Terms of Service

Cancellation Policy
The cancellation policy is a full refund less any processing charges if cancellation is received before the start of the course. If you cancel after the start of the course, no refund will be issued.

Clarification of services
Asheville Compassionate Communication Center offers services in education and training. The teachings, instruction, advice, training, recommendations, counsel and referrals provided through written material, in individual coaching, the 8-week course, and phone communications, are not a cure or remedy for physical or psychological problems. Information, education, instruction and coaching provided in the Compassionate Communication course and individual coaching sessions is designed to support, not replace, medical care or any relationships that currently exist between clients and their physicians, psychiatrists, or therapists. They are not an alternative to professional medical treatment.

Asheville Compassionate Communication Center offers no clinical diagnosis of, or medical treatment for, any physical illnesses, mental disorder, or emotional dysfunctionality that an individual may have. Where the practice of Compassionate Communication is suggested in relation to well-being, it is done solely as education, coaching, mentoring and teaching.

Precautions and Permissions
If you are under any prescribed medications or have any serious medical or mental problem—such as bipolar, anxiety, or personality disorders, heart disease, hypertension, chemical dependency, chronic pain, terminal illness, or any recent surgical procedures—please consult your treating physician, psychiatrist, counselor, or psychotherapist before applying for the course or scheduling a individual session.

If you are at all suicidal or at risk of hurting someone, we would like you to be in therapy with a local therapist who can assess you more completely than ever possible via the telephone, and who has the ability to intervene appropriately to protect you or others.

Except in the case of gross negligence or malpractice, I or my representative(s) agree to fully release and hold harmless Jerry Donoghue from and against any and all claims or liability or whatsoever kind or nature arising out of or in connection with my sessions(s).

If you are applying for admission into a course and are presently under regular treatment of therapy (seeing your health professional at least once a month) we would like you to discuss your participation in the course with your primary therapist. We will ask if you have done this during the registration process.

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