Code of Ethics

Terms and conditions

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Course Refund Policy

1. Refund Eligibility:

We understand that circumstances may change, and we want to provide a fair refund policy for our students. Refunds are considered under the following conditions:
A refund request is submitted within 30 days from the date of course enrolment or 60 days from course commencement. 
The student has not accessed more than 20% of the course content.

2. Course Suspension or Extension:

We understand that unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, may impact a student’s ability to continue with their course. In such cases, refunds will be considered under the following conditions: A refund request is submitted within 30 days from the date of illness confirmation.
A valid medical certificate or documentation from a healthcare professional is provided as proof of illness.
Refunds will not be issued for courses already completed or partially completed before the illness. In cases of temporary illness, students may request a suspension of their course until they are able to resume their studies. Alternatively, an extension period may be considered.

3. Refund Process:

To initiate a refund, please contact our support team at australianschooloftantra@gmail.com with your request. We will review your case and respond within 10 business days.

4. Refund Amount:

If the refund request meets the eligibility criteria, the refund will be processed for the amount paid minus a 15% administrative fee.
No refunds will be issued 30 days prior from the date of course commencement, unless there is extenuating circumstances.

5. Payment Method:

Refunds will be issued using the same payment method used for the original purchase. Please allow 5-10 business days for the refund to be reflected in your account.

6. Non-Refundable Items:

Application or enrolment fees are non-refundable.
Any additional materials or resources purchased separately are non-refundable.

7. Course Modifications or Cancellations:

In the rare event that we need to modify or cancel a course, registered students will be offered the option to transfer to another course or receive a full refund.

8. Contact Information:

For any questions or concerns regarding our refund policy, please reach out to our support team at australianschooloftantra@gmail.com

  • Legals

I acknowledge that the LoveWorks Tantra Teacher Training and workbook, ‘client handouts’, and printed material included during with the 2024 September 19-22 can be used for my professional use, to integrate in my own practice or modality or to use personally. And I agreed the materials are not to be used as ‘Train the trainer material’ without prior written permission by, Australia School of Tantra (ASOT), and Diane Riley.

 I acknowledge and agree that no part of the printed notes can be reproduced in full or part in any form including but not limited to written, electronic, mechanical, recording, DVD, film, or otherwise without the prior written permission from ASOT.

Client handouts may be photocopied and given to my clients with the Loveworks name and branding intact. I agreed to not copy any content of the web pages of Australian School of Tantra (ASOT) or Sexy and Sacred or Tantra Goddess Directory on my own webpage or to advertise or exploit these web pages to promote my business in any way without written permission of ASOT .

 I agree that the rights to teach the Loveworks program are personal to me and are not capable of assignment by me. I agree to not knowingly share the content of the course including steps and practices with businesses or individual teaching practices of tantra on a commercial level. Rights of Digital images that may be taken during the training , are held by Australian School of Tantra and may be used for promotional and training purposes only.

Code of Ethics for the LWT LoveWorks Tantra Teacher

Non-Erotic Touch between Trainers, Practitioners and students, assistants and volunteers  

Roles responsibilities Functions :

LWT Non-Erotic Touch Trainers, Practitioners, coaches, students, assistants and volunteers ( to be collectively referred to in the documents as  LWT PRACTITIONERS) maybe  coaches, educators or counselling practitioners, 

The teacher’s chief focus and primary ethical responsibility is for the clients’ wellbeing.

The practitioner works to establish a relationship which the client experiences as safe, consensual and fully engaged.

The practitioner works to support the client into their experience of LW skills and practices as outlined in the manual.

The practitioner understands they have a duty of care to the community at large. This includes clients, but also potential clients, students of LWT modalities, workshop participants, and those engaging in the work in informal ways.

The practitioner commits to their own personal growth, professional development and ongoing selfcare.

The practitioner references their client/s to health professions if clients present,  exhibit or report any contraindications physical, emotional to any of the information or practices suggested.

The practitioner is aware of the potential for attraction within the client practitioner relationship and ensures the focus is on the clients’ growth & learning.

The practitioner practices in a way that is free of narcissistic gratifications such as gratifications of authority, power, sensual pleasure and admiration.

During the session the practitioner is fully and consistently at the service of the client’s personal growth.

Code of Professional Conduct for

LWT Non-Erotic Touch Teacher Introduction

Roles responsibilities Functions : For Practitioners and Support Assistance (LWT.P&SS)

This Code of Professional Conduct (hereinafter referred to as the Code) consists of an Introduction and Preamble, and the Code itself containing specific ethical standards. The ethical standards set forth rules of professional conduct for LWT.P&SS who do not use touch in their work, including LWT Coaches without explicit consent. These ethical standards are not exhaustive. The fact that a given conduct is not specifically addressed by the Code does not mean that it is necessarily either ethical or unethical.

