Code of Ethics for Reiki Practitioners
|The Certified Practitioner agrees to
Abide by a vow of confidentiality. Any information that is
discussed within the context of a Reiki session is confidential between the Client and the Practitioner.
Provide a safe and comfortable area for client sessions and work to provide an empowering and supportive environment for clients. Always treat clients with the utmost respect and honor.
Provide a brief oral or written description of what happens
during a session and what to expect before a client's initial
Be respectful of all other's Reiki views and paths.
Educate clients on the value of Reiki and explain that sessions do not guarantee a cure, nor are they a substitute for qualified medical or professional care. Reiki is one part of an integrated healing or wellness program.
Suggest a consultation or referral to qualified licensed
professionals (medical doctor, social worker, licensed
therapist, etc.) when appropriate.
Never diagnose or prescribe. Never suggest that the client change prescribed treatment or interfere with treatment of a licensed health care provider.
Never ask clients to disrobe (unless in the context of a licensed massage therapy session). Be sensitive to the boundary needs of individual clients. Do not touch the genital area or breasts. Practice hands off healing of these areas if treatment is needed.
Be actively working on your own healing so as to embody and fully express the essence of Reiki in everything that you do.
Code of Ethics for Registered Practitioners. International Association of Reiki Professionals. 6 Dec. 2002.