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Code of Ethics and Conduct®
This is a moral, ethical and legal contract between Tama-Do Academy and The Tama-Do Students for the purpose of protecting the integrity of the Tama-Do teachings and work for future generations.
As a Tama-Do Student, I , _____________________________ (NAME), agree to conduct myself in accordance with the following principles: (Please initial each section)
____1. The Tama-Do Logo: I understand that the Tama-Do logo appears on all things Tama-Do, to convey alignment with the Tama-Do mission:
Tama-Do Academy Mission Statement
“Tama-Do (“Way of the Soul”), The Academy of Sound, Color and Movement®, founded in 1988 by Visionary Fabien Maman, the founding father of vibrational sound therapy (Webster’s Dictionary), is dedicated to the evolution of Human Consciousness through research, teachings and creative Soul-expression. We are an international community of Energy Practitioners of the Light.
Tama-Do means "the Way of the Soul to the Light." We honor and practice the Light above all else. We use Energy Work, Spiritual Practice and Self Knowledge to receive the Light and pass it on to others.
The Tama-Do name and emblem appear on all Tama-Do books, recordings, websites and other publications, assuring the reader that the work originates with the Academy established by Fabien Maman and Terres Unsoeld, and faithfully conveys the integrity of their teachings and preserves the purity and integrity of the Tama-Do work and mission for future generations.”
____2. I will honor the Tama-Do Teachings and Techniques. I understand that after completing a Tama-Do Level I Workshop, I am allowed to practice the Tama-Do Level I Techniques that I have learned within the workshop, but I am not allowed to advertise in any manner that I have been certified in these techniques. This means that I will not advertise in writing or online or in any other way until I have been certified as a Tama-Do Practitioner. I agree to preserve the purity and integrity of Fabien Maman’s and Terres Unsoeld's Teachings and Techniques for future generations by always communicating to others from where I have received the knowledge.
____I will cite Fabien Maman's and Terres Unsoeld's work, name them as my teachers and reference and link to Tama-Do, The Academy of Sound, Color and Movement® (www.tamado.com) as the source of my training.
____I will always conduct my Tama-Do therapy sessions consistent with the process and curriculum as developed and taught by Tama-Do, The Academy of Sound, Color and Movement®.
____I will not mix the Tama-Do Level I Techniques with other modalities.
____I also understand that after completing a Tama-Do Level II or III Workshop, Training or Master Class, I am allowed to practice the Tama-Do Techniques that I have learned within the workshop ONLY on myself, for self development. These advanced techniques, according to the Shamanique Ettiquette, are not to be practiced on others, as they have not been initiated into the Sacred knowledge.
____3. I will honor the Energy Field of Tama-Do Academy. I understand that Tama-Do Academy is PRO-ENERGY FIELD. This means SMOKE FREE, PERFUME FREE, DRUG FREE and ALCOHOL FREE, as it affects the energy field of myself as well as of those around me. No hallucinogenic plants of any kind are allowed. I agree to preserve and protect the energy field of Tama-Do Academy.
____I will refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol or using recreational drugs (including all hallucinogenic plants) during any and all Tama-Do Activities, including but not limited to Tama-Do Teachings, Therapy Sessions and Shamanique Journeys.
____I will be clean and sober (alcohol, tobacco, drugs and hallucinogenic plants) 3 months before a Tama-Do Training and during the entire course of the training - day and night.
____I will wear no perfumes, essential oils or perfumed body lotions, shampoos, etc, during any and all Tama-Do Activities, as many people have respiratory issues, which we must be sensitive to, and many oils conflict with the Faery Essences used during Tama-Do activities.
____I will wear white (or light colored) clothing to harmonize the energies of the room, during qi gong, meditations, concerts and while conducting a Tama-Do Therapy session..
____I will wear different clothing when I am outside on the street, than when I am working within the Sacred Energy Field of Tama-Do (our Tama-dojo).
____I will keep my physical body, which is my Sacred Temple for the Light, clean at all times. I will take showers daily, wash my whites regularly, wear socks during the courses, to protect the floors from receiving the toxins of my feet and wash my hands and face before and after Tama-Do therapy sessions.
____4. I will honor the Tama-Do Sacred Circle. I understand that Tama-Do Academy is a community of Energy Practitioners of the Light. That means that we strive to cultivate a culture of positivity and possibility, to ground and express the Soul in the daily life. In order to achieve this fine, subtle vibration, (and rise above our lower astral, social/emotional tendencies), I agree to behave in the highest consciousness of the Light.
____I will hold Sacred the Divine that is within me.
____I will honor the Teachers, the Teachings and the Group.
____I will refrain from negative, critical or fear-based language and communication.
___I will hold space for others to rise up to the Light.
____I will support the Teachers to rise the energies up of the group.
____I understand that the contact information of my fellow classmates is private and has been given to me so that we can communicate about Tama-Do course work and scheduling. I will not create “groups” on social media platforms (such as Face Book, Whatsapp, Messenger, etc) that involve my fellow classmates without written permission from Tama-Do Academy.
