Here are some important guidelines for you to be aware of, so that you have a fantastic experience of doing The Switch® at Empower Therapies Ltd®.
You need to do the work
The Switch® has three training days of between 5 and 6 hours each. You may wonder how you’ll manage, but my experience is that clients not only cope, but improve their health throughout the course.
You will not get well just by listening to me talk – you need to practise The Switch techniques a lot during and after the course, until you are better. 20-30 times per day is the average.
We are not doctors
‘The Switch’ seeks to help people with mind-body and lifestyle corrections to resolve long-term illness. We are not doctors, which means we do not offer diagnoses, prescribe medication or give advice about medical procedures or medication. We advise you to liaise with your doctor for these purposes and to maintain mainstream screening programmes for preventative care. The Switch can be used alongside mainstream medical care.
Personal use only
Doing this course is for personal use only. It will not teach you to be a Practitioner or to help other people to recover. It can be counter-productive to show parts of the course to people because they need to learn the programme in its entirety to understand and benefit from it.
If you do not get an improvement through using The Switch, if you experience a temporary relapse or you have any adverse reactions to it, stop using it immediately and contact us or your doctor for advice. We have found that this situation is rare and that the problem can usually be fixed through a quick phone conversation or a one-hour consultation.
While we are teaching you skills that we believe can be enormously helpful in your life, it is up to you to use your own discretion about appropriate use of these techniques and decisions that you make about your life. Empower Therapies will not be held liable for any use, misuse or incorrect use of the techniques, nor for any expenses or losses that you may incur as a result.
The Switch® is a registered trademark and contains copyright material, characters and ideas (unless referenced to a third party). We really want to share these ideas with you, but you are not able to photograph, film or record the course. You may not reproduce, sell or distribute the material. Any breach shall be deemed to be a breach of both section 56(2) of the Privacy Act 1993 and the Copyright Act 1994.
For everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience here, it is important that you respect and maintain confidentiality. While there is no requirement for you to share your private experiences with the group, some people may choose to do so. While you may share your own experiences outside of this room, if you choose to share other people’s experiences, it must be anonymously – no names, no identifying details.
The Switch® Course fees
Total fees are $1495 ($1300 + GST).
A deposit of $200 is required when you first apply, and the remaining balance is payable 10 days prior to your course date.
Your deposit is a symbol of your genuine interest in attending The Switch, and it gives you access to our ebook and an assessment call with Mel. It is not refundable if you change your mind about attending, however, we are willing for you to use your deposit towards attending the Next Steps webinar or 1-1 sessions if you are not able to attend The Switch.
The package includes:
- – An ebook – Ready for Recovery – to prepare for the course
- – Pre-course assessment call
- – The Switch® – three days of training in a group of 8 people (5-6 hours per day)
- – The Switch® Course Manual
- – Course momento gift
- – Morning or afternoon tea (if attending live)
- – Four group follow-up calls over six months
- – Support email chain for one year
- – $100 for Next Steps to Recovery Webinar Package or for live 2 hour seminar attendees (not the free or the $97 webinars)
- – $500 for Empower Therapies clients who’ve previously attended The Lightning Process or The Switch
Further follow-up sessions are available at $150/hour, $200/1.5 hours or $500 for a four hour support package, to be used over any timescale. Refresher and Advanced courses (5-6 hours long) are $400.
Cancellations by Empower Therapies
If we have to cancel a course ahead of time, you can choose whether to have an alternative date or a full refund (including your deposit). We do not offer compensation for flights and accommodation, so we recommend that you have travel insurance. If we have to delay part of a course that is already underway, we will offer an alternative date for you to finish the course, either live or online. (In 12 years, we have never cancelled a course and have only delayed the final day of one course once.)
If you are not accepted onto the course at the conclusion of your assessment, we will refund your deposit, and you won’t yet have paid any full course fees.
In the event of a Covid lockdown, the course will be run online instead of live. Clients in online groups have been just as successful in their recoveries as live attendees. You will receive all the same slides, content and activities, as well as all the group interaction and personalised coaching. We would recommend that you choose to attend online if a lockdown happens. However, we can transfer you to a future live group if you don’t want to go ahead online, so long as the course has not yet started. If the course is already underway when the lockdown gets announced, we will continue online for the remaining days of the course. We will not offer transfers or refunds in this situation.
Cancellations by you
If you cancel more than ten days prior to your course, we can transfer your fees to a different date or refund you, minus your deposit.
If you cancel within the ten days prior to your course, we can transfer your fees to a different date or refund you, minus your deposit, so long as we are able to find someone to replace you. The closer to the date that you cancel, the less likely it is that we will be able to replace you and you may end up forfeiting your course fee.
If you cancel during the course, we will not be able to replace you, so cannot refund you, though we would offer you a 30% discount to attend the course at a later date.
While we have high success rates, we cannot guarantee outcomes as success depends on many factors, including engagement of the client. We do not offer refunds if you do not like the course or do not get the change from it that you were expecting. We are careful to only offer course places to people whom we think are highly likely to succeed.
To monitor your progress and support you, as well as to quantify results and continue to improve the course, we ask that you fill in health survey forms prior to the course, two months after and one year after the course. They should take under five minutes to complete. Statistics will only be shared online or to researchers anonymously.
Live Stream Confidentiality
If you choose to attend The Switch via live stream, you consent to being seen and heard by the other participants in your group. You must preserve and protect both the confidentiality of the participants (who may choose to share private and confidential stories and comments), together with the copyright of the course and the characters/artwork within the course. Therefore, you may NOT do any of the following:
1. Audio record the course
2. Video the course
3. Screenshot the course