PLEASE take a moment to carefully read the following information and indicate your agreement by checking the boxes below:
"I understand that Val’s approach to health is that of a holistic nature and I've familiarized myself with her work.
She addresses each individual as a unique being with diverse needs mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. There is no assurance that my animal will feel better or obtain improvement with their presenting condition(s). Val’s intent is to assist me and them with as much ease and grace as possible in as few sessions as possible. For some this may occur in single session, for others it may take longer. I and my animals are ultimately responsible for our personal healing and well-being.
I also understand that it may be important for me to receive therapy myself in order to help my animal. If at any time I feel uncomfortable with my or my animal’s treatment, it is my responsibility to inform her.
Self-care is an extremely important part of my healing process, and I know Val respects and supports me in this. I am willing to also make appropriate lifestyle changes as needed.
I also understand that while my and/or my animals may immediately experience positive changes and results, we could also experience temporary difficulties as our bodies repair themselves. Our symptoms may intensify for a short period before relief is felt, so I won’t be alarmed if this happens. I will be encouraged because these symptoms tell me that the therapies are working, supporting the body as it makes changes, addressing problems more aggressively.
I also agree to be patient and gentle with myself and my animal as we process and integrate these changes. If our bodies must create new neural pathways or generate new tissue or cells as it rebuilds healthier organs, joints, etc., this may take a few weeks or months, depending on the complexity of the task.
If for any reason I am unable or unwilling to allow the time they need to heal after a therapy session, I will tell Val before our session.
I affirm that I have stated all known medical conditions, and have answered all questions honestly and to the best of my ability. I understand that this is not a substitute for medical examination and diagnosis. I understand that Val does not diagnose illness, disease or any other physical or mental disorder. Likewise, she does not prescribe medical treatments or pharmaceuticals. Any information provided is for educational purposes only.
NO SHOWS, RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS:
I understand that my appointment purchases Val’s time. If I don’t show up for my appointment, I still owe for her time. If I need to reschedule, I will contact her at least 48 hours (business days are Monday - Friday) before my session date so that she can offer my time to someone else who needs it.
Communicating with animals is not a substitute for proper veterinary care, but it can help you understand your pet better. Knowing how they feel, their needs, their concerns and viewpoint can make all the difference in their health and well-being.