Disclaimer for Website, Programs, Services & Products
By entering this website or purchasing or using our blog, e-mails, programs, and/or services, from or related to Monika Marguerite Lux or BalanCHIng®, you are agreeing to accept all parts of this disclaimer.
Thus, if you do not agree to the disclaimer below, STOP now, and do not use our website, blog, emails, videos, social media, programs, or services.
For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.
The information contained in our website, blog, emails, social media, seminars, programs, and/or services is for educational and informational purposes only, and is made available to you as self-help tools for your own use. You
acknowledge that we are supporting you in our role exclusively as a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Professional Counselor and Nutritional Advisor. We provide information concerning, but not limited to, the maximizing of optimal health, increased energy, and clarity.
Not Medical, Mental Health, or Spiritual Advice
The information contained in this website or provided through our blog, e-mails, social media, seminars, programs, and/or services is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment that can be provided by your own physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed dietitian or nutritionist, or any other licensed or registered health care professional.
Disclaimer of Health Care-Related Services
We are not acting in the capacity of a medical doctor, or other licensed professional. We are not providing health care, medical or nutrition therapy services or attempting to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure in any manner whatsoever any physical ailment, or any mental or emotional issue, disease or condition.
Rather, the BalanCHIng® Holistic Health Coach and Professional Counselor serves as a guide and educator who
helps uncover what is holding you back and reach your own health and wellness goals through implementing positive, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle changes.
Consult Your Physician or Health Care Provider
BalanCHIng®’s intent is NOT to replace any relationship that exists, or should exist, between you and your doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, psychologist, psychiatrist, member of the clergy, or other health care professional. Always seek the advice of your physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, mental health provider, or another health care professional regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health situation, including, but not limited to, physical or mental health issues, possible or actual pregnancy, known or suspected food sensitivities or allergies, inflammatory conditions, dietary restrictions, or any medications you are currently taking. We advise you to speak with your own physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and/or your own psychologist, psychiatrist, before implementing any suggestions from our website, blog, e-mails, videos, social media, programs, services and/or products about lifestyle; food; vitamins or supplements; essential oils; engaging in an elimination diet, detox or cleanse; meditation or deep breathing exercises; or participating in any other aspect of a healthy eating and lifestyle program.
Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you have read on this website or received from us. Do not stop taking any
medications without speaking to your physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, mental health provider or other health care professional. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, please contact your own health care provider promptly.
Your Full Disclosure to Us
You agree to fully disclose to us in writing any specific health situation, physical or mental health issues, possible or
actual pregnancy, known or suspected food sensitivities or allergies, inflammatory conditions, dietary restrictions, any other allergies, or any medications, herbs or supplements you are currently taking prior to the start of any Health Coaching or Holistic Nutrition services provided by BalanCHIng® or affiliated with us. All information is subject to privacy.
Not Evaluated by the FDA
The information contained on this website or provided through our blog, e-mails, social media, workshops, programs, or services has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease, or to be considered medical, psychological, or spiritual advice.
BalanCHIng® Holistic Health aims to accurately represent the information provided on our website, blog, e-mails, videos, social media, workshops, programs, services, and products. You are acknowledging that you are participating voluntarily in using our website or blog or in any of our e-mails, videos, programs, services, and/or products, and you alone are solely and personally responsible for your results. You acknowledge that you take full responsibility for your health, life and well-being, as well as the health, lives and well-being of your family and children (where applicable), for all decisions now or in the future.
Our role is to support and assist you in reaching your goals, but your success depends primarily on your own effort, motivation, and commitment. BalanCHIng® Holistic Health cannot and does not guarantee that you will obtain a particular result, and you accept and understand that results differ by each individual. Each individual’s health
and wellness success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire, and motivation. As with any health-related program or service, your results may vary, and will be based on many variables, including but not limited to, your physical body, energetic body, body chemistry, daily demands, energy expenditure, stage of life, individual capacity, life experience, unique health and genetic profile, starting point, expertise,
and level of commitment.
BalanCHIng® Holistic Health presents real world experiences, testimonials, and insights about other people’s experiences for purposes of illustration only. The testimonials are of actual clients and results they personally achieved. Each client has approved these testimonials for use in materials to speak to our program, service, and/or product capabilities, but they are not intended to represent or guarantee that current or future clients will achieve the same or similar results. Rather, these client stories represent what is possible with my programs, services, and/or products. Each of these unique stories, and any and all results reported in these stories by our clients, are the culmination of numerous variables, some of which we cannot control.
Assumption of Risk
There are sometimes unknown individual risks and circumstances that can arise during use of our programs, services and/or products that cannot be foreseen that can influence or reduce results.
BalanCHIng® is not responsible for your personal actions or choices before, during or after any of our programs, services and/or products. You understand that any health coaching program, Young Living Oil recipe, or RBC Life Smoothie recipe, is to be taken at your own risk, with no liability on our part. You accept full responsibility for the consequences of your use, or non-use, of any information provided by me through any means whatsoever. Your use, or non-use, of this information is at your own risk, and you absolve us of any liability or loss that you, or your family or children (if applicable) or any other person, may incur from your or their use or non-use of the information provided.
