Standard 24 hour cancellation policy applies.
5 Series must be completed within 3 months
9 Series must be completed within 6 months
Terms and Conditions for
Your AST Model ® Sessions
Thank you for your interest in working with Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia and her breakthrough, pioneering models of transformation! Please read the following terms and conditions as they relate to booking your session work with Caryn from this site.
Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia is a thought leader in the field of holistic, life-affirming transformation and author of Alchemy of Shame Transformation, which is being used by professionals all over the world. She is innovator of breakthrough, paradigm shift models of neurobiologically-informed holistic healing and transformative resolution. As developer of the Empowered Self Relating®, SOAR Method® (Somatic-Oriented Autonomic Repair) Method and AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®, she provides private Skype or in-person sessions.
Caryn is not a licensed therapist. She is developer of AST Model® and a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She has been a teacher and presenter at Omega Institute, The New York Open Center, The United Nations and for USABP, and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She is a member of the United Nations Committee on Mental Health.
How to Begin & Areas of Specialties
Caryn offers a 15 minute complimentary Skype intro to determine whether there is a fit for her services. Please understand that Caryn acts as a somatic and holistic facilitator. She does not take the place of a licensed psychologist or medical professional. Her work is recommended as supplemental support or breakthrough facilitation in a specialized area such as transforming inner disharmony, inner conflict, low self-esteem, shame, trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, social, sexual or emotional anorexia, sex or love addiction, anxiety, dis-embodiment, panic attacks, disempowerment, or lack of spiritual embodiment, and overall lack of vitality.
Limitations of Service
Caryn never advises on issues of medication, diagnostic testing or diagnosis. It is highly encouraged that you have local and dependable medical, and mental health service professionals to support you while you are having your session series with Caryn. Over the course of your work, you may feel free to let Caryn know how you are doing in between sessions. Caryn is not always able to return emails in the same day and she is NEVER available in the middle of the night or on an emergency basis. If you find you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911. Work with Caryn is non-medical, non-psychological. It is never a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your professional healthcare providers when in need.
You understand your sessions are NOT to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any medical problem or psychological disorder, nor are your sessions a substitute for traditional methods of medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, and treatment. You agree to consult with your health care provider(s) for any specific medical or psychological issues or problems and to continue any medical or psychological treatment you may be currently receiving. Further, you agree to take full responsibility for your self-care in the, emotional, mental, and physical dimensions of your life while you are working with Caryn.
Please be advised by participating in sessions with Caryn, bodily or emotional triggers may surface and it’s possible to experience emotional, mental, psychological, or physical distress or discomfort that could be perceived as negative. It’s also possible to experience some emotional distress or physical discomfort related to stressful experiences you may have had earlier in your life. You agree to ask for help from Caryn should your participation in the sessions inadvertently activate distressing reactions in you.
Although the model Caryn has developed, AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution® appears to have promising emotional, mental, neurobiological benefits whose byproducts may be psychological, and physical health benefits, it has yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities and therefore, is considered experimental. AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution is self-regulated and no state in the United States licenses any practitioners or teachers in it. It is considered an alternative or complementary resolution and recovery model. While Caryn is a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner and somatic-based holistic facilitator, you understand Caryn is not a psychologist, psychotherapist, physician, or other licensed health care provider and is providing her services as a developer of the model and facilitator for the intensive. Since the above stated model is experimental resolution approaches and the extent of their effectiveness, as well as its risks and benefits, are not fully known, you agree to assume and accept full responsibility for any and all risks associated with participating in the session work with Caryn and for applying what you may learn from participating in them.
You understand your participation in session work with Caryn is strictly your own choosing and at your own risk. You represent you’re competent and able to understand the nature and consequences of participating in the work. You also understand and agree that this Agreement is intended to be a complete unconditional release of liability and assumption of risk to the greatest extent permitted by law. This Agreement shall be binding upon you and your heirs, legal representative, and assigns. You represent that you are an adult under the laws of the State of your residence and you have the right to enter into this Agreement.
You will be assured of complete confidentiality in your work with Caryn. Specifically, Caryn agrees to keep confidential all that is disclosed and occurs during personal skype sessions, phone calls, and emails, etc. However, please be aware that the privacy offered on Skype or email is not within Caryn’s control. Please be sure to contact Skype about their privacy protection before booking your Skype sessions with Caryn as she takes no responsibility for the privacy protection that Skype offers. Also, be aware if you are sharing personal information via email that you are doing so at your own risk.
