. As he talks about his life path and the wisdom he's gained as a result of reflection and contemplation, it's easy to sense the depth and vastness of Brian's heart.



    Consistent throughout this conversation is the sense that Brian was deeply impacted by his Irish immigrant roots. His grandparents emigrated to the United States. Raised in an Irish enclave in a Boston neighborhood, Brian shares his childhood experience of being in a clan of children of Irish immigrants. This theme recurs again when Brian shares a poem by Seamus Heaney. Brian had an opportunity to experience Buddhism and meditation when overseas as a volunteer for the Peace Corps. He speaks about the contrast in his experience between Buddhism and Irish Catholicism.



    The Hoffman Process helped Brian discover the depth of his emotional self and the impact of his Irish-rooted emotional patterns. Brian speaks about both the spiritual and practical aspects of the Process. He shares about the nature of his Spiritual Self and also speaks about the practical nature of the gifts of the Hoffman Process. He came home with learning skills for day-to-day that he can bring to the dinner table, both literally and metaphorically.

    More about Brian Buckley:

    Brian, the son of Cathy and Paul Buckley, was born in West Roxbury, MA. As a young child, he witnessed Boston tear itself apart over issues of race and equality. These themes would inform much of his later life. After attending the Roxbury Latin School and graduating from Harvard College with a degree in psychology, Brian began teaching social studies at Franklin K.Lane High School in Brooklyn.



    Following his time teaching, Brian served in the United States Peace Corps in Udon Thani, Thailand.  Upon returning to the States, he instructed at Harvard University as a Teaching Fellow for Dr. Robert Coles' course, The Literature of Social Reflection. Brian received the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching. He received an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts. Poetry informs much of his inner landscape.



    Brian continues to teach as an elementary school special education teacher at a public Montessori school. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian founded the Barbara Henry Courage in Teaching Award to honor the work of Barbara Henry. Barbara was the only teacher to report to work to welcome and teach Ruby Bridges. Ruby, a six-year-old first-grade student of African-American descent, was the only child to come to school on the first day of de-segregation in 1960 New Orleans.

    Fulfilling a personal call:

    Brian served as a high school teacher and United States Peace Corps Fellow on the Navajo Nation. At the end of this time, he founded the Southwest Native-American Foundation (SWNAF). The Foundation assists students of the tribes of the Southwest in gaining greater access to higher education. As Executive Director of SWNAF, Brian, along with the SWNAF Board and Donors, has assisted in the matriculation of 500 students to college and graduate school. Learn more about The Southwest Native American Foundation here, and on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

    As mentioned in this episode:

    Ruby Bridges and Barbara Henry:

    Read more about Ruby Bridges at RubyBridges.Foundation.



    Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day:

    Discover more about Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.



    United States Peace Corp:

    The Peace Corps was started by President John F. Kennedy in the early sixties. The Peace Corps the opportunity to serve others through immersion...

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    S4E17 Max Gaenslen - Connecting to Our Depth

    S4E17 Max Gaenslen - Connecting to Our Depth

    Beloved Hoffman teacher and coach, Max Gaenslen, holds this question as the focus for his life and life's work: "What is the difference between people who really connect to that divine spark within them and find fertile soil for that seed to grow in the world - and people who don't?" The question first came to him in 2004 while riding on a Greyhound bus. Once it hit him, he immediately knew he needed to live this question.



    Today, the common thread running through all that Max does is the belief that the Light exists in everything and that we all have innate genius and gifts.



    In conversation with Sharon, Max explores what lights him up - human potential and the journey of awakening into the body. He shares a multitude of viewpoints from which to look at the process of spiritual awakening and emphasizes awakening our body and heart. You will hear Max's infectious love of his life's work.



    One of Max's other joys is drumming. At the age of eleven, Max first heard the drum solo in All the World's a Stage, by Rush. It was then that he decided he wanted to become a drummer.

    More about Max Gaenslen:





    Along with being a Hoffman teacher and coach, Max Gaenslen is a Senior teacher and trainer of George Leonard and Michael Murphy’s Integral Transformative Practice and George Leonard’s Leonard Energy Training. He is the Coordinator of Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research. Max is also a California state-certified “Education Specialist.”  



    Max is also a drummer and percussionist.  



