IARP Code of Ethics
Registered Professional Members
The Registered Reiki Practitioner (RP)/ Registered Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher (RMT) 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 practitioner.
- Provide a safe and comfortable area for sessions or classes and work to provide an empowering and supportive environment for clients and students.
- Always treat clients and students with the utmost respect and honor.
- Have a pure and clear intention to offer your services for the highest healing good of the client and highest potential of the student.
- Provide a brief oral or written description of what happens during a session and what to expect before a client’s initial session. Provide a clear written description of subjects to be taught during each level of Reiki prior to class and list what the student will be able to do after taking the class.
- Be respectful of all others’ Reiki views and paths.
- Educate clients/students on the value of Reiki and explain that the sessions do not guarantee a cure, nor are they a substitute for qualified medical or professional care. Reiki is one part of an integrative healing or wellness program.
- Suggest a consultation or referral for clients to qualifies licensed professionals (medical doctor, licensed therapist, etc.) when appropriate.
- Never diagnose or prescribe. Never suggest that the client student change prescribed treatment or interfere with the treatment of a licensed health care provider.
- Be sensitive to the boundary needs of individual clients and students.
- Never ask clients to disrobe (unless in the context of a licensed massage therapy session at the client’s option.) Do not touch the genital area or breasts. Practice hands-off healing of these areas if treatment is needed.
- Be working to create harmony and friendly cooperation between Reiki Practitioners/Master Teachers in the community and represent the IARP in a most professional manner.
- Act as a beacon in your community by doing the best job possible.
- Work to empower your students to heal themselves and to encourage and assist them in the development of their work with Reiki or the Reiki practices.
- Be actively working on your own healing so as to embody and fully express the essence of Reiki in everything that you do.