This Code of Professional Conduct describes how we, as Feldenkrais® Practitioners/Teachers, relate to our clientele and students, our peers, and other professional people. We agree to:
- Keep the welfare and needs of the client/student foremost in our minds in our professional practice.
- Create a safe environment:
- do no injury or harm to any individual.
- do not create an unreasonable risk of any individual being harmed.
Protect confidentiality of any conversation between us and the client/student.
Do no physical insult or sexual misuse of any person who may be considered as under our professional influence:
- neither Functional Integration® nor Awareness Through Movement® involves the client/student’s disrobing.
- The practitioner guides the individual’s awareness through hands-on movement, touching the head, neck, shoulder girdle, rib cage, pelvis, legs, arms, hands, and feet, in the context of the professional relationship in the lesson.
- Respect the legal and civil rights of any person.
- Refer clients/students to physicians and other professionals as needed and/or indicated.
Represent ourselves clearly, objectively, and honestly with regard to training and experience:
- inform clients/students as to fees and conditions of work, expected duration, and results.
- describe ourselves as teachers of movement and awareness using the Feldenkrais Method® and clearly state when we are teaching by this Method and when we are not.
- Be honest in all dealings, professional and otherwise.
- Do no fraud or misrepresentation in any business or professional activity.
- Do no practice under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance.
Cooperate fully in the event of any grievance, whether or not we are directly involved:
- reasonably respond to inquiries, furnishing papers and explanations as requested.
- follow the result of a grievance procedure, as agreed.
- Do not interfere with investigation of any grievance proceeding by misrepresenting facts or by threatening or harassing any one involved.
- Establish cooperative professional relationships with other practitioners and other professions.
Adopted October 1997