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CODE OF ETHICS

The Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy offers educational programs that teach the art of healing presence and the use of prayer, hands-on energetic healing and anointing with therapeutic essential oils within a healing practice. The programs are based in heart-centered service to others. To this end, students and practitioners abide by the institute’s Code of Ethics:

  • The healing practitioner will not discriminate against others because of race, sex, creed, religious beliefs, illness, social/cultural situation or sexual orientation. The client’s humanness is to be respected at all times. Each person is considered whole and holy.

  • The client is part of a unit such as a family or support network system. This unit is to be considered in understanding the health/healing need of the person. The individual rights are upheld at all times. The explanation given to the client is individualized according to the expressed need, context and personal situation. The explanation about the treatment should be conveyed at the level of the client’s understanding.

  • Client’s choices regarding health care are to be honored. Client interventions are based on the knowledge level of the healing practitioner and on energetic findings from the assessment of the client’s Energy System followed by evaluation.

  • All treatment findings are documented appropriately and in detail specific to the student/practitioner’s background and under the guidelines of Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and clinical aromatherapy practice.

  • Confidentiality of the client is to be respected at all times and data is stored in such a way as to protect the anonymity of the person. This data will not be used beyond the caring for the client unless permission is obtained in writing from the client.

  • Energy healing and/or essential oils are offered only for the benefit of the client and in accord with the principle: do no harm.

  • Conditions where limited ability to make one’s own judgments, such as those very sick, and those with impaired decision-making ability, are approached appropriately.

  • Clients are referred to appropriate health care professionals as needed.

  • The healing practitioner practices Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and Clinical Aromatherapy within the scope of his/her background and training. Practitioners meet all obligations required by that background.

  • The healing practitioner assumes accountability for his/her actions with conscious intent to facilitate health and healing for the client. Good judgment and appropriate touch is to be used at all times with any therapeutic application.

  • The healing practitioner shall use good judgment regarding the application of therapies taught in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and Clinical Aromatherapy programs.

  • The healing practitioner provides a safe, clear boundary environment. Touch is appropriate for client needs and is non-sexual. Clients are clothed except in therapy contexts involving physical or clinical interventions requiring appropriate draping. Healing practitioners shall wear appropriate clothing at all times.

  • The healing practitioner obtains supervision and consultation as needed.

  • The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and Clinical Aromatherapy practitioner:

    • Participates in maintaining high Standards of Practice.

    • Practices under this Code of Ethics.

    • Contributes to the ongoing development of the Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy.

    • Represents the Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy to the public accordingly.

  • Information about the Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy and its programs, the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for healing practitioners is available to the public at large.