Code of Conduct for Mediumship

Following the interview I did recently about the ethics and responsibilities of mediumship, several people have asked me if I could recommend a Code of Conduct for mediums.   Whilst some organisations have Codes of Conduct for their workers, there is limited guidance freely available in the public domain for those who want support in this vital area.

To raise the standards of mediumship,  it is vital that free guidance be given to all those who are developing or working as mediums.  I have written a Mediumship Code of Conduct for students of my classes and study programme.  To help all who are interested in mediumship, I am offering this Code of Conduct as a free PDF download which can be shared.

It is provided in the form of a simple list of Do’s and Don’ts as I believe that this is a much easier format to follow than more formal wording.  Whilst there may be some aspects that are open to debate, it offers a good starting point from which to work.

The Code of Conduct is offered in full below and as a PDF download.  Please feel free to share it with anyone who may be interested.


The following code of conduct is offered to highlight the responsibilities that come with mediumship and encourage mediums to work to the highest standards in their demonstrations and readings:


  • Maintain the highest standards of competence and conduct
  • Work with integrity and honesty at all times
  • Work within applicable law at all times
  • Seek to improve and develop your knowledge and abilities through training
  • Act in the best interests of your clients
  • Act in a manner which promotes and encourages Spiritualism and quality mediumship
  • Remember the responsibility that comes with mediumship and take full responsibility for your words and actions
  • Be mindful of the impact of your messages
  • Treat clients and members of the public with respect and courtesy
  • Respect others beliefs, creeds and philosophy
  • Treat all information received during a demonstration or sitting as strictly confidential
  • Explain to the sitter or audience what to expect before a private sitting or demonstration
  • Make it clear to the recipient that they have personal responsibility for any decisions they make as a result of a sitting or communication
  • Dress in a smart and appropriate manner
  • Give as much notice as possible if having to cancel bookings
  • Request permission from a church to take another medium with you to do a demonstration
  • Maintain appropriate insurance for your work


  • Act in a manner which may be detrimental to other mediums, churches, organisations and Spiritualism as a whole
  • Make false, misleading or unsubstantiated claims
  • Use any title or qualification which is inaccurate or misleading, or does not relate to your mediumship
  • Discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, politics, religion, creed, age, sexuality or disability
  • Breach the confidentiality of what is said in a private sitting
  • Give a private reading to a child or young person under the age of 18
  • Give a private reading to a vulnerable adult without a chaperone present
  • Use information obtained from a sitting to your own advantage
  • Pretend to be in contact with the spirit world when you are not
  • Claim to be able to contact a particular spirit
  • Guarantee success or a specific outcome
  • Use bad language
  • Embarrass a sitter or the public or act in any way to cause offence
  • Diagnose, prescribe any medication, alternative medicines, herbs etc.
  • Give specific predictions about the future but recognise that we can only see future potentials
  • Give messages which are negative or could cause harm. Examples include:
    o Predicting that someone is going to die or get ill
    o Telling someone not to seek medical advice
    o Telling someone to leave their partner
    o Telling someone to leave their job
    o Telling someone to move house
    o Telling someone that their partner will leave them
    o Telling someone that their partner is having an affair
    o Telling someone that their child is being molested
    o Telling someone they have a spirit attachment
  • Give messages designed to take advantage of people. Examples include:
    o Telling someone that they need to purchase specific products from you (e.g. books, items, medicines, classes or workshops)
    o Telling someone that they need to pay to receive healing or have a curse lifted
    o Telling someone that they need to pay to prevent bad luck or something bad happening to them or their family
  • Turn your back on the audience during a demonstration
  • Leave the platform during a demonstration
  • Move amongst the congregation during a demonstration

To download a PDF copy, click here

More Information:

To learn more about the ethics and responsibilities of mediumship, you can watch my interview with Colleen Byrum (free to view) or you can purchase my Mediumship Class 9 video which covers this topic in detail and runs for over 2.5 hours.

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