Booking, Re-Scheduling, Cancellation, & Refund Policies
Please read carefully the booking, re-scheduling, cancellation and refund policies posted prior to reading this agreement on this site. The online checkout will not allow you to proceed with scheduling or taking payment for your sessions if you have not checked the box that you have carefully read and agreed to these policies and terms. Without proper and confirmed checkout, your session bookings will show as an ERROR and the sessions will NOT take place!
Refusal of Liability
Just as Caryn cannot be responsible for Skye technology, she cannot be responsible for your overall mental or physical health and the many life factors that continue to influence your health on a day to day basis while you work with her. You agree to practice self-care and seek appropriate assistance if needed. Therefore, if you choose to book sessions with Caryn, please be aware that Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia will not be liable for any reason including any injuries or suffering that might incur over the course of your sessions.
Intellectual Property Rights
All materials presented on this Site or at the time of your sessions are protected by copyright or registered trademark. The Site and Services contain intellectual property owned by Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, including, without limitation, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information and other intellectual property as well as names, logos, all designs, text, graphics, products, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof, also termed the “look and feel.” You may not 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 Site or Service Content or intellectual property, in whole or in part without Caryn’s prior written consent.
This Agreement may not be amended except in writing signed by both parties. No waiver by any party of any right under this Agreement will be construed as a waiver of any other right. If a court finds any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable as applied to any circumstance, then it is agreed that the balance of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect and the remainder of this Agreement will be interpreted to best carry out the intent of the parties.
You agree to hold harmless, SOAR Global Institute, LLC, its owners, members, principals, employees, agents, representatives, consultants, volunteers, and others associated with SOAR Global Institute, LLC from any and all claims or liability, of whatsoever kind or nature, and for any damage or injury, including but not limited to, financial, personal, emotional, psychological, medical, or otherwise, which you may incur arising at any time as a result of your voluntary decision to participate in session work with Caryn.
Please click that you acknowledge that you have carefully and completely read and fully understand and agree to the contents of these policies, terms and this agreement.
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AST Model® Private Case Consults Agreement
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 an 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 perspectives that she provides her opinion, suggestions, and advice in consultation of cases that are brought forward to her. Caryn is not a licensed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist. She is a former yoga teacher, university professor, certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and somatic-based holistic facilitator. She 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 & has served as a curriculum advisor to the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
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 fool 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 resolution and resiliency building as it relates to her AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution and Resilience®.
Payment & Presenter Responsibilities
Payment for case consults is strictly and solely made online. Payment is in exchange for time with Caryn and under no circumstances does it ever include any post-production or take-away materials such as handouts, treatment plans, audio files, or video recordings of any kind. Presenters are responsible for submitting to Caryn prior to the consults a write up about the case(s) and specifically where and around what issues the presenter feels he/she is in need of assistance in the case. During consults the presenter is responsible for answering questions, asking questions, receiving clarifications on Caryn’s comments, and taking whatever notes are needed to retain and organize the consult information for his/her later reference.
Limitations of Service
The information provided in any 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.
To ensure confidentiality, it is required that all clients presented for case consult be given an alias by the case consult presenter. 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. As a case consult presenter you have sought Caryn’s advice on your client’s or clients’ case(s), and you present your cases understanding 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 case consult. This is a private one-on-one consult with Caryn, as such, she will not record, video, or duplicate the case consult or information presented. Similarly, the presenter’s recording, videoing, transcribing, duplicating or presenting to anyone else (including the client) the advice that was given is strictly prohibited. However, please be aware that the privacy offered via online technology is not within Caryn’s control. Please be sure you are comfortable with the Skype or freeonferencecall settings and privacy protections they offer as Caryn takes no responsibility for the privacy protection that either provides. In order to provide this 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.
Please be advised either Skype or freeconferencecall.com are the platforms that will be used for the private 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.
Refusal of Service
Caryn reserves the right to refuse service to any presenter in matters where the cases are inappropriate or a mismatch to ATS Model or Caryn’s knowledge base, lack of knowledge, or experience on the part of the presenter, violation of any of the terms or conditions put forth in this agreement, or for any other reason.
Intellectual Property Rights
All materials, advice, suggestions, exercises or concepts verbal or written presented during these case consults are protected by copyright or registered trademark. The AST Model case consult is a form 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, 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 case consult content or intellectual property.
The AST Model case consult, all materials, online & offline expressions of it, are subject to the above Terms and Conditions. These apply to all case consult presenters, customers, clients and all other recipients of these case consults. By participating actively or passively, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.
Yes, I have read, understand, and agree to all the terms and conditions above without exception.