    After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in creativity and entrepreneurship, Max began his career in business consulting. Max did the Hoffman Process in 2005, then shifted his career direction to focus on transformative education and workshops for adults, as well as working extensively with adolescents in a therapeutic context. He worked for thirteen years in San Mateo County’s Therapeutic Day School program and has taught workshops and programs for such organizations as Esalen Institute, ITP-International, Greenheart Transforms, and The Institute of Noetic Sciences.

    As mentioned in this episode:

    The Future of the Body: Explorations Into the Further Evolution of Human Nature, by Michael Murphy.

    Quotes Max shares:

    "The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail." -- Ramakrishna

    "The flesh, itself, is waking up." -- Michael Murphy



    Transcendence ("Up and out"):

    When we transcend, we move up and out of the body.



    Embodiment ("Down and in"):

    Moving down into the body and deeper into its interior.



    Drumming as a way to bash!

    Max talks about drumming as a way to bash negative patterns. Bashing is one told to use during Expression, how we let go of our patterns. We exercise our free will – choose to step out of a pattern, and take action using our Voice, Body, and Intention.



     



    Discover if the Process is right for you.



    How to share the Process with loved ones.



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    • 31 min
    S4E16 April McDaniel - Being Real With Yourself

    S4E16 April McDaniel - Being Real With Yourself

    April McDaniel, Founder of woman-owned and minority-led, Crown + Conquer, came to the Process to do the deep work she knew she was ready for. In this conversation with Drew, April speaks candidly about needing to be honest with herself. She touches on this many times.



    What brought April to the Process? April shares that she saw she had a pattern of being cold when relating with others. She felt closed off and wanted to do something that would help to open her up again. Being 'cold' with others is often a pattern learned in childhood that helps us feel safe and secure. In the Process, April learned a lot about trauma and witnessed how each everyone has work to do to heal. As a result of her work there, the Process helped her find empathy for herself and for others.



    April chose to be more vulnerable at work as a way to integrate her Process experience. She shares that showing vulnerability, especially in the Black community, is viewed as weak. April showed her strength by being vulnerable and says it was well-received.

    More about April McDaniel:



    April McDaniel is the owner and founder of Crown + Conquer, a trailblazing agency partner to global brands with a current client roster that includes Spotify, Amazon Studios, and Google. Woman-owned and minority-led, Crown + Conquer has quickly and quietly made a name for itself, scaling rapidly in just five short years to 32 employees plus numerous freelancers. April’s team at Crown + Conquer is unapologetically authentic. They push brands outside their comfort zone, connecting brand truths with human truths to bring them to life and forge real connections with consumers.

    April began her career at Strategic Group. While there, she worked directly for Jason Strauss and Noah Tepperberg as they built the company into one of the most powerful brands in hospitality. With an innate ability to find the through-line that resonates with audiences, April drove event strategy for clients including Nike, Coca Cola, and Sprite; executed pioneering brand collaborations including Hennessy Artistry and Heineken Red Star; and played a key role in the grand openings of Las Vegas Tao, Tao Beach, LAVO, and Marquee Nightclub & Day Club at the Cosmopolitan. Subsequently, she led the nationwide expansion of Game Seven as Director of Operations. April also served as point person for influencer and experiential strategy on the Beats by Dre account.

    April is fiercely private and passionate about giving back. Recently, she launched the Chase the Crown Business Summit. Through the summit, small businesses and innovative brands have the opportunity to win seed money and gain unparalleled exposure. April lives in Southern California with her two sons. She earned her BA from Temple University.

    Find out more about April on Instagram. Learn more about Crown and Conquer here and on Instagram.

    HOFFMAN PROCESS TERMINOLOGY:

    Awareness Hell:

    In awareness hell, we know we are aware of our patterns and the things we do we wish we didn’t do, but we are still unable to change. We understand but feel stuck in this place of hell even though our awareness keeps expanding.  To get out of awareness hell, our work to grow and transform must include three additional steps for change to take place. These three steps are Expression, Compassion, and New Ways of Being. All four make up the Cycle of Transformation.

    As mentioned in this episode:

    Trauma:

    In the Process, you learn about trauma as you do the work to heal the pain of the past. If you'd like to hear more, listen to this in-depth podcast episode with Cynthia Merchant on Trauma and the Process of Healing. Cynthia was a Hoffman teacher for twenty years.



