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THE CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE REPRESENT THE FULL AND FINAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND IT IS LEGALLY BINDING.

This Agreement is made today between You (the “Recipient”, “Reader”, “your”) and Michael Zeligs (the “Provider”, “I”, “we”, the “Practitioner”, “our”, and “Website Owner”) :

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing, submitting personal information, or receiving the Provider’s services. By accessing or receiving any part of the web site or the Practitioners Services, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or apply for any services from the Practitioner. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

The contents of this page represent an Agreement, which constitutes the entire agreement between Michael Zeligs and you, concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Michael Zeligs , or by the posting by Michael Zeligs  of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website or the Provider’s Services will be governed to have accepted this agreement by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Sonoma County, California.

THIS SERVICES AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY THE PRACTITIONER AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PRACTITIONER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF FUNDS FOR DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY CAUSED FROM SERVICES; LOSS OF HEALTH, LIFE, DATA, PROFITS OR BUSINESS; HOWEVER CAUSED TO THE RECIPIENT AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR A NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL ACT OR INFRINGEMENT OF A RIGHT (EVEN OUTSIDE THIS CONTRACT) LEADING TO CIVIL LEGAL LIABILITY. (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF RECIPIENT FROM THIS SERVICES AND INFORMATION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

IF THE READER OR RECIPIENT DOES NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS ON THIS PAGE, THE READER OR RECIPIENT SHOULD *NOT* RECEIVE INFORMATION OR SERVICES FROM THE PROVIDER, OR REMAIN ON THIS WEB SITE.  IF THE READER OR RECIPIENT REMAINS ON THIS WEB SITE OR ENGAGES THE PROVIDER FOR SERVICES, THE READER OR RECIPIENT WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ENTIRE DISCLOSURE AND SERVICES AGREEMENT AND ALL THE TERMS CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE. BY REMAINING THE SITE OR RECEIVING SERVICES FROM THE PROVIDER, THE RECIPIENT AGREES TO THE RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROVIDER AGAINST ALL DAMAGES.

SELF HELP MINISTER / ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PRACTITIONER SERVICES: DISCLOSURE AND INFORMED CONSENT

As of January 1st, 2003, alternative health care practitioners such as myself, Michael Zeligs, can lawfully practice in the state of California without violating the state Medical Practice Act. Under Sections 2053.5 and 2053.6 of California’s Business and Professionals Code, I can offer you these services contingent upon this disclosure to you.

1. Disclosure: I am not a licensed doctor, psychologist or mental health expert and I do not position any of my tools, products, articles, or services for use with diagnosis, cure or treatment for medical or psychological illness. I have counseling-related training and I am an ordained minister, and provide similar services as licensed therapists, but I do not meet the educational requirements to qualify for psychological or medical licensure. I am not a licensed therapist or doctor and have no board qualification, nor do I offer services that are in association with the services provided by those professionals such as Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Medicine, or Massage Therapy. As an alternative provider I do not assess, diagnose, or treat mental or physical disorders. I am NOT a allowed to perform the following actions: (1) Conduct surgery or any other procedure that punctures the skin or harmfully invades the body (2) Administer or prescribe X-ray radiation (3) Prescribe or administer legend drugs or controlled substances (4) Recommend the discontinuance of legend drugs or controlled substances prescribed by an appropriately licensed practitioner (5) Willfully diagnose and treat a physical or mental condition of any person under circumstances or conditions that cause or create a risk of great bodily harm, serious physical or mental illness, or death (6) Apply any technique that would require a massage therapy license (7) Treat lacerations or abrasions (8) Hold out, state, indicate, advertise, or imply to a client or prospective client that I am a physician, a psychologist, a board certified cognitive and behavioral therapist, or a massage therapist.

2. How I practices my Services: The service I provide is not directly licensed by the State of California. My work is alternative or complimentary to healing arts services licensed by the State of California. The modality I offer is BCT/Stillness Touch, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Matrix Reimprinting for the evolution of consciousness. This approach orients to health as wholeness and the inherent healing power of your own body. Integrated within me are the modalities of craniosacral work, visceral manipulation, anointing bodywork, meditation, breathwork, awareness/movement practices, inquiry, and cross-cultural healing.

3. About the Provider: I am a registered Minister and Self-Help practitioner, operating under California’s “educational licensing exemption” which allows me to act as an alternative practitioner to practice legally in California, without a license. The licensing exemptions allow those of us in alternative/complementary professions to practice in California in areas like hypnosis, reiki, somatic experiencing (SE), mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and counseling/mediation, among others. The EFT Self-help tools I teach in my private sessions are done with the Recipient and not to them, and my tools are not here to serve as diagnosis or a curative health intervention, but rather to be used in addition to receiving Professional Medical Help. I’m here to support you for more general ease, health, energy, and happiness in your life.

