The Psychic Mediums Code of Ethics – Good Practice & Morals

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This is an extract from The Psychics & Mediums Network Teaching Manual that is used as support material for our on-line classes and distance learning projects.

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Ethics and Morals

Any person who deals with a member of the general public by way of giving a service is responsible not only to him/herself and to any parent organisation but also to the law of the land in which s/he is resident. In all countries there are laws regulating services and offering protection to clients receiving such services.

One of the main criteria is that people must not be given information or products which are harmful to them and this is where the psychic has to be very careful in how s/he presents any information received.

A psychic reading, with or without tools, must be kept strictly confidential and all, or part, of it must never be repeated. A visit to a psychic or a medium is akin to a visit to the Doctor as in all cases; it is possible that personal problems may be discussed.

For the main BCA Code of Conduct and to add your site to the list please go here.

There follows some Do’s and Don’ts which have been formulated to assist psychics in the application of their gift:



ensure that the information given is positive even if the sitter is currently experiencing negativity in his/her life;

It will become immediately apparent to a good psychic that a sitter is depressed, unhappy or experiencing difficulties in life and it is important that the psychic does not add to this pool of negative energies. Wording information carefully will ensure that the spirits of the sitter are lifted rather than further deflated.

ensure a practical working knowledge of the psychic energies is achieved;

A psychic should not work with members of the general public until s/he is satisfied that the level of development is such that s/he is comfortable and proficient in the manner in which s/he is working, ie with or without tools.

monitor the information being perceived;

It is not the role of the psychic to sit in judgment upon the sitter and any information that it is felt is important must always be given in a manner which is not offensive or may cause upset.

continue to sit for development, which is ongoing;

Practice makes perfect – a cliché? Maybe. A truism? Yes. The more the psychic practises his/her art the more detailed the information will become and the easier it will be to access it.

The Ethics of Awareness



not predict a death or an accident;

If when reading the psychic becomes aware of an imminent death it is unacceptable practice to advise the sitter of this; it serves no useful purpose and it may terrify the receiver of such news. It may also be incorrect. It is possible to make a mistake when attuning to a person and misinterpreting the information. This also applies to foretelling accidents. If an accident cannot be prevented, knowledge of it in advance of its occurrence is not going to assist anyone.

dress as Madame Arcarti;

It is not necessary for the psychic to play up to the public’s perception of a psychic, ie ‘weird and wonderful’. In order to ensure total acceptance of psychic and mediumistic gifts, a presence of normality must be achieved and everyone must play their part in this respect.

not prescribe or diagnose;

A psychic is not a doctor and must not infringe the provisions of any Medical Statutes by diagnosing or prescribing. If it is felt there is a problem which needs medical attention, then the psychic can suggest that a medical help be sought but should be careful not to frighten the sitter with any ‘doom’ or ‘gloom’ predictions.

not link with spirit people;

A psychic should never link with the world of spirit, especially if using tools. This gives the impression that by holding certain objects it is possible to link with someone in the spirit world.

If it becomes apparent that a spirit link has been made, the psychic must immediately stop the reading, advise the sitter of what has happened and ask if the sitter would like information from a spirit communicator. If the answer is ‘no’ then the spirit link must be cut and the psychic reading resumed; if ‘yes’ then any artefact or held object must be placed down and the spirit link can be investigated.

The wisest course would be to break the spirit link. If the psychic has not developed his/her mediumistic talents to any great degree the spirit link may be fragmented and may be unconvincing to the sitter.

not give advice;

A psychic reading can often help a sitter but the reader must be very careful not to render advice as this may come from his/her subconscious mind. A reader can not live their sitters’ lives for them and must be content to give the information that is being ‘picked up’ and allow the sitters to make their own choices in life.

not embroider the information being received;

There will be times when it will be tempting to embellish the information being picked up to make it more presentable or interesting. It is important that this temptation is resisted; the information must be relayed in a reasonable and straightforward manner; clearly and in order that the sitter understands what is being said and without any additions.

not predict the future or fortune-tell;

All a psychic can ever do is guess the immediate future from the information contained in the auric emanations of a sitter; sometimes the guesses are correct, but more often than not they are incorrect.

Giving Readings

Once a psychic has developed his potential to a point where s/he is giving accurate information and has developed presentation techniques, there will come a time when some practice on members of the general public will become necessary if the psychic is to further his/her art.

If it is intended to ‘go professional’ and earn a living by giving readings then it is important that the psychic realises that a careful note of all income and expenditure in relation to the ‘business’ is kept.

To ‘go professional’ is to put the readings onto a business level and as such, accounting must be done to the Inland Revenue.

Whether or not the reader decides to charge a fee for his/her services is up to each individual. Irrespective of any fee, however, the reader must ensure that every time a reading is given, it is of a very high standard; the best that can be achieved taking into account all existing conditions. It should be remembered that, as with mediumship, a psychic could be affected by negative suggestions from those around. This is one of the main reasons psychics are advised not to go public until their ability is strong and s/he is able to throw off unwanted negativity.

Again it is stressed, that every reading is confidential and must always remain so.

There are many avenues open for a psychic to explore with a view to utilising his/her abilities as a reader. Psychic Fayres use readers as do TV and Radio Stations; there are telephone readers, newspaper psychics and various Internet Psychic/Spiritual Sites which are always looking for people to read for the chatters who visit with them. A well-developed psychic with integrity will find many pathways before him/her and can explore these many avenues, making many new friends in the process.

Teaching Awareness

To teach is a skill in itself which must be learned. A psychic who wishes to teach and/or help others to unfold their psychic potential must start by ensuring that s/he has the teaching skills to do so.

Giving out information is not teaching; the student can buy a book and read the information. Telling a student different exercises to practise is not teaching; a student can read of these in books and try for him/herself.

To teach is to inspire and to motivate the desire to learn that is within the student.

All students are different and as such, have different needs; are at different skill levels and need to be approached each according to his/her needs.

After establishing skill levels it must be decided what teaching method is the best for the particular exercise that is to be introduced to the students at any one time. Sometimes group work is more beneficial than working in pairs.

As the students progress, their attainment levels must be assessed and they should be encouraged to ‘stretch themselves’ to achieve an even greater level of ability. Psychic potential presents an ever-open door; there is no final achievement  –  progress is ever on-going and should be welcomed.

It can be seen from the above, therefore, that it is essential that a Teaching Skills Course be undertaken by any would-be teacher. Apart from the National Curriculum, there are courses on offer at local Colleges and by various independent teaching organisations; there are also many books available on the subject which will assist in developing various teaching techniques.

Once a course has been studied and a pass result obtained, the Teacher must then decide the level of students s/he wishes to teach: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced or Mixed Levels. Teaching programmes must then be drawn up and the various classes organised.

The Teacher now has various options open as to when and where the classes are to be held. They could be run on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly, 3 monthly basis in a venue selected by the Teacher, ie a local Church, Community Centre, private house, Internet site. If there are costs involved such as hiring halls or community centres, then the students will have to be charged a fee to offset this expense and any fees the Teacher may wish to apply for his/her time and expertise.

There will never be a problem finding students, there is a growing interest in the application of psychic energies and a word to a friend, or a small advertisement will bring them flocking to the door. Because of this interest it is important that there are accomplished Teachers available to fulfil the needs of the students which stresses once more, the importance of not just being a capable Teacher, but being an Inspirational Teacher.

This is an extract from The Psychics & Mediums Network Teaching Manual that is used as support material for our on-line classes and distance learning projects.

You can join the classes or get a free Kindle edition of this manual at the link below.


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