This Program is in no way a substitute for medical, psychiatric, psychotherapeutic treatment or healthcare-related treatment of any kind. I also understand that no guarantee is made as to the outcomes or results of this educational retreat.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in this retreat, I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive, and discharge The Institute for Mindful Works, the Scottsdale Institute for Health & Medicine, Christy Cassisa, Paul Sugar or any other teachers or organizers, and the landlords and The Franciscan Renewal Center from liability from any and all claims including negligence which result in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property or financial loss which occurs during, or which arises from participation in this retreat.
I understand that participation in this retreat carries with it certain inherent risks. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks range from 1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains to 2) major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, heart attacks, and concussions to 3) catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. I understand that instructors are not acting as clinicians, therapists or psychologists and do not purport to treat any condition or ailment and that I am strongly encouraged to maintain communication with my caregiver(s) about any changes in my condition(s) and before making any changes to medications or activities.
There are some instances in which participation in this retreat may not be appropriate at this time. These include active addiction or recent sobriety within the previous year, suicidal ideation or active psychosis. I certify that have disclosed herein any and all information that might be relevant to determining my suitability to participate in this retreat.
I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in participation in this retreat. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.