     



    Discover if the Process is right for you.



    How to share the Process with loved ones.



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    • 42 min
    S4E15 Natalie Vanderpump - Finding Peace

    S4E15 Natalie Vanderpump - Finding Peace

    Coach and consultant, Natalie Vanderpump, is our guest today. Natalie's process of getting to the Process was a journey in and of itself. She registered in February of 2020 for the May Process, which was postponed after the outbreak of Covid. Determined she was going to begin her work, Natalie signed up for the very first Hoffman Essentials virtual course. When the Hoffman Institute resumed offering the Process in person the following September, Natalie was there to finally begin her Process. Life had other plans as our beloved retreat site, White Sulphur Springs burned and Natalie's group was evacuated. She had to return home to wait, again. Natalie was finally able to complete her Process in person as part of the first graduating class at Hoffman's new retreat site in Petaluma.



    What kept Natalie so motivated? When she completed the initial homework early that Spring, she felt a jolt to her being. All through the months of waiting, Natalie had a heightened awareness of her patterns and how they had affected her life to that point. Once she arrived in Petaluma, she was really ready to do the deeply impactful work of healing the pain of her past.



    Natalie came to the Process because she felt like she'd done everything she was 'supposed to do' to be happy, but she wasn't. For twenty-five years, she'd been on a journey to find a place of peace in herself that she knew was possible but she didn't know how to find. Doing the Process helped support Natalie in finding the peace she was looking for, as well as much more.

    More about Natalie Vanderpump:

    Natalie was born in the West Indies on the island of Jamaica. As a child, she lived in many places, finally settling in Miami, Florida for college. After seventeen years, a failed marriage, two engineering degrees, and an MBA, she moved to the Pacific Northwest with her son. In addition to her corporate career in Fortune 100 companies, Natalie has a passion for supporting people in organizing their time, finances, and their physical space.



    Today, Natalie is a Holistic Wellness Coach and a KonMari-certified organizational consultant. As a coach and consultant, she helps people manage the stuff that impacts our ability to thrive. This includes what we put in our bodies, allow into our hearts and minds, and accumulate in our homes. Everyone’s path to wellness has twists and turns. Natalie loves helping others progress on their unique journey while continuing on her own.



    You can learn more about Natalie and her work here. Follow Natalie on Instagram and LinkedIn.

    As mentioned in this episode

    Hoffman Essentials 2-Day Virtual program:

    Through experiential activities, individual assignments, engaging discussions, and connection with a community of learners, you will have the experience of bringing more love and aliveness to yourself and your life while increasing your awareness of, and ability to dismantle, the barriers that stand in the way of living your best life.



    Practices & Tools:

    Quad Check:

    Join our virtual Quad-Check at 8:00 am PT on Instagram.

    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.



    Appreciation & Gratitude:

    Join our virtual Appreciation & Gratitude practice at 6:00 pm PT on Instagram.

    The Appreciation and Gratitude practice supports you in dropping into your heart. From here, you can see and realize what you are truly grateful for and what you appreciate in and about your life. This practice deepens your connection to your body and your Spiritual Self.



    Recycling

    Recycling is a powerful tool that's part of the Cycle of Transformation. It's used to recycle a negative pattern that you've identified, traced, and disconnected from and into a new way of being.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

colmcs ,

S4E1

Listening to Liz Severin share her Hoffman experience as a student and later as a Hoffman teacher reenforced my profound graditude for landing in her small group during my own Hoffman Process last Fall. Liz was an insightful coach; at once -wise, encouraging, yet challenging me to dig deeper. I learned so much from the experience and as Liz discusses here, the work continues well beyond the week long retreat. It was a game changer. Looking forward to learning even more from Liz on the podcast.

GennyOD ,

Such variety

Everyone gets something different out of the process and their stories help deepen my appreciation for the vulnerability and courage the process takes.

holleygolitely ,

Learn, grow

I was fortunate enough to attend the Hoffman Institute a few years ago. The work I did changed my life for the better in so many ways. I love this podcast because it reinforces all of the positive things I learned during the process while continuing the journey by hearing about the transformations of others. Drew is an engaging and intelligent interviewer and all of the guests have been such interesting people. I think both Hoffman grads non grads will enjoy listening.

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