Brennan Principles of Practice

These Principles of Practice are intended to aid the healing work of the Brennan Healing Science Practitioner (BHSP) and to assist the public in selecting a healer with whom to create a rewarding healing relationship.

Graduates of the four-year Bachelor of Science Degree or Professional Studies Diploma Programs at BHSP complete an intensive study and practice of personal transformation. Studies include energy awareness, high sense perception, hands-on healing, professional training, creative arts, and integrative care. Teachings incorporate the connections between mind, body and emotions.

The Practitioner’s primary objective is to support each client in his or her unique healing journey with competence, integrity, and compassion. The Practitioner’s commitment is to create a safe, empathic, and life-affirming container to facilitate the client’s healing and transformational process. In the broader context of community and world service, the Practitioner applies his or her knowledge and training in support of the evolution of the human spirit.

In any given client session, the Practitioner may employ varied techniques and incorporate elements of multiple modalities depending on the unique circumstances and needs of each client, and on the qualifications and skills of the Practitioner. No set of rules can fully anticipate or regulate the variety of situations that the Practitioner may face. The following Principles of Practice instead address important aspects of the Practitioner’s intentionality and consciousness that the Practitioner honestly monitors and clarifies during the client relationship, both generally and at the moment.

Intention, Integrity, and Professional Responsibility

  1. The Practitioner commits to using his or her training, skills, and objective in service of the health, welfare, and spiritual healing of the client.
  2. The Practitioner provides those services commensurate with his or her training and competence and refers the client to other healers and care providers in other disciplines as appropriate and necessary.
  3. The Practitioner keeps current and competent in his or her field(s) of practice, through supervision, consultations, and continuing education.
  4.  The Practitioner does not offer, promise, or provide medical diagnoses or prescriptions (unless otherwise licensed to do so), and does not promise medical cures or recoveries.

Client Communication and Professional Boundaries

  1. Before services commence, the Practitioner clearly, accurately, and truthfully communicates to the client the general nature of the services. Provided, fees and billing practices and other policies and procedures conveyed. The Practitioner also obtains the client’s consent to these services, or as appropriate the agreement of the client’s legal guardian, before service.
  2. The Practitioner maintains professional boundaries with the client. The Practitioner is sensitive to real and ascribed differences in awareness and power between the Practitioner and the client, and does not exploit such differences or perceptions during or after the professional relationship for the personal gratification or benefit of the Practitioner. The Practitioner supports the client in avoiding or resolving dependency on the Practitioner.
  3. The Practitioner does not suggest, initiate, or engage in any romantic or sexual activity with the client. The Practitioner does not participate in harassment of the client, whether by the sexual solicitation, physical or energetic advances, or verbal or nonverbal conduct that is unwelcome, is offensive, or creates a hostile or unsafe healing environment. The Practitioner does not engage in sexual relations with a former client for at least two years after termination of the relationship, and only then after a good faith determination through appropriate supervision that there is no exploitation of, or harm to, the former client.
  4. The Practitioner avoids or promptly removes himself or herself from improper and potentially harmful conflicts of interest and dual or multiple relationships with clients and former clients.

 

 

 

 

 

Honoring the Client and Community

  1. The Practitioner respects the fundamental dignity, worth, and personal journey of all clients, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status. The Practitioner strives to be aware of and sensitive to cultural, individual, and role differences.
  2. The Practitioner respects the right of each client to hold values, attitudes, beliefs, and opinions that differ from the Practitioners. The Practitioner does not attempt to pressure or coerce the client into any action or belief, even if the Practitioner believes such act or idea would serve the best interests of the client. The Practitioner supports each client’s self-empowerment, self-determination, and transformational processes in learning to make life choices and understanding the consequences of those choices.
  3.  The Practitioner is aware of his or her role in maintaining the integrity of healing and the healing profession concerning clients, to the society in which the Practitioner lives, and to the global community of the sacred human heart.

Client Confidentiality 

  1. The Practitioner honors and does not disclose to anyone the client’s confidences or client records, if any, including the name or identity of the client or identifying information, except:
    (A) if and to the extent authorized by the client
    (B) as required for the Practitioner’s professional supervision where the client remains anonymous, and only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of the supervision
    (C) when disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others
    (D) as required by law; and
    (E) if the Practitioner is a defendant in a civil, criminal or disciplinary action arising from the client relationship (in which case client confidences may only be disclosed in the course of that action).
  2.  At the client’s written request or approval, and according to the capabilities, a clear conscience, and professional judgment of the Practitioner, the Practitioner may consult with the client’s other healers, therapists, physicians, and spiritual teachers, as appropriate to maximize the benefits for the client.

Practitioner Self-Responsibility, Client Welfare, and Termination of Services

  1. The Practitioner commits to his or her self care and ongoing personal healing and also recognizes that this commitment is key to serving as an instrument of healing for the client.
  2. The Practitioner commits to regular individual supervision sessions with a qualified professional. The Practitioner is obligated to be alert to signs of, and to obtain professional assistance for, any unresolved personal problems, countertransference, and emotional reactions, to prevent impairment of the client relationship.
  3. The Practitioner is not under the influence of alcohol or of any medication, drug, or substance during a client session that might impair the work of the Practitioner or the client relationship.
  4. The Practitioner terminates a client relationship when it becomes reasonably clear that the client no longer needs or is not benefiting from continued service. The Practitioner terminates services if and as advisable due to any physical or mental illness, or unresolved personal issues, of the Practitioner.
  5. The Practitioner does not maintain a client relationship solely for financial reasons, but may terminate a relationship if the client is unable or unwilling to pay for such services. Before any termination of service, if and to the extent applicable and practicable, the Practitioner gives reasonable notice to the client of the termination and assists the client in finding alternative professional services.

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