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Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Policies

Terms of Use 



This website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau. ("Shawna Thibodeau", “Shawna”, ”me", "us", “our”). By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms of Use, our Disclaimer, our Policies and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site or from Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau. Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use. Registration and purchase of any Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau. product or service also constitutes use of the Site and your understanding and agreement to the Terms of Use, Disclaimers and Policies. 


Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau reserves the right to change these Terms of Use and/or Policies to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Use on this website. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use, as modified.




In using the Site and any Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau services, programs and products, the user agrees that they are aware and understand the following:

  • Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau offers the following complementary & alternative services: holistic counselling, wellness coaching, spiritual counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, meditation classes, group programs, online programs & wellness workshops and events.

  • Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau is not a Medical, Psychiatric or Psychotherapy Facility. Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau Inc. does not offer therapy or psychotherapy and services should not be considered this. 

  • Shawna Thibodeau holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Trent University.  Shawna Thibodeau is also a certified Meditation Facilitator from Naturality, Hamilton and completed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals from University of Toronto. Shawna is not a licensed therapist, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist or medical doctor nor is she trained in Western diagnosis and treatment. She will not be making suggestions about altering your current medical/psychiatric or professional care or prescriptions. 

  • The information contained within the Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau web site ( or within Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau services and material (services and material includes emails, Facebook and social media content, counselling & coaching services, Radiant Mind Academy online program, classes, and workshops) are not a substitute for professional advice such as from a Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist or Therapist of any kind. The information provided by Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau does not constitute legal or medical professional advice nor is it intended to constitute such advice.

  • Any decisions you make, and the consequences thereof are your own. Under no circumstances can you hold Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau, liable for any actions that you take. By using, Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau counselling & coaching services, or any material and programs presented by Shawna Thibodeau, you agree not to hold Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau liable for any loss or cost incurred by you, or any person related or associated with you, as a result of materials or techniques, or coaching, offered by Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau.

  • The content of this site has been written for the general interest and information of the reader. Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau believes the facts are correct at the time of creation, but there may be certain errors and omissions for which Shawna Thibodeau can not be held responsible. Although Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau believes the content to be accurate, complete and current, Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau Inc. makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the content. It is your responsibility to verify any information before relying on it.

  • Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or, Shawna Thibodeau makes no representations about the suitability of the content of this site for any purpose. All content is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind.

  • You shall indemnify Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau, in the event of any such claim, including but not limited to any claims made against the CEO of Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau by any person related or associated with you. Nothing in the content materials shall be considered professional medical, mental health or pharmacological advice.

  • Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau material and coaching sessions are for adults, age 16 or older. Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau and reserves the right to refuse service for any reason.

  • Results for anything offered by Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau are not guaranteed. Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau and holds no responsibility for the actions, choices, or decisions taken or made by the client or customer.

  • Information, skills and practices provided by Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau are alternative health recommendations. Any loss, injury or damage to the participant that occurs after receiving services from Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau are not at the fault of Shawna Thibodeau or Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau.

  • Diagnosing psychological, psychiatric, or medical conditions is for trained medical professionals (Physicians and Therapists), not for a counsellor, coach or meditation teacher. 


Links to Other Sites

Some of the sites listed as links herein are not under the control of Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau. Accordingly, Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau and Shawna Thibodeau makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. The fact that Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau with respect to such site, its owners or its providers. Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau is providing these links only as a convenience to you.


If you do not agree to the above terms of use and disclaimer, please do not use Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau or Shawna Thibodeau’s website ( and counselling & coaching services and programs.



Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau highly respects the privacy of users, followers and clients.


When is personal information collected?

Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau (Shawna Thibodeau) may collect and store personal or other information that you voluntarily supply online while using the Site (e.g., while on the Site or in responding via email to a feature provided on the Site). only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive our free newsletters or have purchased one of our products. collects personally identifying information from our users during online registration and online purchasing. Generally, this information includes name and e-mail address for registration to receive our free newsletters and name, postal address, and credit card information when purchasing our products. All of this information is provided to us by you.


In addition to basic contact information, the site and its associated third-party social media components, as well as the site’s analytics trackers, may also collect other information including non-personal identifying information obtained by storing a “cookie” on your computer. This may include the operating system you are working on, the Internet browser you are using, and the screen resolution of your computer.


If you are concerned about privacy on associated third-party social media components (Twitter, Facebook, Google or other services that may be added at a later date) please refer to the privacy policies on those sites.


Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on message boards, web logs, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.


How does Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau use personal information?

Depending on where you have provided personal information, Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau and Shawna Thibodeau may use your information in a number of ways.


