I've always been somewhat politically neutral. I care about issues on both sides of the spectrum, and based on my upbringing with a firm footing in equality of all humans and religions, the Black Lives Matter movement is something I feel compelled to advocate for.
As a massage therapist, we follow a code of ethics that not only enforces professionalism and responsibility, but prohibits any form of discrimination.
This excerpt from the ABMP Code of Ethics underscores our belief:
Commitment to Uphold the Inherent Worth of All Individuals
“I will demonstrate compassion, respect, and tolerance for others. I will seek to end discrimination, misunderstandings, and prejudice … I will not refuse service to any client based on disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, physical build, or sexual orientation; religious, national, or political affiliation; [or] social or economic status.”
Following the example of the leadership team at ABMP, I too am taking a small but hopefully meaningful step and enrolled in the course “Unconscious Bias” by the compassionate organization, Healwell.
Here is a link to the course, as it offers valuable learning to all of us: https://healwell.thinkific.com/courses/unconscious-bias
Full blog article from ABMP: