Six week Mindful Self Compassion
I understand that the teachers are teaching this course as volunteers, and that this course is not
intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. I understand that there are
times in life when a course like this can be challenging. This includes very early recovery, recent
significant emotional difficulties like a death in the family, unprocessed trauma, unstable
psychiatric disease such as depression, anxiety or psychosis, and uncontrolled pain. If there are
any concerns, I will consult my healthcare provider prior to taking this class. I understand that
this course does not take the place of personal therapy. I understand that the teachers are not
expected nor able to provide medical and/or psychological care, and I have resources available if
I do need such care.
As a participant, I represent and warrant that I have no physical or mental health condition that
would prevent safe participation in the course. I understand that personal safety and emotional
wellbeing are the foundation of this training and that it is my responsibility to decline to
participate in a particular activity that could injure me physically or psychologically. I agree to
assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known and unknown, which might
incur as a result of participating in the program. In further consideration of being permitted to
participate in this course, I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waive any claim against the
teachers and/or associated institution for injuries or damages that may be sustained as a result
of participating in classes.
I agree to abide by the idea of confidentiality within the group, and I also agree to do my best to
do the home practice suggestions, but I won’t beat myself up if I can’t. I understand that
participation in the class indicates acceptance of this waiver, and I represent that I am of legal
age and I have the legal capacity to accept the terms set forth here.