~ Frequently Asked Questions ~

I have never done anything like this before.  Will I know what to do?

The nature of this training is educational and experiential.  Which means we offer you things to learn and experiences to try on.  It also means that you, 'bring what you bring.'  There are no pre-requisites or prior education or experiences required. The nature of this training is to help you feel more comfortable simply being YOU!  We relate to people 'where they are,' as well as support them to learn how to create more of the experiences they want, less of what they don't and to experiment and try new options.  It is also OK for everyone to go at their own pace.

Is this like a rope's course or will it be very physically demanding?

The entire training is conducted indoors and is geared more toward educational and individual experiential, interactive and relational processes.  There is a alot of variety in the activities, only mild physical exertion and the training includes individual processes, partner processes and small and large group processes.

I am in therapy or have done alot of therapy or have never had therapy.  Will that help or hurt?

The nature of this training is educational and experiential. It is also the nature of this training to teach you to 'manage' or shift your experience.  So your 'current reality' and/or your past will only be relevant or a hinderance or a benefit if you say so.  That will be for you to decide and discover!

Is the Evolution Training religious or spiritual?
The Evolution Training is not religious.  It is also not designed to tell you what to believe.  As a matter of fact it is very much about helping you to get clear on what you believe or don't want to believe.  However, we will to some degree, be discussing topics, that are spiritual in nature.  But again, we will never tell you what to believe. 

I am in a twelve step program.  Will I be able to apply what's taught here, to my program work?

Yes, the principles of the Evolution training and twelve step work are similar in intent which is for you to experience your power, your freedom and to learn how to create a more satisfying, functional and higher quality of life!

Is the training targeted to or mostly for people already in relationship?

No. The Evolution Training is designed to empower each person to do deep individual healing work.  It will also teach you that a relationship, is only as healthy as the individuals in it.  So whether you are or are not currently in a primary relationship, this training is designed to give you the building blocks to learn to create your relationships of all kinds to be functional and satisfying!
Should I not take this training with my spouse, significant other, friend(s), co-workers, family members, neighbors or people I am having difficulty with?

The nature of this training is to learn to be authentic in all of our relationships.  We use the profound power of telling the truth and learning to be fully self-expressed in order to create trust and functional, clean, purposeful and healthy relationships of all kinds. So it is not a problem to take this training with people you already know or may have difficulty with.  As a matter of fact, it can be a great catalyst for profound healing and resolution, however, it is a choice that only you and the other person/s can make.

Will this training be 'touchy feely' or make me do things I don't want to do?

You will never be forced to do anything you don't want to do.  However, you will be asked to make agreements and will be encouraged to challenge yourself and explore outside your comfort zone.  We can never force you to touch anyone you don't want to touch and
you ALWAYS have the option to ask not to be touched!

Will this training be very emotional or alot of crying?

One aspect of the Evolution Training is to honor that humans are emotional beings and we do teach that our 'emotional fitness' does directly contribute to or detract from our overall quality of life. So we welcome and encourage the responsible, full self-expression of emotions as one way that human beings demonstrate themselves.  However, we cannot ever make anyone express themselves this way and honor that every individual's expression of emotion is a personal act.  

Will we talk about sex?

The Evolution Training is not designed to teach about sex.  However, since it is an aspect of the human experience, if the topic comes up in discussion, it will not be avoided, but will be addressed with whatever relevance is appropriate at the time.

Is this training for adults only?

Primarily, adults age 18 and above attend, however young adults age 16 or above who are deemed emotionally mature enough for the training are eligible to attend if a parent or legal guardian is also attending.

I am on medications for anxiety, depression etc.  Will I be allowed to take my medications?

You will be allowed to take any necessary medications.

I don't think I can attend for the whole weekend, is that ok?

No, you must attend the training in its entirety and if you arrive after the training has started you will not be allowed in.  The training hours are Friday evening 6:00pm until about 11:00 pm. Saturday from 8:45am until about 11:00pm.  Sunday from 8:45am until about 8:30pm.  

What about breaks to eat, go to the bathroom and smoke?

There are 15 - 30 minute breaks every two to three hours during which you can eat, go to the bathroom and smoke.  On Saturday and Sunday there is one 1.5 hour meal break in the late afternoon. You will also never be prohibited from going to the bathroom when you need to.  

Will there be homework or things I need to do outside of the training room?

There is not typically homework or requirements outside of the training room.  

How many people usually attend and what do we wear and bring?

The Evolution Training is currently designed to accommodate a maximum of 24 participants.  You are encouraged to dress very casually, such as sweats or jeans etc.  Once you register you will be provided with an information sheet letting you know what to bring with you.

If I sign up can I change my mind?

    If you sign up and then decide not to attend you may transfer your entire tuition amount to a future training date or request a refund in writing.  If you request a refund, your tuition will be refunded to you within 21 days minus a $100 administrative fee.  All refunds must be requested in writing within one year of registration.
Do you offer payment plans?

  If you are in a financial position where paying in full for the training ahead of time is prohibitive, even by credit card, you are welcome to call our office to discuss the possibility of a payment plan. The EVO Academy reserves the right to grant or deny payment
plans to any individual as well as hold them legally liable for any monies owed as well as legally pursue the debt.

Do you offer scholarships or a reduced rate?

  We endeavor to make the Evolution Training available to as many people as possible of all income levels.  If your financial situation indicates a need for a reduced rate or a scholarship, we will do our best to accommodate that.  Scholarships and reduced rates are granted according to availability and subjectively based on need. If you are interested in inquiring about a scholarship or reduced rate, please call our office as soon as possible. 

What if I take the training and don't feel satisfied or that I got my money's worth?


If in the event that you attend the entire Evolution Training and are not satisfied, to receive a refund of your tuition, minus a $100 non-refundable administrative fee, you must return your course materials by the end of the event along with your request in writing stating the reason you are not satisfied. No refunds will be given if the request is submitted after the event has ended or if you leave part way through the training. Refunds will be processed within 7 days of the request.

         Who teaches the Evolution Training?

Sue Truth Irwin is a visionary, teacher, life coach, hypnotherapist, Avatar Master, metaphysical minister, breathwork facilitator and Birth into Being Method facilitator-in-training. She has been working in the field of Transformational Therapy for over 20 years. 
She has dedicated her life to assisting people to discover or reconnect with the truth of who they are, heal their past and move forward in life, happier, freer and with more passion!  She has an amazing ability to relate to people where they are and assist them patiently and with courage to make the changes they need to make in their lives! She will stand on the spot with you and hold your hand as you walk through your fears!  She believes in you and knows how to assist you to heal, be powerful and  free! 
Sue is joined, in providing the Evolution Training, by a team of about 15 - 20 dedicated and passionate men and women from all walks of life who care deeply that their friends, family, colleagues, as well as people they don't even know, get to have the opportunity to experience what they know is possible in the areas of healing, love, purpose and joy in life! 

If you have further questions or would like to speak with someone regarding the Evolution Training please send an email to theevoacademy@gmail.com or call 415-377-5156

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