Aquatic Ethos

Ethos & Ethics of Aquatic Bodywork, The Spirit of Community

Ethos is the word meaning "character" that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community or ideology. Ethics is the word we use to describe the moral principles by which behaviors can be judged as right or wrong.

As a community, Aquatic Bodyworkers share common values, and have developed guidelines of behavior that protect the spirit of the work, as well as its’ receivers, givers, students, teachers and others who interact with our commuinty.

In this class we will look at these codes of ethics together so we can see how these beliefs and values come to life through everyday decision making. You will be able to define basic ethical principles, gain clarity on what your personal and professional values are, practice specific tools for effective communication - (especially when there are conflicting values), and have strategies for resolving ethical dilemmas and awkward situations. There will be time for questions and answers, role plays and “what ifs?” While the concepts are brainy, come with an open mind, bring your thoughts, opinions and be prepared to laugh - a lot.