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MSC Terms of Agreement


  • I voluntarily agree to participate in activities of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program. I understand that this course is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. 


  • I understand that MSC is a compassion skills training program, not group therapy. MSC is designed to teach participants the tools needed to develop and cultivate a mindfulness and self-compassion practice. I understand that MSC does not take the place of personal therapy. I understand that the teachers are not expected or able to provide medical and/or psychological care. If difficulties arise, I have access to resources including mental health professionals to support my well-being.


  • As a participant, I represent and warrant that I have no physical or mental health condition that would prevent safe participation in the course. It is my responsibility to decline to participate in a particular activity that could injure me physically or psychologically, or to at least only engage in the activity to the extent that it is safe for my body and mind. If there are any concerns, I will consult my physician or therapist prior to taking this class.


  • I understand that personal safety and emotional wellbeing are the foundations of self-compassion training and that I am primarily responsible for my own safety.  I will not push myself to do anything that feels distressing or harmful. If I feel overwhelmed, I will stop what I am doing or slow down until I feel comfortable again.  If I need to discuss a personal matter, I can consult with a teacher, but I understand that the opinions of others are not a substitute for caring for myself in the best way I know.


  • In consideration of being permitted to participate in the classes, 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 MSC classes, I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waive any claim against the teacher/moderator 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 agree to do my best to do the home practice suggestions, yet I won’t be hard on myself if I can’t.


  • I have read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I am of legal age and accept the above disclaimer and authorization. Submitting your name and email on the registration form takes the place of providing a signed copy.

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