Tarot and Reiki Codes of Ethics
In addition to having written my own code of ethics, which has been approved by the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA), I follow the American Tarot Association Code of Ethics, the TCBA Client Bill of Rights (reproduced below), the Shibumi International Reiki Association Code of Ethics and the Shibumi Codes of Practice.
My Code of Ethics
My Statement to You Based on my Ethics
Many people believe that the Tarot can provide insight into their personal growth and suggest guidance with life’s decisions. This reading is not meant to take the place of professional medical, legal or financial advice. You are the only one qualified to make the decisions about your life, and you are the only one who can pursue your life’s goals. I hope that you will always be an active and informed participant in your life.
As a member of the American Tarot Association, I also subscribe to the ATA Code of Ethics.
The ATA Code of Ethics
I will serve the best interests of my clients, conducting my professional activities without causing or intending to cause harm.
I will treat all my clients with equal respect, regardless of their origin, race, religion, gender, age, or sexual preference.
I will represent honestly my Tarot qualifications, including educational credentials, levels of certification and experience.
I will keep confidential the names of clients and all information shared or discussed during readings, unless otherwise requested by the client or required by a court of law.
I will recommend clients consult a licensed professional for advice of a legal, financial, medical, or psychological nature that I am not qualified to provide. If trained in one of these areas, I will clearly differentiate between the tarot reading and any professional advice additionally provided.
I will respect my clients' right to refuse or terminate their reading at any time, regardless of prior consent.
I recognize that all ATA members have the same rights and obligations, and I will always respect and honor my co-members.
This full text, and more information about Professional Tarot Ethics, can be found at the American Tarot Association.
I have been certified by the Tarot Certification Board of America, and I subscribe to the TCBA Bill of Rights.
The TCBA Client Bill of Rights
You always have the right to exercise your own free will and to make your own choices.
You alone have the right to decide if and when you want a tarot reading.
You have the right to a useful and supportive tarot reading experience.
You are entitled to the full attention of your reader.
You are entitled to ask questions during the reading to gain further clarification.
You are entitled to full and complete answers to the questions covered in your reading.
Your tarot reading is private and confidential.
Your reading is a complete service in itself.
You are not required to purchase anything else.
Tarot readers are not qualified to give medical advice unless they are physicians.
Tarot readers are not qualified to give financial advice unless they are qualified financial advisors.
Tarot readers are not qualified to give legal advice unless they are attorneys.
Tarot readers are not qualified to predict the future.
Tarot readers are not qualified to make your decisions for you.
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