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code of ethics

The Reiki School recognises the importance of encouraging and maintaining the ethical standards of its practitioners. This is for the protection of both clients, practitioners and teaching Reiki Masters. As a result the following Code of Ethics and Practice applies to all graduates of the Reiki School.

All practitioners are expected to approach their work with the specific aim of alleviating suffering and promoting the well-being of their clients. Practitioners should therefore, endeavour to use their abilities and skills to their clients' best advantage, without prejudice and with due recognition of the value and dignity of every human being.

  • Practitioners engaged in the practice of Reiki and allied disciplines shall at all times conduct their professional lives with the propriety and dignity becoming a servant of the public, and pledge that they will not, under any circumstances, infringe the code of conduct that will adversely reflect upon themselves, The Reiki School or their fellow practitioners.
  • Practitioners shall neither offer any promise of cures for specific conditions, nor engage in any activity likely to bring the Reiki profession into disrepute.
  • Practitioners are required to disclose their qualifications when requested and not claim, or imply, qualifications they do not have. Physical evidence of such qualifications should be made available for inspection by any legitimate enquirer.
  • Practitioners are required to disclose their terms, conditions and where appropriate methods of practice at the outset of therapy.
  • Practitioners are required to preserve confidentiality and to disclose, if requested, the limits of confidentiality and circumstances under which it might be broken to third parties. It should be borne in mind that practitioners have a responsibility to the community at large, as well as to individual clients.
  • Practitioners are required to maintain appropriate boundaries with their clients and to take care not to exploit their clients, current or past, in any way, financially, sexually or emotionally.
  • Practitioners are required to safeguard the welfare and anonymity of clients when any form of publication of clinical material is being considered and to obtain their consent whenever possible.
  • A practitioner who is convicted in a court of law of any notifiable criminal offence, or who is the subject of any successful civil action by a client, shall immediately report the facts in writing to the Principals of The Reiki School. In any such instance, the individual concerned shall consider him or herself suspended from The Reiki School Practitioner List and the graduate body of The Reiki School, pending decision concerning such membership by the principals of The School.
  • A complaints procedure exists, to receive any complaint against a practitioner, to consider the therapist's response and to arrive at a decision based on all the presented facts.
  • Practitioners are required to ensure that their professional work is adequately covered by appropriate indemnity insurance. Practitioners are required as a condition of inclusion onto the Reiki School Practitioner List to be accepted for cover by the policy maintained by The Reiki School or an approved equivalent alternative policy.
  • Any practitioner breaking this Code of Ethics and Practice shall at the discretion of The Reiki School, be liable to exclusion from The Reiki School Practitioner List, the graduate body of The Reiki School, or other sanctions as determined by the Principals.

 

Copyright P. Parkes June 1996

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