____I will refrain from sexually evocative or provocative behavior. This means sexual banter, body language, provocative and inappropriate clothing.
____I will refrain from sexual or intimate relations with fellow students during the trainings.
____I will have NO sexual or intimate relations with my Tama-Do Teachers, Practitioners or Clients.
____5. I will conduct my daily life according to the Tama-Do Practitioner Ethic (see attached).
____6. YES, I understand the Certification procedure of Tama-Do Academy.
To become a Certified Tama-Do Practitioner, I understand that I must: (ticking the boxes indicates that I understand the steps and does not bind me to take the steps.)
____Take all 9 Level I Courses.
____Take the Level I Review and Tama-Do Ethics Course.
____Fulfill the Tama-Do Practice Protocol which includes handing in 50 client sessions PRIOR to the Level I Test. The Practice Protocol consists of:
Practice the Tao Yin Fa® or Zhi Neng Qi Gong every day.
Deepen my understanding of the Tama-Do Teachings and Techniques by studying the Tama- Do books by Fabien Maman: The Tao of Sound and Musique of the Sky; and Terres Unsoeld: Accessing the Way of the Soul through Color, Shamanism of the Light, Initiatique Trees of the Light - as The Noble Hero's Journey to the Light - 8 movies of inspirational/spiritual teachings of the Light.
Be “in the field” of the Tama-Do work. Embrace compassion, understanding and good will in my daily practice. Be open and willing to learn.
Be “on the path” of the Higher Consciousness, which is necessary to further the vibrational work of the Academy... This means furthering self awareness through additional practice such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, meditation, reading, music, art, etc...
Practice Aikido of Life. Be Light.
____ Successfully pass the Level I Test
____ Take Level II Summer Intensive.
____ Sign the Tama-Do Student Code of Ethics and Conduct
____ Sign the Level I and II RSVP Contracts with the Academy, as well as the Level I and II Registration forms.
Tama-Do Certified Practitioners are given the following privileges:
150 word bio, photo and contact information placed on the Tama-Do website.
Client referrals from Tama-Do Academy.
Use of the Tama-Do logo.
Tama-Do Practitioner Brochure®, with Tama-Do Logo and description of the Tama-Do Techniques, which contains personal bio, photo and contact information for promotional use.
Tama-Do Practitioner Business Cards, with Tama-Do Logo.
30% off books, CDs and essences.
Special access to Fabien and Terres.
Contact with other Certified Tama-Do Practitioners around the world via zoom and special gatherings.
_____To retain the Tama-Do Certified Practitioner status, I understand that I must "stay in the energy field" by returning once a year to a Tama-Do Training, Master Class or Shamanic Journey.
_____To take Level II without becoming a Certified Tama-Do Practitioner, I must Take the 9 Level I Courses, plus the Musique of the Sky® and/or The Noble Hero's Journey to the Light® Master Classes.
____7. I will honor the Tama-Do Certification Process.
____I will not call myself a Certified Tama-Do Practitioner or a Tama-Do Practitioner unless and until I am granted permission to do so in writing by Tama-Do Academy, after completing the Tama-Do Practitioner requirements.
____8. I will honor the intellectual property of Fabien Maman, Terres Unsoeld and Tama-Do Academy. I acknowledge that the Tama-Do Levels I, II and III techniques are proprietary to Tama- Do Academy. This means that they are registered and certified and the sole property of the Academy. I also acknowledge that all Tama-Do Academy books, CDs, handouts, photos, movies, leaflets, websites, advertisements and the cell photos of Fabien Maman are copyrighted and protected under copyright law.
____I will not advertise nor hold myself out to the public as a Tama-Do Teacher of this or any other Tama-Do techniques, unless and until I am granted permission to do so in writing by Tama-Do Academy, after completing the Tama-Do Teacher Certification Requirements.
____I will not , under any designation or description, teach any courses that are derived in part or in whole upon any of the Tama-Do Sound, Color or Movement® techniques that I have learned in the Level I and II trainings I have taken or am about to take, or in any Tama-Do Academy books, CDs or written or electronic material.
____I will not copy any of the Tama-Do materials including but not limited to , CDs, handouts, photos, movies, leaflets, websites and advertisements as well as the cell photos of Fabien Maman for my personal or professional use without permission from Tama-Do Academy.
____I will not copy or share written materials with other individuals or groups without permission from Tama-Do Academy.
____I will not photograph or record during any Tama-Do trainings. I will not take photographs of Fabien Maman, Terres Unsoeld, Carrie Mitchell, Lorne Auber without their permission.
