InnerEthics®

Ethical Right Relationship Is at the Heart of Healing.

What Is InnerEthics®?

  • An inner, complementary approach to ethics education, adding awareness tools to the traditional, external codes, rules, laws and standards, that helps us guide our ethical behavior
     
  • A model encouraging compassionate self-reflection about our own motivations
     
  • A set of concepts and practical tools that help us to know and support ourselves in right relationship
     
  • Professional development that has a personal bonus of benefitting our ordinary lives in personal relationships
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Ethics is about relationship. It is about the inner relationships of our values to actions. … Ethics is about 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

The Ethics of Caring Book

This unique and widely recommended text complements standard ethics texts by helping the student or professional find right relationship with a client. The Ethics of Caring helps us explore the ethical issues pertaining to feelings and motivations which resonate at our very core.

The Ethics of Caring is written for students and practicing professionals: therapists, educators, medical professionals, hypnotherapists, bodyworkers, hospice workers, clergy and other professional caregivers.

When we engage in self-reflection to know better our own motivations, we reduce client harm and increase client benefit. Read more.

Hanford Mead Publishers | Amazon Print  |  Kindle

Spanish Print Edition

“The Ethics of Caring is an extraordinarily helpful and groundbreaking new book for healers, clergy, therapists, and bodyworkers that illuminates what is necessary to offer wise and trustworthy relations to their clients.”
– Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Author of A Wise Heart, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, and A Path with Heart.

“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 students.”
– Stanislav Grof, M.D., Author of Psychology of the Future, Realms of the Human Unconscious

InnerEthics® Online Course

Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy

This course provides a self-reflective and self-compassionate approach to Right Relationship; an internal approach which puts our focus on motivations, those deep, not always conscious urges that precede our behaviors with clients. The self-inquiry of Right Relationship complements and amplifies the external, behavioral approach of traditional ethics education (the laws, codes, and standards that guide us behaviorally.)

This course is for professionals who are interested in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy or in assisting clients with the integration of profound experiences. This ethical approach is helpful to anyone working in therapy, and this particular course is focused on self-management and trigger management for those working with patients or clients in the field of psychedelics: psychologists, therapists, mentors, physicians, medical professionals, bodyworkers, teachers, and guides.

Offered in partnership with Psychedelic Support Education. Options: Psychedelic Support Certificate of Completion or Psychedelic Support CE Certificate (2 hours CE credit). Learn more about “Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy”.

InnerEthics® Consulting

If you are making a contribution to the lives of others — as a leader, a mentor, an employer, an educator, or a mental health or medical professional — and you are facing an ethical challenge in your relationships with colleagues or clients, Kylea can help you gain insight about what is going on. Together you can generate some ideas and a direction for how you want to proceed. Consultations are available by telephone or via video conferencing. Read more.

InnerEthics® Trainings

Kylea Taylor has taught courses and made presentations for Marriage and Family Therapists, students training to be breathwork facilitators, for the Association of Pre-and Perinatal Psychology and Health, and for corporations running training programs for therapists studying to be psychedelic therapists.

InnerEthics® is being taught at this time to students and professionals who will be using this self-reflection method personally. InnerEthics® is also in the early stages of preparing a training program for those who will then be able to teach InnerEthics®. Sign up to receive InnerEthics® News, or contact me to receive notice when this program becomes available.

“The lecture slides were excellent. Situations and role-play were very useful. Insights that I gained from Kylea’s lecture and exercises allowed me to see deeper implications of the ethical issues I confront every day in my therapy practice and often in Holotropic Breathwork®. I will be a better therapist going forward.” – Training Participant

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. | Read this article.

Kyle Buller, Vital Psychedelic Conversations, interviews Kylea Taylor, LMFT about InnerEthics®, spiritual emergency, integration of extraordinary states, value of peer supervision, evolution of the psychedelic-assisted therapy movement, and more. View the podcast here.

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