Working in an official capacity as a LWT.P&SS  trainer, teacher, assistant, or organiser commits individuals to adhere to the Ethics Code and the rules and procedures used to implement it. These Ethics and Conduct Codes applies to LWT.P&SS work-related professional activities including LWT intimacy coaching, counselling, individual or group work, teaching, training, assisting, supervision, consulting, and organizing. These work-related activities can be distinguished from the LWT PRACTITIONER’s private conduct and work which is not LWT.

PRACTITIONER related, which is not within the scope of this Code. The Ethics Code is intended to provide standards of professional conduct that apply when working in any way related to LWT Coaching, or other LWT Practitioner work.

In the process of making decisions regarding their professional behaviour, LWT PRACTITIONERS must consider this Code, in addition to laws and licensing boards’ regulations. When the Code establishes a higher standard than codes of law, LWT PRACTITIONERS must meet the higher ethical standard. If the Code’s standards appear to conflict with requirement of law, LWT PRACTITIONERS are to uphold the applicable laws.

Preamble

LWT Non-Erotic Touch Practitioners (LWT PRACTITIONERS) may be  coaches, educators or counselling practitioners, who do not use touch in their work.

LWT PRACTITIONERS may perform in various roles such as teacher, trainer, coach, assistant, organizer, client, consultant, volunteer and supervisor. They work with a common goal of providing support, coaching, counselling and education and improving the quality of life for an individual and the world. The Code of Conduct provides a common set of values upon which LWT PRACTITIONERS continually build their professional work.

This code is intended to provide both the general principles and the rules covering most situations encountered by LWT PRACTITIONERS. It has as its primary goal the welfare and respect of the individuals and groups with whom LWT PRACTITIONERS work. It is the individual responsibility of each LWT PRACTITIONER to aspire to the highest possible standards of conduct. LWT PRACTITIONERS respect and value human, civil and sexual rights, and do not knowingly participate in or condone unfair discriminatory practices.

The development of a dynamic set of ethical standards for LWT PRACTITIONERS’ work-related conduct requires a personal commitment to a lifelong effort to act ethically; to encourage ethical behaviour by students, supervisors, supervisees, employees, and colleagues, as appropriate; and to consult with others as needed concerning ethical problems. Each LWT PRACTITIONER supplements, but does not violate, the Code’s values and rules on the basis of guidance drawn from personal values, culture, context, and experience.

References to ‘client’ in the Codes should also be assumed to include workshop participants, online course students, mentees, and students or intending students of LWT modalities. References to ‘session’ in the Codes should also be assumed to include workshops, where it would be sensible and ethical to make that assumption.

Duties and Obligations Towards Our Clients and Students

  1. LWT PRACTITIONERS will be professional in attitude and conduct, responsible in relations with clients and students, reliable in agreements and timely in appointment schedules.
  2. LWT PRACTITIONERS recognize the importance of consent, agency and choice in all work with groups and individuals. LWT PRACTITIONERS will strive to provide options from which the client can actively elect that which will serve their own education. At no time shall a client be required or coerced to participate in any activity, event or

exercise. LWT PRACTITIONERS include education about consent and choice and actively create learning environments where clients are empowered to exercise these skills.

  1. LWT PRACTITIONERS acting as practice volunteers for students agree to act solely in a volunteer role, and not to attempt to provide teaching or training. Feedback given to students will be constructive, compassionate, and non-instructional. Feedback is given from the personal perspective, not on behalf of the modality.
  2. Regarding Sexual Contact and / or Conduct with Clients or Students
  3. a) LWT PRACTITIONERS agree not to engage in sexual or romantic interactions, or sexual or erotic touch, with clients or students, in or out of session.
  4. b) LWT PRACTITIONERS agree not to use their work to coerce or manipulate others into a relationship or sex.
  5. c) LWT PRACTITIONERS understand the inherent power they hold in their role and will not use this power for sexual exploitation of their clients, or anyone they are serving in a professional capacity.
  6. d) LWT PRACTITIONERS are conscious that, and make their clients conscious that, the work will neither fulfil the LWT PRACTITIONER’s, nor their client’s, desire for sexual connection. When attraction occurs within the professional relationship (either LWT PRACTITIONER towards client, or client towards LWT PRACTITIONER) LWT PRACTITIONERS agree to discuss the attraction at professional supervision with the aim of maintaining clear professional boundaries and protecting the client’s ability to access the work.
  7. e) LWT PRACTITIONERS agree not to begin any other form of sexual contact with their clients for a minimum of two (2) years after any professional services have terminated. These restrictions also apply to workshop participants, except where there is a pre-existing romantic or sexual relationship, or a professional peer-level relationship, between the practitioner and attendee.
  8. f) Regarding current relationships. Any student or client who is in an active pre-existing sexual relationship is exempt from point 6(e).
  9. LWT PRACTITIONERS acknowledge the importance of the well-being of the whole person, including all LWT aspects. To protect the health of both student and professional, LWT PRACTITIONERS recognize the need for risk-reduction and professional protocol in all individual and group work. LWT PRACTITIONERS take steps to minimize any physical or emotional harm, in active collaboration with all students
  10. LWTPRACTITIONERSs will refrain from working and / or presenting any instructional material while either the practitioner or the client is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  11. LWT PRACTITIONERS will consider the limits of their skills and experience before accepting requests for or providing work to potential clients. Further, a LWT PRACTITIONER will refuse professional work for which they are insufficiently prepared or qualified.
  12. LWT PRACTITIONERS will terminate professional services to and relationships with clients when such services are no longer required or no longer serve the needs and interests of the clients.
  13. LWT PRACTITIONERS may unilaterally terminate services on just and reasonable grounds after careful consideration of all situational factors and any possible adverse
    effects. LWT PRACTITIONERS are responsible for making appropriate referrals and to provide support to clients during this transition.
  14. LWT PRACTITIONERS will refrain from the exploitation of professional relationships with their clients for personal gain, whether financial, professional, or for research purposes.

