Welcome to Safe Mediation’s Accountability Page for Andrew Barnes, a renowned tantra facilitator and sexuality coach. In 2018, concerns were raised regarding certain interactions associated with Andrew. Demonstrating a commitment to transparency and understanding, Andrew actively sought feedback and explored restorative solutions in the subsequent years. To ensure a neutral and comprehensive process where all voices could be heard safely, Safe Mediation became involved in 2021 to manage and guide this process according to our established guidelines.
It’s worth noting that all the feedback we’ve received from participants pertains to interactions prior to 2018, mainly concerning boundaries and consent, power dynamics, and the mixing of roles. This page highlights the tangible changes and improvements made since then. Andrew’s proactive measures include engaging in regular supervision sessions, in-depth courses on trauma-informed consent, and the adoption of a stringent code of ethics for his retreats.
This page covers a summary of concerns raised, the timeline, how feedback works, and our promise of privacy. For Andrew’s current students and those with past concerns, know that we’ve been thorough and open, aiming for understanding and growth for everyone.
Please explore the sections below for a comprehensive understanding. Our commitment is to trust, transparency, and fostering a community that is safer and informed.