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Terms and Agreements for Programs
with Karen Sothers, M.Ed., E-RYT

Please read the Terms and Agreements for the program you are purchasing from Karen Sothers and check the “I have read and agree to the website terms and conditions” box to complete your transaction:

MBSR 2.0 Online Programs – Terms and Agreements
(program will be referred to below as MBSR 2.0)                                                                          

The MBSR 2.0 is an educational and experiential training in the methods of mindfulness, meditation, gentle yoga, walking meditation and other mindful movements. During this program I will be encouraged to practice these methods appropriate to my abilities and to never push beyond my capabilities. During the mindful movement sessions, if I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, discontinue the activity and ask for support from the teacher, Karen Sothers. I understand I am under no obligation to engage in these methods nor will I hold Karen Sothers liable for any injuries or harm incurred from these methods. I assume full responsibility for my experience in this program and for any harm which may incur from these methods during the group classes or on my own in-between group classes.

The MBSR 2.0 is not a substitute for medical care, examination, diagnosis or treatment or a substitute for psychotherapy. If I am under the care of a medical provider, psychiatrist, and/or psychotherapist, I have consulted with my physician and/or therapist about my ability to participate in MBSR 2.0 and I have received the appropriate approval from my health care providers.

I assume all risk for any physical and mental health consequences of participating in the MBSR 2.0 with Karen Sothers.  My signature below serves as a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law in the State of California.

All materials (audio, video, written materials, hand-outs, power point slides, etc) created by Karen Sothers for MBSR 2.0 are copyrighted to Karen, who reserves all rights.  The MBSR 2.0 materials are for my personal use only and I agree not to reproduce, share or distribute Karen’s MBSR 2.0 materials with others.

What if I am unable to attend the live MBSR 2.0 online trainings?

Two business days after the MBSR 2.0 live trainings, the selected audio and video recordings of the live training will be posted on the MBSR 2.0 Online web page for your review.  You will be able to download the audio meditations to your computer or listen directly from the MBSR 2.0 Online web page for a limited time. You can also review the selected video recordings on the MBSR 2.0 Online web page for a limited time but the videos are not available for download.  There are no refunds for the MBSR 2.0 Online Programs.

MBSR 8-Week Online Program – Terms and Agreements
(program will be referred to below as MBSR 8-Week Program)

The MBSR 8-Week Program is an educational and experiential training in the methods of mindfulness, meditation, gentle yoga, walking meditation and other mindful movements. During this program I will be encouraged to practice these methods appropriate to my abilities and to never push beyond my capabilities. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, discontinue the activity and ask for support from the teacher, Karen Sothers. I understand I am under no obligation to engage in these methods nor will I hold Karen Sothers, or any other MBSR instructor(s) liable for any injuries or harm incurred from these methods. I assume full responsibility for my experience in this program and for any harm which may incur from these methods during the group classes or on my own in-between group classes.

The MBSR 8-Week Program is not a substitute for medical care, examination, diagnosis or treatment or a substitute for psychotherapy. If I am under the care of a medical provider, psychiatrist, and/or psychotherapist, I have consulted with my physician and/or therapist about my ability to participate the MBSR 8-Week Program and I have received the appropriate approval from my health care providers.

I assume all risk for any physical and mental health consequences of participating in the MBSR 8-Week Program with Karen Sothers.  My signature below serves as a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law in the State of California.

All materials (audio, video, program manual, written materials, hand-outs, power point slides, etc) created by Karen Sothers for the MBSR 8-Week Program are copyrighted to Karen, who reserves all rights.  The MBSR 8-Week Programmaterials are for my personal use only and I agree not to reproduce, share or distribute Karen’s materials with others.

Refund Policy:  Payment will be refunded in full (minus a $50 processing fee) if Karen is notified by email of cancellation 8 or more days prior to the start of the MBSR 8-Week Program. Refunds will not be made after 8 days prior to the start of the MBSR 8-Week Program. 

What if I am unable to attend one or more of the live MBSR 8-Week Program online trainings?

The selected audio and video recordings of the live training will be posted on the MBSR 8-Week Program web page for your review.  You will be able to download the audio meditations to your computer or listen directly from the MBSR 8-Week Program web page for a limited time. You can also review the selected video recordings on the MBSR 8-Week Program web page for a limited time but the videos are not available for download.

Karen’s mindfulness audio meditation programs  – Terms and Agreements
(such as Sacred Pause and Invitation to Relax)

The mindfulness audio meditation programs created by Karen Sothers are educational and experiential trainings in the method of mindfulness meditation and relaxation.  Karen’s audio meditation programs are not a substitute for medical care or treatment or a substitute for psychotherapy. If I am under the care of a medical provider, psychiatrist, and/or psychotherapist, I have consulted with my physician and/or therapist about my ability to participate in these programs and I have received the appropriate approval from my health care providers.

I assume all risk for any physical and mental health consequences from Karen’s mindfulness audio meditation programs.  Checking the box “I consent and agree” serves as a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law in the State of California.

All mindfulness audio meditation programs created by Karen Sothers are copyrighted to Karen, who reserves all rights.  I understand that my purchase of these programs are for my personal use only and I agree not to reproduce, share or distribute Karen’s mindfulness audio meditation programs with others.