Code of Ethics and Conduct

 

All members are required:

1. To abide by the Constitution and adhere to the Code of Ethics and Conduct, at all times acting in alignment with the Core Values of the Foundation and in furtherance of the Aims and Objectives;

2. To conduct themselves in an honourable manner in their relations with the public and other members of the Foundation; 

 

All Full members are required:

1. To treat clients and all beings they work with, with respect and compassion, not to judge and not to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, religion, political persuasion, age or disability;

2. To take responsibility for the relationship they have with their clients and not to abuse their clients’ trust in any way whatsoever;

3. Not to practice Sacred Plant Medicine unless physically and psychologically fit to do so;

4. To ensure that all their work is done for the Highest Good of all and according to the free will of all. Both clients and spirits must give consent;

5. To uphold the tenet ‘and it harm none’.

6. To keep confidential any information received from a client unless there is a genuine need for this information to be discussed, such as when asking advice of another practitioner or when information needs to be shared for reasons of safety. Where there is a need for discussion, this shall be done with discretion and compassion;

7. To maintain firm personal boundaries, taking responsibility for what is theirs and handing back what belongs to another;

8. To recognise their own limitations (including any conflict of interest) and seek help from those with greater skills & experience where required;

9. To seek to improve their knowledge and abilities, being willing to look regularly at their beliefs and to let go of attachments;

10. Not to misrepresent their skills, knowledge, power or experience;

11. Not to use titles or descriptions of themselves or their treatment that may mislead the public;

 

In addition, a practitioner member (healing practitioner) is required:

1. Not to make claims of being able to cure any life-threatening or serious disease;

2. To ascertain, whenever necessary, that patients have sought medical advice and where appropriate, advise that they do so. To only give medical advice if qualified to do so.

3. To do their best (with consent) to find a suitable practitioner for a client if for any reason they cannot work, or continue to work, with that client;

4. To seek the presence of a parent or supervising adult during any treatment of a child under the age of 16.