Newsletter April 2017 | The Hoffman Process Canada
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Graduate Only section on the website

On the website when you click on the Graduate section on the right side of the header bar, you can register for a log in password. Once you have this password, you can go into the Graduate only section where you will find Hoffman Tools & Hoffman Visualizations.

Hoffman Chapters launching across Canada

As a Hoffman Graduate, have you ever thought, wouldn’t it be great if we all lived on the same street? A Hoffman Chapter is a community where all Hoffman Graduates are invited to get together and stay connected with like-minded people. The Chapters are run by Grads for Grads with the support of Hoffman Institute Canada. A Chapter leader will organize events in your community throughout the year that act as a social forum where you can meet other Hoffman Graduates. Chapter events may at times be opened to non-Hoffman Graduates, i.e. a holiday gathering, summer BBQ, bowling night, etc. where you can bring your spouse, family or friends whether or not they have attended the Hoffman Process. There are no fees to become a Chapter member, however, there may be a nominal fee to cover the cost of events.

Click here to meet your chapter chairs.

Meet Hoffman Canada's original Chapter Founder Judi (Paterson) Ferne

Judi Ferne

Judi graduated from Atkinson School of Nursing, Toronto Western Hospital in 1972 with a diploma in nursing. She worked in various nursing jobs until returning to school and graduated from the University of Windsor with a B.A. (Sociology) in 1982. Judi worked at Henderson Hospital in Hamilton as the Instructor for Medicine before moving to Ottawa where she enjoyed most of her career. Judi became the first person in Canada to hold the position of Professor of Palliative Care full time. She taught at Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Renison College University of Waterloo and she started the Palliative Care Programs at numerous Colleges throughout Ontario. Judi graduated from Carleton University with an M.A. (Sociology) in 1986. Judi also began her training as a Field Traumatologist through the Traumatology Institute in Toronto and coordinated the Ottawa Valley Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team for almost 10 years. Judi contracted with Health Canada, Medical Services Branch as a mental health professional throughout Canada for Critical Incidents, participated in the OC Transpo massacre, coordinated the CISM activities for the SwissAir disaster, participated in CISM activities for the NYC tragedy on September 11, 2001 and taught and implemented many activities throughout Canada in CISM. After leaving full-time education, Judi worked as the Program Manager and Advance Practice Nurse for the Palliative Care Program at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic campus. Judi authored and co-authored numerous publications throughout her career.

Judi in addition, obtained numerous certificated and credentials such as Myers Briggs Facilitator, Certified Death Educator, Reiki II Degree, Reflexology Practitioner, Bioenergetics, Grief Therapy, Certified Death Educator and Grief Counsellor. Judi began Judi Paterson & Associates in 1989 whic she maintained until retiring in 2012. Judi conducted research and educational activities for Health Canada including an assessment of the Psychosocial Impact of the Ice Storm that hit Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec and enjoyed a varied career counselling individuals, couples, families in grief and general counselling. She was nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and has been featured in Michelle Valberg’s Dare to Dream book.

In 2001 Judi became aware of some old habits that were preventing her from being as happy as she wanted to be. She was looking for lasting change and wanted more out of her relationships. Judi’s daughters had done the Process and she saw such a magnificent change in them that she wondered if the same would happen to her if she went. Judi completed the Hoffman Process in June 2001 and it has guided her in her personal and professional life ever since. It was a life changing event for her and she has devoted considerable time and effort to helping guide others toward self-fulfillment.

Judi started the first Hoffman Chapter in 2003 because she believed in a strong sense of community and wanted a way to stay connected to others who had done the Process. The Chapter had over 100 members and ran for many years. After a hiatus the Ottawa Chapter is being reignited and Judi is thrilled and looking forward to re-connecting with past, present and future Hoffman Graduates. She says “I am so excited about having Chapters start across Canada and I know together we can support Graduates of the Hoffman Process to continue on their journey”.

Hoffman Institute Canada is so grateful for Judi and the many blessings she has brought to countless Hoffmates.

Join a CYJ (Continue Your Journey)


A group of Hoffman Graduates who get together to specifically work on their Hoffman Tools using a structured format created by a Hoffman Teacher. There is an array of modules that provide a structure for all participants to communicate, share and gain insight and inspiration from each other. These are Graduate-led groups and should be kept to 10 people or less and can be done in the comfort of a Graduate’s home. There is no charge for CYJ’s although some groups rotate leadership, homes, do pot lucks and/or pitch in for refreshments.

On the website, when you are in the Grad only section, on the header bar, click on CYJ and a map will appear. You click on the icon where you live and the name of a CYJ Host with their contact information will be shown. You can then call the CYJ Host to see when their next CYJ is.

If you are interested in becoming a CYJ Host please email Tyler Bentley at for Western Canada or Lori Raudnask at for Eastern Canada.

Q2’s, Maintenance Days, Closure and Coaching are good for the soul

Q2`s are good for the soul

Q2: Live Fully Now ~ An Advanced Graduate Course

This advanced 3-day intensive course will enhance and integrate the concepts of the Process and inspire you to continue living your life with Light, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence and Self-Love! This is for Hoffman Process Graduates (couples, family members and friends can participate together provided they have taken the Process) and may be experienced anytime you wish to reconnect to your path of Light and Love. For more information and benefits please call us at 1-800-741-3449 or see the website Grads section for testimonials and details.

Date: Friday, May 26 (9am-9pm), Saturday, May 27 (9am–9pm) & Sunday, May 28, 2017 (9am-1pm)
Location: Calgary - Delta Hotel Calgary South - 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 5X5
Special room rates until April 27th - Book your group rate for Hoffman Institute

Toronto - October 27-29, 2017 - Location TBA – (same times)
Cost: $995.00 + tax. This price does not include accommodations or meals.
Click here to register

Stay connected with Maintenance Days

These are teacher-led days specifically designed to help you deeply reconnect with your week-long Process experience. A Hoffman Canada Teacher will guide you through a one-day workshop designed to have a specific theme in mind. There is a cost to attend a Maintenance Day and they typically run from 10-3. Below is the list of upcoming Maintenance Days across Canada. For more information and benefits please call us at 1-800-741-3449 or see the website Grads section for testimonials and details.

Closure “Ceremony of Integration”

Graduates can come to support new Graduates at Closure which takes place on the Thursday of Process week. The cost is $25.00 which includes the Ceremony of Integration and dinner. It starts at 5 pm and ends at 10 pm. There is limited availability for dinner, so please register with the institute a week in advance by emailing For more information and benefits please call us at 1-800-741-3449 or see the website Grads section for testimonials and details.

Hoffman Coaching with one of our awesome Teachers

If you’re looking for more individual attention to help you with where you are in your life right now, our coaching with a Hoffman Teacher can cater to all levels of need. To book a coaching session, email For more information and benefits please call us at 1-800-741-3449 or see the website Grads section for testimonials and details.

Do you want to refresh your Hoffman experience?

We get asked from time to time if you can re-do the Hoffman Process. The answer is yes you can! For more information, email For more information and benefits please call us at 1-800-741-3449 or see the website Grads section for testimonials and details.

In closing, we have found that the Graduates that are the most successful in their lives, post their Hoffman Process, are so because of staying connected. This will help you improve your connection to yourself, your family and your larger community with other Hoffmates. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and as always, a warm Hoffman Hug!




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