The email address you provide through a subscription to any emails and/or free trainings Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau offers, enables me to send you such newsletters. This subscription is entirely opt-in by the user. (I cannot subscribe you to the newsletter, as you personally must have access to the email account in order to verify the subscription.) Subscribers can opt-out of any newsletter at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link that is present on the bottom of every email.


The email address that you use when contacting me either directly to my email address or through the form on this site will not be used for any reason but to respond to your inquiry.


If you choose to comment about my website or services over Twitter and/or through my Facebook page, I do not get access to your email address, nor do I gain any access to your personal data or private information.


Under no circumstances will I share your email address or personal information with any third parties. Such information may be used for data analytics, but I do not sell or share individual personal data or email addresses with anyone, or allow them to be used for mailings that you have not asked to receive.


All information shared for billing or for sessions is held in strict confidence. Your personally identifiable information is never sold, traded, or given away.


By participating in Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau surveys, contests, public discussions and public activities, you may share personal information to the public. By participating and sharing personal information you are agreeing to have this information as public and agree that it may also be shared by Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau.


Personal information collected through client intake forms, assessment forms and any forms and activities used in coaching sessions will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used for the intended purposes of coaching sessions. No information will be shared with the public unless consent from that person is obtained.

If you have any questions about privacy, please contact me at



Pre-paid Counselling and Coaching Sessions and any counseling and coaching packages

  • Are non-refundable

  • Pre-paid sessions can be re-scheduled if Shawna is given 24hours notice of cancellation.


Refund Policy for Workshops, Coaching Programs, Events and Online Programs

  • These services are non-refundable.

Refund Policy for Retreats

  • $222 of your payment is a non-refundable deposit. A 65% refund is available up to one month prior to retreat. Due to limited retreat spots, within one month of retreat, refunds are not available for any reasons. If retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 or any other reason, a 95% refund is provided.


Online Programs

  • Are non-refundable.

  • Please be advised that the Radiant Mind Academy program content is subject to change at any time (but for the better). The Radiant Mind Academy Facebook page may need to be discontinued due to unforeseen reasons or risks. The content of Radiant Mind Academy may need to be removed at any time due to unforeseen reasons or risks. If this is to happen, refunds are not available. 

  • It is the users’ responsibility to download available material at time of purchase.

  • User agrees not to share and distribute material without permission of Shawna Thibodeau.


Coronavirus Policies

In accordance with the guidelines and regulations of the local government, there are several restrictions and requirements that will be implemented on retreats. To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Be Free follows the most recent regulations & recommendations for Covid-19. 


The following safety precautions will be put into place:

  • Beginning September 22, 2021: Proof of double vaccination required to attend retreat as per government regulations. 

  • Participation waiver: It is up to each individual to read the precautions and decide if wanting to attend. An extra waiver will be required related to attending with the following precautions in place. 

  • Fixed spacing and enhanced safety measures in main room: Each participant will have their own designated practice space set up in the main room that will not be moved for all of the retreat. This is where you'll set your yoga mat, journal, pen, water bottle, etc.

  • Outdoor activities (weather permitting): Especially for September retreat, as many activities will be done outdoors as possible. Please bring different layers of clothes. 

  • Masks: Masks are to be worn indoors. Mask can be taken off at your fixed station in the main room for yoga, meditation and coaching circles, but must be worn when social distancing is not available and during time in kitchen/bathroom and during transition to other rooms in the house.  

  • Bring from home: Please bring your own yoga mat, journal, pen, water bottle, snacks, shower towel. There will be no sharing of these items with others.

  • Enhanced cleaning precautions: There will be increased break times (leisure time for you) to allow leaders to sanitize areas. 

  • Sanitizer: Will be provided throughout retreat and will be encouraged to use frequently and required to use prior to bathroom and kitchen entrance.

  • Cleaning Protocols: Specific protocols will be set in place for bathroom and kitchen use (use of kettle, coffee maker, etc).

  • Food: If a meal is buffet style, mask is to be worn when getting your food. Sanitize hands prior to serving yourself. Food may also be provided in pre-packaged or restaurant style serving of food (leaders prepare food and then serve as waitress style). This is to limit touching of shared surfaces. Please bring your own snacks from home and keep in your bedroom/at your fixed yoga station.

We will be closely monitoring the status and regulations related to coronavirus and changes will be made as more information becomes available. Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions by emailing


Final Disclaimer

 Terms of use, policies and program material may be changed at any time at the discretion of Be Free by Shawna Thibodeau. If you have concerns or questions, please email