The practical philosophy and teachings of Leo Searle Hawkins and Nirvana Sunrise Books are offered as a source of information about the way of living Truth and its relationship with personal mental, emotional and physical well-being.
These teachings, engaged in on the basis of free individual choice, are not to be understood as a substitute for the accurate and appropriate medical and/or psychological assessment, diagnosis or treatment prescribed in a one-to-one relationship with a physician or mental health professional.
Neither Leo Searle Hawkins nor Nirvana Sunrise Books dispense medical or psychological treatment or prescribe the use of any technique for physical, emotional, or mental problems as an alternative to the advice of a physician or mental health professional. If you have, or feel, or believe you have, a mental, emotional or physical illness, or if your situation or the situation of someone you know could be serious or life-threatening, you should contact a physician or mental health professional immediately.
By using this and all other websites and social media pages created by, or for, Leo Searle (Leo Searle Hawkins, Leonard Searle Hawkins), purchasing, attending or participating in one-to-one sessions of any description (including coaching, mentoring, counselling, hypnotherapy), listening to an audio recording, or viewing a video created by Leo or posted on his websites, or mentioned in his articles, attending a meeting or retreat, subscribing to Leo’s blogs, enrolling for coaching, hypnotherapy, or mindfulness mentoring or other courses and means of engagement, or otherwise engaging in any way and by any means with Leo, you acknowledge that you have read, comprehended and fully agreed with the following disclaimer:
Leo does not “treat”, or aim to “cure” disease. Under UK law, only a medical doctor may “treat” the symptoms of illness and disease with a medical origin such as cancer.
This law is to protect you from the possibility that, while you are experiencing, studying, and practising the power of awareness (“mindfulness”), an illness that may need orthodox medical attention could be getting worse.
If you are suffering from a medically diagnosed illness you agree to inform your GP or consultant of any work you intend to do with Leo and relay their contact details to Leo so Leo is able to enter into a dialogue with your current medical or other health professionals.
This website and all media created by Leo is for general information and entertainment purposes only. Use of this website, or reading Leo’s books and articles, or attending a meeting, or listening to a guided meditation, or audio conversation, or video recording, retreat, workshop, teleclass, webinar, or one-to-one session of any description with Leo, or having an email, Skype or phone dialogue with him, is not a replacement or substitute for face-to-face, in-person, qualified medical, psychological, or psychiatric care or legal advice, diagnosis or treatment. Leo is not a medical doctor nor a licensed psychotherapist. Leo does not diagnose, cure, heal, or treat disease, psychological or psychiatric conditions, or otherwise prescribe any kind of medication whatsoever.
If you think you are suffering from a medical or psychological disorder or condition, please consult your doctor or other appropriately qualified professional person or service immediately. You are invited to consult your doctor and/or therapist about one-to-one coaching/mentoring sessions, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, recorded meditations, meetings, workshops, courses, webinars, teleclasses, online courses, or retreats with Leo, in order to make an educated and informed decision as to whether or not they are right for you.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING OR CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE, OR FEEL THAT YOU MAY BE A DANGER TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE POLICE, YOUR DOCTOR, OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.
Never disregard professional advice or delay seeking professional advice as a result of something you have read on this website or any of Leo’s websites, in any of Leo’s books or articles, on any of Leo’s video or audio recordings, or from anything that Leo says or writes. Leo shall not be liable for claims or damages, and expressly disclaims any and all liability of any nature, for any action, or non-action, taken as a result of his one-to-one sessions (of any description), meetings, webinars, online and offline courses, teleclasses, workshops, or retreats.
The words “counselling”, “coaching”, “hypnotherapy”, “mindfulness” and “mentoring”, as may be used on this website, or by Leo in conversation, or in his writings, or audio-video recordings, are not used as medical terms, but simply describe an in-depth, honest, exploratory, private, and confidential conversation.
Sessions with Leo may be considered “spiritual but not religious” in nature. A one-to-one session, meeting or retreat is intended and designed to be informational and educational for you, and provide information, support and encouragement based on information that you choose to share with Leo. You are fully and solely responsible for all information that you provide to Leo, for your interpretation of Leo’s words and actions or non-actions, and for all actions or non-actions resulting from or relating to your encounter with Leo.
Leo does not guarantee or warrant any particular outcome or result from your coaching, mentoring, hypnotherapy, or mindfulness session, or his books, articles, recorded meditations, audio-video recordings, meetings, retreats, webinars, teleclasses, online courses, workshops, or any other kind of encounter with him or his created works, and makes no claims as to the effectiveness of theon-to-one sessions, courses, events or created works.
Do not listen, watch, or read any of Leo’s created audio, video or written works when driving, operating any form of machinery, or performing any kind of potentially hazardous task, or any task that requires your full attention.
Always consult a qualified medical professional if you are in any doubt whatever about the wisdom of listening to any guided mindfulness meditation, or hypnotic recording, or engaging in any practice whatever and however described by Leo, including all nutritional, lifestyle and other supportive information whatsoever and however presented, including all information, practices, inquiries, and suggestions written in any of his books and all subsequent books, articles, websites and social media posts whenever and wherever published.
By entering this website and engaging with Leo, his personal coaching/mentoring, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and training services, and all his products and those of third parties, including ordering and using printed books, ebooks, articles, and guided meditation and hypnosis recordings, you declare the following to be true and acknowledge your personal responsibility in choosing to read, listen and practice anything whatsoever that you may learn or otherwise gain or acquire from Leo or his created works:
“I am not suffering from any medical or psychiatric illness – including epilepsy, blackouts, or similar conditions – and I am not receiving any medical, psychiatric or therapeutic treatment, including psychoactive drugs, that could affect my practice of meditation, mindfulness and hypnotherapy – including listening to guided meditation recordings – or any other technique, practice or principle I may learn from Leo, his books, coaching, counselling, hypnotherapy, training, recordings, or websites whatever it may be called.
“I understand that all forms and aspects of meditation, mindfulness, Focusing, Self-inquiry, nlp and hypnosis – and all coaching, counselling, hypnotherapy and mentoring offered by Leo – are not treatments for medical or psychiatric illness and are educational only.
“If I am in any doubt whatever about the wisdom of using any specific practice, or listening or watching any technique or recording, or applying psychological, lifestyle and nutritional information, and any and all other supportive information, I agree to consult with a qualified medical professional before engaging with such practices, techniques, recordings, or information.
“I agree not to discontinue or reduce any therapeutic or medical treatment, including all prescribed drugs, I may be receiving without first consulting with an appropriately qualified medical doctor.
“I agree that any action I may take, or not take, as a result of my relationship with Leo, his books, his websites, articles, mentoring, consulting, counselling, coaching, hypnotherapy and the practice of meditation, mindfulness and Self-inquiry, including all guided mindfulness, meditation and hypnosis recordings and any and all practices created by him, including nutritional, exercise and all other supportive information, is entirely my responsibility and I hereby absolve Leo from any and all responsibility for any and all decisions and actions I may take, or not take, now and at any time in the future.
“I agree to use Leo’s services and informational materials entirely at my own risk and without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty for information given, advice, or opinion. I agree that I am in a sound frame of mind and am requesting Leo’s services by my own choice, of my own free will, and with my inherent singular responsibility.”
Please use your discretion and exercise your right of personal responsibility when making decisions and taking actions, or not taking actions, in every area of your life.