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S CIENTOLOGY Making the World a Better Place
Founded and developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is an applied religious philosophy which offers an exact route through which anyone can regain the truth and simplicity of his spiritual self. Scientology consists of specific axioms that define the underlying causes and principles of existence and a vast area of observations in the humanities, a philosophic body that literally applies to the entirety of life. This broad body of knowledge resulted in two applications of the subject: first, a technology for man to increase his spiritual awareness and attain the freedom sought by many great philosophic teachings; and, second, a great number of fundamental principles men can use to improve their lives. In fact, in this second application, Scientology offers nothing less than practical methods to better every aspect of our existence—means to create new ways of life. And from this comes the subject matter you are about to read. Compiled from the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, the data presented here is but one of the tools which can be found in The Scientology Handbook. A comprehensive guide, the handbook contains numerous applications of Scientology which can be used to improve many other areas of life. In this booklet, the editors have augmented the data with a short introduction, practical exercises and examples of successful application. Courses to increase your understanding and further materials to broaden your knowledge are available at your nearest Scientology church or mission. Listings are available at www.scientology.org. Many new phenomena about man and life are described in Scientology, and so you may encounter terms in these pages you are not familiar with. These are described the first time they appear and in the glossary at the back of the booklet. Scientology is for use. It is a practical philosophy, something one does. Using this data, you can change conditions. Millions of people who want to do something about the conditions they see around them have applied this knowledge. They know that life can be improved. And they know that Scientology works. Use what you read in these pages to help yourself and others and you will too. CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
man is as alive as he can communicate,” L. Ron Hubbard wrote. And communication is a facet of life which he explored very deeply indeed, ultimately writing hundreds of thousands of words about this vital subject. Communication skills are essential in any sphere of human interaction. In fact, when all is said and done, on whatever level, communication is the sole activity all people share. The benefits of effective communication are too numerous to list, for they enhance all aspects of life from the personal to the professional. The ability to communicate is vital to the success of any endeavor. In this booklet you will learn what good communication consists of and how to recognize the bad, what the component parts of communication are and how to utilize them, and why more communication, not less, brings the individual greater freedom. Also included in this booklet are numerous drills that Mr. Hubbard developed which improve one’s communication level and have great practical application to life. A thorough understanding of this data will provide you with tools you can use forever.■
WHAT IS COMMUNICATION?
ow does one talk so that another person listens and understands? How does one listen? How does one know if he has been heard and understood? These are all points about communication that have never before been analyzed or explained. People have known that communication is an important part of life but until now no one has ever been able to tell anyone how to communicate. Until Scientology, the subject of communication had received no emphasis or study. Any attention given to it was mechanical and the province of engineers. Yet all human endeavor depends utterly on a full knowledge of the real basics of communication. To master communication, one must understand it. In Scientology, communication has been defined—an accomplishment that has led to a much deeper understanding of life itself.
in essence. a spoken word or an idea. effect. In its crudest definition. we can view the function of each and thus more clearly understand the whole. with intention. By dissecting communication into its component parts. It can be an object.Communication. Emanated means “came forth. is the shift of a particle from one part of space to another part of space. distance. attention and duplication with understanding. with the intention of bringing into being at the receipt-point a duplication and understanding of that which emanated from the source-point. a written message. Duplication is the act of reproducing something exactly. The definition and formula of communication open the door to understanding this subject. This simple view of communication leads to the full definition: Communication is the consideration and action of impelling an impulse or particle from source-point across a distance to receipt-point. 4 . A particle is the thing being communicated. this is communication.” The formula of communication is cause.
Any communication involves a particle which can be in one of four categories: an object… …a written message… Baseball …a spoken word… Baseball …or an idea. 5 .
Jones will see you now. N IO NT E T IN N TIO EN T AT Source-Point Distance RE C E P T I O N .INTENTION THAT WHAT IS SAID WILL BE UNDERSTOOD Mr.
DUPLICATION AND UNDERSTANDING Any successful communication contains all the elements shown here. Any failure to communicate can be analyzed against these components to isolate what went wrong. Receipt-Point 7 .
This. In other words. relays and sends communication. at “B” becomes attention. Intention + Attention A Intention + Attention B EFFECT CAUSE Now. or we could express it as agreement.” “A” of course. so we have both cause and effect having intention and attention. must to some degree duplicate what emanated from “A” as cause. This is the factor of duplication. a duplication at “B” must take place of what emanated from “A. We could express this as reality. and for a true communication to take place. the degree of reality reached in this communication cycle depends upon the amount of duplication. in order for the first part of the cycle to take effect. 8 . and this is accomplished mechanically by duplication. must have given attention originally to “B.” “A” and “B” are terminals—by terminal we mean a point that receives. one of them “A” and the other “B. at least to listen or receive. to emanate a communication. “B” as effect.” and “B” must have given to this communication some intention. The degree of agreement reached between “A” and “B” in this communication cycle becomes their reality. First there is “A’s” intention.FACTORS OF COMMUNICATION Let us now more closely examine several components of communication by looking at two life units. there is another factor which is very important.
