By entering this website, mobile app, or purchasing or using any associated materials, programs, products and/or services (collectively “website, mobile app and associated programs, products and services”) from or related to The Last Breath Podcast, The Last Breath Practice, Lighthouse Consultants LLC, and Dr Tejinder K Khalsa MD MSc FRCPC (referred to hence forth as Dr Tej Khalsa or Dr Tej K Khalsa or Dr Khalsa or Tej Khalsa MD MSc FRCPC) you are agreeing to accept all terms and conditions of this Disclaimer. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Disclaimer, do not access or use this website, mobile app, or any materials, programs, products or services.
The Last Breath Podcast & The Last Breath Practice
The Last Breath Podcast and The Last Breath Practice is created by Dr Tej Khalsa, a global health educator for the World Health Organization’s Virtual Campus and former Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. The views and beliefs discussed in this podcast and the courses offered through The Last Breath Practice are Dr Khalsa’s own personal views, and do not represent the views of her past employers nor do they represent the views of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or other global health organizations that partner with Dr Khalsa and Lighthouse Consultants LLC.
By listening to this podcast or enrolling in The Last Breath Practice you agree not to use this podcast or the educational content found in The Last Breath Practice as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Always consult your own physician for any medical issues or mental health needs that you may be experiencing. Always present to the nearest hospital in the event of a medical and/or mental health emergency. The Last Breath Podcast and The Last Breath Practice is a community service for education and informational purposes only. The information provided in or through this website, mobile app, and associated programs, products and services is for educational and informational purposes only, and is made available to you as wellbeing and healing educational tools for your own use, at your own discretion.
Coaching sessions with Dr Khalsa are available for developing individualized, evidence-based plans for mitigating stress, promoting resilience, and connecting more deeply to your own inner peace. Every effort is made to draw on evidence-based practices based on science. However, there are a number of healing practices based on ancestral knowledge that have yet to be formally investigated. In these cases, healing practices that pose minimal risk of harm (including minimal risk of financial harm) may be explored or recommended. If you ask for recommendations to other providers, Dr Khalsa may provide suggestions however the practitioners or services suggested do not represent Dr Khalsa’s formal endorsement. Lighthouse Consultants LLC and Dr Khalsa cannot be held liable for the behavior, recommendations, or any complications incurred while engaging with these third parties. Pursuing the recommendations of third party providers and their products and services comes as your own risk. Lighthouse Consultants LLC, a company co-founded by Dr Khalsa, is the only firm that represents Dr Khalsa. Practices typically recommended by Dr Khalsa, such as yoga, meditation, books, evidence-based dietary guidelines, leisure time physical activity, and other lifestyle measures pose minimal risk of harm. Dr Khalsa and Lighthouse Consultants LLC is not liable for any injuries or complications experienced by you in the practice of these or any lifestyle measures. Any expense or loss of income or other damages experienced while practicing these lifestyle measures or in how you apply information from Dr Khalsa by any means are your sole responsibility. You acknowledge that you take full responsibility for your health, life, safety and well-being, as well as the health, lives, safety and well-being of your family and children (where applicable), for all decisions now and in the future.
Coaching sessions and/or Dr Khalsa’s speaking engagements, along with information found on this website, mobile app, and in associated programs, products and services are not a substitute for medical advice or psychotherapy from your healthcare providers. Ensure you have a primary care team and/or mental health team with which you can address all medical and mental health issues. Always consult your own physician for any medical issues or mental health needs that you may be experiencing. Always present to the nearest hospital in the event of a medical and/or mental health emergency. Always consult with your medical and/or mental health team when considering implementation of any recommendations or suggestions from this website and its associated programs, products or services. Do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of information you have read on this website, mobile app, or received from Dr Khalsa through a coaching session or any other associated programs, products or services. Do not start or stop taking any medications or other therapies without first speaking to your primary care team and/or mental health team.
