Disclaimer and Waiver:
All Coaching & NLP services including individual coaching & NLP, online courses and communication, email or otherwise, delivered by Anne Gilkes (your “Coach”), as well as information set forth on our website (www.discoveringsobriety.com) and Discovering Sobriety Community are to help you identify the areas in your life and in your thinking, which are holding you back in achieving your goals and to develop strategies to thrive in your Alcohol Free life.
However, coaching is not professional mental health care or medical care. If you feel psychologically and or physically ill to the point that it is interfering with your ability to function, if you feel you have a dependence on alcohol or other substances please seek the help you need in the form of professional medical advice and therapy to choose the best approach to stopping using that substance. The work of coaching and NLP is to be done when major emotional and psychological wounds are already healing or healed. Please ensure that you have the right support in place for your own needs.
In reading this and in purchasing coaching and NLP services from your Coach, you confirm that you have read and agreed to the following statements and that you wish to proceed:
I understand that the coaching and NLP services I will be receiving from my Coach 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 Coach is not acting as a mental health therapist or a medical professional.
I understand not to disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional as a result of information you have obtained from this website or course. I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being and subsequently, including my choices and decisions.
I understand that coaching is not a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment, and I will not use it in place of any form of therapy. I understand that my Coach is not qualified to offer a recovery, addiction, detox or 12-step program and coaching is not a replacement for rehab or medical severance from physical and mental addiction to alcohol and or other substances and should not be used as such and it is my responsibility to seek medical advice and support.
I understand that all comments and ideas offered by my Coach are solely for the purpose of aiding me in achieving my defined goals. 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 my Coach will protect my information as confidential unless stated otherwise in writing. If I discuss child, elder abuse or neglect or threaten to harm myself or someone else, I understand that necessary actions will be taken as the Coach’s citizen’s duty to report a concern for safety to the police and my confidentiality agreement is limited in this capacity. Furthermore, if my Coach is ordered by a court to provide information or to testify, they will do so to the extent the law requires.
I understand that the use of technology is not always secure and I accept the risks of confidentiality in the use of email, phone, Zoom and other technology.
I hereby release, waive, acquit and forever discharge my Coach, 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 Coach as a result of the advice given by my Coach 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 sign this agreement. This agreement shall bind my heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors, assigns, and agents.