The Ethics of Caring

Kylea Taylor’s book The Ethics of Caring: Finding Right Relationship with Clients received the Silver Medal book award from Nautilus Book Awards in the category “Relationships and Communication.”

This book is written for students and practicing professionals: therapists, educators, medical professionals, hypnotherapists, bodyworkers, hospice workers, clergy and other professional caregivers. Many clients have also reported they found this book useful.

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The Ethics of Caring Book

Ethical issues pertain to longings, feelings, and motivations which resonate at our very core. Our drives toward (and away from) money, sexuality, power, love, truth, inspiration, and oneness are the most powerful forces in our lives. How can we expect that these drives will not arise in one way or another in our relationships with clients? When we engage in self-discovery to know better our own motivations, we reduce client harm and increase client benefit.

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Kylea’s book is fantastic. I’m getting so much from her approach in terms of my coaching. I’m noticing where I’m in danger of veering into unethical territory. It’s very confronting and making me ask tough questions to myself about this work and how I can truly serve the people I’m working with in a deeper way.” ~ Training Participant


Claire Nana / PsychCentral Reviews:

Caring is a universal force that compels healers all of kinds, from therapists to bodyworkers. Yet, as much as we are all drawn to the desire to help, really helping someone depends not just on desire, but on truly understanding the ethics of caring.

In her new book, The Ethics of Caring: Finding Professional Right Relationship with Clients for Practicing Professionals, Students, Teachers & Mentors, Kylea Taylor illuminates just what is necessary to offer an authentic relationship where genuine transformation can occur, and to utilize the tremendous power of shared energy — felt in transference and counter-transference — to invoke powerful change.

“These intense shared experiences that arise for many clients in the context of a professional healing relationship can bring to the surface compelling, and often unconscious, fears, needs, and longings in both the client and the professional.”

It is precisely through exploring these deeper ends of the spectrum of human experience that profound healing and transformation occurs, and within which, according to Taylor, a broader range of human experience and expression can be found.
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Gunnel Minett / The Neuropsychotherapist:

This [The Ethics of Caring, 2017] is the third edition of a book that was first published in 1995. Over the years it has been included in training programs throughout the world and become an essential tool in training practitioners of all healing professions. Much has happened in this field since then. This version has been updated and adjusted to meet the needs of practitioners today, but the focus is still to describe the right relationship between therapist and client. This includes ethical values as well as vulnerabilities.

With her many years of personal experience of holotropic breathwork, Kylea Taylor has the experience and wisdom needed to write this thorough and important guide. Her wisdom shines through on every page and makes the book an essential aid in introducing the safety regulations that are so necessary in the healing professions.
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Spanish Translation

La etica de los cuidados profesionales

La etica de los cuidados profesionales es un reciente libro para sanadores, clerigos, terpeutas y fisiotherapeutas, extraordinariamente util e innovador, que deja claro que es necesario ofrecer a los clientes vinculos sensatos y dignos de confianza. Ilustra en detalle y con ejemplos vias para comprender y profundizar en la bellexa de la propria integridad como profesional del la sanacion. Tradicionalmente, este estudio se llamo etica, pero dad el tono moralista y de pecado que a menudo adquirio la palabra, Kylea basa su trabajo en el principio espiritual de reverencia por la vida que subyace en todas las grandes religiones y sistemas de sanacion del mundo.

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[The basic ethics model was published in 1995 in Taylor’s book, The Ethics of Caring: Honoring the Web of Life in Our Professional Healing RelationshipThis new book has a new ISBN: 978-1-59275-008-5. It was also published in Kindle format with the ISBN: 978-1-59275-041-2. This new edition has been rewritten, reorganized, and expanded by 80+ pages.] An audio book is in development.

Desk copy for teachers or training programs

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