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Ethics and Conduct

We are not, as professional readers affiliated or partnered with any as political, social or religious group(s) or organization(s). We are not affiliated with any other websites unless specifically stated on this site. Any link on this website to any other website, does not imply that we agree with the opinion expressed on that website or with the content presented on that website. Nor that we accept responsibility or liability for the conduct of professionals therein.

We do not read for children, juveniles or persons under the age of 18 years of age

As a Professional Psychic Readers, we follow, respect have adopted the following Code of Conduct:

I will:

  • Always act in the best interests of my clients.

  • Act in the interests of my own personal safety and well being including those of my clients.

  • Treat clients, patients and members of the public with respect and courtesy.

  • Take responsibility for my words and actions when working with the public and will act in an appropriate manner.

  • Indemnify myself via suitable insurance. Even though this is not a legal requirement.

  • Always have a third person (guardian or parent) present when reading for a person under the age of 18. (As a rule we do not read for those under the age of 18)

  • Continually seek to improve and develop my psychic knowledge and abilities through, wherever possible, recognised training and certification.
  • Accept that we all have limitations and should therefore be ready to seek advice, help and assistance from those whose experience may be greater than my own.

  • Respect the beliefs, philosophy and creeds of others.

  • Keep any information acquired in the course of my work confidential unless it is required by law or it is contrary to the public interest.

  • To the best of my ability and knowledge, work within the law of Canada and/or the country in which I am employed.

  • Not use Jargon but use language that can easily be understood by my clients and explain anything that they do not understand.

I will not, knowingly or deliberately: Break the Code of Conduct or the specific guidelines that relate to my discipline and religion.

  • Falsify any documentation. This includes, but is not limited to: records, reference forms, membership of organisations, training, awards, certification, and qualifications.

  • Make unsubstantiated claims that are in direct contradiction of the guidelines that relate to my specific discipline and religion.

  • Use unacceptable behaviour towards a client, colleague or any member of the public.

  • Discriminate against anyone on grounds of race, politics, religion, creed, age, sexuality, ability or in any other way that contravenes discrimination laws, the Core Values or the seven Spiritual Principles

  • Humiliate, embarrass undermine, belittle or deliberately cause offence to anyone.

  • Behave in a way that is likely to bring the myself, or my religion into disrepute.
  • As a Professional Psychic Readers, we follow, respect have adopted the following Rules of Ethics:

    1. Confidentiality: I will not reveal what a client tells me without his/her written approval. I will hold all written & verbal communication with a client in confidence, except in the event of a life-threatening situation.


    2.Honesty: 
     I will interpret a reading to the best of my ability and will honestly admit when I cannot interpret something.

    I will always tell the truth, but not impose information on a client that they have clearly indicated that they do not wish to know or explore further in depth.

    3. Nonjudgmental: I will always provide readings with compassion and in a nonjudgmental manner.


    4. Expertise:
     I will not give advice in areas for which I am not qualified. If the client needs a physician, psychologist, lawyer, financial advisor, accountant, or any other professional service for which I am not qualified, I will encourage him or her to seek such service from someone who is qualified in that area, and I will make appropriate referrals wherever possible.


    5. Responsibility: 
    My goal as a Tarot reader is to allow my clients to take responsibility for their own decisions and actions, which guide their lives, and to act according to their own conscience for the greater good of all concerned.


    6. Empowerment:
     I will let my clients know that the future is never etched in stone and thus that they have the power to change their future!

    I will strive to help my clients leave a reading feeling empowered to make practical, life-affirming decisions.

    7. Healing:
     I will allow myself to be a conduit through which Divine Spirit heals my clients’ spirit, mind, body, and environment based upon insights gained from a reading.


    8. Uplifting: 
    I will strive to make each reading a blessing for everyone involved.

    I will be encouraging and try to leave my clients with a sense of renewed strength and hope. Thus, I will try to make each reading, no matter how bad it might initially appear, end on a positive, encouraging note.

    9. Independence:
     I will not let my clients become overly dependent upon my services, nor pressure them for return visits.


    10. Payment:
     I will not accept payment unless my client is satisfied with the reading.

    I reserve the right to refuse to read for any client, but I will return any compensation for such a reading.

    11. Professional conduct:

     Since the future is always mutable, I will never scare a client by predicting the inevitability of a physical death.

    I will not do a reading to see what someone other than my client is doing or feeling.


    I will at all times maintain an ethical and professional relationship with my clients.


    I will not abuse a client's trust and vulnerability for my own personal benefit.

    I will endeavor to study those things that will advance my own professional development and aid me in giving better readings.

    I will not refer clients to another professional reader in anticipation of acquiring kickbacks or other compensation.

    I will treat my professional colleagues with respect
     
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    (c)  James Ricklef; Used with permission

    EMPOWERMENT

    What Is Personal Empowerment?

    Personal empowerment, what does it mean to you? Achieving it is simply developing your abilities to influence events and people around you.

    Taking control of your life or a particular part of your life where you want to make an impact...

    Some individuals may have a sense of it more in a community or global arena. This would be organized empowerment, where they take up arms so to speak to influence a community, a local or national government; maybe address a global issue.

    Personal empowerment is more intimate; not necessarily organized in the previous examples. It could be something in our lives we want to address, perhaps we think of it more as personal growth.

    It might be career driven or even something of a spiritual nature. In the work force you might want to create a new you to feel better about yourself, to reach a new goal. Typically you might embellish your persona and try to play the part.

    Personal empowerment is in knowing you are the person you want to be beyond the façade you’ve created. An example of this might be having a desire to move up into management. Sometimes it is the difference between thinking and knowing something about you.

    For instance you could say to yourself “I think I can manage”; where as if you were empowered you would have the ability to say;

    I know I can manage”.

    Individuals seek empowerment resources for any number of reasons. It could be to seek career advancement; work on a failing relationship; become a better parent; or get out of debt. In medical and psychological cases you might be trying to correct a bad habit; or overcome a learning or medical disability.

    Whatever your need, the result will transition you to the place you need to be to address these issues...

    Personal Empowerment Is A Real Solution

    Unfortunately it might come off as either egocentric or maybe New Age; however it is actually a crucial element to our being. It enables us to stand up for ourselves and others. Through it we can achieve a sense of responsibility and hold ourselves accountable. It is meant to make us better individuals.

    The health profession uses personal empowerment in a number of instances. There is a disability or recovery model used to implement personal empowerment. These models are used for individuals with mental illness or individuals recovering from rape or other traumatic stress.

    We might not think of empowerment as being an essential part of our being but if we consider our actions and the actions of others it would be obvious to us that it is a part of all beings. We empower our children and family members; we empower our employees. It is a natural nurturing thing to do.

    We tell ourselves to eat healthy, exercise, and gain knowledge; but we don’t recognize our actions as personal empowerment.

    It's possible you've been unaware of this till now

    Welcome to the club...