Integrity

Consent is Freely Given, Knowledgeable and Informed Agreement #FGKIA

Consent Awareness Network

What is Integrity In Spiritual Teaching?

As a spiritual teacher, coach or guide, I commit to:

  1. Empowering you.
  2. Living what I teach.
  3. Upholding the standards of mutual respect, compassion and safety. 
  4. Being honest about my scope and referring when appropriate.
  5. Remaining open to questions, to being wrong, and to my own growth.

As a client, you commit to:

  1. Showing up for yourself.
  2. Ensuring you are clear on the basis of our work together.
  3. Upholding the standards of mutual respect, compassion and safety. 
  4. Being honest about what support you need.
  5. Never being afraid to question, challenge or raise concerns.

THE ASI

As a member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity, I support their honour code, which you can read in full here.

It is important that every spiritual teacher has a similar ethical basis, and is answerable to a body such as the ASI.

 Every spiritual coaching course should contain a module on appropriate behaviours, or require completion of an externally hosted module. 

My own training came as part of a number of energy and bodywork modalities, as well as through my post-grads in teaching and psychology. 

#FGKIA CONSENT

What Is Consent?

As defined by the Consent Awareness Network, consent is a special type of agreement, made by someone with capacity. 

They use the hashtag FGKIA:

  • Freely Given: that you consent without coercion, pressure or bullying
  • Knowledgeable: that you know what it is that you are agreeing to
  • Informed: that you have been given the facts, not lies or misrepresentation
  • Agreement: that you say “yes” on this basis
This applies to any situation, including accepting spiritual guidance, having a reading of any kind, joining a coaching programme, and more. Whilst this does not stand in law, it forms a moral basis for offering these services.

Support

Do you have concerns about a group you are in, a teacher you are working with, or past events? You are welcome to get in touch. I’m not a licensed therapist, but I can listen, and validate your experience without judgement. I will also point you to resources and community for further support.