Full membership

Full membership is for professional reflexology organizations that fulfill the requirements set out in Appendix 2 of the RiEN Constitution.

Professional Organizations eligible for inclusion into the Reflexology in Europe Network should:
• Be a constituted organization representing qualified Reflexologists, and require minimum criteria of qualification and training for eligibility onto the organizations’ Register of Reflexologists.
• Be able to demonstrate how the above criteria are implemented.
• They must be prepared to abide by the disciplinary and complaints procedure of RiEN
• Follow appropriate standard of professional conduct and practice as laid down in Appendix 4 of the Constitution
• Be accountable for and to it members.

Benefits to Full members:
• Receive the RiEN newsletter (each member of your association can sign up for it)
• Put on their website the ‘Full Member of RiEN’ certificate
• Create a link to the RiEN website on their site
• Access password protected areas of the website
• Contact the Research team for advice on setting up research
• Attend the Research surgery before or after the AGM
• Send up to 2 representatives to the AGM
• Vote at the AGM
• Make nominations for Board members
• Participate in working groups

The Full membership fee is dependent on the number of reflexology members in your organization plus a one off administration charge of € 50 when first joining

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Number of members                                               Annual Membership fee

1  –    49                                                                                                   € 120

50  –   99                                                                                                  € 170

100 – 199                                                                                                 € 220

200 – 299                                                                                                 € 320

300 – 399                                                                                                 € 420

> 400                                                                                                        € 520

In order to become a Full Member you will need to:
• Complete the application form and email a scanned and signed copy to the admin team of RiEN (email: admin.rien@gmail.com and     CC to finance.rien@gmail.com )
• Pay your membership fee according to the number of members in your Organisation. Once we have received your form we will invoice you for the correct amount.

Bank account number NL33ABNA 0607546662 SWIFT/BIC code: ABNANL2A
Address: Buikslotermeerplein, Postbus 36035, 1020 MA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

RiEN is registered at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Amsterdam, The Netherlands Registration number 341 96106.

 

APPENDIX 2 of the constitution

Reflexology in Europe Network – Full Membership The Reflexology in Europe Network consists of professional organizations working on an equal footing and with agreed aims. The rules governing participation in the Reflexology in Europe Network are as follows: Professional Organizations eligible for inclusion into the Reflexology in Europe Network should:
1. be a constituted organization representing qualified Reflexologists, and require minimum criteria of qualification and training for eligibility onto the organizations’ Register of Reflexologists.

2. be able to demonstrate how the above criteria are implemented.

3. they must be prepared to abide by the disciplinary and complaints procedure of RiEN

4. follow appropriate standard of professional conduct and practice as laid down in Appendix 4 of this Constitution

5. be accountable for and to it members It is recognized that RiEN needs to be able to speak for as many Reflexologists as possible. It is with this in mind that a mechanism has been put in place to allow entry to those organizations that are not solely Reflexology based (Point 1).

APPENDIX 4 of the constitution

Code of Ethics and Practice All Members of RiEN are required to adhere to this Code of Ethics and Practice and to conduct themselves in such a manner as to uphold and maintain the high standards of the profession of Reflexology. Any breach of this Code may render the Member liable to Disciplinary Procedures.

1) Members of RiEN shall at all times act in an honourable, courteous and considerate manner in their relations with other members, practitioners, students and the public.

2) Members must recognize that their primary obligation is towards the membership of their associations and the students of their Training Establishments and must at all times seek to represent their interests in the best possible way.

3) Members shall not deliberately mislead for their own gain a student of therapist or member of
the public who seeks advice or information from them.

4) A Member must not attempt by any devious or coercive means, or by making derogatory statements about another member, or by offering special inducements, to persuade a student or therapist to leave their existing Training Organization or Association and to re-register with them.

5) Members should present a united front to the public and not imply criticism of colleagues either in writing or verbally before the general public.

6) No member should unwarrantedly offer, explicitly or implicitly, either verbally or in writing, an unfavourable opinion of another Training Establishment or Association, whether or not they are a member of RiEN. Members are free, however, to take such action as they may deem necessary, preferably, but not necessarily, after consulting with the Board as to the best course of action, to defend their own good name and reputation or that of one or more of their members where this is threatened by the actions of a third party who is not a registered member of RiEN. Where a registered member is involved as said third party the matter should be referred to the Board for mediation purposes, or such other action as the Board may deem appropriate.

7) Members may advertise their services providing this is carried out in such a way as to present and maintain a professional and ethical image and standard.

8) A member’s stationery should be of an acceptable standard and should show, where relevant, its name, both its operative and registered address, and telephone number.

9) Members contributions to newspapers, journals, professional papers and other published works may only indicate that they are a member of RiEN if the content is first approved by RiEN before publication.

10) Members shall maintain a register of their members or students, as applicable, which same shall include amongst the information held the person’s last known address and telephone number, their current professional status, i.e., whether a Full, Associate, Student or Lay member and their date of entry into the register.

11) Members shall themselves seek and encourage their members or students to seek, contact with other organizations and individuals involved in the practice of different types of holistic health care, and within the the Health Service of their respective countries, both in order to be aware of the nature and uses of other health care techniques for the purposes of referral where appropriate and to extend amongst other practitioners an awareness of Reflexology.