Truing Up Training

Truing Up Training Launches Beyond Homer, Alaska!

How would you like to bring calming and healing to women in your community? Yup, me too.  I designed Truing Up just for that reason — to help women and parents uncover their calming response, skillfully handle emotions, trust themselves more, and increase their ease and joy in life.  No matter where you live. Or who you are.

Most of us as children and teens didn’t get a chance to develop the skills and muscles of emotional well being and inner resilience. And life gets even harder then. But Truing Up gives women and parents just this opportunity.

How Does It Work?

Social service and behavioral heath agencies throughout Alaska and beyond partner with me to host and offer Truing Up to women in their community! I provide the training and also coach a local coordinator to assist with class logistics and to carry forward Truing Up content and its Tiny Tools.

It’s offered in eight, 90-minute sessions through online videoconferencing. Or an in-person 2-day workshop. Or a hybrid. Or in chunks. That’s possible too.

  • Bring together a group of women who want to reduce stress in their lives, heighten their calm and joy, and know more personal power. The class is a safe place psychologically and emotionally and offers a venue for women to support one another. A clear, empathic, and seasoned facilitator, that’s me. Our curriculum is based on four pillars of emotional being: present moment awareness, emotional resilience, goodwill to self and others, and positive outlook.
  • Women use mindful movement, journaling, guided meditations, self-reflection, discussion, and mini-lessons to grow awareness and insights, practice science-backed tools for well being (we call them Tiny Tools), and apply them to everyday life.
  • Each week a new Tiny Tool is introduced and practiced.  In the last session, we pull together almost 20 Tiny Tools and each woman develops a personalized Truing Up Playbook that identifies a life stresser and Tiny Tools that resonate to reduce stress. It’s an emotional wellness game changer for life!

Contact Susie

If you want to know more about using Tiny Tools to grow parents and women’s personal resilience, contact Susie or call 509-998-1009 in Homer.

I am excited to share this experience with women and parents!



“We can’t meet the emotional needs of our children unless we take care of our own.”          ~ Gabor Mate

Women Participants Share Benefits

“Thank you so for the class, Truing Up. It’s what I’ve been looking for all of my life.”

“It taught me tools of self-awareness and kindness — I had no knowledge that they existed before.”

“I liked learning tools to help with my emotional well being and very neglected inner self.”

“It made me feel like I wasn’t alone in terms of feeling angry at the world.”

“This class became a resource for me . . . a place where I could go and freely embrace my emotions. I learned how to address and respond to my emotions rather than grapple with them.” 

“Through this class, I really liked developing friendships with women in our community.”

 “Tiny Tools are wonderful, powerful and effective! I highly recommend this class for anyone who is also living on the planet!”