Investing in the Emotional Wellbeing of Adults.


As a psychologist, I believe that racial justice and well-being are at the heart of creating a world where every child flourishes and becomes a productive citizen.

Taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of others makes sense. Yet, our work and families often leave little space to tend to our own wellbeing.  

Growing Awareness WORKSHOPS teaches skills to open awareness, practice kind intention, meet stress with compassion, and build resilience.  We learn about the impact of stress and trauma on the brain and behavior. We nurture actions rather than reactions. Growing Awareness guides us in building healthier relationships with our children, family, co-workers, community, and ourselves. 


Responses from participants:

“I do often put extra pressure and judgment on myself as a parent, as well as, a professional. Growing Awareness helped me notice that my body has many harbored, nonverbal experiences bottled up.”  

- Tammy, Parent Educator

"Without awareness I was pedaling along and getting through each day recognizing certain things hit me in ways…but until I decided to pay attention to it and be with it I wasn’t able to do more than recognize it.  I needed to give it true space in order to be ok."  

- Elena, Executive Director

"What changed for me is my awareness of how often I judge people and events, and it's automatic, so it comes up all the time!" 

- Ken, Program Director


Growing Awareness workshops are terrific opportunities for work teams to build knowledge, self-compassion, and resilience. By learning the practices together, your team is better equipped to meet stress with empathy and compassion. The workshop develops self-awareness, acceptance, and gratitude. The knowledge, skills, and activities build healthier relationships within ourselves, with our clients or children, and our communities. 

While these workshops enhance all kinds of teams, Dr. Terrie Rose's experience enhances the experiences for childcare, parenting services, public health, schools, pediatric settings, and mental health organizations. 

Please contact me to discuss a custom program for your team. 



"Terrie has worked with our team using the group awareness approach for 9 months now and it has been a wonderful experience!  Terrie is a gentle facilitator that gets right to the heart of the matter in a direct and open way.  This approach has led to some new insights for me and how I interact with my team and my clients.  I highly recommend this practice for any team looking to increase their wellbeing, together and individually."  

Darla, Public Health Nurse

“Practicing Growing Awareness with Dr. Terrie Rose has allowed our staff and supervisors to stop and pay attention to our experiences as home visitors, moving us towards a greater acceptance and compassion for ourselves and our clients.”  

Carol, Supervisor

"Terrie has come into the leadership meeting to bring together the team in a deeper reflection process – pulling back intentional directions but asking from the team their emotional and bodily responses to the day-to-day activities.  It has brought a trust to the team; awareness of how we feel when something is happening; and an appreciation of our reactions to situations."  

Kathy, Director

For more information contact Dr. Terrie Rose at