Coaching and speaking engagements along with information found on this website, mobile app, and in associated programs, products and services do not provide domestic violence support services. Always contact your local police department, social services, and medical team should you be experiencing domestic violence so you can receive the protection and help you need. Even if you do not feel ready to exit a violent situation, ensure you still report the situation to your medical and social work team so they can document what is happening to you and provide ongoing support.
Coaching and Dr Khalsa’s speaking engagements along with information found on this website, mobile app and in associated programs, products and services do not provide support services for workplace harassment or workplace safety. Contact your relevant Human Resources or Occupational Health Team, your personal medical and mental health teams, as well as obtaining a legal opinion so you get the support and protection you deserve.
Coaching sessions can be booked through the website on a first come first serve basis, and involve a prepayment structure. All payments are nonrefundable. If you are unable to make it to an appointment, one week’s notice is required in order to reschedule. After that time, or if you are unable to present to the scheduled appointment or do not present for the appointment for any reason, no rescheduling option will be available. The website does not accept insurance as a method of payment.
At your first coaching session Dr Khalsa will first ensure she has the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Should any of this information change please notify Dr Khalsa. Should Dr Khalsa become concerned for your safety, she may contact your emergency contact or your local police or local paramedics to ensure you receive emergent care. In the event of such an emergency, Dr Khalsa will notify you that she is doing so. Although your coaching sessions with Dr Khalsa will strictly focus on minimizing stress, promoting resilience, and connecting more deeply to peace, these coaching sessions are not medical appointments. Nor are these coaching sessions psychotherapy. Dr Khalsa may still take additional emergent actions as part of her ethical duty to your safety. Dr Khalsa will otherwise keep what is discussed in your appointments as confidential and will otherwise not disclose any information about you to anyone without your expressed permission. Should you wish for Dr Khalsa’s recommendations to be mailed to you or emailed to you, she will do so. However, any information transmitted by email is vulnerable to outside security threats. Dr Khalsa and Lighthouse Consultants LLC does not claim responsibility or liability should the emails sent be accessed by an outside entity and the contents of emails be made public.
During coaching sessions, if requested, you must agree to fully disclose and accurately represent, to the best of your ability, your specific health situation and/or any medical or mental health issues you are experiencing, including possible or actual pregnancy, chronic conditions, immunosuppression, and any medications, herbs or supplements you are currently taking. This information will only be requested if it may be relevant to stress management and the promotion of resilience.
Racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic or other discriminatory or violent comments or behaviors will not be accepted during coaching sessions or speaking engagements. In these cases consultations and/or speaking engagements will be promptly adjourned. All future consultations and engagements will be cancelled and no refunds will be provided.
When serving as a Consultant whether through in-person, phone, Zoom, webinars, teleseminars, videos, audios, books, e-books, products, social media, podcasts, blog articles, or otherwise in a variety of settings such as individual coaching sessions, group programs, classes, workshops, events, retreats, seminars, consultations, or trainings, or through this website, mobile app, and associated programs, products or services, you acknowledge that Dr Tej Khalsa is serving you exclusively in her role as an Educator and Coach and in no other role. Dr Khalsa’s role as a coach is to support and assist you in cultivating an experience of peace through stress management and promotion of your wellbeing. However, your success is contingent primarily on your own effort, motivation, commitment and follow-through. Dr Khalsa and Lighthouse Consultants LLC cannot and do not guarantee that you will attain a particular result, and you accept and understand that results differ for each individual and their unique circumstances and history.
You hereby fully and completely hold harmless, indemnify and release Dr Khalsa and any of Dr Khalsa and Lighthouse Consultants LLC’s employees, shareholders, directors, staff, consultants, agents, affiliates, or anyone else affiliated with Lighthouse Consultants LLC, from any and all liability, damages, claims; including but not limited to those related to lost profits, personal or business interruptions, personal injuries, accidents, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease or condition or issue, or any type of loss or damage or otherwise, even if Dr Khalsa or Lighthouse Consultants LLC is expressly advised in advance of the possibility of such damages or difficulties. You agree that you fully and completely hold harmless, indemnify and release Dr Khalsa and Lighthouse Consultants LLC from any and all causes of action, allegations, suits, sums of money, claims, demands whatsoever, in law or equity that may arise in the past, present or future that arises from your participation in or is in any way related to this website, mobile app, and its associated programs, products and services. In the event that you use any information, gift, product, program or service provided on or through this website or mobile app and its associated programs, products and services, you are solely liable and responsible for any actions, errors, omissions, or consequences.
