The intention of having bylaws is to ensure that the practice of Catalyst remains true to its original principles.

Bylaws & Guidelines

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The bylaws below (click HERE for a printable version) were modified from "The Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) with deep respect and admiration for the effectiveness of A.A. in sustaining its founding principles.

1. Our common welfare should come first.

2. For our group purpose, our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

3. The only requirement for receiving Catalyst is making a choice to improve "Forward Healing" (the ability to step well and/or better into each new phase of life) for the improvement in quality of life.

4. Each Catalyst practice should be autonomous except in matters affecting Catalyst as a whole.

5. Each Catalyst facilitator has but one primary purpose--to deliver the message of Catalyst through touch and/or education to the person who chooses to receive it.

6. A Catalyst facilitator ought never endorse, finance, or lend the Catalyst name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

7. Each Catalyst practice ought to be fully self-supporting, in that each facilitator sustains his or her own practice and offers fair, reasonable, and affordable pricing as a standard for receiving proper monetary compensation for facilitating and practicing Catalyst.

8. Facilitators must uphold the integrity of Catalyst, which shall remain forever a system of analysis and facilitation that is both thrive-apeutic and NOT therapeutic; that does not diagnose symptoms, conditions, diseases, or ailments; that does not prescribe medication; that does not disapprove of the allopathic practices or other forms of healthcare; that does not discourage people from seeking medical or psychiatric attention; and whose facilitators are properly and steadily trained in the enhancement of Forward Healing and quality of life through the ever-emerging strategies of Catalyst. (Here are the Continuing Education Requirements.)

9. Facilitators must conduct themselves in a professional manner, demonstrate high morals, and abide by The Catalyst Code of Professional Ethics.

10. Catalyst has no opinion on outside issues; hence the Catalyst name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion. Catalyst facilitators must be extremely gentle, respectful, and non-manipulative while sharing the thrive-apeutic, Forward Healing benefits of Catalyst to prospective participants.

12. Service work is the foundation of Catalyst, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities and to never claim Catalyst superior over other approaches.