Duties and Obligations Regarding the Preservation of Confidentiality

  1. LWT PRACTITIONERS will respect, defend, and preserve the privacy of all information gained during instructional sessions.
  2. LWT PRACTITIONERS will release professional obligations for confidentiality by statutory requirement or court order or if the practitioner establishes that they have a duty of care towards the client, i.e. a concern for the person’s safety or the safety of others. The practitioner’s first step in this process is to do all possible to communicate this concern with the client and reach agreement regarding safety. If this is not possible the practitioner will seek external support. This process will be shared with clients when beginning work together.
  3. LWT PRACTITIONERS will preserve the anonymity of students/clients when using information for purposes of teaching, research, and supervision.
  4. LWT PRACTITIONERS will require all persons attending sessions reach written or spoken agreement that respects and maintains the confidentiality of personal or personally identifying information shared during such sessions.
  5. LWT PRACTITIONERS will maintain appropriate professional records of all classes and sessions to maintain continuous care. These records will be stored in a secure and confidential manner.
  6. LWT PRACTITIONERS will obtain informed, written permission from students before taping or filming-any session, explaining the intended use of the recording and the limits of confidentiality.

Duties and Obligations Towards the Profession

  1. LWT PRACTITIONERSs are co-creating a LWT Profession Industry with other aligned practitioners, which intends to fill the public need for accurate information and embodied learning opportunities. Any public representation by a LWT PRACTITIONER of the work or profession, including the delivery of workshop events, shall be respectful, in integrity with this Code and shall have the intention of furthering the profession.
  2. LWT PRACTITIONERS will represent with honesty and accuracy the scope of their training, qualifications, and experience in all spoken or written forms.
  3. LWTPRACTITIONERS will monitor all oral and written statements used in the advertisement, description, or explanation of services and the principles of LWT work, determining that those statements will not:
  4. create unjustified expectations regarding outcomes or benefits;
    b. make false claims about level of competence, training, or certification;
    c. state or imply superiority to other methods or educational opportunities;
    d. state or imply superiority to other LWT practitioners.
    e. suggest that we diagnose, treat or prevent any medical or psychological condition.
  5. LWT PRACTITIONERSs will distinguish between LWT Practitioner work and other professional services they may offer. In presenting and devising workshops, blended modalities may be useful and are not counter to the obligations under this Code.
  6. LWT PRACTITIONERS will practice within the spirit of the principles and letter of this Code. LWT PRACTITIONERS further agree to request supervision and guidance when experiencing ambiguity or difficulty with interpretation of what constitutes ethical behaviour.

Duties and Obligations to Colleagues

  1. LWT PRACTITIONERS will refrain from solicitation of colleagues’ clients and students.
  2. LWT PRACTITIONERS will encourage appropriate communication between clients and their current or recent therapists.
  3. Should conflict arise amongst LWT PRACTITIONERS colleagues, whether as part of a training session or within a personal context, the parties agree to seek resolution to their conflict, including but not limited to mediation, in such a way as the conflict and the resolution thereof, does not adversely affect clients or the educational setting. LWTPRACTITIONERS agree that they have read and understood the provisions of this

Code. They represent the standards to which LWT PRACTITIONERS aspire and will abide to the best of their ability. Further, LWT PRACTITIONERS agree to be held accountable to their colleagues for any actions that deviate from its standards.

 

In additional to the 4 day training plus reading prescribed book and 20 minutes daily exercises two weeks prior to commencement of training if you wish to be eligible for  IICT Therapist / Teacher Accreditation you are required to have additional study: 20  hours

Written or video

Written Essay: And assignment at least 1000 words to be submitted from the questions below or one of special interest to you, to be confirmed with ASOT. Please discuss and include but not limited to reference to physiology and neurobiology .

  • What are the LoveWork skills and tools that can bring more ‘presence into lovemaking as well as into relationship connections’, and why do these have such good results?
    Reference to support with further reading and research resources.
  • What is the relevance of traditional Tantra and Taoism to LoveworksTantra and modern day Tantra?
  • support with references

Video : of 2 session that you may give to a single or a couple of two practices or skills that you may include in your sessions. including personalized case study notes. You will need to organize your practice student/s, with permissions to video.
(This material will be private and confidential) only to be used for this modules only.

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