Additional Legal and Logistical Terms and Conditions for Company (Lighthouse Consultants LLC) and Client:
Lighthouse Consultants LLC cannot guarantee the outcome of educational or coaching services and Lighthouse Consultants LLC’s comments about the outcome and testimonials as stated here are expressions of opinion only. Company makes no guarantees other than that the services described in this agreement shall be provided to Client in accordance with the terms of this agreement. Client acknowledges that Company cannot guarantee any results for educational or coaching services as such outcomes are based on subjective factors that cannot be controlled by Lighthouse Consultants LLC.
Rescheduling, Cancellation and Refund Policy
No refunds will be provided for no shows, and no extra time can be given for a late arrival. In the event of a late arrival, Dr Khalsa will wait 15 minutes, then deem the session a no-show. If there are technical difficulties in connecting, immediately contact the Company and the remainder of the session will be completed by phone.
Should a session require rescheduling, the Client must provide at least 24 hours of advanced notice. When providing 24 hours or more notice for rescheduling, rescheduling will be subject to availability. No appointments will be rescheduled if notice of cancellation is given within 23 hours of an appointment and no refund will be issued. In special circumstances such as an act of God, reach out to the Company to notify them of what has occurred. Company may cancel at anytime, usually in the event of an emergency, and will notify the client and ensure an appointment is rescheduled to a mutually convenient time for the Client and the Company.
Grounds for cancelling sessions immediately or in the future
If it becomes clear to the Company that the Client is not getting the kind of benefit the Company would hope from our time together, the Company will suggest ending the coaching agreement. The Company will also suggest ending our collaboration if it becomes clear that none of the coaching recommendations are being considered or practiced by the Client. The Company has great compassion for why it may be difficult to remember or follow through with recommendations. However, if there has been no follow through after multiple sessions, in the spirit of honoring Company time and Client time, Company will ask that no further sessions be booked.
Violent, racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic language or behavior is not acceptable and when this occurs Company will notify Client that the session will be terminated or cancelled and that the coaching agreement will be terminated. No refund will be issued.
Clients are free to end the coaching relationship at anytime.
Additional terms and conditions regarding cancellation:
Client may cancel this Agreement for any reason. Cancellation of this Agreement by Client will not extinguish Client’s obligation to pay the monthly or quarterly fee specified in this agreement through the last day of service provided. Company may cancel this Agreement at any time for any reason by providing written notice to Client.
Confidentiality & Grounds for Emergency Disclosure of Information
Although this is a coaching collaboration and educational in focus, Company is led by a physician and therefore ethically and legally bound by the medical profession to keep all that the Client shares as confidential. Dr Khalsa is also ethically and legally required, in circumstances in which your safety or the safety of others is in serious jeopardy, to contact the authorities (medical, emergency services, police, or other) or your emergency contact. In such cases Dr Khalsa will do her best to include and involve you when placing a call to your emergency contact or the authorities.
Client Information: Any and all Client information and data of a confidential nature shall be treated by Company in the strictest confidence and not disclosed to third parties or used by Company for any purpose other than for providing Client with the services specified hereunder without Client’s express written consent. Confidential Information shall not include any information which (a) becomes available to the public through no breach of confidentiality by Company, (b) was in Company’s possession prior to receipt from the disclosure, (c) is received by Company independently from a third party free to disclose such information, or (d) is independently developed by Company without use of the Client’s Confidential Information. Upon request, Company hereto will promptly return or destroy all documents containing Confidential Information and delete all electronic records of or containing the same.
Public Disclosure: Neither party may disclose the terms of this Agreement. Neither party shall make any formal or informal public statement, press release or other announcement regarding the existence or terms of this Agreement without the other party’s prior written approval.
