Code of Ethics

Introduction

The following Principles adopted by the Association of Noetic Field Therapy Practitioners are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable and caring behavior for the practitioner.

The Preamble and General Principles are aspirational goals to guide Noetic Field Therapists toward realization of the highest ideals of human actualization, spirituality and psychology.

Membership in the ANFTP commits members to adhere to the ANFTP Code of Ethics and to the guidelines and procedures used to implement it. In the process of making decisions regarding their professional behavior, practitioners must consider this Code of Ethics.

This Association and its related organizations are not responsible for monitoring or regulating the conduct of its members. However, ANFTP may counsel members who demonstrate difficulty expressing in a way that is consistent with this code of ethics. When remedy is ineffective, membership in this Association will be terminated.

Preamble

The Association of Noetic Field Therapy Practitioners is an educational and professional organization whose members are dedicated to the enhancement, awakening and transformation of consciousness toward the highest ideals of human development. They recognize the need to first demonstrate this in themselves. They recognize that effective ethical principles are not just an arbitrary set of rules for conduct, but in essence reflect inner truths or ways-of-being. Thus, NFT Practitioners aspire to honor and care for themselves first. In their own awakening as Divine Beings they strive to demonstrate the principles, methods and techniques as taught in Noetic Field Therapy in their own lives. They strive to demonstrate and promote self-empowerment. There is divinity in everyone and we embrace a universal, non-inflictive approach in support of the worthiness, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual.

The specification of a code of ethics enables the association to clarify to current and future members, and to those served by members, the nature of the ethical responsibilities held in common by its members. As the code of ethics of the association, this document establishes shared principles and values that guide the ethical conduct of association members. All members of the Association of Noetic Field Therapy Practitioners are required to adhere to the guidelines of this Code of Ethics. This Code is intended to provide a basic behavioral foundation for NFT Practitioners. It has as its primary goal to facilitate the process of Soul-Centered healing and awakening and to promote the well-being and welfare of practitioners and any individuals or groups with whom NFT practitioners work. It is the individual responsibility of each practitioner to aspire to the highest possible standards of conduct.

Practitioners respect and protect human dignity and do not knowingly participate in judgmental or discriminatory practices with any harmful intent. The development of a dynamic set of ethical standards for a practitioner’s work-related conduct requires a personal commitment to a lifelong effort to act with caring and honor; to encourage life affirming, caring ethical behavior by students, supervisees and colleagues as appropriate; and to consult with others, as needed, concerning ethical problems. Each practitioner supplements, but does not violate, the Ethics Code’s values and rules on the basis of guidance drawn from personal values, culture, and experience.

Noetic Field Therapy Practitioners work to develop a valid, reliable and consistent approach to the transformation of human consciousness based on experiential research. The awareness and knowledge learned may then be applied to healing, awakening and transforming the consciousness. In general, this is an educational, mentoring, tutorial or consultative process. This activity may take on psycho-therapeutic qualities when used with other certifications or licensure held by the practitioner. Healing in the practice of NFT is not a medical or psychiatric term. Healing means that the practitioner supports and enhances all forms of self-empowered healing and professional and spiritual healing practices. In this sense, it is a form of complementary healing, based on holistic practices. In the purely legal sense the NFT practitioner makes no diagnosis nor promises as to the outcome of their service. Their goal is to facilitate and support positive health in all the levels and areas of a person’s life and thus improve conditions for both the individual and society. The practitioner provides a reference while the client does the healing.

General Principles

Principle I: Integrity

1. Personal Integrity. Practitioners demonstrate integrity in their own personal and professional lives. Integrity is an adherence to honesty, openness and a dedication to the loving essence at the core of who we are. Integrity is demonstrated in knowing ourselves and to ourselves being true. Practitioners strive to be aware of their own belief systems, values, needs, and limitations and the effect of these on their work. Practitioners stay balanced and continue their own education and unfolding by participating in a spiritual practice and doing trainings, workshops, etc. that are nurturing and supportive on an on-going basis.

