Disclaimers and Feedback

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Disclaimer for Services Provided

The Long Version...

The information provided by Training Healthy Minds Behavioral Coaching (THM) or Ash C. Walker (I) does not constitute legal or professional advice, nor is it intended to be. Diagnosing psychological or medical conditions is for trained medical professionals (Physicians and Therapists), not for a “Behavioral Life Coach.” So too, Business Coaching is not a substitute for engaging the services of an Attorney or a CPA. Any decisions that you make, and the consequences thereof are your own. You agree that under no circumstances will you hold THM liable for any actions that you take. You agree not to hold THM or Ash C. Walker liable for any loss or cost incurred by you, or any person related or associated with you due to materials, techniques, or coaching offered by THM.

By participating in coaching, communicating by emails or direct messages, or any other communication styles, you acknowledge that Ash C. Walker is not a licensed psychologist or health care professional and that the services do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals. Coaching is in no way to be construed or used as a substitute as psychological or medical care.

Applying information shared by THM is done at your own discretion and risk. You are solely responsible for your choices, actions, and results. You acknowledge that you take responsibility for your health, life, and wellbeing, as well as the life, health and wellbeing of your family and children (where applicable) for all decisions including but not limited to any previous work with THM or Ash C. Walker, now or in the future. I will not be held responsible or liable for the way in which any of the content is perceived, interpreted, or used. I cannot make any guarantees other than to deliver the coaching services that are or have been purchased as described.

You may be required to provide personal information, such as your name and contact information, including phone number, email address, mailing address, and emergency contact info. THM may ask about medical information such as supplements, medications, or other information that could impact the coaching sessions. THM may require this information to understand your needs and provide you with prompt and satisfying service. As Ash C. Walker is not bound by HIPAA, you are free to use your discretion when sharing medical information. You are encouraged to be open and honest so that THM may provide the most complete service possible. While Ash C. Walker is not bound by HIPAA because he is not a health care worker, there is a Privacy Agreement that you must sign, detailing the agreement of protecting your privacy, personal information, and medical information, in order to proceed with coaching (see below).

Here it is summed up in one paragraph…

By engaging with me in a coaching capacity and signing this waiver, we are agreeing to work together towards your goals despite my not being a licensed therapist or medical practitioner. I go through training to help people reach their best potential using the talents they have. I will do my absolute best to help you by using that training and my own life experience. I’m not a doctor in any sense and cannot give medical advice nor can I assign labels on people in a mental health capacity. I don’t have the qualifications to diagnose people. Any health concerns you have would best be discussed with a medical professional; however, if you need someone to vent to about your health, I’m more than willing to help you process it and set goals to live with it.

Privacy Statement

The Long Version...

As Ash C. Walker (referred to as THM) is not a licensed professional health care provider or clinician and does not work in a medical setting, the HIPAA requirements have not been put into law for the coaching relationship which you are entering. That being said, THM has your privacy and anonymity in mind.

THM and all involved parties promises not to disclose private and personal information for any reason, be it professionally or socially, for advertising or sales, or any other reason, unless required by law. In the case that THM is required by law to disclose personal or private information, you will be notified unless directed otherwise by the legal establishment. Additionally, THM will refrain from disclosing information you request to be kept confidential. The only instance that THM would break this promise of trust is if THM feels that your life or someone else’s life is in serious danger. In this instance, you may or may not be notified that THM will be sharing only the information necessary to avoid loss of life or mortal danger.

You will not hold THM accountable for any accidental or unintended breach of privacy. This may include but is not limited to: Security breach from malicious 3rd parties – such as hackers for example – breaking into emails or private methods of communication. You will not hold THM accountable for your activities on social media that results in disclosing, in public forum, your personal info or the fact that you are receiving coaching help in any of the forms it takes. You will not hold the THM media account or parties involved responsible for any info you share on the public social media accounts or forums. You agree to conduct yourself by those media account services (including, but not limited, to Facebook, Instagram or others) and their hosts own rules of conduct and privacy statements, and that THM is not affiliated with them.

This agreement may be modified to come to a compromise as long as both parties are in agreement. This agreement may be updated from time to time as needs arise. If it is modified or updated after you sign this agreement, you will be notified, and a new copy will be given to you to sign. If you do not agree or sign, you may be terminated as a client by THM; but not before being notified and directed to an alternate provider. Until you find an alternate provider, by continuing to use THM in a coaching capacity, this constitutes your unwritten agreement to the Privacy Acknowledgement and Agreement.

Summed up in one paragraph...

I’m not bound by law to keep your secrets or to not share your private info; however, I live by a code of honor and respect. I want you to feel comfortable to tell me anything you need to and so I am binding myself by this agreement to keep your secrets and not share what you don’t want me to with other people who don’t absolutely, positively, NEED to know what you have told me. If I break this deal, I promise to make it right. I’m sure if I break this deal, it probably also gives you some legal grounds to act too. I’m betting on the fact, however, that we will respect each other, and we can have a safe working relationship.