Risks and Benefits:
The program may have benefits and risks. You should consult with your physician and obtain consent prior to beginning the program.
All movement programs involve a risk of injury. By choosing to participate in the movement portion of each session, you voluntarily assume a certain risk of injury. The following guidelines will help you reduce your risk of injury:
Breathe smoothly and continuously as you move and stretch.
Do not strain to attain any position.
Respect your body’s abilities and limitations.
Do not perform postures or movements that are painful.
Consult your healthcare provider if you have previous injuries or conditions.
You may experience uncomfortable feelings over the course of the program. Some participants report feeling sadness, guilt, shame, frustration, and overwhelm during group discussions. Some aspects of the program may elicit uncomfortable memories.
This program also carries the possibility of many benefits. Many participants report reduced stress, improved self-esteem, improved mood, greater satisfaction with their body, better communication skills, healthier eating behaviors, and a sense of meaning and purpose. It is not unusual for people to sometimes feel worse before they feel better. It is important to note that there are no guarantees of what you will or will not experience.