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Ann Pianetta Website Disclaimer

Welcome to the website of Ann Pianetta, a complementary and alternative healing arts practitioner who offers her services as a Registered Breathing Educator and Certified Medical Hypnotherapist to individuals and groups. This Disclaimer contains important information to share with you and for you to understand. Please be advised of the following:

The information contained on this website including ideas, suggestions, techniques, methods, articles, resources, programs, and other materials, is educational in nature and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological advice.

Transmission of the information presented on this website is not intended to create and receipt does not constitute a client-educator or client-practitioner relationship between Ann Pianetta and the visitor and should not be relied upon as health, medical, psychological, or other professional advice of any kind or nature.   

You understand by viewing this website you will be introduced to information about an alternative non-medical/non-psychological approach for creating healthy breathing habits identified as the Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT).  BBT is solely intended as an educational self-help tool for people with disordered breathing patterns in order for them to learn how to use a normal breathing pattern. BBT focuses on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing, with breath-holding and progressive breathlessness resilience exercises. It is believed that in using BBT, it’s possible to normalize the breathing pattern to increase wellness. The aim of BBT is to give people a self-help option for managing their condition so that they feel healthier and experience fewer symptoms. 

Although BBT appears to have promising health benefits, and there has been research conducted outside of the United States indicating BBT can be effective, it has yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities. Therefore, BBT is considered experimental and the extent of BBT’s effectiveness, as well as its risks and benefits, are not fully known.  Medical Hypnotherapy and BTT are self-regulated and the State of California does not license practitioners of medical hypnotherapy or BTT and considers them to be alternative or complementary to the healing arts that are licensed by the State of California. 

While Ann Pianetta is a Registered Breathing Educator in the Buteyko Breathing Technique and a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, she is not a physician, psychologist, psychotherapist, or other licensed healing arts practitioner and her services are not licensed by the State of California.  Under Sections 2053.5 and 2053.6 of California’s Business and Professions Code, Ann Pianetta, as an individual offer her services, subject to the requirements and restrictions that are described fully therein. 

Any information presented on this website regarding BBT is not intended to represent that BBT is used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any medical problem or psychological disorder nor is BBT intended as a substitute for seeking professional health care advice and services. Ann Pianetta, strongly advises that you seek professional advice as appropriate before making any health decision.

Any information, stories, examples, or testimonials presented on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using any material contained herein for any particular purpose or issue.  While all materials and links and 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. Ann Pianetta accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of the information contained on this website. 

By viewing this website you agree to forever, fully release, indemnify, and hold harmless, Ann Pianetta, her employees, representatives, agents, independent contractors, consultants, volunteers, and others associated with Ann Pianetta, from any claim or liability and for any damage or injury of whatsoever kind or nature which you may incur arising at any time out of or in relation to your use of the information presented on this website. If any court of law rules that any part of the Disclaimer is invalid, the Disclaimer stands as if those parts were struck out.


This website contains copyrighted material (all rights reserved).  Any unauthorized use of copyrighted material on this website is prohibited by federal law.  No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, without permission in writing from Ann Pianetta.  No part of this Disclaimer may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, without permission in writing from Midge Murphy (  

By continuing to explore this website, you represent you have read, understand and agree to all of the above.


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