____I will not re-shape nor re-name the Tama-Do Teachings for my own personal or professional use.
____9. I will communicate with and get permission from Tama-Do Academy before advertising my Tama-Do work to others. This means that before I create a website or other social media platform, or any and all communications electronic, printed or otherwise, I will get permission from Tama-Do Academy in advance, to ensure that my representation of the Academy is in alignment with the Tama-Do vision, as well as copyright and intellectual property rules.
____I will use the language approved by the Academy and given to me to describe the TamaDo Academy, Tama-Do techniques, etc. By doing so, I understand that I strengthen the name recognition of Tama-Do Academy, which can only help my practice.
____If I wish to make any changes to the Tama-Do language describing Tama-Do’s Teachings and Techniques, I must ask permission first from Tama-Do. In all my publicity, whether it is in leaflet, or website, social media platform, I shall site Fabien Maman and Terres Unsoeld as my teachers and link to the Tama-Do website: www.tama-do.com.
____I will not use Fabien Maman’s cell photos on my website.
____10. I understand and accept the following Tama-Do Academy Policies:
____ Tama-Do Academy reserves the right to accept or reject the qualifications of any student to participate in any Tama-Do class, workshop, etc. Tama-Do further reserves the right, at any time, to rescind the participation of any student in a class, workshop, etc, with no refund, if the student is disruptive to the energy of the Teacher, the Teachings or the Sacred Circle of the Group.
____Students must be clean and sober (alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs and hallucinogenic plants) 3 months before a Tama-Do Training and during the entire course of the training - day and night - or they will be expelled immediately with no refund. Thank you to honor the energy field.
____11. I understand and accept the following Tama-Do Academy Cancellation Policies:
____ Product is non refundable and non returnable.
____Cancellation Policy for Workshops with local teachers: More than 4 weeks prior to start date: full refund minus deposit. 4 weeks or less from start date: No refunds; Cancellation Policy for Europe Workshops with Terres Unsoeld or Fabien Maman: Before 12 weeks prior to start date: full refund minus deposit. Less than 12 weeks prior to start date: No refunds. Cancellation Policy for Shamanic Journeys: NO REFUNDS
____For students on payment plans - there are no cancellations and no refunds allowed. The full payment is due, whether you attend your training or not.
____12. I understand that if I fail to uphold my commitment to any part of this moral, ethical and legal contract, then Tama-Do Academy has the right to revoke my Certified Tama-Do Practitioner Privileges as well as my status as a Tama-Do student and member of our Tama-Do community.
____13. I understand that if I fail to uphold my commitment to honor the Tama-Do Teachers, the Teachings and the Energy Field of the Group, Tama-Do Academy has the right to reject my participation in any and all current or future Tama-Do Teachings with no refunds. I also understand that if I violate any copyright or intellectual property laws, including but not limited to Tama-Do Academy teachings, techniques, books, CDs or written or electronic materials, Tama-Do Academy has the right to take legal action against me.
I have read and agree to all terms of the Tama-Do Students Code of Ethics and Conduct.
On behalf of Tama-Do Academy___________________________________________________
Date___July 15, ______
This Code of Ethics and Conduct is adapted in part, from the “Code of Ethics and Conduct” Music for Healing and Transition Program, IncTM, which adapted it in part from the “Statement of Ethics and Conduct for the Practice of Therapeutic Touch” of the Nurse Healers-Professional Associates International Inc of Las Vegas NV” REVISED FINAL Oct 2020
Tama-Do Practitioner Ethic
Honor the Light above all else.
It’s a pure illusion to try to change others.
We can only change ourself.
We are a channel of love, like the sun pouring its rays on the Earth; like the rains watering the plants. We are filled with Light.
Cultivate purity of on all 8 levels of consciousness.
Respect our client’s process. They are the one’s on the journey, not us. They must follow their own rhythm of healing.
Honor the laws of Nature. Nothing must be forced before it’s time.
Let go. Have absolute confidence in and complete love for the Great Force which presides over life. It doesn’t mean “do nothing”, but demands that one agrees to live what is to be lived and that there is no such thing as chance. Once we have done everything in our power to prepare, the rest is “in our hands”, guided by the powers of the Universe.
Perseverance and Patience. Practice, learn and exercise.
Become Transparent. Leave ourselves at the door.
Humility. We serve. We make mistakes. It is not about us.
The Soul of the Academy is the People. We are here to serve the elevation of the consciousness of the people. As they change, we change. We are never static in our work.
Obstacles to watch out for:
Knowing it all. It leads to power.
Desire to “heal” or “fix” your client.
Will power. “I want to know it all or fix it all!”
“We can teach people nothing. We can only help them discover that they already possess within themselves everything there is to learn.” - Galileo
Tama-Do Academy is an international school with its home based in the United States of America. We follow all law under the United States jurisdiction. In cases of dispute, it is the English website which the Academy adheres to and finds binding, for all current protocols, rules and procedures of the Academy, and from which all other translated pages (French, Spanish and German) must follow.