4. Health Claims and Release of Medical Responsibility The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. All content on this website, and the practices, services, and products described here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The website owner and Practitioner is not engaged in the rendering of medical, psychological or other licensed professional services as a result of providing The Information or the Practitioner’s Services. The owner of this web site and any of the owner’s successors, assigns, licensees, employees, officers, directors, attorneys, agents and other parties related to that owner do not make any representations, warranties or guarantees that any of The Information or the Provider’s Services will produce any therapeutic or medical result.  The Recipient agrees that the Provider is not a licensed medical or health professional. You, the Recipient, understand that Michael Zeligs is not a licensed therapist, psychologist or health care practitioner. Michael Zeligs offers EFT (emotional freedom techniques), Biodynamic Cranial Touch, and Matrix Reimprinting as a self-help educator and Ordained Minister only, not as a licensed doctor or therapist.

  • You are aware that Michael Zeligs does not diagnose illness or disease, and does not prescribe medications.  You agree not to discontinue or change any medications I am taking while working with Michael Zeligs without consulting my doctor.  

  • You understand that EFT,  Biodynamic Cranial Touch, and Matrix Reimprinting are considered experimental procedures and are not a substitute for medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment or medications, and that it is recommended that you currently work with your primary caregiver for any condition you may have. 

  • You understand that EFT, Biodynamic Cranial Touch,  and Matrix Reimprinting procedures may bring unresolved and distressing memories and related emotions and physical sensations into your awareness, and it is possible that disturbing material may continue to surface after a session and require further work.  

  • You also understand that previously traumatic memories may lose their emotional charge and this could adversely affect your ability to provide convincing legal testimony.  

  • You understand that all information you share with Michael Zeligs is confidential and that no information will be released to any third party without my express written consent, with the following exceptions:
    -When there is imminent risk of danger to yourself or another person
    -When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically
    abused or is at risk of such abuse
    -When a valid court order is issued for session records

  • You give Michael Zeligs permission to describe the details of your sessions to his students, colleagues and mentors for training or supervision purposes only, as long as your personal anonymity is strictly protected.  

  • You understand that Michael Zeligs has a 24 hour cancellation policy and agree to pay for any booked sessions that have not been canceled 24 hours in advance. 

  • You agree to take complete responsibility for your own comfort, health and well-being while working with Michael Zeligs. 

5. Qualifications: I am an Ordained Minister with the Church of Universal Life with all applicable rights and privileges therein.   I have attended over 5 years of residential trainings for EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and am an Advanced Certified EFT Trainer. I am also certified in Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner from Rob Nelson, a certified trainer of Matrix Reimprinting. I am a certified BCT Practitioner with Georgia Milne of the school of Biodynamic Cranial Touch. Overall, with 8 years of practice, and thousands of hours of clinical practice.

6. Health Insurance. I do not accept insurance

7. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Michael Zeligs , or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to the information and services provided or any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute services or remediation sought by the Recipient to correct any damages resulting from the Information or the Providers services; (iii) for interruption of health or loss of life; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by the Recipient to Michael Zeligs under this agreement, to a maximum of the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action and submission of the official claim. Michael Zeligs shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control or for the negligence on the part of the Participant to seek reasonable psychological or Medical help. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law. This Agreement will be binding upon your continued viewing of the website, or immediately upon any receipt of funds from the Recipient to Michael Zeligs, and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns. The sole remedy that can be awarded to the Recipient in the event that an award is granted in arbitration, is refund of funds paid to the Provider. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no award of consequential or other damages may be granted to the Participant.

8. Additional Information.

How long are sessions? Does the Recipient have to pay more for longer ones?

  • Sessions are 75 minutes.  The standard fee applies for up to 90 minutes, but the Practitioner may need to end a session due to time constraints even if the Recipient wishes to continue

How can the Recipient reach the Practitioner in an emergency?

In any emergency please contact a licensed healthcare Practitioner, hospital, or dial 911. I do not provide any kind of emergency response services.

What happens if the weather is bad, or I'm sick? Cancelation / Rescheduling is free up until 48 hours prior to a session. Sessions cancelled within 48 hours are charged 100% costs.

Do I need to pay for missed sessions? Yes, if you miss a session without 24 hours cancellation notice, payment for the missed session will still be due.

What are the costs, and If I lose my source of income, can my fee be lowered? No. Fees are $155 per session, or 5 pack for $697 (10% discount).

9. Certificate of Merit: Before the Recipient may commence litigation or arbitration against the Provider based on negligence or damages resulting from the Information or Services, or failure to perform in accordance with this Agreement, the Participant shall furnish the Provider with a report written by, and bearing the professional seal of, a medical or psychological doctor who is licensed to practice in California and who has recent experi­ence with diseases and damages similar to those claimed by the Participant.  The report must describe in detail each respect in which the Provider, in the opinion of the author, performed negligently or breached this Agreement to cause such damages.  Only those items described in the report may be the subject of any litigation or arbitration commenced by the Participant against the Provider.  The report must be fur­nished to the Provider at least thirty days before the mediation called for in this Agree­ment is convened, and its author must, if requested by the Provider, meet with the Provider during the mediation to discuss the report.  If the Recipient commences litigation or arbi­tration without having complied with this provision, the litigation or arbitration shall, upon motion of the Provider, be dismissed.

