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Ethical code

A personal ethical code is essential when offering any spiritual or metaphysical services to others, either on a paid or voluntary basis. This code may be consulted as a starting point when outlining your statement of personal ethics if required for your Conscious Courses essay.

The fundamentals of ethics for metaphysical service providers are:

To hold approproiate training, qualifications, abilities or experience in the field that you are offering.

To conform with the law of the land.

Not to exploit or harm people in any way.

To work within your sphere of competence.

Not to discriminate on grounds of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

To advise any people with physical illnesses or possible mental health problems to consult a medical doctor or other health professional, and not to offer work directly for those conditions unless you are fully qualified to do so. However, if appropriate, you may be able to work to help provide emotional and/or spiritual comfort to people who are ill. Various stress reduction and complementary healing techniques might help to stimulate the person's own natural healing abilities alongside conventional medical or psychological care. However, you cannot promise any particular outcome for the work you do.

Not to market yourself as having any abilities that you do not have.

To take care of yourself and not to offer a service when you are unfit to provide it.

When writing any article, coursework or book, to respect the intellectual rights of others and not to copy material and present it as your own unless you have a licence to do so (for example, "private label rights").  Where you make use of copyrighted material it should be with the copyright owner's permission and acknowledgement.

If you would like to see an example of a more comprehensive code of ethics, you can see the ethical code of the Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy and Associated Complementary Therapies at this link.  Many other examples of ethical codes are published on-line at the sites of various organisations.