Monika Marguerite Lux, BalanCHIng® Holistic Health Coach and Professional Counselor does not assume liability for accidents, delays, injuries, loss or damage due to any act or default of any company, organization, or person engaged in rendering services, products, or in carrying out arrangements, tours, educational sessions in any locations; including, but not limited to, any health food store, grocery store, yoga studio, fitness studio, spa, cooking class, private home, restaurant, business/company, non-profit organization, school, university, library, chamber of commerce, or outdoor setting. We are not liable for your choices of food storage, handling, condiments, and/or cooking or re-heating, whether in our presence or not in our presence. In the event that you use the information provided through our website, blog, e-mails, videos, social media, programs, and/or services, we assume no responsibility.
Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of published information on or through our website, blog, e-mails, menus, recipes, food instructions, food recommendations, programs, services, products, the information may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. BalanCHIng® Holistic Health is not responsible for the views, opinions, or accuracy of facts referenced in my website, blog, e-mails, menus, recipes, food instructions, programs, services, videos and products. Every effort has been made to present you with the most accurate, up-to-date
information, but because the nature of scientific research is constantly evolving, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of our content.
Release of Claims
BalanCHIng® Holistic Health will not be held responsible in any way for the information that you request or receive through or on our website, blog, e-mails, menus, recipes, food instructions, food recommendations, programs, services, videos and/or products. In no event will we be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, equitable or consequential damages for any use of or reliance on this website or blog, e-mails, menus, recipes, food instructions, food recommendations, programs, services, videos and/or products; including, without limitation, any lost profits, personal or business interruptions, personal injuries, accidents, misapplication of information or any other loss, illness, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages or difficulties.
BalanCHIng ® Holistic health makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this website or the information, content, materials, programs, services, or products included on the website or otherwise provided. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this website including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, equitable, punitive and/or consequential damages.
Reference or links in this website, blog, e-mails, menus, recipes, food instructions, food recommendations, programs, services, or products to any other business or entity’s information, opinions, advice, programs, services, or products do not constitute our endorsement or recommendation. We are not responsible for the contents of any off-site web pages, companies or persons linked or referenced in this site.
By using this website, blog, e-mails, menus, recipes, food instructions, food recommendations, or any of BalanCHIng® Holistic Health’s programs, services, videos or products, you implicitly signify your agreement to all parts of the above disclaimer.
Code of Ethics
Professional values are an important way of living out an ethical commitment. The following are core professional values of the counseling profession:
1. enhancing human development throughout the life span;
2. honoring diversity and embracing a multicultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and
uniqueness of people within their social and cultural contexts;
3. promoting social justice;
4. safeguarding the integrity of the counselor–client relationship; and
5. practicing in a competent and ethical manner.
These professional values provide a conceptual basis for the ethical principles enumerated below. These principles are the foundation for ethical behavior and decision-making. The fundamental principles of professional ethical behavior are
• autonomy, or fostering the right to control the direction of one’s life;
• non-maleficence, or avoiding actions that cause harm;
• beneficence, or working for the good of the individual and society by promoting mental health and well-being;
• justice, or treating individuals equitably and fostering fairness and equality;
• fidelity, or honoring commitments and keeping promises, including fulfilling one’s responsibilities of trust in
professional relationships; and
• veracity, or dealing truthfully with individuals with whom counselors come into professional contact.
I am well-educated, experienced and committed to a professional approach in therapy/counseling and life cycle
coaching. I also adhere to ethical standards according to the professional associations, such as CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association).
Counselling is an interpersonal and therapeutic method of intervention used to help people in problems
of life, increasing the individual’s sense of well-being and reducing discomfort. I employ a range of
techniques based on relationship building, dialogue, cognitive, emotional and behavior change that are
designed to improve the mental health of a client and their relationships. I place high value on all
aspects of need: emotional, relational, physical, mental and spiritual.
Utmost value is placed on confidentiality. It is vital that clients are able to share anything in my
presence, confident that it will not be discussed elsewhere. There are limits of confidentiality—for
example, if the client presents a danger to him/herself or others. This type of situation is always
addressed with great care and sensitivity.
My counselling is based on the fundamental value that each person has intrinsic worth as a human
being, and that every person’s story has meaning. Attending therapy is an act of courage. Therapy can
feel “risky” as a person decides to share things that are seldom (if ever) discussed. A client allows
him/herself to be vulnerable with the counselor in a way that is rarely experienced elsewhere. I am
therefore committed to making this a safe place to discuss the most sensitive issues. I strive to
understand maladaptive thoughts, choices and behaviour without judgment and bring dignity to each
person by empathizing with the underlying issues and context of their life.
People with deep concerns and troubling circumstances often feel as if they are the only ones with this
“problem”, that they are more “messed up” than most people, or that feeling better is only a wishful
thought. Along with empathy, I offer hopeful perspectives, education about the presenting issues,
and support to attempt new strategies. I cannot provide a guarantee of outcome, but I will do my very
best to assist. If I need to find other resources to help a client, I will do that as well.
It is important that each client actively participate in establishing goals in collaboration with the
counselor. I will provide input, ideas, guidance and feedback throughout the process. Together we
will determine the frequency of your sessions, focus of discussion as well as how the discussion is
followed up (ie. with assignments, etc.). I recognize and value you as the primary participant, active
in the process. The therapy I provide is not something done “to” the client, but is a process done
together “with” the client.