10. Miscellaneous Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by a single arbitrator appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in San Francisco, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall not be entitled to recovery of their respective costs and attorneys’ fees from the losing party. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Michael Zeligs  may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF DISCLOSURE AND CONSENT TO RECEIVE SERVICES

You have read and understand the disclosure, and do now hereby agree to the SERVICES AGREEMENT and DISCLOSURE / INFORMED CONSENT. You have discussed with Michael Zeligs the nature of his services and by signing up for a session or a call you have consented to receive the services he offers. You understand these services are not diagnostic nor billable by insurance and you agree to be personally responsible for immediate billiable fees due for the sessions in connection with the services you are provided.

THE RECIPIENT AGREES THAT THEY HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND DO NOW ACCEPT THE ENTIRE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, AND AGREE TO PROCEED UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.

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Recipient Name  (by continuing to view this website, filling out our scheduling page while registering for a call, or receiving services from the Provider, you confirm that you acknowledge your digital consent and receipt of this Agreement.)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of the Practitioner services?

Collectively known as “Self Help”, the Information and Services consist of the following: EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Matrix Reimprinting with EFT, BCT (Biodynamic Cranial Touch) aka “Laying on of Hands”, and Counseling with Ordained Minister.

What is the Practitioners training and experience? Are they licensed by the state? Supervised? Board certified?

EFT, Coaching, and BCT Self Help has no board of supervision or licensure. I do not carry any state license and do not provide any services that would require such a license.

How does the Provider’s type of Self Help work?

The process of Self Help includes but is not limited to Talking to the Provider, Tapping on the Body, Reciting Phrases, Discussing Memories, or Receiving Physical contact called Stillness Touch, Biodynamic Cranial Touch, or “Laying on of Hands”. The Recipient may self-elect to receive such services for personal reasons, as the service are not intended to provide therapeutic outcomes. The services are supportive of general well-being but are not intended to serve as a treatment or cure.

Do Recipients improve? In what ways? - Published Papers and Reports of Evidence

In discussions with colleagues and in clinical trials, Recipients of EFT and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral often report they feel better after a session

Papers and studies have explored the results of EFT specifically for conditions such as Anxiety, Performance, Depression, Pain & Physical Symptoms, Phobias, PTSD, Weight Loss, Cravings, & Addiction.

"A literature search identified 51 peer-reviewed papers that report or investigate clinical outcomes following the tapping of acupuncture points to address psychological issues. The 18 randomized controlled trials in this sample were critically evaluated for design quality, leading to the conclusion that they consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions. Criteria for evidence-based treatments proposed by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association were also applied and found to be met for a number of conditions, including PTSD." (Feinstein, 2012)

Clinical Reports

Clinical Reports describe the use of EFT with various groups, e.g., university students, prisoners, refugees, or abused children. They may contain quantitative data such as scores on symptom assessments or they may describe the ways in which practitioners can work with this population.

The entire bibliography of over 50 published scientific papers on EFT are available here: https://www.eftuniverse.com/research-studies/eft-research

Mechanisms Papers


About how long will it take?

Sessions are 75 minutes

What should I do if I feel EFT for Self Help isn't working?

If you are suffering from a disease or ailment you must see a qualified healthcare provider.

Does the Practitioner do EFT for Self Help over the phone? Over the Internet?

Yes, sessions of EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, and Coaching can be conducted over the phone or via video chat

Appointments

How are appointments scheduled? Appointments are scheduled online via email, via our calendar service, or directly via Text Message

What are the service fees? Sessions cost $150 each, repeat clients receive a $32 Discount per session for recurring packages of 4 (4 for $475) , with a minimum commitment of 2 months.

An introductory rate of $100 for a trial session is available for new clients and limited to one (1) per person.

What are the Practitioners policies about raising fees? Fees’ are liable to be changed at any time and without notice to the Recipient.

Website Terms and Conditions:

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Michael Zeligs  asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Michael Zeligs .com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Michael Zeligs . Michael Zeligs  will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Michael Zeligs  will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Michael Zeligs  or others. In the case of such termination, Michael Zeligs  will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Michael Zeligs .

Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Michael Zeligs  to you any Michael Zeligs  or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Michael Zeligs . Michael Zeligs , Michael Zeligs , Michael Zeligs .com, the Michael Zeligs .com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Michael Zeligs .com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Michael Zeligs  or Michael Zeligs ’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Michael Zeligs  or third-party trademarks.

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