: Wellbeing Mentor | Mindfulness Meditation Teacher|Meditation Instructor| Buddhist (Dharma) Teacher| Buddhist Practitioner | Mental Health First Aider| Disclaimer.
All mentoring/instruction/teaching and classes ( inclusive of well-being, Mindfulness, Movement, Yoga, and Meditation and sharing of any Buddhist philosophy or teachings - which are widely available on the internet) as well as any services and communication, email or otherwise, delivered or provided by Mark Nicholls, (“Mentor/ Instructor/ Coach/ Teacher”), as well as information set forth on this website (www.MarkNicholls.org) and social media @marknicholls.meditation, are given in the spirit of good faith and meant to help serve you and your life or help you identify the areas in your life and in your thinking that may be a barrier.
:: Meditation instruction is given so that you may learn to relax, focus or improve your quality of life through peace of mind and self-contemplation. Please see the articles to demonstrate https://marknicholls.org/blog
:: Meditation instruction, mindfulness, and well-being coaching is not professional mental health care or medical care. If you feel physically or psychologically stressed to the point that it is interfering with your ability to function, please have the courage to seek the help you need in the form of a professional counsellor or medical practitioner.
:: Well-being, mindfulness, and meditation mentoring may magnify your current life situation or circumstances, but mentoring is meant to be done when any major emotional and psychological wounds are already healing or healed. Please do not engage in the purchase of time for any of my services if you have any unresolved emotional or psychological conditions.
In that spirit of the above, by purchasing mentoring service time from your mentor or attending a class provided by the mentor, you confirm that you have read and agree to each statement and that you wish to proceed.
:: I understand that any spiritual mentoring, meditation, class or services I will receive from my mentor are not offered as a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions.
:: I also understand that my mentor is not acting as a mental health counsellor, grief counsellor or medical professional. I understand that 'mentoring' is, at present, an unregulated industry and that my mentor is not licensed but has received training as a mental health first aider (responder) and is approved to the voluntary principles of the Association For Spiritual Integrity as a Buddhist Practitioner. I understand that my mentor is an active Buddhist practitioner who has built a solid foundation of meditation through almost daily practice for many, many years.
:: My Coach/ Mentor has taken personal vows as a Vajrayana Buddhist and is currently an active Buddhist practitioner. As such, my mentor may, from time to time, carry out Chaplain style duties ( listening, prayer, moral support etc.) as part of his faith beliefs, this may come across in classes and sessions, but the main focus is Meditation/Mentoring unless you specifically ask your mentor in writing otherwise. My Mentor chooses a non-denominal faith path, free from association with others or any other institution or organisation.
:: The beliefs of the Mentor/Instructor/Coach are Buddhist. The mentor is non-proselytizing (with no intention to convert actively) with his Buddhist beliefs.
:: I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being during my mindfulness meditation / mentoring sessions/classes and, subsequently, my choices and decisions. I understand that mentoring is not a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental healthcare, medical care, grief counselling or substance abuse treatment. I will not use it in place of any form of therapy, including those mentioned in this disclaimer, although many find it of use in a complementary way to that listed above.
:: I understand that all comments and ideas offered by my mentor are solely for the purpose of consideration and aiding me in achieving my defined goals and that any opinions are correlations are not incantations. I have the ability to give my informed
consent and hereby give such consent to my coach to assist me in achieving such goals.
:: I understand that our work together can cover many subjects, but my mentor does not promise any outcomes to those with business interests to help increase business clientele, business profitability, and or business success. My services are to help others reach their fullest happy life potential.
:: I understand that my mentor will protect my information as confidential unless I state otherwise in writing.
:: My Instructor/Coach/Mentor will not provide any witness statements or professional opinions for legal or court use or for any other form of action for a mentee or client unless ordered/summonsed/issued a subpoena by a recognised legal court
:: If during a class or mentoring session, I report child, elder, or vulnerable person abuse or neglect or threaten to harm myself or someone else, I understand that necessary actions will be taken and my confidentiality agreement is limited in this capacity.
:: I understand that the use of technology is not always secure, and I accept the risks of confidentiality in the use of email, text, phone, online video conferencing, and other similar technology.
:: Other than paid for time (inc. concession / wavered fee) where mindfulness meditation instruction, yoga instruction, meditation movement instruction, listening services, lifestyle coaching, recital of Buddhist teachings and well-being mentoring are delivered within that time, be they in-person group classes, individual one to ones or electronically provided classes - I understand that the mentor will offer no other services to purchase, other than what is listed on the website.
