Even with social distancing there is ample room in our new office (shown below) to conduct individual sessions, and plenty of space in the Training Room (shown further below) on our office campus for circles and workshops.
Read our current policies immediately below before scheduling an appointment or registering for an event, as we are operating under CDC and Ohio rules and regulations for COVID-19. Online sessions and events are conducted in our virtual Zoom meeting room; read our suggestions further below for setting up your home space for the best experience.
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As of June, 2021, the mask mandate has been lifted in Ohio and masks are no longer required inside our offices and classrooms. However, anyone who is unvaccinated is strongly encouraged to wear one, and we will likely be socially distanced while seated. Masks may still be required in the common areas of the building (lobby, hallways, rest rooms), so please bring one with you just in case. Finally, if you have any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell), please do not join us.
Getting Comfortable in the Virtual Office/Classroom: Best Practices and Other Good Ideas
Plan to use a room in which you will not be disturbed during the session. If you share your household with others, then find a room in a quiet area with a door you can shut to minimize interruptions. Your session may include meditations and other exercises for which outside distractions can really distract. You’ll want a comfortable chair in which you can sit upright, with a desk or table nearby to hold ample paper, pen, a bottle or glass of water, and your computer.
Use a desktop computer or laptop if you have one. If you don’t have access to a computer, then a wireless phone or other device can work if you set it on a hands-free stand. Position your device so that, when the video camera is on, that it shows your face while you are sitting in your chair. Have a charging cord handy, so you can quickly plug it in if the power supply gets low. A headset or earphones is not required, but some people prefer the sound quality.
If they have been provided prior to the session, please be sure to review and/or print any handouts as instructed so that you will be ready.
You will receive an email invitation to our Zoom meeting; the email will also include a required password. Do not share the meeting link or password with anyone else.
When you access our Zoom meeting, you’ll be in a waiting room. This is a good time to set/check your video (camera) and sound (microphone) – you will need these features turned on so I can both see and hear you during the session (for certain appointments and classes these are required, so check before scheduling). When we are ready to start the session, we will let you into the main meeting room.
If yours is a group session or class and you are unfamiliar with Zoom, you may be able to join a few minutes early so that we can suggest the best ways to access the features you may need: how to ask questions; what to do if you can’t hear or see properly; how to let us know you need something; and – most importantly – how to mute and unmute yourself.
Our Zoom meeting room will be as secure as possible so that only the invited persons will have access. This is why certain Zoom features will be restricted unless required, such as the sharing of screens.
Due to the private nature of individual sessions and many group sessions at Inner Compass, the recording of Zoom meetings by clients or participants is strictly prohibited. If you are scheduling a private session, you may request that I record the session for you (and I will make the recording available to you for a limited time so that you may download it). For certain group events or classes, I may record portions of the Zoom session (such as a guided meditation or lecture); if this is the case, you will be notified ahead of time, and in certain cases you may be asked to sign a release form.