• I will cultivate curiosity to my views and beliefs, and remain committed to continuing my education so that what I offer clinically and therapeutically is safe, appropriate and based on current understanding.
  • I will endeavor to be the first to challenge my current beliefs and attitudes towards pain, people living with pain, and pain care.
  • I will learn and practice pain self care techniques and skills in order to improve my effectiveness in instructing, convincing and guiding my clients. I will remain aware of personal differences in responses to pain self care, inclusive of my own experiences.
  • I will listen to my clients with care, compassion, and wisdom, realizing that their stories and experiences can be my greatest teachers.
  • I will develop a language of safety, hope and clear direction with my clients, avoiding words, phrases and language that unnecessarily foster helplessness, fragility and danger.
  • I will not provide advice or instruction outside of my skillset.
  • I will keep safe and confidential the personal information of my clients, specifically when I discuss their case with others in this mentorship program.
  • I will treat everyone with respect and loving kindness regardless of race, age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, and political views.
  • I am committed to professional and ethical business practices including delivering on my promises to my clients and colleagues, using mindful and compassionate speech, and not presenting others’ ideas and methods as my own.
  • I agree to complete all mentorship work by stated due date, and understand that receiving the certificate requires on-time completion of work and on-time payment of fees.