I understand that Sarah Byrden and The Elemental Self and all collaborators and contractors therein utilize a number of different contexts, approaches and practices depending on the particular course of study and work I have signed up for. These include but are not limited to Archetypal Qigong, Sacred Sexuality, 5 Element Yoga practices, Chinese 5 Element Theory and application, meditative and therapeutic inquiry, additional physical movement practices, wilderness immersion, elements of archetypal and Jungian psychology, and the Gateless Writing Methodology.
I am aware that my work with Sarah Byrden is depth work that has the potential to impact my body, mind and spirit and may release or uncover emotions, mind states and spiritual states that can be at times challenging, however beneficial and integrated they may be in my long-term well-being.
I understand that some of these practices involve physical movement that may be strenuous, and that such practices carry some risk of injury.
I also understand that I am responsible for judging and communicating my own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual capabilities and limits in regard to my work with Sarah Byrden. I agree to take full responsibility to not exceeding the limits of my body and psyche and for any injury that may incur from my practice. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to ascertain my physcial, mental and emotional readiness to engage the practices and work that will be offered and I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to inform Sarah if this changes during our work together.
I am aware of and take responsibility for these aforementioned potential challenges as I embark in my work with Sarah Byrden.
I also recognize that though Sarah Byrden is extensively trained in her various arenas of expertise and holds multiple certifications, she is not a licensed therapist, counselor, or doctor (inlcuding not a Doctor of Oriental Medicine). I agree that if I need further support and resources for my care and health (be that mental, emotional, physical or spiritual) I will seek and obtain guidance from a licensed health care practitioner.
I hereby waive and release any claim that I may have at any time for injury and/or liability of any sort against Sarah Byrden, The Elemental Self, LLC, and any of her collaborators and contractors.