The R.H.A.’s Code of Ethics for
Reiki Practitioners & Reiki Master Teachers
As a Member of the Reiki Healing Association (RHA); All Registered Reiki Practitioner (RP) and Registered Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher (RMT) agree to abide by the following Code of Ethics:
Code of Ethics
(1) The health and well being of the client / student is the prime consideration of the RHA Member.
(2) RHA Members shall not refuse a client on the basis of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, or political belief. However, notwithstanding this clause, members reserve the right to refuse a client for reasons of personal safety and/or other reasons, which do not contravene the aforementioned item.
(3) RHA Members will adhere to a vow of confidentiality. Any information that is discussed within the context of a Reiki session is confidential between the client and practitioner. Likewise any information discussed during a reiki training workshop is also confidential between the Reiki Master/Teacher and the Reiki student.
(4) RHA Members should retain accurate and up-to-date records of their meetings and sessions with the client. These records should be maintained in a secure location and must be considered confidential. No information contained within the records should be released without the written consent of the client.
(5) RHA Members shall dress in a professional manner conducive to the holistic service being provided and be neat and clean in his/her own personal hygiene.
(6) RHA Members will provide a safe and comfortable area for sessions or classes and work to provide an empowering and supportive environment for clients and students.
(7) RHA Members shall ensure that their professional conduct is beyond reproach. They shall not take physical, sexual, psychological or financial advantage of the client. They must not interfere in the client’s personal affairs.
(8) RHA Members will always treat their clients and students with the utmost respect and honor. The client/student is entitled to truth, confidentiality, and the respect of their human dignity. The client/student also has the right to accept or refuse any form of treatment or training procedure or exercise.
(9) RHA Members shall not practice or teach Reiki if they are in any condition, which compromises the quality of their services, such as inebriation, or if their mental faculties are lessened for any reason whatsoever and they shall never offer liquor to their clients.
(10) RHA Members should maintain a pure and clear intention to offer their services for the highest healing good of the client and highest potential of the student.
(11) RHA Members should provide a brief oral or written description of what happens during a session and what to expect before a client’s initial session. RHA Members should also 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.
(12) RHA Members should be respectful of all others’ Reiki views and paths.
(13) RHA Members should educate clients/students on the value of Reiki and explain that 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.
(14) RHA Members must recognize their limits of competence and must not undertake issues for which they have no training. RHA Members will not claim that Reiki can cure, nor will they diagnose any medical problems or prescribe, nor will they ever advise a client to stop taking medications, unless qualified to do so. When it is in the client’s interests, RHA Members should refer the client on to another practitioner or organization that has the training appropriate to the client’s needs like a qualified licensed professionals (medical doctor, licensed therapist, etc..).
(15) RHA Members should Never diagnose or prescribe. Never suggest that the client/student change prescribed treatment or interfere with the treatment of a licensed health care provider.
(16) RHA Members should be sensitive to the boundary needs of individual clients and students.
(17) RHA Members should Never ask a client to disrobe and will not allow such action to take place, nor will the RHA Member touch the genital area or anal area or the breasts or areola of their client, nor will the client be allowed to touch the practitioner in such a manner. The RHA Member will practice hands-off healing of these areas if treatment is needed.
(18) When the client has given permission for “hands on” therapy, the RHA Member shall use light hand pressure when placing hands on the client’s body. There will never be a need to rub or manipulate of any body part. If the client has not given permission for “hands on” therapy, the member will complete the entire Reiki session with hands above the body at all times.
(19) RHA Members shall not refuse or withdraw services without justifiable cause. Such reasons include but are not limited to conflict of interest between the member and the client that jeopardizes the professional relationship or illegal or unjust or fraudulent actions taken or proposed by the client.
(20) RHA Members should continually make an effort to improve their knowledge and professional skills. They should also encourage the public to become educated and informed about the practice and teaching of Reiki and about the development of a health-enhancing lifestyle in general.
(21) RHA Teaching members should not encourage the practice of Reiki by persons who are not competent or who have insufficient training or certification. They should not grant certificates of attendance or competence to anyone whose skills and/or ethical conduct they have a valid reason to doubt. Teaching members should report any such cases to the RHA.
(22) RHA Members are responsible for reporting any member of the RHA who does not respect this code of ethics. This requirement aims to ensure the protection of the public interest and also to protect the good name and professional reputation of the RHA.
(23) RHA Members should Act as a shining light for Reiki in your community by providing excellent professional service; working to empower their students to heal themselves and to encourage and assist them in the development of their work with Reiki or their Reiki practices.
(24) RHA Members should actively working on your own healing so as to embody and fully express the essence of Reiki in everything that you do. Reiki Healing Association Registered Reiki Practitioners and Teachers strive to provide the highest quality Reiki experience and abide by the Reiki Healing Association Code of Ethics.
(25) Members agree that failure to abide by the terms, conditions, and stipulations of this code of ethics will leave them subject to action, whether legal or other, by the RHA. Action may include but is not limited to: temporary or permanent suspension of membership, public notification of a member’s transgression, and/or suspension of RHA membership, legal action. In addition, RHA Members understand that breaching any or all of code numbers 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 will result in immediate termination of their membership .
(26) RHA Members acknowledge that a code of ethics cannot cover every case of what is ethical and what is not. Therefore, it is understood that RHA members must behave in accordance with the ethical standards of the province and country in which they reside.
(27) It is understood that the Reiki Healing Association is hereby saved harmless from liability of any kind whatsoever for the actions or lack thereof of its Registered Practitioners and/or Registered Teachers in fulfillment of their reiki healing association membership.