Trauma Informed Consulting & Coaching Certificate Program - 2024
Agreement for Participation in the Trauma-Informed Consulting & Coaching Certificate Program
This Agreement is made between you (“Participant”) and Inner Science LLC (“Provider”), a Delaware limited liability company with offices located at 2 Ranch Drive, Novato, CA, 94945, for participation in the Trauma-Informed Consulting & Coaching Certificate Program (“Program”), which commences on March 3, 2024 and concludes on October 31, 2024.
Program includes three online workshops and one in-person retreat. The published schedule of retreat dates is incorporated into this Agreement as Exhibit A.
Upon completion of the Program, a Certificate of Completion will be issued, outlining the hours and content of the training.
Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees to the following:
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE PROGRAM. By registering for the Program, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from registering for the Program.
1. Attendance requirement. Participant commits to attend all scheduled in-person retreats and online retreats during the entire Program. Full attendance is required to receive a Certificate of Completion for the Program. With permission from Provider, Participant may be allowed a limited number of excused absences and still receive the Certificate.
Participant is required to attend the first retreat in person. A limited number of exceptions will be granted based on circumstances such as travel or visa restrictions, health issues, and disabilities.
3. Travel expenses. Participant is responsible for all lodging and travel expenses for the in-person retreat. Participant will book all accommodations directly and will be independently bound by those terms and conditions. Participant will be responsible for all cancellation costs and fees imposed by the hotel as well as any fees incurred by Provider as a result of the cancellation.
4. Healthy and safety. Participant agrees to comply with all health and safety policies in effect at the time of the in-person retreat, including guidelines given by the retreat venue, by national and local health authorities, and by Provider. Failure to comply with health and safety guidelines may result in cancellation of Participant’s participation in the Program.
5. Prohibition of alcohol and drugs. Participant agrees not to consume alcohol, marijuana, plant medicines, or other drugs or intoxicants during the in-person and online retreats (prescribed medications excluded). Participants who violate this policy will be asked to leave the retreat.
6. Code of Conduct. If Provider determines, in its sole discretion, and at any time, that Participant is not suited for participation in the Program, Provider will so inform Participant in writing and reimburse all fees paid to date, including the non-refundable deposit. Upon receipt of such notice, Participant shall cease all participation in the Program. Provider may also exclude Participant in whole or in part from an individual in-person or online retreat. Circumstances in which Participant may be asked to leave the Program include but are not limited to:
- Disruptive behavior that interferes with others’ participation in the program;
- Verbal or physical abuse, harassment, or threats against program facilitators or participants;
- Sexual harassment, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact;
- Failure to comply with other health & safety policies;
- Violation of the confidentiality agreement
- Concerns about Participant’s physical or mental well-being and safety
- Participant’s consumption of alcohol, marijuana, plant medicines, or other drugs or intoxicants during a Program retreat (prescribed medications excluded)
7. Program content. Program content is subject to change at the sole discretion of Provider. While unlikely, retreat dates and locations are subject to change. If necessary to comply with government restrictions or due to circumstances outside of Provider’s control, in-person retreats may instead be shifted to be held online during the same dates. In the event that Provider changes the retreat dates, Provider will exercise leniency in the mandatory in-person participation requirement.
8. Cancellation and Refund Policy. Requests for cancellations must be made in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cancellation may be made without penalty up until January 15, 2024. If any payments have been made, Provider will reimburse such amounts minus the non-refundable $500 deposit.
- Cancellation requests received on or after January 15, 2024 and on or before March 1, 2024, incur a $2,437 cancellation fee (or 25% of the tuition). If any payments have been made, Provider will reimburse such amounts minus the $2,437 cancellation fee, not including the non-refundable $500 deposit.
- Cancellation requests received on or after March 1, 2024, incur a cancellation fee of 100% of the program tuition. Participant will also be responsible for all costs incurred by Participant or Provider resulting from lodging cancellations (if applicable).
9. Health Acknowledgement. The Program does not provide and is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of any medical or psychological illness.
- Physical and Psychological Fitness and Medical Clearance. Participant undertakes responsibility to consult with a physician before participating in the Program. Participant attests that Participant is physically and psychologically fit and has no medical condition that would prevent full participation in the Program. Participant is not participating against medical advice. Participant will truthfully advise the Program Manager of any physical, medical, and emotional conditions in advance of the Program. Participant is responsible for notifying Provider of any changes to Participant’s health (including COVID-19-related symptoms), which could affect Participant’s ability to participate in a reasonably safe and healthy manner. In such case, Provider reserves the right to require modifications to or cancel Participant’s participation.
- Personal Monitoring. Participant agrees to follow instructions carefully. Participant further understands that Participant is responsible to monitor Participant’s own body and to immediately stop any exercise or activity that causes any unacceptable discomfort, emotional distress or pain. Participant agrees to report any such state to a Retreat Assistant immediately.
