RASA
Reiki Association South Africa
Our Purpose is to Promote & Enhance Healing
Through the Power of Reiki Energy

Code of Ethics and Conduct – Rules and Responsibility

The purpose of this code is to define ethical standards, rules and responsibility in regard to Reiki and Crystal Healing under which Practitioners, Master Practitioners and Master Teachers enter into membership shall agree to be bound to while in membership.

Legal

  • To Act in accordance with applicable laws and regulations for the country in which the act of healing is conducted
  • In South Africa: To act in accordance South African Protection of Personal Information Act
  • To comply with local municipal bylaws and prevailing industry occupational health and safety regulations where the act of healing is conducted.

All Levels of Practitioners’ and/or Teachers’ Responsibility

All levels of Practitioners/Teachers must provide a private, clinically and hygienically appropriate dedicated and compliant space for healing sessions and/or Training All levels of Practitioners/Teachers are required by law to maintain adequate records of all patients/students, and all information shall remain strictly confidential and properly safeguarded. No RASA member may diagnose or offer a cure, and under no circumstance may there be any inference or suggestion or that the patient discontinue with any allopathic medication or treatment regime by a medical professional No RASA member may use titles or descriptions that are suggestive of medical qualifications, unless (s)he possesses such qualifications and is registered with the appropriate professional body of the country in which (s)he trained and in which (s)he intends to practice.

Legal

All RASA members commit to:
Maintaining high standards of professional conduct appropriate to membership and to observe the highest degree of integrity and responsibility in Natural Energy Healing including but not limited to Reiki and/or Crystal Healing, where the interests and welfare of the patient/student are paramount. To maintaining by means of continuous professional development a level of competence with the highest standards of membership.

To do nothing to entice patients/ students away from other professional colleagues, allowing that patients/students have the right to choose and change practitioners/teachers if and as they so wish. To refrain from all acts or criticisms which might conceivably bring a professional colleague or association or the energy healing industry generally and reiki and crystal healing specifically into disrepute; including to ‘hijacking’ social media pages, groups, posts and industry forums managed/owned by RASA or RASA members and de facto industry forums with explicit or implied inflammatory remarks and/or unsolicited commentary RASA Master Practitioners RASAMP’s do not automatically qualify as Master Teachers RASAMT’s. Should a Master Practitioner teach Reiki without RASA Registration and RASAMT compliance/approval as a RASAMT they will be automatically deregistered.

Rules

Advertising

Practitioners/teachers shall be free to advertise their services and practices as they see fit subject to such advertisements being legal, honest and truthful in accordance with RASA requirements, the South African code of Advertising Practice or appropriate code of whichever country they are practicing in. Advertising must not be of a character that could reasonably be regarded as likely to bring the profession into disrepute, nor being such as to abuse the trust of existing or potential patients/students or exploit their lack of knowledge. Practitioner/Teachers should only advertise treatments/courses that they are qualified and registered to do.

Discipline

The Executive Council may, on investigation, de-register any member found guilty of contravening the spirit or letter of the Code of Practice and Ethics or on the grounds of any other act that the Executive Council may consider to adversely reflect on the good name and reputation of Crystal Healers International and/or The Reiki Association of Southern Africa. In addition any member found guilty by a Court of Law of criminal activities which conflict with his/her professional status will automatically be de-registered.

  • Any addiction to drugs and other intoxicating substances will result in an immediate suspension of membership whilst investigations are carried out.
  • It is essential that practitioners/teachers are sensitive to the dangers of sexual harassment and make every effort to avoid potentially difficult situations.
  • Acts of indecent assault are criminal and need not only be physical - it is sufficient that the patient feels threatened.
  • Practitioners/teachers may not or discriminate against any client irrespective of age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation

The Executive Committee

The decision of the Executive Committee will be final. Any appeal for the disciplinary matter to be reconsidered or set aside must be made in writing to the NPO contact person The Executive Committee may amend or introduce additional provisions into this code when and if it is thought to be appropriate. The Executive Committee may open an account with any financial institution, which is to be operated on a credit basis only.


Note:

The primary aim of the NPO Act is to create an enabling environment for NPOs, setting and maintaining adequate standards of governance and accountability by providing a voluntary registration facility for non-profit organisations.


Reiki Association of Southern Africa (RASA) and Crystal Healing International (CHI - A chapter of RASA)

NPO No: 180-214 - Non-Profit Organisations Act, 1997 (Act No. 71 of 1997)