Code of Ethics
Together with the Standards of Practice, this document provides a framework within which a Sound Healing Academy (SHA) student or practitioner (member) agrees to work, in order to protect the interests and safety of the public.
In addition, the Code of Ethics is intended to protect the interests of SHA members in their practice.
1. Members' Obligations to their Clients
1.1 Members shall at all times act in accordance with the SHA Standards of Practice.
1.2 Members agree to conduct themselves in an honourable and courteous manner and with due diligence in their relations with their clients and the public.
1.3 Members shall work in a co-operative and respectful manner with all other healthcare professionals, recognising the particular contribution each makes to the well-being of the client.
1.4 Members shall provide equality of treatment to their clients, irrespective of ethnicity, culture, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation or religious and spiritual beliefs.
2. Professional behaviour
2.1 SHA expects all members to conduct themselves in a professional way, and to be aware of their responsibilities as described in the SHA Standards of Practice.
2.2 Members must not claim to 'cure', nor guarantee recovery, however, the possible therapeutic benefits of sound healing may be described.
2.3 Members have an implicit duty within the law to keep all information (and views formed) about clients entirely confidential between the member and the client concerned, unless otherwise agreed in writing with informed consent.
3. Professional behaviour between sound healer and client
3.1 Intimate personal relations between a member and their client, or sexual or threatening behaviour, may render a member liable to prosecution under Criminal Law. Even if there is no prosecution, such behaviour is unethical and will be treated as serious professional misconduct by SHA and the relevant disciplinary action taken.
3.2 If a member is subject to the unwanted attention of a client it must be reported at the earliest opportunity to SHA HQ. All allegations of misconduct involving a member will be examined most carefully. Members should note that, within the sound healing relationship, it is the responsibility of the member to ensure clarity of relationship and maintain professional boundaries.
3.3 Action taken by a member, to persuade the client of another practitioner/ therapist or clinic, to patronise him or her (the member), is considered unethical and contravenes the SHA Code of Ethics. In consequence, it is advisable that members should apply a clear and proper procedure when exchanging or referring clients or dealing with the clients of another practitioner/therapist or clinic.