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Terms and Conditions – Private Courses

Booking

A booking does not constitute the creation of a contract and the teacher reserves the right to decline to process a booking for any reason whatsoever. If the booking is not able to be fulfilled the teacher will promptly refund all monies.

Payment, Refunds and Participant Cancellation

A non-refundable £50 deposit is required to secure booking and full payment is required prior to course commencement. Payment in full can also be taken upon booking.

If your baby arrives before the course begins, or in the very unlikely event of the course being cancelled, payment will be repaid in full. These are the only circumstances under which a refund will be made. Should your baby arrive part way through the course, the teacher will make a partial refund using her professional discretion; taking into account cost of resources given and how many sessions have occurred.

If, however, you have booked on to the course knowing that you will have reached 37 weeks gestation and beyond at any point during the course, this refund will not apply.

Course Amendments and Cancellation

The teacher reserves the right to amend or cancel any course; including course times and dates. The re-scheduling of new course dates/times will be agreed as much as possible alongside participants.

Covid-19 Specifics

The teacher will keep up to date with government guidance regarding information on face to face teaching.

If your sessions are initially scheduled to be face to face, but government guidance and/or the teacher’s insurance policy state that face to face visits can no longer take place, all sessions will be transferred to online. No reimbursements to either party will apply. If changes to dates and times are required as a result of this change to online (if, for example, further restrictions in childcare set ups mean older children need to be cared for at home during the scheduled session), the teacher and the participant will work together to find a mutually convenient alternative date/time. 

Please inform the teacher immediately if you are symptomatic of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who may be. Likewise, the teacher will do the same. The sessions can either be postponed or transferred to online. If no alternative date can be agreed, the teacher will pre-record – at the earliest convenience – the session that was missed. Again, no reimbursements to either party will apply.

Intellectual Property

Any recording or written material included as part of this course or arising from the course may not be used or reproduced other than for personal use of the participant without obtaining prior written permission from the teacher. The participant agrees not to record the course or any part thereof, and also agrees to not forward any materials on to a third party.

Data Protection

You agree that the teacher shall hold your details on file and on computer and, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are able to view your individual file by not giving less than seven days’ written notice.

As a hypnobirthing teacher, I:

  • Do not make decisions for you 

The Hypnobirthing course is not a substitute for medical advice. All information given is information only. Whilst I am happy to talk things over with you, you and your medical professionals are the only decision makers regarding your pregnancy, labour and birth.

If you have any concerns regarding your health and well-being, or that of your baby, please contact your midwife or doctor.

  • Do not perform any clinical tasks

Whilst I am a trained health professional, in this role as hypnobirthing teacher it is not within my remit to perform any assessments or examinations.  These are the responsibilities of the midwife and doctor caring for you and your baby.

  • Am not present during your labour and birth

The hypnobirthing course is antenatal education only. I will not be present during your labour or for your baby’s birth.

Terms and Conditions – Group Courses

Booking

A booking does not constitute the creation of a contract and the teacher reserves the right to decline to process a booking for any reason whatsoever. If the booking is not able to be fulfilled the teacher will promptly refund all monies.

Refunds

If your baby arrives before the course begins, a refund will be repaid in full. Should your baby arrive part way through the course, the teacher will make a partial refund using her professional discretion; taking into account how many sessions have already occurred. If, however, you have booked on to the course knowing that you will have reached 37 weeks gestation and beyond at any point during the course, this refund will not apply.

If you are unable to attend a live session/s that you have booked on to, no refunds will apply for that missed session. You have the option to book this as a “private” session at an additional cost of £55 for a 2 hour private online tutorial.

Course Amendments and Cancellation

The teacher reserves the right to amend any course including course/session times, dates. Please note that this is very unlikely, as much notice as possible will be given, and the teacher will do her utmost to accommodate as many participants as possible when re-booking dates and times. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled live session/s, no refunds will apply if a live rescheduled session is missed by a participant.

In the very unlikely event of a full course being totally cancelled by the teacher (i.e. not postponed to a later date), the teacher will provide a refund to participants at the earliest convenience. This refund will take into account cost of resources given.

If the teacher needs to totally cancel a session (i.e. the session cannot be postponed to a later date), the teacher will do her utmost to pre-record the session to be sent out to course attendees as a “self taught” session (with no reimbursements to any parties). If this is not possible, a partial refund for that session will occur. This refund will take into account cost of resources given.   

Face to face group courses: If the venue closes as a result of Covid restrictions/Government guidance, sessions will be transferred to an online course using the app Zoom. There will be no amendments in pricing. The teacher will do her upmost to ensure the online sessions occur on the dates/times that the original sessions were planned as much as possible. 

Intellectual Property

Any resources included as part of this course or arising from the course may not be used or reproduced other than for personal use of the attendees. The attendee agrees not to record the course or any part of it, and also agrees to not forward any materials on to a third party.

Data Protection

You agree that the teacher shall hold your details on file and on computer and, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are able to view your individual file by not giving less than seven days’ written notice.

As a hypnobirthing teacher, I:

  • Do not make decisions for you 

The Hypnobirthing course is not a substitute for medical advice. All information given is information only. Whilst I am happy to talk things over with you, you and your medical professionals are the only decision makers regarding your pregnancy, labour and birth.

If you have any concerns regarding your health and well-being, or that of your baby, please contact your midwife or doctor.

  • Am not present during your labour and birth

The hypnobirthing course is antenatal education only. I will not be present during your labour or for your baby’s birth.

Disclaimer

Hypnobirthing techniques increase the likelihood of a more straightforward and more comfortable labour and birth. However, this is not a certainty. Furthermore, using Hypnobirthing techniques is not a substitute for the advice of, or the presence during birth or any part of pregnancy or labour, of a qualified medical practitioner, midwife or obstetrician. It does not represent fact or otherwise an alternative to appropriate medical care or for professional medical advice in any way.

Any questions or doubts that you have about the use of Hypnobirthing by you or any third party in any part should be discussed by you with your medical caregiver, and the safety and appropriateness of this programme to you or any third party whom you represent be confirmed with your medical caregiver prior to undertaking the programme.