Terms and Conditions for LIVE Introduction to AST Model®
Thank you for your interest in joining the breakthrough, pioneering AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution® Live introductory learning event! Please read the following terms and conditions as they apply to the AST Model® LIVE introductory you are signing up to attend.
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 holistic healing and transformative resolution. As developer of the AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®, it is from this perspective that she provides her opinion, concepts, theories, exercises, suggestions, interventions and advice during this event and through her live demonstration work. 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 & acts as post advanced instructor for Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute through the post advanced certificate programs.
Videoing of Training
The event will be videoed. However, no part of the introductory, presentations, exercise, demonstrations, or power point slides may be reproduced, screen grabbed, recorded, videoed, photographed, cell phone clicked, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including copying, audio recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods without exception. If you choose to volunteer for a demonstration please be aware that it will be recorded and your “release form” signature is required in order to participate as a demonstration client.
No Credits or Certification at this Intro Event
To earn 24 SETI Post Advanced credits you must be a SETI conferred SEP who attends the 3 Day training for the duration of each training day and all 3 full days of the training. These credits are applied to an ADVANCED SEP credential. CEs are not available for this short event, but 21 CEs are available for the live 3 day trainings if you are a psychologist, MFT, Licensed Professional Counselor or social worker. IF you are a bodyworker and an SEP you can receive CEs also through SETI. This event is NOT equivalent nor does it offer any certificate or lead formally or informally to any certification process through AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®, nor does it allow or confer any title of AST Model Practitioner or Certified Provider, or allow you to add any part of the name to your professional title, nor use of AST Model logo on any kind of your professional materials, including “AST Model inspired”, “AST Model-based”, “AST Model derived”, or any other language that would imply a connection with the AST Model®.
Please be aware of your own learning style and understand this is a live group learning format. Power Point lecture slides will NOT be made available to participants during or after the training. Caryn sells many high quality studio recorded webinars, guided processes, and other educational tools to further participants learning. Participation is key to understanding and learning in experiential, interactive learning. However, your participation is always voluntary and at your will. It is encouraged to you take care of yourself. Since you are solely responsible for your wellbeing, physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally, only you can decide what participation level is right for you.
Volunteering to be a Demonstration Client
All demonstrations are on a volunteer basis. If upon volunteering, you are chosen to participate in a “demo” you are doing so at your own free will and you take full responsibility for your wellbeing, your mental, physical and emotional health and demo outcomes. All demonstration clients are responsible for accessing their own mental and emotional state. To participate as a “demo” client you attest to the fact that you are of sound mind and body. You are 18 years or older and you are NOT suicidal. Demonstrations, as the rest of the event, will be recorded and videoed. You will NOT be given a copy of the demonstration nor will it be used in any way publically without formal written consent by you. Your separate “release form” signature is required in order to participate as a demonstration client.
Responsibility for your own health and well being
The live group format relies upon your cooperation, mutual respect for all, and communication with other participants, the host, the coordinator, and with the instructor. Although the group is there with the intention to support you, please beware that triggers are possible and take responsibility for your own response. By participating in the event, you acknowledge and accept this risk fully and wholly.
Technology during the Training
Cell phones are allowed in the room BUT must be turned off or turned to vibrate during the training. Participants may check cell phones during breaks or by leaving the event space entirely. Laptop and tablets are allowed in the event, but again they cannot be used for photo-taking, recording, videoing or any form of digital capture or duplication of the event,
Payment and Refund Policy
The event is to be paid via the link online with a credit card of your choosing. Please note the difference in payment online and at the door. There is no refund available the week prior to the event unless there is a health, family or professional emergency for which there is written documentation. One month prior you will receive a full refund, and 2 to 3 weeks prior a 50% refund.
The Extrapolation Process of Case Consults
In the event that client cases are discussed during the event, be aware to use an alias for the person, avoid geographic locations and any crimes committed. Please be aware that 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 at the event 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 or advice, suggests you may engage in with Caryn. This event is NOT a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment.
To ensure confidentiality, it is required that all participants, when discussing clients, give an alias to the client and avoid any geographical information or crimes committed. To ensure the event is a safe space for everyone, do NOT discuss other participants’ experiences to another or disclose the name of someone, or refer to them in an identifiable way, if you are discussing experiences you shared, felt, or witnessed or observed in the event.
Specifically, Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia agrees to keep confidential all that is disclosed and occurs during the event, and all those participating in the event actively or passively agree to maintain complete privacy and not disclose details about other participants and their process. However, please be aware that the privacy offered via group format is not within Caryn’s control. Please be sure you are comfortable with this process as Caryn takes no responsibility for any breach of privacy that occurs. 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 learning experience, 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.
Refusal of Liability
Just as Caryn cannot be responsible for technological issues, she cannot be responsible for anyone else’s overall mental or physical health. Therefore, if you choose to participate in this event, 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, during, and after your involvement in the event.
Intellectual Property Rights
All materials verbal or written presented during the AST Model® introductory event as well as handouts, power point slides, diagrams drawn, exercises, and any other content made available during this event 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 content or intellectual property.
All materials and all online and offline, live or recorded expressions of it are subject to the above Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all AST Model introductory event participants, SEPs, SE students, SE assistants, SE coordinators, on-site training assistants and coordinators, hosts, case consult presenters, guests, customers, consultants, clients and all other recipients of the AST Model introductory event. By participating actively or passively, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.