2. Demonstrating Integrity. Practitioners are dedicated to providing competent healing service with caring and respect for human dignity. Practitioners deal honestly with clients and colleagues. In these activities practitioners are honest, fair, and respectful of others. In describing or reporting their qualifications, services, products, fees, research, or teaching, they do not make statements that are false, misleading, or deceptive. Practitioners respect the law and respect the rights of patients, of colleagues, and of other health professionals, and safeguard client confidences within the constraints of the law. Practitioners may recommend to their clients other health care professionals where appropriate. Practitioners shall recognize a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to the well-being of their community.

3. Promoting Integrity. Practitioners seek to promote integrity in the science, teaching, and practice of Noetic Field Therapy. To the extent feasible, they clarify for relevant parties the roles they are performing and they function appropriately in accordance with those roles. When practicing NFT, practitioners are clear in their communications with the client, making a clear distinction when they use other healing therapies. They recognize the need for further training and the accompanying credentialing to do counseling, healing or therapy that is beyond the scope of their training in NFT practices. Practitioners avoid improper and potentially harmful dual relationships (such as balancing a spouse, son/daughter or boss).

4. Substance Use. Practitioners understand and agree that the use of any psychotropic or recreational drug is incompatible with the values, principles and practice of Noetic Field Therapy. Practitioners understand that integrity includes maintaining the integrity of their own consciousness and do not dilute or compromise themselves by such drug use. Practitioners agree to refrain from the use of these drugs as a practitioner of Noetic Field Therapy. Practitioners understand and agree that alcohol and tobacco dependency is inconsistent with the values, principles and practice of Noetic Field Therapy. They agree, in order to practice Noetic Field Therapy, to be free from alcohol or tobacco dependency. If a practitioner develops such a dependency while currently practicing Noetic Field Therapy they agree to abstain from practicing until resolving and releasing the dependency.

Principle II: Competence

1. Boundaries of Competence. Practitioners strive to maintain high standards of competence in their work. NFT practitioners who practice only NFT limit their practice to the methods and protocols they have learned in the NFT trainings. Should the practitioner utilize other modalities within the scope of their practice, it is recognized the practitioner will seek or have the proper training, licensure and certification. Practitioners recognize the importance of being and staying in balance and of a devotion to caring. Practitioners will demonstrate a commitment to gain knowledge, personal awareness, sensitivity, and skills pertinent to working with a diverse client population. Noetic Field education prepares practitioners to practice Noetic Field Therapy as it is taught. They maintain knowledge of relevant professional information related to the services they render, and they recognize the need for continuing education.

2. Self-Monitor Effectiveness. Practitioners continually monitor their effectiveness as facilitators of transformation in consciousness and take steps to improve when necessary. Practitioners in private practice may take reasonable steps from time to time to seek out teacher and/or peer supervision to assist in evaluating their efficacy as practitioners of Noetic Field Therapy. The Association supports the practitioner through its programs, classes and supervision, but it is the practitioners responsibility to self-monitor.

3. Ethical Issues Consultation. Practitioners take reasonable steps to consult with their teachers, other practitioners, counselors or related professionals when they have questions regarding their ethical obligations or professional practice.

4. Continuing Education. Practitioners recognize the need for continuing education to maintain a reasonable level of awareness of current information in their fields of activity. They take steps to maintain competence in the skills they use, are open to new procedures, and keep current with their own unfoldment.

5. Qualified for Employment. Practitioners accept employment only for positions for which they are qualified by education, training, supervised experience, state and national professional credentials, and appropriate professional experience.

6. Impairment. Practitioners refrain from offering or accepting professional services when their physical, mental, or emotional problems are likely to harm a client or others. They are alert to the signs of impairment, seek assistance for problems, and, if necessary, limit, suspend, or terminate their professional responsibilities.

Principle III: Concern With Other’s Welfare

1. Primary Responsibility. The primary responsibility of NFT practitioners is to respect the divinity of, and to promote the well-being of their clients. Practitioners work to empower their clients. Practitioners contribute to the well-being and health of those with whom they interact professionally. Practitioners act with caring toward their clients to the very best of their abilities.

