Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented in the programs offered by Dr. Anne Merkel is educational in nature and is provided only as general information and suggestions. As part of the information contained in the books, e-books, audio recordings, video recordings, group and personal coaching programs, health products, (any Ariela Group / Anne Merkel product or service), you understand that you will be introduced to several modalities included in disciplines called Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, Energy Medicine, Meridian Tapping, Naturopathy, that include and are referred to as: Emotional Freedom Techniques / EFT, Neuro Emotional Technique / NET, Neuro Emotional Freedom Technique / N- EFT, N-hanced EFT, among other names, and are here referred to as “Energy Psychology, Energy Therapy, and/or Tapping”, and Natural Health & Wellness Approaches.

To date, meridian tapping and other energy therapy or energy psychology modalities have yielded remarkable results for relieving emotional and physical distress. Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, and Tapping appear to have promising mental, spiritual, and physical health benefits but have yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities. Naturopathy includes many modalities that support the physical body in its own natural healing process. The prevailing premise is that meridian tapping techniques use the ancient Chinese meridian system to relieve emotional stress and physiological pain and balance the energy system with a gentle tapping procedure which stimulates designated meridian end points on the face and body. It is surmised that when the emotional and physiological pain is resolved, the body can then better naturally address its own healing process. By participating in any program or by using any product or service created by Dr. Anne Merkel and The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services, you understand that Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, and Tapping could be considered experimental and the author and publisher and practitioner do not know how you will personally respond to Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping and whether Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping will help you with a particular problem.

Due to the experimental nature of Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, and Tapping, and because they are relatively new healing approaches and the extent of their effectiveness, as well as risks and benefits are not fully known, you agree to assume and accept full responsibility for any and all risks associated with using or participating in any program offered by Dr. Anne Merkel and The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services, and using Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping tools as a result of participating in any such program. You understand that your choice to use Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping is of your own free will and not subject to any outside pressure. You further understand that if you choose to use Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping, 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 Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping, indicating other issues may need to be addressed.

The information contained in all programs created and offered by or through Dr. Anne Merkel and The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services, including introduction to Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping, is not intended to represent that Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping are used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, and Tapping are not considered substitutes for medical or psychological treatment. Consequently, reading or participating in any Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping program and using Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping on yourself does not replace health care from medical/psychological professionals. You agree to consult with your health care provider for any specific medical/psychological problems. In addition, you understand that any information contained in the programs of Dr. Anne Merkel and The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services is not to be considered a recommendation that you stop seeing any of your health care professionals or using prescribed medication, if any, without consulting with your health care professional, even if after participating in an Ariela Group/ Anne Merkel program and using Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping it appears and indicates that such medication or therapy is unnecessary.

Any stories or testimonials presented via The Ariela Group / Anne Merkel do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping for any particular issue. While all materials and references to other resources are given in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information in Ariela Group / Anne Merkel programs, cannot be guaranteed. The practitioner (Anne Merkel or Ariela Group Associates), author, and publisher accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of the information contained in Ariela Group / Anne Merkel programs. The practitioner, author, and publisher strongly advise that you seek professional advice as appropriate before implementing any protocol or opinion expressed in this program, including Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, and Tapping, and before making any health decision.

By continuing to use any Ariela Group / Anne Merkel program, you knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently assume these risks, including any adverse outcome that might result from using Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping, and agree to release, indemnify, hold harmless and defend the practitioner, author, and publisher, and their respective heirs, agents, consultants, and employees from and against any and all claims which you, or your representatives, may have for any loss, damage, or injury of any kind or nature arising out of or in connection with participating in an Ariela Group / Anne Merkel program and using Energy Therapy, Energy Psychology, or Tapping. If any court of law rules that any part of this Disclaimer is invalid, the Disclaimer stands as if those parts were struck out.

By reading this Disclaimer Notice you have been made aware of its content so that you can make decisions with discernment concerning your own utilization of services offered through Anne Merkel and The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services.