The International School of Reiki Charter
- No false promises. We will never tell you that Reiki will cure you of a certain disease, or even that it will make you feel better. In fact, real healing means facing your pain, which hurts.
- No requirements of belief. Reiki is not a belief-based spiritual practice, which means that it is open to those of all religions and none. You don’t need to believe in spiritual energy in order to benefit from Reiki.
- Standards of practice. All practitioners and teachers uphold the International School of Reiki code of ethics. Feedback is collected from their clients and students to ensure that the ethical principles are upheld.
The International School of Reiki Code of Ethics
- Respect client choices.
- For example, if you are a vegetarian and prefer to avoid Western medicine, respect the choice of your client to eat meat and to follow the treatment plan given to them by a medical doctor.
- Acknowledge the limitations of your ability to help the client and refer them to other healthcare providers, such as medical doctors or other therapists, when you believe this would be in their best interests.
- Understand that clients may choose to seek Reiki healing from more than one practitioner, and that students may choose to learn Reiki with more than one teacher.
- Provide a safe space.
- Engaging in a sexual or romantic relationships risks taking advantage of the therapist-client or teacher-student relationship and causing further emotional harm.
- Directly touching the genitals during a treatment risks invading a client’s sacred personal space, and is not necessary given that Reiki can be applied without directly touching the body.
- Personal information that a client shares with you must be treated as confidential.
- Be honest and transparent.
- Although Reiki is a spiritual practice, do your best to explain clearly what happens during a Reiki session, and any fee that will be charged.
- If a client has come to you for Reiki and you believe they would benefit from an additional therapy that you offer, such as crystal healing or an alternative form of energy healing, ask for the client’s permission before adding this to their treatment session.