The over-riding intention of these Terms & Conditions is to provide an unparalleled service to our members by making it clear where the responsibilities and duties of the Club, and the responsibilities and duties of each member, lie.
The E-SaW Club is not a traditional dieting organisation. The experience of the biomedical scientists, consultants, clinicians, mentors and coaches who founded the Club leads them to believe that providing effective support for people wanting to reduce their size is not, principally, about educating and changing food, exercise or drinking – although examining their role in each member’s life is important; it is increasing each member’s self-understanding and self-compassion that leads to permanent change.
This leads the Club and its members to have an understanding of what is necessary for sustainable change.
All officers and facilitators engaged by the Club are expected to engage and interact with members, and the public, in a respectful, emotionally intelligent manner that places importance on the individuality of each person.
No officer or facilitator engaged by the Club will be allowed to act for personal profit or any other motive other than the wellbeing of the members which is always their first consideration.
The Club undertakes to provide, to the best of the ability of the Club’s biomedical scientists, clinicians, mentors and coaches the following services:
An opinion on the suitability of The Journey programme for each club member – where The Journey is thought to be unsuitable to a member, then her or his fees are returned in whole.
An opinion on the best time for each member to begin The Journey.
A comprehensive strategy, based on both physiological and verbal or written enquiry data, where relevant, for the best regime or regimes for each member to follow.
Mentoring support to members. This is normally via email and, for Consultancy & Coaching members at meetings. By ‘mentoring support’ we mean advice, guidance and support that does not depend on the mentor having a formal health qualification, though your mentor may well have these. Specifically, mentoring support gives members personal attention regarding aspects of membership, and The Journey, but not about personal issues that require professional intervention. Nine sessions of mentoring are included in The Journey package. Further sessions are available for a small additional charge.
Access to specialist consultation regarding any emotional or psychological issue – whether related to food, exercise and drink or not, but considered to be having a bearing on the member’s ability to reduce their size. This provision may be within a package but, where that provision is exhausted or does not exist, 25 minutes consultation is provided to members and then fees are charged at a discount of at least 55% on the consultant’s normal fees. No charges will be raised until the member knows the amount for which she or he will be liable. All consultants are members of professional bodies and subject to regulation. All consultants and mentors are insured.
Easily accessible support and advice, one-to-one, group and in written, video or audio form, with understanding and changing habits regarding food, exercise and drink.
Advice, support and care once the member begins The Journey and, 8-12 weeks from then, to discuss with each member an agreed set of goals for The Journey.
An initial biomedical analysis, a further analysis at the end of the 8 session + “All-Day” Mindfulness-led Size Reduction course and one 12 months after she or he commences The Journey without further charge.
Additional biomedical analyses, on request, and then confirmation by the mentor that this is likely to be useful to the understanding of the changes happening in the member’s body, at a discount of at least 55% to the usual charges for these services.
Access to 8 session + All-Day mindfulness courses where there is available space without further charge. This applies to physical meetings and to online courses.
Access to such newsletters, closed and open discussion groups both physical and online, and materials as The E-SaW Club publishes or creates for members’ use
A full 8 x approximately 2 hour session plus “All-Day” (which is usually about 6 hours) mindfulness course. This is usually presented online, but where there are available places, the member can elect to attend a course meeting physically.
The E-SaW Club is a successful group because it promotes mindfulness in everyday life, along with self-compassion and consideration to others. Members undertake to behave towards other members and officers and facilitators of the Club thoughtfully and with politeness and kindness.
When members decide to undertake the programme of self-discovery that leads to permanent change in their size, called ‘The Journey’, they do so on the understanding that considerable commitment is needed by them. The programme can only be successful for an individual member if they undertake the exercises, questionnaires and surveys as best they can manage – and the programme calls for at least 15 minute’s personal time somewhere quiet per day.
