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14 If you enroll and participate in the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology’s (“ACEP”) Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 1 online course (the “Course”) facilitated by ACEP Certified Advanced Practitioners (“Trainers”), You understand the information presented during the Course, including ideas, suggestions, techniques, training, instructions, and other materials, is educational in nature and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological advice. Further, you understand the Course is open to licensed mental health professionals with a master’s degree or above, as well as or licensed allied health professionals, or if from outside the United states professionals with the equivalent types of credentials, who are interested in using EFT in a therapeutic or professional practice. In addition, the Course is designed as part of the curriculum for ACEP’s Professional EFT Practitioner Certification Program (the “Program”). You understand and agree that you may not represent yourself as an ACEP Certified EFT Practitioner until you have successfully completed all the requirements for the Program.
By participating in the Course, you understand you will be learning about and using an innovative energy technique based on the field of energy psychology called Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT. 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 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 to release the intensity and reframe the issues. EFT has several applications, including use as a self-help tool, a coaching method, and as a therapeutic technique for health care professionals.
Although EFT appears to have promising physical, mental, and spiritual health benefits, EFT has yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities and therefore, may be considered experimental. EFT is also considered “alternative” or “complementary” to the healing arts that are licensed in the United States. Since EFT 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 and complete responsibility for all risks associated with using EFT with yourself or others because of participating in the Course. Further, if after the Course, you choose to use EFT with others you agree to use EFT only within your legally defined scope of practice.
You understand that the Course is a hands-on, experiential program and is not to be considered treatment for any physical, emotional, or mental disorder nor is the Course a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. You agree to consult with your health care providers for any specific medical or psychological problems and to continue any medical or psychological treatment that you’re currently receiving.
Please be advised by participating in the Course it’s possible to experience an adverse emotional or physical reaction and additional unresolved memories may surface which could be perceived as negative side effects. It is also possible to experience some emotional distress and physical reactions related to prior life experiences. You agree to ask for help from the Trainers should your participation in the Course inadvertently activate distressing reactions in you. If you have questions or concerns about EFT, please feel free to ask the Trainers for further resources or references.
Although the Trainers are licensed mental health professionals in their state of residence, you acknowledge and agree that anything and everything discussed with the Trainers either during or separate from the Course is merely a perspective for you to consider and your participation in the Course is not intended to create nor does it establish a client-therapist or any other type of professional relationship between you and the Trainers and should not be relied upon as medical, psychological, or other professional advice of any kind or nature whatsoever.
Any stories or testimonials presented during the Course do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using EFT for any issue. Further, you understand that ACEP makes no warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding any outcome for you using EFT during or after the Course for any purpose. You agree to take full responsibility for your self-care in the, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions of your life. Since the Course includes group processes in which you may voluntarily reveal personal information you understand that you waive your rights of privacy and confidentiality.
You understand that your participation in the Course is strictly voluntary, at your own risk, and that you freely choose to participate. You represent that you are competent and able to understand the nature and consequences of participating in the Course. Further, you represent that you are an adult under the laws of the state of your residence and you have the right to enter into this Agreement. You agree that this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to conflicts of law doctrines. You also agree and understand that this Agreement is intended to be a complete unconditional release of liability and assumption of risk to the greatest extent permitted by law and that if any portion hereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance of this Agreement shall continue in full force and affect. This Agreement shall be binding upon you and your heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
By registering and participating in the Course you acknowledge that you have carefully and completely read and fully understand all aspects of this Agreement and you agree to all the terms and conditions stated herein. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, you and your heirs agree to fully release and hold harmless, ACEP, its board of directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, consultants, volunteers, and others associated with ACEP from all claims or liability, directly or indirectly, of whatsoever kind or nature which you might incur because of your voluntary decision to participate in the Course. Further, you agree to indemnify, defend, fully release, and hold harmless ACEP, its board of directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, consultants, volunteers, and others associated with ACEP from all claims or liability, directly or indirectly, of whatsoever kind or nature incurred by ACEP as a result a breach by you of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and your representations or actions in using EFT with others, if applicable.