2. Positive Growth and Development. Practitioners encourage client empowerment. They support growth, development, well-being, self-esteem, awareness and welfare in the client. Practitioners avoid fostering dependent therapeutic or educational relationships.

Principle IV: Respecting People’s Rights and Dignity

Practitioners honor the fundamental and divine rights, dignity, and worth of all people. They respect the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, self-determination, and autonomy. They respect an individuals’ right to self-healing and self-forgiveness. Practitioners provide their services with awareness of the cultural, individual and role differences, including age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status. Practitioners are aware that the work they do transcends all these apparent differences. They do not knowingly participate in or condone any discriminatory practices.

1. Right to Disclosure. Practitioners will inform clients before therapy begins of the basic principles and procedures of Noetic Field Therapy. Practitioners may inform clients in more detail of the purposes, goals, techniques, procedures, limitations, potential risks, and benefits of services to be performed, and other pertinent information upon the client’s request.

2. Right to Privacy

a. Maintaining Confidentiality. Practitioners respect their clients right to privacy and protect the safety of the session and do not disclosure confidential or personal information to anyone under normal circumstances. They will also insure that any helpers or other persons present also maintain confidentiality to the best of their ability. Practitioners with licensure or credentials in other modalities must adhere to the requirements of their credentials.

b. Exceptions. The right to privacy may be waived by the client or his or her legally recognized representative under necessary circumstances. The general requirement that practitioners keep information confidential does not apply when disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed. Practitioners must consult with their teachers, other professionals or their own legal representative when in doubt as to the validity of an exception.

c. Minor or Incompetent Clients. When working with clients who are minors or individuals who are unable to give voluntary, informed consent, parents or guardians may be asked to sign release forms and give consent.

3. Records

a. Requirement of Records. Practitioners will maintain records to facilitate their work and to protect themselves in the event of legalities, at the least, appropriate, signed release forms. If the practitioner is also a licensed professional in another field then they will keep the records necessary for rendering professional services to their clients as required by laws, regulations, or agency or institution procedures. Practitioners shall maintain the confidentiality of any records.

b. Permission to Record or Observe. Practitioners will obtain permission from clients prior to electronically recording or observing sessions.

4. Research and Training

a. Data Disguise May Be Required. Use of data derived from NFT sessions or trainings for purposes of training, research, or publication is confined to content that is disguised to ensure the anonymity of the individuals involved unless express permission has been given in writing by the individual(s). Identification of a client in a presentation or publication is permissible only when the client has reviewed the material and has agreed to its presentation or publication. (see also V, #2 Research and Publication)

Principle V: Social Responsibility

NFT Practitioners are aware of their professional and personal responsibilities to the community and the society in which they work and live. They apply and make public their knowledge of NFT in order to contribute to human welfare and advancement Practitioners are concerned about and work to mitigate the causes of human suffering. Practitioners try to avoid misuse of their work. Practitioners comply with the law. They are encouraged to contribute a portion of their professional time for little or no personal advantage.

1. Teaching, Training, and Supervision

a. Educators as Teachers and Practitioners. Practitioners who are responsible for developing, implementing, and supervising educational programs are skilled as teachers and practitioners. They are also knowledgeable regarding the ethical aspects of their profession. Practitioners who conduct NFT education and training programs are trained and certified and do so in an ethical manner and must serve as role models for professional behavior. Present authorization for training and educating comes from the President of the Quimby Amenti Foundation.

b. Sexual Relationships. Practitioner educators do not engage in sexual relationships with students, clients or supervisees and do not subject them to sexual harassment. (see also VI, #4, Sexual Intimacies With Clients)

2. Research and Publication

a. Research. Any research done will follow the ethical guidelines for the American Psychological Association. (see also IV, #4 Research and Training)

b. Recognition of Others. When conducting and reporting research, practitioners are familiar with and give recognition to previous work on the topic, observe copyright laws, and give full credit to those to whom credit is due.

c. Contributors. Practitioners give credit through joint authorship, acknowledgment, footnote statements, or other appropriate means to those who have contributed significantly to research or concept development in accordance with such contributions. The principal contributor is listed first and minor technical or professional contributions are acknowledged in notes or introductory statements. For an article that is substantially based on a student’s thesis, the student is listed as the principal author.