- Deep Relaxation and Altered States. Participant understands that certain exercises may produce a deep state of relaxation or an altered state of consciousness that may continue for many hours after the exercise is completed. Participant acknowledges that Participant may need to refrain from driving a vehicle or operating machinery after such an exercise session, and only commence when Participant is again capable of safely driving or operating machinery.
10. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure. To preserve the intimate setting within the Program and for the protection of all Program participants, Participant agrees to maintain confidentiality and not to disclose information about Program participants and content.
- Participant agrees to keep the identities and personal information of other participants confidential.
- Unless consent is given by Provider, Participant may not record, film, reproduce or distribute the lectures or teaching materials provided in connection with the Program.
- Participant agrees to not allow any persons not enrolled in the Program, regardless of age, to participate in the retreats nor to make the retreat content accessible to them. This includes, especially in the case of online events, not making live video/audio, video/audio recordings, images and information available to other people in Participant’s physical location.
11. Recordings. Provider attests that it only intends to produce video and audio recordings of the Program (“Recordings”) for teaching purposes to be shared with other participants in the Program. Participant grants the Provider and its designees the right to use Participant’s voice, likeness and name as embodied in the Recordings. Provider or its designee shall have complete ownership of the Recordings in perpetuity and throughout the world, including copyright interests, and Participant acknowledges that Participant has no interest or ownership in the Recordings or their copyright. Participant acknowledges that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.
12. Assumption of all risks. Participant recognizes that the Program includes psychological, social and spiritual exercises that might be strenuous, stressful, and trigger physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual reactions, and accepts this possibility and the results of such releases and disorientations. Participation also includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. Participant acknowledges that there are risks and dangers that cannot be eliminated, and even if a risk or danger could have been eliminated, this does not always occur. In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Program, Participant agrees to assume full responsibility for all risks, injuries or damages, even those caused by the negligent acts or conduct of the Provider, its owners, employees, and/or agents, both known and unknown, that might occur as a result of participating in the Program.
13, Release of all claims. Participant releases the Provider, including Thomas Hübl, Amy Elizabeth Fox, and all the Provider’s owners, agents, attorneys, successors and assigns, insurers, independent contractors, and employees (referred to individually and collectively as “Releasees”) from all claims, damages and liabilities of every kind and nature arising out of, or connected with, Participant’s participation in the Program. Participant specifically understands that Participant is releasing any and all claims that arise or may arise from any negligent acts or conduct of the Releasees, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Participant agrees not to institute, prosecute, or in any way aid in the institution or prosecution of any claim, suit, or demand against Releasees for damages, expenses, costs, loss, injury of any kind or nature, including but not limited to, damages to persons or property, or both, whether developed or undeveloped, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown, past, present or future, that may be sustained as a direct or indirect consequence of Participant’s participation in the Program. However, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as a release for conduct that is found to constitute gross negligence or intentional conduct.
14. Waiver of Claims. Participant acknowledges and agrees that Participant waives all claims that Participant has or may have against the Provider and/or Releasees arising out of Participant’s participation in the Program. Specifically, Participant waives rights to claims that are presently unknown or unsuspected. Participant waives and releases any rights Participant may have under California Civil Code §1542, which states as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor [participant] does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her, must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor [Releasees].”
15. Indemnification. Participant indemnifies Releasees from all liability for any loss, damage, injury, death, illnesses, or expense that Participant may suffer, arising out of participation in the Program. Participant agrees to indemnify the Releasees for costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs), and losses caused by Participant. This Agreement supplements any common law rights to indemnification to which Releasees may have. In no event shall the Provider’s total liability to Participant exceed the amount paid by Participant to Provider under this Agreement.
16. Force Majeure. If the performance of this Agreement or any obligation hereunder is prevented, restricted or interfered with by any act or condition beyond the reasonable control of the affected party, including, but not limited to, acts of God, fire, flood, explosion, earthquake or other natural forces, strikes, wars, unforeseeable transportation delays, accidents, destruction or casualty, pandemics, public health crisis, sudden unavailability of materials, failure of necessary supplies, or any other event similar to those enumerated above, the Party so affected, upon giving prompt notice to the other Party, will be excused from such performance to the extent of such prevention, restriction or interference.
17. General Terms. This Agreement is governed by California state law. Venue for all disputes shall be Marin County Superior Court, California. Participant irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives the defense of inconvenient forum to the maintenance of any such action or proceeding in such venue. The prevailing party in any dispute shall be entitled to receive from the non-prevailing party an amount equal to the reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses incurred by the prevailing party in connection with such dispute, and in any action or proceeding to collect such fees, costs and expenses. This Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties related to the subject matter herein. This Agreement may only be modified by a writing signed by an authorized representative of the Provider.