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The books, website, programs, communications, one-on-one interactions, and all other information products and services that Andrew Seaton makes available are for educational and supportive purposes only. Andrew Seaton's doctorate is in the field of the philosophy, psychology and practice of education of the whole person. I understand that Andrew Seaton is not a medical practitioner, registered psychologist, or registered health care professional. He does not diagnose physical or mental health conditions, and he does not prescribe substances or medical treatments of any kind. I acknowledge that the word 'counselling' on Andrew Seaton's website or other information products is not used as a medical term, but refers only to a supportive, educational, and awareness-awakening one-on-one interaction. When engaging in Andrew Seaton's products, programs and services, I will not construe any reference to well-known health disorders or conditions as being either diagnosis or recommended treatment of such disorders or conditions.
If I am under the care of a health care professional, or suspect that I have need of physical or mental health care, I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to consult a registered or licensed health care professional for appropriate treatment or support. I acknowledge that no information or experience offered by Andrew Seaton should be considered a substitute for the care and advice of medical or mental health professionals, and I undertake not to delay seeking such care and advice because of information I have read or heard from Andrew Seaton or any of his products, programs and services. I further undertake that I will not stop taking medication, remove myself from medical care, or disregard professional medical advice in response to anything Andrew Seaton has said or written, without first consulting an appropriate health care provider for advice.
If I have experienced any major emotional or psychological trauma in my life, I undertake to consult a medical practitioner or mental health professional before engaging with any of Andrew Seaton's products, programs and services, and I agree to inform Andrew Seaton before participating in any of his programs or services.
I acknowledge and accept that, while mental and emotional relief generally result from engagement in practices suggested by Andrew Seaton of giving attention to thoughts, feelings and perceptions, I may also initially experience a variety of uncomfortable emotional responses. I acknowledge and accept that Andrew Seaton cannot and does not guarantee any particular outcome from my engagement or non-engagement with information and activities he describes. I acknowledge that I take and bear full responsibility for my interpretations of Andrew Seaton's writings and comments, and for any and all decisions, practices and actions I take in response to my engagement with Andrew Seaton's products, programs and services.
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