Non-Disparagement: Client shall, during and after the participation in and use of the Company’s services, refrain from making any statements or comments of a defamatory or disparaging nature to any third party regarding Company, or any of Company’s officers, directors, employees, personnel, agents, policies, services or products, other than to comply with law.
Independent Contractor Relationship: This Agreement shall not render Lighthouse Consultants LLC an employee, partner, agent of or joint venturer with the Client for any purpose. Lighthouse Consultants LLC is and will remain an independent contractor in its relationship to the Client. Company is or remains open to conducting similar tasks or activities for entities other than the Client and holds itself out to the public to be a separate business entity. Company shall retain sole and absolute discretion in the manner and means of carrying out the activities and responsibilities under this Agreement. Company shall be responsible to the ownership and management of the Client, but Company will not be required to follow or establish a regular or daily work schedule. Client retains the right to stop the work of the Company to assure its conformity with this Agreement and Client needs. Company and Client agree to conform to any and all IRS tests necessary to establish and demonstrate the independent contractor relationship between Client and Company.
Taxes & Benefits: Company will be responsible for filing its own tax returns and to pay taxes in accordance with all provisions of applicable Federal and State law.
Company’s Warranties: Company represents, warrants and covenants that Company has full authority to enter into this Agreement and that all of the services, whether performed by Company or any of its subcontractors, will be rendered using sound, professional practices and in a competent and professional manner by knowledgeable and qualified personnel.
EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THIS AGREEMENT, NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
Limitation of Liability
(a) IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, MULTIPLE, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER OR NOT THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE; AND
(b) IN NO EVENT SHALL A PARTY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE FEES PAID UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY.
(c) THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION ON LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO A BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY BY A PARTY HEREUNDER OR THE OBLIGATIONS UNDER RECOVERY OF LITIGATION EXPENSES.
Effect of Headings
The subject headings of the paragraphs and subparagraphs of this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of any of its provisions.
Entire Agreement; Modification; Waiver
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter contained in it and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the parties. No supplement, modification or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by all the parties. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.
This Agreement was prepared by Company and/or Company’s legal counsel. It is expressly understood and agreed that this Agreement shall not be construed against Company merely because it was prepared by its counsel; rather, each provision of this Agreement shall be construed in a manner which is fair to both parties.
All notices, requests, demands, and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given on the date of service if served personally on the party to whom notice is to be given.
Governing Law; Venue; Meditation
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Minnesota as applied to contracts that are executed and performed entirely in Minnesota. The exclusive venue for any court proceeding based on or arising out of this Agreement shall be Olmsted County, Minnesota. The parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement by mediation, which shall be conducted under the then current mediation procedures of The CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution or any other procedure upon which the parties may agree. The parties further agree that their respective good faith participation in mediation is a condition precedent to pursuing any other available legal or equitable remedy, including litigation, arbitration or other dispute resolution procedures.
Recovery of Litigation Expenses
If any legal action or any arbitration or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of this Agreement, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.
If any term, provision, covenant or condition of this Agreement is held by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated.
The Client and Company have reviewed this Agreement, agreed to the terms and conditions, and have duly executed it on the day services are purchased from the Company.
In consideration for the services provided by Company to Client as set forth above, Client agrees to pay Company’s fees on an annual, monthly or quarterly basis, depending on what package is chosen. Company’s obligation to render services hereunder is conditioned upon Client’s payment of said fee on a timely basis. Therefore, said fees are due on the 15th day of the month. If said fee is not in receipt within 7 days of the due date, a ten percent (10%) penalty fee will be added to that month’s retainer. Company reserves the right to withhold future sessions or services until all outstanding fees and assessed penalties are paid in full.
Tools to be Provided by Client: Client agrees to provide all tools, information and documentation that may be required by Company to effectively perform said responsibilities in connection with the performance of services.
By proceeding with entrance into the website, app, purchasing or using any associated materials, programs, products and/or services including booking and payment of a coaching package or session Client agrees they have read the agreement above, agree, and have provided consent.