Spiritual Counseling Services
Legal Disclaimer as Required by the State of California
This Legal Disclaimer allows alternative practitioners to practice legally in the State of California. According to the California Health Freedom Act (SB577), the following information must be disclosed to you. Please retrieve the full text of SB577 from the Official California State Legislative Information website: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/ The California Health Freedom Act was signed into law on September 23, 2002. This bill allows full practice of alternative methods by non-licensed individuals, within certain clearly defined parameters. As of January 1, 2003, alternative practitioners are allowed to practice freely in California.
Sunyata Satchitananda (Practitioner) is not a medical doctor or a licensed physician. Persons with psychological or physical illness that require a medical doctor should contact licensed medical practitioners.
Practitioner’s spiritual counseling services are alternative or complementary to healing arts services licensed by the State. Practitioner’s spiritual counseling services are not licensed by the State of California.
No statement by Practitioner should ever be taken by the client as a recommendation to discontinue the use of legal drugs or controlled substances prescribed by an appropriately licensed practitioner. Any third party information (such as books or articles) provided is entirely educational in nature, and it is up to the client to use his or her own independent judgment in assessing or utilizing such information. Any suggestions or recommendations made by Practitioner are to assist the client to make informed and educated decisions in restoring his/her sense of health, wholeness, and wellbeing. No suggestions or recommendations made by Practitioner are intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care by a qualified physician or therapist.
Practitioner’s counseling services are comprised of several non-invasive therapeutic modalities: counseling, meditation, education, movement, sound, breath work, and somatic response. The synergy and integration of these supports clients in deeply contacting, accepting, understanding, releasing, healing, embracing, loving, evolving, and celebrating all aspects of their inner nature and outer life expression. Specifically, Practitioner’s counseling services assist individuals to create harmonized awareness and balanced growth on spiritual, mental, emotional, energetic, and physical levels of being pertaining to experiencing and expressing: intimacy, sexuality, and relationship with their intimate partner. For these purposes, Practitioner employs many therapeutic tools including, but not limited to: meditation techniques, communication techniques, personal and spiritual counseling, philosophical inquiry, movement, breath work, emotional journeying, somatic feedback, education, channeled guidance, energetic healing, and subjective research.
Sunyata Satchitananda has been an Ordained Minister since 1980 (current and in good standing, Universal Life Church, Modesto, CA.); Certified Tantric Healer Ohana School of Tantra, Carla Tara (www.1tantra.com); Certified Reiki Master (Shinpiden) certified by Reiki Master Judy Noon, Mikao Usui lineage. Sunyata has been a Tantra practitioner – adept since 2000 and is the author of books, meditations, and articles—and is a master photographer with 35 years experience.
As an ordained minister, all spiritual counseling services provided, including client information and sessions, are kept strictly confidential and fall under the auspices of spiritual counseling confidentiality protections afforded by law to clergymen and their parishioners.
I, (print name) _______________________________ have been provided with the following information in a written statement using plain language:
- That Sunyata Satchitananda is not a licensed physician or psychotherapist.
- That the treatment provided by Practitioner is alternative or complementary to healing arts services licensed by the State of California.
- That Practitioner’s services provided are not licensed by the State of California.
- The nature of Practitioner’s services to be provided.
- The theory of treatment upon which the services are based.
- Practitioner’s education, training, experience, and other qualifications regarding the services to be provided.
Signature ________________________________________ Date _______________
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