Code of Ethics

I ascribe to and practice the Reiki code of ethics as outlined by The Jikiden Reiki Association and by The International Center for Reiki Training in my Reiki practice:

The Jikiden Reiki Association Code of Ethics
1. Members practice and teach Jikiden Reiki in compliance with the objectives of the Jikiden Reiki Institute (Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai) and honor the contract with the Institute each member voluntarily signs at the beginning of each Jikiden Reiki seminar.
2. Members refrain from discrimination against others in their practice and teaching of Jikiden Reiki on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, illness, age, social status, sexual orientation or religion.
3. Members maintain strict confidentiality concerning all information about any student or client. Members also maintain confidential all client and student records and store such records, if any, in a secure location. No client or student information may be released by a member without the consent of the client or student involved with the exception of confidential communication with Jikiden Reiki Institute (Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai.
4. Members ensure that their professional conduct is above reproach and refrain from taking physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial advantage of any client or student.
5. Members commit improving their knowledge of and skill in Jikiden Reiki practice and Jikiden Reiki teaching and follow the Reiki Gokai or Precepts in their daily life.
6. With the common goal of promoting, encouraging and expanding the practice and teaching of Jikiden Reiki, members respect, communicate and cooperate with one another. Recognizing the value and common source of all Reiki, members refrain from disparaging non-Jikiden Reiki practitioners or non-Jikiden Reiki teachers. Members also cooperate with other medical, dental, wellness, health care and therapy professionals and practitioners as appropriate.
7. Members acknowledge and understand that failure to abide by the terms of the Code of Ethics of the JIKIDEN REIKI ASSOCIATION may lead to termination of membership or other action by its Board of Directors.

The International Center for Reiki Training Code of Ethics
1. Confidentiality: No information about the client will be disclosed to any third party without the written consent of the client or the parent or guardian if the client is under 18.
2. Transparency: Include on your website and be willing to explain to prospective clients or students your training background, what takes place in a Reiki session, the subjects covered in your classes, the amount of time spent in sessions and classes and the fee charged.
3. Integrity: Be honest in all your activities and communication.
4. Support: Have a friendly, positive regard toward your clients and students and openly encourage them to heal and to do the best job possible with their Reiki practice and/or teaching program.
5. Respect: Value your clients and students and treat them with respect. Never engage in any illegal or immoral activity with your clients or students. Never touch their genital area or breasts, never ask them to disrobe, and never make sexual comments, jokes or references. Abstain from the use of drugs or alcohol during all professional activities.
6. Honor: Honor all Reiki practitioners and teachers regardless of lineage or organizational affiliation. Refrain from making negative statements about other Reiki practitioners or teachers.
7. Educate: Inform your clients and students about the value of Reiki sessions and that they do not provide a cure and are not a substitute for care by a licensed health care provider.
8. Refer: Acknowledge that Reiki works in conjunction with other forms of medical or psychological care. If a client or student has a medical or psychological condition, suggest, in addition to giving them Reiki treatments, they see a licensed health care provider.
9. Non-Interference: Never diagnose medical or psychological conditions or prescribe medications. Never suggest that a client change or end dosages of substances prescribed by other licensed health care providers or suggest the client change prescribed treatment or interfere with the treatment of a licensed health care provider.
10. Honesty: Never use another person's copyrighted material in your classes without permission and giving credit.
11. Freedom: Encourage your students to use their own inner guidance in determining who to take classes from including the possibility of studying with more than one teacher.
12. Professional Conduct: Always act in such a way so as to create and maintain a professional image for the practice of Reiki and for the ICRT Reiki Membership Association.
13. Development: Be involved in the continuing process of healing yourself on all levels so as to fully express the essence of Reiki in all you do. Be in agreement with and working to fully express the Usui Ideals and the ICRT Center Philosophy.
14. Gratitude: Be grateful for the gift of Reiki and for each client and student who chooses to come to you.