Class Re-Opening


  • Thank you for your interest in registering for the re-opening of the AST Model Online Mastery Course! Please read the terms of the course. This will answer many questions as to what to expect, technology requirements, payment, refunds, confidentiality, learning styles, what is recorded and what is not, and more.

    In order to officially register for the course, you must read and agree to these terms by clicking the I have read and agree to the terms box. Once you do, you will be able to pay, create your own password for access to course materials, and join other cutting edge participants in learning how to resolve shame and build resilience. If you have any questions about the terms, please contact Caryn at I look forward to having you be a part of our circle of learning, transforming and belonging!

  • Terms and Conditions for AST Model® Online Course & Group Case Consults

    Thank you for your interest in working with Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia and joining her breakthrough, pioneering AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution® introductory online course! Please read the following terms and conditions as they apply to the AST Model® online Mastery Course and its group case consults as part of the course.

    Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia is a thought leader in the field of holistic, life-affirming transformation and author of Alchemy of Shame Transformation, used by professionals worldwide. She is innovator of breakthrough, paradigm shift models of neurobiologically-based holistic healing and transformative resolution. As developer of the SOAR Method® (Somatic-Oriented Autonomic Repair) Method and AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®, it is from these perspective that she provides her opinion, concepts, theories, exercises, suggestions, and advice during webinars and during consultation of cases that are brought forward to her. Caryn is not a licensed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist She is a former yoga teacher and university professor. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and somatic-based holistic facilitator. Caryn has been a presenter for USABP (United States Association of Body Psychologists), SETI (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute), and the United Nations. She is a member of the United Nations Committee on Mental Health & is a curriculum advisor to the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

    Re-Opening of the AST Model online Mastery Course
    You will be joining a course that begin at the end of October. There is still 7 months of ground-breaking learning left. There will be a Course Review Webinar on Thursday Jan 14th at 5:00pm PST / 8:00pm EST. All classes for this course take place every other Thursday, usually the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The first month is dedicated to guided process work and webinar learning. These are NOT recorded, so to get the most out of the course you need to be available to attend on these Thursday (all course dates can be found: However, the 3rd Thursday of the month is dedicated to group case consult calls submitted by course participants. All these group case consult calls are recorded and can be listened to via a playback number and access code post consult. Webinar slides are not provided and playback number and access codes for the recorded consults are not to be shared with non-course participants. Webinar learning is both audio and visual while case consults are strictly audio. Summary documents are uploaded to the password protected course page after each webinar. Please be aware of your own learning style and understand this is an online course whose format may not work for you if you are an in-person learner. This course is not equivalent nor does it offer any certificate or lead formally or informally to any certification process.

    Technology Requirements and Online Learning Styles
    Technology used are: and Participants need to be sure they can download and use properly these free software programs to participate in the course. Caryn is not in control of these platforms and their integration with your technology. She cannot troubleshoot any problems you experience when using them. Please be certain you have what requires to use these software programs BEFORE you register for the course.

    Payment and Refund Policy
    The 2016 New Year Course Re-opening extends a special discount. The entire 7 months of bimonthly learning is only $500 to be paid via the link online with a credit card of your choosing. In order to offer this very special discount, payment must be made in one lump sum. This special expires midnight on Jan 7th, 2016. A refund is available on or by midnight Jan 14th. There is no refund available after midnight, Jan 14th, 2016, without exception. Upon paying for the course, you will have an opportunity to create a password. Please save this password as this is info you need to access the online course page and its materials.

    The Extrapolation Process of Case Consults
    The process of case consults is one of extrapolation. When Caryn consults on a case she is relying solely upon the information she is given. Without directly consulting with the client, this form of consult is done by a process of extrapolation which is far from full proof. It is the responsibility of the person bringing forth the case to discern whether the advice, information or suggestions given will be appropriate or not. Caryn’s consult does NOT take the place of a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist or medical professional. Her consult is recommended as supplemental support in a specialized area of shame as it relates to her AST Model®.

    Limitations of Service
    The information provided in any group case consult with Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional psychological and/or medical advice or treatment for specific psychological or medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Caryn never advises on issues of medication, diagnostic testing or diagnosis. It is highly encouraged that you and your clients are working with local and dependable medical, and mental health services professional for support separate from any consult you may engage in with Caryn. She is never available on an emergency basis. Consult with Caryn is never a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your professional healthcare provider when in need.

    These group case consults will be recorded and distributed to course members. If they prove sound educationally, at Caryn’s sole discretion, they may be made available for sale to Caryn’s larger AST online professional community via her professional website. To ensure confidentiality, it is required that all clients presented for case consult be given an alias by the case consult presenter and that the case consult presenter also use an alias. If you have any concern about the case consult being recorded and distributed, please do not participate as there is no requirement of any kind that you do. It is also required that no geographical locations except country of origin be named, nor the details of any crimes involved in the case for consult. Please keep all detailed information as generalized as possible. All case consult presenters have agreed to willingly volunteer to present their cases and understand the limitations of this process and its advice.

    Specifically, Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia agrees to keep confidential all that is disclosed and occurs during the group case consults, and all those partaking in the consult actively or passively agree to maintain complete privacy and not disclose details of what occurs during these consults other than what is recorded. However, please be aware that the privacy offered via an online group is not within Caryn’s control. Please be sure you are comfortable with this process and the freeonferencecall setting, as Caryn takes no responsibility for the privacy protection that either offers. Also, be aware if you are sharing personal information about yourself or your client that despite the measures of confidentiality that have been created and requested, you are doing so at your own risk. In order to provide this group case consult service, Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia is unable to accept liability for any conduct, acts or omissions. In no event will Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia be liable.

    Technological Difficulties
    Please be advised is the platform that will be used for the group case consults. Please test out your connection before the case consult begins, and understand Caryn is not responsibility for technological difficulties.

    Refusal of Liability
    Just as Caryn cannot be responsible for technological issues, she cannot be responsible for your client’s overall mental or physical health. Therefore, if you choose to present your client for consult with Caryn, please be aware that Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia will not be liable for any reason including any injuries, trauma, illness or suffering that might incur while you are working with your client whether or not you act upon Caryn’s suggestions or not.

    Intellectual Property Rights
    All materials verbal or written presented during the AST Model webinars, posted on the AST Model course page, AST Model group case consults, and any other content made available during this course are protected by copyrights or registered trademarks. AST Model®, AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®, and Alchemy of Shame Transformation, including all webinars and group case consult are forms of intellectual property owned by Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, including, without limitation, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information and other intellectual property as well as names, logos, techniques, exercises, practices, suggestions, affirmations, products, or other files or documents for download, You may not duplicate, modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of the group case consult content or intellectual property.

    All materials and all online and offline expressions of it are subject to the above Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all AST online course members, case consult presenters, AST online community members, customers, clients and all other recipients of the AST Model online course, webinars, and group case consults. By participating actively or passively, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.