In addition, Consultancy and Coaching members on The Journey will be invited to attend a physical weekly meeting that last about an hour, and be able to attend most weeks. Also, a weekly online group which also lasts an hour. The member can choose to attend these meetings, both those where the participants are physically present, and those presented online, in the morning or the evening – and can move from one to the other where places permit.
When the member attends a mindfulness 8 session plus “All-Day” course, they agree to undertake at least 20 minutes of quiet meditation each day because the progress for participants does not take place in the meetings, but in the work they are given between the meetings.
Once they begin The Journey, members undertake to discuss progress and challenges with one of their mentors. Success depends on the member updating the mentors regularly about how they are faring.
Once they begin The Journey, members are expected to journal each day, if possible, as journalling has been shown to play an important part in the progress of people on The Journey.
To pay subscriptions in good time. Currently, Club subscriptions are £22.97 per month, or £229.70 for a year’s membership. Payments can be made by debit or credit card mandate or, from most European bank accounts, by Direct Debit.
It is important that the member starts The Journey at a time when she or he is both psychologically prepared for the changes that will happen and also has a good chance of meeting the time commitments outlined in section (4) above. Therefore, we reserve time for each member to tell her or his mentor as much as possible about themselves – and we have a number of surveys as well so that we can help you make an informed decision.
Payment can be made from most bank accounts or by using a Debit or Credit card. The one-off payment of £2,297 covers the member until their body chemicals show, in the opinion of a qualified biomedical scientist in the employ of, or contracted by, the Club, the member has reached a new Personal Defended Size & Weight.
Alternatively, the cost of The Journey can be split across 8 months at £297 per month so long as a credit or debit card mandate or a Direct Debit is provided by the member.
The cost of The Journey provides the member with access to all the benefits of membership (so long as he or she continues to pay membership subscriptions as they fall due) and of The Journey, including their Personal Journey Dashboard, until in the opinion of a qualified biomedical scientist in the employ of, or contracted by, the Club, the member has reached a new Personal Defended Size & Weight. If the member continues to pay her or his subscriptions after this, then access to all the material will continue.
The cost of The Journey includes 9 mentoring sessions and 3 biomedical tests as approved by your mentor. It also includes group meetings (these currently take place in Chelsea, London) a choice of two differently timed online weekly progress meetings, access to experts for personal questions, online live debates, podcasts, access to a Personal Journey Dashboard which shows members where they are in the Journey and what they next need to prepare for, easy-to-follow Journey handbooks, and access to private E-Saw Club Facebook pages relevant to each individual member (for example for people with certain conditions, or goals).
Once you have been on The Journey for between 8 and 10 weeks, we will, together, make an informed agreement about what size and weight you will be. Your fee will cover you until you reach this size and / or weight, so long as you follow the instructions made by your mentors, coaches and / or consultants and remain a member. If you fail to retain 85% of your loss at the point where your body chemicals indicate that a new Personal Defended Size & Weight has been created, then we will provide additional support at no extra cost. We will continue to do this until you reach 85% of your losses so long as you follow instructions. If, after a year of this additional support, you do not retain 85% of your loss, we will return your fee. Your statutory rights are unaffected by this guarantee. Medical and age-related conditions that have, in the opinion of independent medical personnel, affected your ability to retain 85% of your losses will void the guarantee.
The Guarantee covers the normal fee (ticket price) for The Journey. If this has been discounted for you, then it covers that discounted amount. The Guarantee does not extend to any extra services, items or events that you may have decided to purchase whilst a member.
When you give The E-SaW Club your credit or debit card details you are confirming that you are either the card holder, or that you have permission from the card holder to use the card for the purpose of membership, your ticket or The Journey or other items or services from the Club.
For your own safety we reserve the right to contact your card issuer for the purposes of carrying out security checks.
Any promotions, discounts or vouchers are single use only and not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or voucher unless otherwise stated.
The jurisdiction for any dispute or legal argument or hearing is England and members may not undertake legal action in any other jurisdiction.