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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. If you wish, you may simply say as part of your essay, "I accept the code of ethics published on the Conscious Courses website."

The fundamentals of ethics for metaphysical service providers are:

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

To conform with the law of the land and any local regulations that apply in your area.

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, pain 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 and you must never offer or claim a "cure" for any condition.

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.

To respect the code of ethics of any professional organisation you belong to, and if you have more than one code of ethics, to adhere to the highest principles within each co de.

This page last updated January 2018.