Disclaimer

TERMS OF USE and WEBSITE DISCLAIMER for Sophia School of Living Arts

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Welcome to my website. My Disclaimer contains important information I need to share with you so that you understand. Please be advised of the following:

The information contained on this website and accompanying blog and membership area (collectively “website”), including ideas, suggestions, techniques, videos, products and other materials is educational in nature, is provided only as general information, and is not medical or psychological advice. Transmission of the information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a client-practitioner or any other type of professional relationship between the visitor and Sonya Sophia and should not be relied upon as medical, psychological, spiritual, coaching or other professional advice of any kind or nature.

You understand by viewing this website you will be introduced to a modality identified as Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT, which is referred to as a type of energy therapy. EFT uses the ancient Chinese meridian system to balance the energy system with a gentle tapping procedure which stimulates designated meridian end points on the face and body while focusing on issues of emotional intensity in order to release the intensity and reframe the issues. The prevailing premise of EFT is that the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies are important for physical, spiritual, and emotional health and for fostering well-being. EFT is believed to work with imbalances within the person’s energy system and to address the energetic influence of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions on the body.  While EFT can be used within a therapeutic setting with professional health care providers, you understand EFT is solely presented on this website as a self-help tool.  

You understand there is a distinction between “healing” as described on this website regarding EFT and the practice of medicine, psychology, or any other licensed health care practice. EFT is self-regulated and is considered as alternative or complementary to the healing arts that are licensed in the United States. While Sonya Sophia has extensive experience in the healing arts, she is not a physician, psychologist, psychotherapist, or other licensed health care provider. The services she offers are not licensed by the State of Texas or elsewhere in the United States. Any information about EFT, as presented on this website, is not intended to represent the use of EFT to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any medical problem or psychological disorder, nor is EFT intended as a substitute for seeking professional health care advice. You are strongly advised to seek professional advice as appropriate before implementing any protocol or opinion expressed on this website, including using EFT, and before making any health decision.

Although EFT appears to have promising emotional, spiritual, and physical health benefits and there is a growing amount of scientific research indicating that EFT is an effective, evidence-supported therapy, EFT has yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities. Therefore, it may be considered experimental.

Due to the experimental nature of EFT, and because it is a relatively new healing approach and the extent of its effectiveness, as well as its risks and benefits are not fully known, you agree to assume and accept full responsibility for any and all risks associated with viewing this website and using EFT as a result of viewing this website. Further, you agree and understand that this Disclaimer is intended to be a complete, unconditional release of liability and assumption of risk to the greatest extent permitted by law.

If you choose to use EFT, you represent and warrant that you are a competent adult,  able to understand the nature and consequences of using EFT. Further, you understand that if you choose to use EFT, it is possible that emotional or physical sensations or additional unresolved memories may surface which could be perceived as negative side effects. Emotional material may continue to surface after using EFT, indicating other issues may need to be addressed. You understand that previously vivid or traumatic memories may fade, which could adversely impact your ability to provide detailed, legal testimony regarding a traumatic incident. You agree to seek immediate professional care if you inadvertently experience distressing or adverse reactions while using EFT.  

Any stories or testimonials contained herein, do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using EFT for any particular issue. Further, you agree and understand that Sophia School of Living Arts, LLC makes no warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using EFT for any particular purpose or issue. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein, as with any publication, cannot be guaranteed. Sonya Sophia and the Sophia School of Living Arts, LLC accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use, or misuse, of the information contained on this website, including links to other resources and your individual use of EFT.

By viewing this website you agree to fully release and hold harmless forever, the Sophia School of Living Arts, LLC, its owners, members, officers, employees, agents, consultants, volunteers and others associated with the Sophia School of Living Arts, LLC from any claim or liability of whatever kind or nature which you may incur at any time arising out of or in relation to your use of this website and the information contained herein. If any court of law rules that any part of this Disclaimer is invalid, the Disclaimer stands as if those parts were struck out.

AS AN EXPRESS CONDITION OF VIEWING THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING USING EFT, YOU MUST AGREE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE.  IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE, DO NOT CONTINUE  VIEWING THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING USING EFT.  BY VIEWING THIS WEBSITE AND USING EFT, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS DISCLAIMER.