Rules and Guidelines for CPTSD Foundation programs

You agree to adhere to all guidelines when participating in group calls, events, or in any private online community for any and all programs operated by CPTSD Foundation.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form. A staff member will reach back out to you via email.

The following rules and guidelines are meant to protect your privacy and to ensure the safety of members participating in our programs.

These rules and guidelines are linked in the registration form and check out process when joining any program operated by CPTSD Foundation. In addition, they are linked to and or read aloud during program calls or events. In the event that these rules and guidelines are not linked to or mentioned during any program call or event, they still apply to all participants regardless.


  • CPTSD Foundation and The Foundation for Post Traumatic Healing and Complex Trauma Research, are one and the same.
  • You are encouraged to register on Zoom using your first name & last initial, or a nickname.
  • Confidentiality is a must for every single participant: no discussion of any identifying information about a group member is allowed.
  • No visitors or guests are permitted on any CPTSD Foundation program call or event. Only registered members of our programs are able to join.
  • There will be no recordings of group meetings permitted, except the recordings facilitated by CPTSD Foundation.
  • No sharing of any content used on any program call is allowed. Resources used in any program, and information discussed, are only to be used for your personal use.
  • There will be no discussion of money or request for monetary support of any kind, nor will there be any discussion of membership status.
  • There will be no discussion of politics or religion at any time. The exception to this rule; when a program topic is faith or religion based. There are no political topics covered in our programs.
  • CPTSD Foundation is never a place to receive crisis care, therapy, medical care, diagnosis, mental health care, or work through trauma memories.
  • You must be medically stable to participate in this, or any program provided by CPTSD Foundation.
  • Cross-talking, speaking over, rude or disrespectful behavior of any time, to any group member or program facilitator is strictly prohibited.
  • Members are encouraged to share and be mindful of space being used. Engage with other members within the program when you feel safe in doing so.
  • Members are encouraged to receive all communicational feedback from participants and leaders as positive intent.
  • Cameras are not used in Daily Recovery Support or Healing Book Club. Camera use is optional in the Weekly Creative Group and Trauma-Informed Yoga. Any other programs not listed, see the information provided on the registration form and checkout pages, or contact us for clarification.
  • If you have a concern about any aspect of a program, you must use the contact form on the website to share your concern. The program facilitator, or an appropriate staff member will respond to you directly. Program concerns are not to be discussed in any way during a program call, event, or private online community.
  • You may be removed from a program or private online community at any time if any of the rules outlined are not adhered too.
  • If you are removed for any reason, you will not be welcomed back to the group. Also, no refund will be issued to you (if applicable), as you are required to follow all program rules at all times in order to continue participating.
  • CPTSD Foundation is not crisis care; if you are in crisis, please reach out to an online or local crisis resource or contact your medical or mental health providers.
  • By participating in any program offered by CPTSD Foundation, you are understand and agree to the Full Site Disclaimer, as well as the Cancellation and Refund Policy, and any and all information included in registration forms, checkout pages, or informational pages on any CPTSD Foundation operated website.

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