What Is InnerEthics®?

  • An inner, complementary approach to ethics education, adding awareness tools to the traditional, external codes, rules, laws, and standards that help guide our ethical behavior.
  • A model that encourages compassionate self-reflection about our motivations
  • A set of concepts and practical tools that help us know and support ourselves in right relationship.
  • Professional development with a personal bonus of benefitting our everyday lives and relationships.
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Ethics is about relationship. It is about the inner relationships of our values to actions and how we view and treat “the other” in our personal and professional communities. Ethics is the process by which we sort out what best creates inner and outer harmony in our lives and in the lives of those we care for. ~ Kylea Taylor, LMFT

The Ethics of Caring Book

The Ethics of Caring was written for all helping professionals  psychotherapists, bodyworkers, medical practitioners, clergy, hypnotherapists, acupuncturists and guides  who want to become more conscious in their client relationships.

The InnerEthics® model offers practical tools for avoiding ethical pitfalls and increasing ethical awareness through a self-reflective, self-compassionate approach to Right Relationship. The book illuminates many profound, extra-ordinary types of human experiences and explores ethical dilemmas in seven areas of life: money, sex, power, love, truth, insight, and oneness.

The Ethics of Caring can be used as a classroom text, a manual for self-supervision, a guide for peer consultation or supervision groups, or to assist supervisors in more formal individual and group supervision. Learn more.

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The Ethics of Caring is an extraordinarily helpful, groundbreaking book for healers, clergy, therapists, and bodyworkers that illuminates what is necessary to offer wise and trustworthy relations to clients.” ~ Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

“The work with non-ordinary states of consciousness brings specific new challenges and problems that go beyond those encountered in traditional verbal and experiential approaches. Kylea Taylor’s book is a pioneering venture into these new territories, providing important guidelines for practitioners and their students.” ~ Stanislav Grof, M.D.

InnerEthics® Online Courses

Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy

Self-paced Courses offered in partnership with Psychedelic Support Education.
Options: Certificate of Completion or CE Certificate (2 hours CE credit).

Who is this course for?

  • Professionals interested in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy or in assisting clients with the integration of profound experiences.
  • Psychologists, therapists, mentors, physicians, medical professionals, bodyworkers, teachers, and guides working with patients or clients in the field of psychedelics.

Ethics 101. Learn a self-reflective, self-compassionate approach to Right Relationship. This internal approach focuses on motivations, those deep, not always conscious urges that precede our behaviors with clients. Right Relationship self-inquiry complements external traditional ethics education (the laws, codes, and standards that guide us behaviorally.) Topics include a client’s ethical needs in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, mindfulness for working ethically with vulnerable clients, and using the Chart of Professional Vulnerabilities to Ethical Misconduct to identify one’s own motivations. Learn more and enroll here.

Ethics 102. A therapist using psychedelic-assisted therapy is responsible for creating Right Conditions to mobilize the client’s inner healing capacity with the assistance of psychedelic and therapeutic support. Part 2 introduces participants to two additional practical means to assist with maintaining awareness and Right Relationship with clients in the therapeutic container. Learn more and enroll here.

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InnerEthics® Trainings

InnerEthics® is being taught to students and professionals who will use this self-reflection method personally. InnerEthics® is also in the early stages of preparing a training program for new teachers of the InnerEthics® model. Subscribe to InnerEthics® News or contact us to be notified when this program becomes available.

Featured Article

Ethical Considerations for Psychedelic Work with Women

The basis of professional ethics is to act always in the best interests of the client. Yet in our work using psychedelics, what is best for the client is not always simple to discern, especially when we have unconscious assumptions or motivations. Unexamined attitudes from mainstream culture may influence our interactions with women clients. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Bulletin Spring 2019: Vol. 29, No. 1. Continue reading this article.

Kylea Taylor and OPENurses founding member Angela Ward discuss holding space in non-ordinary states, the inner healer, the vulnerability and suggestibility of profound states, rapid transformation, the role of nurses in the future of psychedelic therapy & research, how InnerEthics® can make a difference, and more.

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I have found how important this topic is for me and its importance for my work…The relationship is part of the healing process. It is much more important than I could imagine. I will continue to explore this book and the tools with my classmates in hopes of avoiding some common pitfalls and exploring when I am in and out of the right relationship with myself and others in both my personal and professional life.

Jorge Arias, USA

It [this InnerEthics® course] has seeded deep and sweeping transformation not just of my professional parts and ways of being, but my entire system. In recognizing my own vulnerabilities and understanding how those vulnerabilities come to be and how they can cause harm, I have turned with gusto to addressing unmet needs that I had simply been letting be in an act of somewhat subconscious self-abnegation.

I’ve already been applying so much of what I’ve learned with clients. In particular, considering the Chart [Chart of Professional Vulnerabilities to Ethical Misconduct] to myself throughout the work, asking myself, “Who’s This For?” and considering the balance of Protection, Permission, and Connection.

Nicki Cowan, USA