:: I understand that pricing for all services and products are as listed on the website and that concessions may be offered, or your financial offerings for time purchased may be considered by the instructor/coach. Concessions are offered by the coach if you are financially destitute, or you can not afford the prices listed but want to practice regularly. This is intended as a gesture of goodwill, is for regular attendees and can be withdrawn by the Coach at any time. You are not expected to do any other duty before being given or in place of a concession, other than those who attend group classes may be asked to consider helping tidy/pack up for, say 10 minutes when a class is finished
:: All personal opinions, and beliefs (including those of a faith basis) made by the mentor, are those of the mentor only
:: Any reference to 'tantra' is meaning the use of sound ( such as OM, or personal affirmation) , Visuistation ( such as imaginging a sunny beach ) and mudra ( such as having the hands in a prayer position)
:: Any reference to “healing” in any program, class, or communication with my mentor refers exclusively to personal spiritual healing, which may or may not occur through your participation in any spiritual activity or practice. These activities are mainly, but not exclusive to, self-introspection through contemplation and discussion, commonplace reference material, meditation, expansion movement, yoga, meditational movement, or accepted wellness steps that are widely available elsewhere and on the internet. You are solely responsible for your own medical situation and care and the health of your body.
:: Any reference to ‘Spiritual' (a) refers to or relates to the inner character of your person or (b) relates to deep feelings, values and beliefs, especially religious beliefs of your own. The beliefs of the mentor are Buddhist.
:: I understand that as the mentee/class student, I am fully responsible for scheduling/arranging and attending any appointments or classes as I see fit and as I feel I require with the 'teacher/instructor/mentor' and that from time to time there may be circular communications of a generic nature seeing if all is well or circular newsletters. I will tell my mentor if I do not want this information. My mentor may also send me topline details by email of what we discussed in a session; again, I will let my mentor know if I do not wish to receive this.
:: I understand that I must be at least 18+ years of age to participate in mindfulness meditation, breathing practices or yoga mentoring, and group classes provided by the mentor/instructor. For one-to-one mentoring sessions, I must be 21yrs +. I understand that I will not attempt to book classes or sessions if I am not 18+ years of age or, in the case of mentoring, 21+ years.
:: I understand that the benefits of meditation are well recorded and documented, and I can find out more about my own research. I could start research here https://marknicholls.org/blog . I undestrand that any meditation instruction from the mentor is to aid either (a) awareness, (b) focus/performance, (c) relaxation or (d) for your entertainment value. I understand that I can leave a meditation session/mentoring session at any time I wish
:: I can find out more about the mentor here: https://marknicholls.org/about-mark
:: I hereby release, waive, acquit and forever discharge my mentor, any agents, successors, assigns, personal representatives, executors, heirs and employees from every claim, suit action, demand or right to compensation for damages I may claim to have or that I may have arising out of acts or omissions by myself or by my mentor as a result of the advice for consideration given by my mentor or otherwise resulting from the coaching relationship contemplated by this agreement.
:: I further declare and represent that no promise, inducement or agreement not expressed in this agreement has been made to me to agree to this agreement. This agreement shall bind my heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors, assigns, and agents.
:: I further declare that I do not classify myself as a vulnerable person, or If I do, I have declared this in advance of classes to the mentor and a risk assessment will be completed
I consider myself to be of sound mind to proceed with mentoring sessions or yoga and meditation classes.
:: Before making any decision or taking any action about the content of the mentor/teacher/instructor website, including booking and purchasing time for a class or mentoring session, you should consult a professional with the relevant qualifications who can provide specific advice relevant to your facts and circumstances and whether or not you should purchase time from the mentor, especially if you have any condition or illness.
:: I understand that my mentor reserves the right, without reason, to end any conversation or session that is taking place or any agreement for the next steps, sessions, mentoring classes, meditation tuition, group or one-to-one session and that any appropriate time value will be refunded to me.
:: I understand that the mentor/Instructor/ teacher does not agree to any sessions taking place with him so that the material/content can be used in competitor analysis, research or for any other reason ( unless agreed in writing beforehand) other than what they are intended for, which is (a) your entertainment value (b) the spirit of good faith and meant to help serve you and your life or help you identify the areas in your life and in your thinking that may be a barrier. (c) to upskill yourself in an area that you may be lacking
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