DEontology & Ethics
Allowing An opening
Because the spaces of creativity and intimacy touching the soul and the body are sacred,
The Ecole du Tantra has established a code of ethics emphasizing respect, the basis of any authentic approach. This charter is in accordance with the French professional ethics code : “Acompagner par l’Ethique” ®
An answer to New a Cultural Need
In the world of therapeutic support, a new generation of patients is born:
that of free and responsible citizens, in desire of evolution, of conscience, of sense and of well-being. In this quest, they express their need to find the source of their answers in themselves, but sometimes feel the need to be supported by a professional.
We, practitioners, signatories of this charter, wanting to respond to this new need, want to define an ethical framework that can refer to the recipients of our services and all instances or institutions that wish it.
Beyond this need for professional ethics, this charter could be the beginning of an ethics of human encounter. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as a contemporary reference of human behavior, constitutes its indisputable foundation.
As signatories of the charter
DIVERSITY of Approaches
Coming from diverse backgrounds with varied forms, experiences and practices,
we know that diversity promotes the richness of the therapeutic support. We consider it necessary and recognize to the accompanying and accompanied, the right to benefit fully and freely from this diversity within the framework of their responsibility of adult.
We take into account the complex balances of the person in his physical, psychic and spiritual reality.
We declare that the beings we support are part of a relationship of equality with ourselves.
We start from the assumption that we “do not know instead of the person”. An enriching interaction is manifested between our experience and what the person as a witness show to us in their way of experiencing and discovering the resources deposited in them by life. Both parties can learn from each other.
Benevolence & Freedom
Our practice is based on a caring approach of listening, counseling or helping, with the greatest respect for the freedom of conscience and the feelings of the person.
Respect for this freedom implies that our proposals or explanations are adapted to each beneficiary in order to be assimilated and integrated by them. Our practices (whatever they may be) require, in order to be implemented, a discussed and accepted agreement. The maturation times of the development stages must be respected.
The therapist is in constant search
We take care to keep active and alive the dynamic necessary to accomplish this task, by all means of working on ourselves, supervision, training, openness to others and to the world corresponding to the necessities of our journey.
AUTHORITY & Professional accompaniment
Our approach differs from the “medical” attitude involving a diagnosis, a prognosis, a treatment prescribed by a “specialist” to a “patient”.
It is part of an area where consciousness, in its mysterious origin, is in constant relation with an “unconscious” (not limiting in its definition, but good potential of life).
Practitioners are committed to taking into account this difficulty / richness of human individuality.
Depending on what … the therapist commits to exercise in no way physical, biological, mental, moral or spiritual pressure, inducing a limitation of the own will of the beneficiaries.
By extension, it encourages its users to be vigilant against movements, groups or individuals who do not respect this ethics.
We are obliged, within the framework of the strict respect of the law, to the professional privacy.
We undertake not to “speak” of our beneficiaries to anyone, except in the context of supervision, which is itself bound by professional secrecy.
We pose as proscribed and considered as “passage à l’acte” not justifiable by so-called “therapeutic motives”, the maniuplation of affective or sexual seduction, touching or the sexual relation itself as part of the accompanying relationship.
In all these cases, these attitudes can not take place without immediate termination of the contract that binds the protagonists and makes obsolete the relationship of support or care.
And, in the case where an authentically human relationship is established between the accompanying person and the accompanied, it can take place only outside the contract, outside the professional framework and retribution.
And in the case where the accompanied, adult and responsible, accepts the change of status of the relationship, only a natural human relationship can be continued, out of contract, outside a professional and a retribution.
Our emotional involvement exists naturally, but it is always at the service of a better knowledge of ourselves and help to bring objectively, without being sensitively oriented towards our emotional or pecuniary interest.
This attitude requires the practitioner’s vigilance on himself to beware of his own projections, expectations, desires for power and thereby, when necessary, to accept a con fraternal supervision.
The practitioner is particularly careful, from any attitude to extend the relationship of support or care for his benefit.
This implies a good practical and lived knowledge of the game of transfers and counter-transfers.
These terms being taken in their broad and new sense that any human relationship has a transferential dimension.
Pricing - Retribution
Our rates are clearly displayed at the start with precise rules that respect the interests of each parties.
These rates are reasonably adapted to the services provided, while taking into account our specific needs.
They are defined according to a principle which gives priority to the cultural interest of the activity over the aspects of commodification.
CAPACITY of the practitioners
According to these objectives, practitioners have the opportunity to justify themselves according to their abilities to support.
These abilities can be:
– acquired as an intuitive and experimental extension of an activity previously validated by a university course,
– acquired by knowledge and experience received within a structured framework to convey the practice in question,
– acquired by knowledge and experience received from experienced people,
– acquired by knowledge and self-taught experiences confronted with others,
– innate, then developed, confronted, according to the pathways of life and meetings of practitioners.
A) The signatories recognize by experience that no single degree, however brilliant, without specific experiential practice, is enough to confer to anyone the quality of professional therapist or the quality of understanding what is somebody else’s well being.
B) Justice, French or European, serves as possible arbitration in the event of a dispute between a signatory and a person receiving assistance. For the signatories of this charter, the absence of a university degree is not a sufficient argument to disqualify a practitioner. It is possible to rely on this charter to allocate responsibilities.