Code of Conduct
We recommended an Insurance Provider who knows us and offers our graduates a discount:
HOLISTIC INSURANCE SERVICES
181a Watling Street West, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6BX
Tel: 0845 222 2236 Fax: 0845 222 2237
The annual premium to be insured as a Calmologist with Holistic Insurance Services is £53,25/yr (discounted from £63.90/yr).
This insurance policy is for Calmologist’s who operate within the UK - under UK law. If you do not live in the UK, you will need to contact them to find out if they will cover your country or check with your current insurance provider and ask them. If they need anything from us in order to recognise your Calmologist qualification, then contact us.
PLEASE NOTE: Holistic Insurance Services require you to keep your consultation case notes for a minimum of 5 years. You also need to be able to prove that you have done an initial consultation/screening to check that Calmology is appropriate for the client. For example, Sandy has booking forms for all of his mentoring and events on this website, which require clients to provide background info about their current mental/physical state. Scroll down for more on our recommended Code of Conduct.
Personally, I have my disclaimer stated on my website and 'customers' have to agree to it before submitting any booking form. I use booking forms for every single service I offer to ensure everyone has agreed to the disclaimer. Meaning, even if I have spoken to someone about working with them, I still ask them to complete a booking form to ensure that they agree to the disclaimer.
I understand that using any advice or technique shared by SANDY C. NEWBIGGING is completely voluntary, under my own free will and at my own risk.
I also understand that no assurance guaranteeing my safety is being made and I agree to hold SANDY NEWBIGGING, SUTRATMAN LTD, MINDBODYCO LTD, MIND DETOX ACADEMY, CALM ACADEMY, the sponsors, facilitators, organisers and property owners completely harmless of all liability if I sustain any injury (except for any injury which is caused by SANDY NEWBIGGING’s negligence or fraud or the negligence or fraud of any other party listed above). By agreeing to this waiver, I agree to assume full responsibility for any injury or injuries, physical, emotional and mental, that I may sustain when using MDM, MCM or AM which is not caused by SANDY NEWBIGGING’s negligence or fraud (or the negligence or fraud of any other party listed above).
I also understand that SANDY NEWBIGGING shall not be liable to me, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or for any indirect or consequential loss sustained by me or any third party arising under, or in connection with, me practising Calmology or Ascension Meditation. However, nothing in this Disclaimer shall limit or exclude SANDY NEWBIGGING’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
The goal of this legislation is to help align existing data protection protocols while increasing the levels of protection for individuals. It came into legal effect from May 25th, 2018. Put simply, GDPR is a regulation that you’ll want to take seriously. Below you will find a summary of how to be GDPR compliant, along with an example of the GDPR info that Sandy uses on his websites. If you are going to use the example, please read carefully and insert the appropriate information where required.
Even if you do not live or operate within the EU, we recommend you adhere to these standards as ‘best practice’.
Your privacy is extremely important to [insert your name]. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that we collect, and the ways in which [insert your name] uses that personal information.
When you subscribe to our newsletter or register for our services - online webinar, course, coaching or during certain promotions when you are invited to provide your name and email address in order to receive a gift.
When placing an order or filling out a form on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, postal address, telephone number or email address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
Any information we collect from you may be used in the following ways:
To send periodic emails - mainly - newsletter updates. The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, as well as timely company news and announcements regarding related products and services. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.To personalize your experience, your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
To improve our website. We strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
To improve customer service. Your information helps us to more efficiently respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested by the customer.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.
[Insert your name] implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Our email mailing list is held inside [insert your mailing list provider name]. If a form is submitted then a copy of the form is held within [insert your name] email system so that we can contact you about your order. Only [insert your name] and [insert anyone else with access] have access to any information provided and everything is password protected.
No. Never. [Insert your name] does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
We adhere to the same guidelines as set out by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. This Code of Conduct is intended for use by all graduates of the Calm Academy and is a guide to excellence in professional conduct and practice. This Code of Conduct seeks to set out the ‘best practice’ standards expected from a Calmologist - to ensure you are operating professionally, legally and ethically.
In summary, Calmologist’s must, at all times:
Act in the best interests of their clients;
Respect their clients, other practitioners and healthcare professionals;
Take responsibility for their own actions;
Practise only within the limits of their competence;
Aim to under-sell and over-deliver;
Ensure their behaviour does not damage the reputation of the profession;
Practise within the law;
Do not engage in inappropriate relations with clients;
Maintain high standards of health and hygiene;
Turn up on time and keep your commitments;
Maintain and develop their knowledge and skills.
As a Calmologist you are entitled to a 45% discount if you set up a Trade Account with GBS (the company that hold the stock of book and albums). There is no minimum order number, however we recommend a minimum of 20 copies to make it worthwhile.
To set up your account you need to contact George Papakyriacou either by email - GeorgePapakyriacou@hayhouse.co.uk - or telephone - +44 (0)203 675 2475. He will then forward you the trade account form and terms and conditions and you will need to post or email them back to him along with a photograph or photocopy of your Mind Calm or Body Calm certificate. Once he receives this information he will ask GBS to set up your Trade Account, and also email you with information about how you can place orders.
To benefit from these great discounts we recommend you:
Buy a stock of product to sell at any Introductory Talks, Mind Body Spirit Festivals, Personal Development Groups or Conferences. If you sell them after your talk or from your table at festivals/groups/conferences then you can help to pay off the price you paid to attend the festival or conference. It also gives people an opportunity to read more after your talk to help them decide to attend one of your courses or engage in a coaching relationship with you.
Buy a stock of product to give away as an incentive or bonus if people attend a course or buy a coaching package. As the price per book will be £6.04 it is a small investment to make to encourage people to work with you. If you adopt this strategy, then you would include something on your website or in other marketing materials like - 'Free copy of the no.1 best-selling Mind Calm book with every booking!' or 'Free copy of the no.1 best-selling Mind Calm Meditations album with every booking!'. The same goes for Body Calm products too.
Buy a stock of product and approach holistic centres, yoga centres, Mind Body Spirit stores and/or independent bookstores. You can 'sell' them at cost price to these places so that the above places can make 45% profit per product or you may wish to split the profit so you make both make some money per product sale. It is a good idea to place a flyer or business card in each product so the people who buy them know they can attend a course or experience coaching with you. If you are selling albums, you might want to get stickers made via a company like VistaPrint to stick on the back of the album. This can be a great marketing tool.
Buy a stock of product and offer to do an introductory talk at one of the above mentioned places. Offer to do the talk for free and give all profits made from the books to the venue to encourage them to promote it. Remember, you are going to make your money, not from the products, but from people coming on your courses or having coaching with you.
We hope you take advantage of these product discounts. Use these products in the same way as if you had created them yourself and get out there to share them with as many people as possible.