Seeing Life Differently ~ A Four-Week Course


I support my healing process and that of others with patience, gentleness, and unconditional acceptance.

~ Susan S. Trout, PhD Born to Serve
and The Clarion Call


To explore qualities that support healing and to learn the five steps of the healing process


            The inner work itself is our service; we serve as we work on our own healing.

            ~ Susan S. Trout, PhD, Born to Serve

                  1. To redirect energy from outward focus to inward work
                  2. To practice inner work in order to explore beliefs and motivations
                  3. To learn how to find and practice support
                  4. To experience learning from life events

                        MAKING THE DECISION

                        Do you want guidance for how to support friends and family when they have personal or health challenges in their lives?  Do you have a tendency to handle everything on your own, thereby preventing you from asking for support?  Are you wondering how to take responsibility for your physical and emotional health? Do you want to approach the growth and change in your life with more patience?  Do you wish to trust yourself more as a source of wisdom?

                        Carefully read and consider the Universal Tributes Courses introductory page.  Ask yourself if now is the time to devote yourself to beginning (or deepening) your spiritual journey using the psychological-spiritual tool of the Ten Universal Tributes.

                        The course for Universal Tribute NINE supports you as you grow toward wholeness through the understanding and practice of Tribute Nine:  I support my healing process and that of others with patience, gentleness and unconditional acceptance.

                        As part of making your decision to enroll, carefully read the program requirements and time commitments listed below.

                        Topics Covered

                        • Tribute Nine and Tenets: I support my healing process and that of others with patience, gentleness, and unconditional acceptance
                        • Support defined as a loving manner
                        • The healing process


                        • Follow the designated study steps and complete reading and worksheet assignments on schedule
                        • Spend approximately one-half to one hour each day to complete the four-week course
                        • Send designated worksheets to assigned faculty member
                        • Apply course material in personal and work life
                        • Discuss completed assignments and handouts in phone calls with your assigned faculty member, plus additional contact by email as needed
                        • Lesson cannot be extended past the original four-week period

                        When I genuinely support and honor my own healing process, I simultaneously
                        honor and support that of others. ~ Susan S. Trout, PhD, Tribute 9, Tenet 8

                        ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

                        1. Interested person is emailed course description
                        2. Person registers if wishes to enroll by
                          calling 703-706-5333 OR emailing

                        ONCE REGISTERED

                        1. Student is provided with the Table of Contents and the assignments and handouts for the month and asked to review them before orientation phone call or meeting.
                        2. Phone or in-person orientation to review assignments and handouts for the month and set a starting date, as well as dates and times for the following phone calls*:
                          • A half-hour “check-in” phone call from your assigned faculty member to address any questions you may have will take place one week after you have started the lesson.
                          • A one-hour phone call made by you to your faculty member will take place at the end of the month to review the month’s assignments and experience with the material. Your faculty member will send you an email that explains the focus of this phone call.

                        * Student is invited to contact the faculty member during the month via email or phone if s/he has difficulty working with the materials and needs support.

                        Course Tuition: $100

                        Fee Policy: Course paid in full at registration.  Full refund if you withdraw within three days.  Course fee is nonrefundable after three days.  Participant makes and pays for monthly phone calls.

                        Text: You will need to purchase your own copy of Born to Serve. Purchasing a Universal Tribute Card Set is optional.

                        Reference: Susan S. Trout, PhD, Born to Serve: The Evolution of the Soul Through Service. Alexandria, VA: Three Roses Press, ©1997.

                        Disclaimer: The Institute for the Advancement of Service does not provide medical or mental health care.  As such, courses and study programs are not intended to be psychotherapy, medical therapy, or a substitute for either one.  Participants are required to assume self-responsibility for their wellbeing by seeking, when appropriate, psychological and medical professional care.

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