Informed Consent

This informed consent form is required by California Law:  SB-577 Health: complementary and alternative health care practitioners.

By entering into this practice, class or training program with Boris Hediger, BCPP you understand:

  • Boris Hediger is not a licensed physician.
  • The treatment (Polarity Therapy and/or Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy) is alternative / complementary to healing arts services which are licensed by the State of California.
  • There is currently no licensure for Polarity Therapy (“Polarity”) or Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (“BCST”) in the State of California.  Work is governed by the Standards for Practice and Code of Ethics maintained by the American Polarity Therapy Association and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.  Boris Hediger adheres to these codes.

Theory of Treatment & Nature of Services

This practice and associated classes operate from a holistic model for health that supports physical, mental and emotional wellness.  Interventions used in this system include:

  • Verbal interaction which may include guided meditation and somatic exploration (using one’s awareness to bring attention to one’s internal experience of the physical body and vital energy system), inquiry into the client’s overall experience, sensation and perceptions, verbal exercises and dialogue that support self-awareness and energy balancing.
  • Client education concerning: nervous system regulation / stress management, holistic diet and nutrition, movement education, stretching and exercises that support energetic balance and regulation.
  • (In-person sessions and trainings only) Manual interventions such as touch-therapy and physical contact with the body are used to support nervous system regulation and energy balancing. The client remains clothed during touch work.  The touch therapy is intended to feel safe, comfortable, non-invasive, and non-aggressive at all times, without any sensual, erotic or sexual undertones.  Consent for receiving touch therapy may be withdrawn at any time by verbally alerting the practitioner or teacher.

It should be understood this system is complementary healthcare.  The practitioner/ instructor also does not diagnose, prescribe for or make therapeutic claims for any specific illness, condition or disorder. The intent of this work is to support the holistic health of the whole body-mind system, and the resources within the client’s body/mind system for self-healing.

This holistic health practice is not a replacement for medical care, psychotherapy or psychiatry, physical therapy or massage, yoga instruction, work with a nutritionist or dietician, or any other form of licensed healthcare.  If the client or participant has any health concerns, they should consult an appropriate licensed healthcare provider prior to engaging in this work.  Boris Hediger assumes no legal liability for the individual’s participation in classes or session work, or for the participant’s application of materials learned.

Payment Policy

Private Sessions —payment is due prior to or at the start of the session.  Late payment may be pre-arranged.  Accounts that remain unpaid / past due more than 14 days will incur a $50 servicing fee and be passed on to a debt collections agency

Cancellation Policy

Private Sessions —the client may cancel the appointment with more than 24 hours notice for no fee.  Sessions canceled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice (or no shows) require payment of the full fee. Exceptions are made if you exhibit signs of COVID-19 or have been potentially exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Classes may not be cancelled or refunded after purchase; a video recording of the class can be provided if you are unable to attend.