Principle VI: Professional Responsibility

NFT Practitioners uphold professional standards of conduct, clarify their professional roles and obligations and accept appropriate responsibility for their behavior. Practitioners consult with, refer to, or cooperate with other professionals and institutions to the extent needed to serve the best interests of their clients. Practitioners are aware that their personal moral standards and conduct may reflect into their professional life. Therefore they take care, as best they can, that their personal conduct does not compromise their professional responsibilities or reduce the public’s trust in Noetic Field Therapy. When appropriate, practitioners may consult with colleagues in order to prevent or avoid unethical conduct.

1. Advertising and Soliciting Clients

a. Accurate Advertising. Practitioners shall advertise or represent their services to the public by identifying their credentials in an accurate manner that is not false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent. Practitioners receive a certificate of completion at the end of the NFT Practitioner program (not a certification). An NFT practitioner must be in good standing with this Association to advertise themselves as members. Members must abide by local or national standards when advertising any counseling or therapeutic service. (see below #2 Credentials)

b. Statements by Others. Practitioners make reasonable efforts to ensure that statements made by others about them or their profession are accurate.

c. Products and Training Advertisements. Practitioners who wish to train or educate others about Noetic Field Therapy must have the training, education and certification to do so. (see V 1a) Practitioners who have completed the NFT Practitioners program may do public introductions and demonstrations of NFT. Resource materials are available. All products which bear the name or inference to Noetic Field Therapy must be certified by the Quimby Amenti Foundation. Any advertising must be accurate and disclose adequate information for consumers to make informed choices.

2. Credentials

a. Credentials Claimed. An NFT credential only claims education for the method of Noetic Field Therapy. Practitioners may claim or imply only professional credentials possessed and are responsible for correcting any known misrepresentations of their credentials by others. Practitioners who have completed the Noetic Field Therapy Practitioners 120 hour program may announce themselves as Noetic Field Therapy Practitioners or any title consistent with their own training, licensing or credentialing. Practitioners follow the guidelines for use of credentials that have been established by the entities that issue the credentials.

b. ANFTP Professional Membership. ANFTP professional members may announce to the public their membership status.

3. Dual Relationships. It is highly recommended that Practitioners avoid dual relationships when the relationships are close family members, sexual or spousal partners, and other close or significant relationships. The components of intimacy in primary relationships subtly affect the integrity of the work. It is virtually impossible to remain objective and agenda-free when working with family or primary relationships. Practitioners are advised to use their best judgment as to whom they may balance. They may seek clarification from teachers or other practitioners as necessary.

4. Sexual Intimacies With Clients

a. Current Clients. Practitioners do not engage in any type of sexual intimacies with clients. Working with clients whom they have had past relationships with should be avoided. It is the responsibility of the practitioner to self monitor in these areas of their professional conduct. This Association and any related organizations do not monitor professional conduct and are not responsible for how a practitioner may conduct themselves personally or professionally.

b. Former Clients. Practitioners do not engage in sexual intimacies with former clients for a reasonable period of time after terminating the therapeutic relationship.

5. Fees and Bartering

a. Financial arrangements Practitioners will clearly explain to clients, prior to entering the therapeutic relationship, all financial arrangements related to professional services including the use of collection agencies or legal measures for nonpayment. It is suggested that Practitioners refrain from accepting goods or services (barter) from clients in return for services because such arrangements may create inherent potential for conflicts in the professional relationship.

b. Pro Bono Service. Practitioners may contribute to society by devoting a portion of their professional activity to services for which there is little or no financial return (pro bono).