Creative Exploration of Self

Connecting with Myself & Others in a Disconnected World

A 5-Day Virtual Experience on Human Relations

AUG 5-9, 2020​

Join the Goodenough Community for our summer personal development event,

this year as a ZOOM experience, to keep us all safe.

We humans are relational beings who thrive with interaction. In these days of enforced isolation, separation threatens to become the new normal. Re-connect and regenerate yourself with us!

Drawing on Pierro Ferruci’s The Power of Kindness and other resources, you can expect to:

  • Deepen your connection with your innermost self and with others.

  • Reflect on what might be blocking you from being your best. Locate blocks in your body (yes, even on Zoom!), and practice tools to release them.

  • Expand your insight into your inner double binds and how they function in you and beyond yourself.

  • Learn how working with your own inner dividedness is a practical way to bring healing to our culture of racism, sexism, and other forms of divisiveness.


Colette Hoff, M.Ed., and a design team of experienced facilitators will lead you in large and small groups and in individual processes designed to cultivate warmth, intimacy, insight, and learning.

For more information, email Elizabeth Jarrett at

Why choose Lab?


Whenever I am asked about the magic that explains how the annual Human Relations Laboratory has been chosen by so many people over a 52-year period, I point to a commitment among friends who value integrity and good communication. Lab is a place to work out challenges encountered on the road less traveled. I am just one of the members of a core group that plans this event every year. We begin by recognizing the importance of being supported by friends on this journey. What people refer to as magic is actually a sweet reward for being open with each other.


– John L. Hoff

What is Lab?


  • This event can inspire your own desire to be a better person

  • Whether you are focused on personal mastery or trying to improve your relationships, you will find this learning / training event will facilitate your growth

  • The Lab context provides opportunities to practice interpersonal skills and experience community formation

  • Former attendees have referred to the Lab as transformative and rejuvenating


A human relations laboratory is an experiential learning and training event that encourages you to learn in many ways, all of them supporting you in your efforts to release yourself from patterns of resistance to growth and more freedom.


We will have opportunities to work with our own deficits and strengths as a relational partner and there will be many opportunities to practice improving our skills and learning from the relationships we develop, in the community of the week at the lab experience.


In such an event everyone becomes both a teacher and a student.  We will have the benefit of professional leaders trained by John L. Hoff (the founder of Lab) and led by Colette Hoff, both who share a lifetime as educators and communitarians.


Contact Us


For questions or inquiries please

reach out to us below.

The Goodenough Community

P.O. Box 312 – Tahuya, WA 98588

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