and a great deal of randomity (unpredicted motion). affinity is seen to drop. where duplication is absent. explanation. for instance. 9 .” the first part of the cycle of communication was not achieved. must duplicate what emanated from “B” for the communication to be concluded. Duplication A EFFECT B CAUSE If this duplication does not take place at “B” and then at “A” we get what amounts to an unfinished cycle of action. If we disarrange any of these factors we get an incomplete cycle of communication and we have either “A” or “B” or both waiting for the end of cycle. If. again an uncompleted cycle of communication occurred with consequent unreality.Duplication A CAUSE B EFFECT Then “A. So. if we cut down reality.” now as effect. If this is done there is no detrimental consequence. “B” did not vaguely duplicate what emanated from “A. A complete cycle of communication will result in high affinity. we will cut down affinity—the feeling of love or liking for something or someone. Then if “A” did not duplicate what emanated from “B” when “B” was cause on the second cycle. In such a wise the communication becomes harmful. argument might result. Now naturally.
It does matter when some entirely unlooked-for answer is given. any sort of answer from anywhere will be pulled in to him.An unfinished cycle of communication generates what might be called answer hunger. When an individual has. it explains a great deal about human behavior. consistently waited for answers which did not arrive.” to be talked to. for a very long period of time. by him. Answer A Answer Answer Question B No Answer Uncompleted cycles of communication bring about a scarcity of answers. Communication itself is detrimental only when the emanating communication at cause was sudden and non sequitur (illogical) to the environment. or when no answer is given at all. It does not much matter what the answers were or would be as long as they vaguely approximate the subject at hand. as in compulsive or obsessive communication. Here we have violations of attention and intention. The factor of interest also enters here but is far less important. An individual who is waiting for a signal that his communication has been received is prone to accept any inflow. as an effort to remedy his scarcity for answers.” “B. Nevertheless. Interested Interesting A CAUSE 10 B EFFECT . becomes interesting. “A” has the intention of interesting “B.
the continuous shift from being interested to being interesting on the part of either of the terminals. speaks in Chinese. is interested and “A” is interesting. where “B” can only understand French. Interesting Interested A EFFECT B CAUSE Here we have. effect is interesting.Similarly “B. Of some greater importance is the fact that the intention to be received on the part of “A” places upon “A” the necessity of being duplicatable. A CAUSE Intention to be received B EFFECT If “A” cannot be duplicatable in any degree. In a case where “A” speaks one language and “B” another. and they have no language in common.” for “B.” when he emanates a communication. “A” or “B. we have the factor of mimicry possible and a communication can yet take 11 .” unable to duplicate “A. as part of the communication formula (but a less important part). then of course his communication will not be received at “B.” cannot receive the communication. It is necessary for “A” to make himself duplicatable by speaking French to “B” who only understands French. As an example of this.” Cause is interested. “A.” let us say.
Intention to be Duplicatable A Willing to duplicate B EFFECT CAUSE 12 . could raise his hand. We consider that things are. a peculiar idea concerning just exactly how communication should be conducted. adhere to the basic rules as given here. and if this is not generally agreed upon. The primary receipt-point must be willing to duplicate. could raise his hand. all things are considerations. It must be able to give at least some attention to the receipt-point. space. and when anyone tries to depart too widely from these rules.place. can find himself definitely out of communication. which weeds out strange or peculiar communication ideas. and we would have completed a cycle of communication by mimicry.” supposing he had one. Here we have the basic agreement upon the subject of communication in the communication formula as given here. one might say. he goes out of communication. “A. in effect. People. they simply do not duplicate him and so. in addition to the communication formula. The idea is always senior to the mechanics of energy. Let us take the example of a modernistic writer who insists that the first three letters of every word should be dropped or that no sentence should be finished. and which are utilized by the life units of this universe. Basically. a being can get. In the first place the primary source-point must be willing to be duplicatable. However. and “A” could raise his other hand. mass. It would be possible to have entirely different ideas about communication than these.” supposing he had a hand. There is a continuous action of natural selection. Then “B” could raise his other hand. Now we come to the problem of what a life unit must be willing to experience in order to communicate. these happen to be the ideas of communication which are in common in this universe. “B. to be in communication. He will not attain agreement among his readers. and so they are. Because ideas are senior to this. time.
As we are dealing basically with ideas and not mechanics. back.must be willing to receive and must be willing to change into a source-point in order to send the communication. in short. we have factors of irrationality. and. CAUSE EFFECT Distance A EFFECT B CAUSE Where we get these conditions in an individual or a group we have sane people. One might say that if he hadn’t communicated in the first place he wouldn’t be in trouble now.and effect-point whereby each one is willing to be cause or effect at will. that a state of mind must exist between a cause. in general. and. an unwillingness to experience distance. an unwillingness to give attention. an intention contrary to being received. but a man is as dead as he can’t communicate. then. an unwillingness to duplicate. where people obsessively or compulsively send communications without direction and without trying to be duplicatable. is willing to experience the distance between. Where an unwillingness to send or receive communications occurs. Some of the conditions which can occur in an irrational line are a failure to be duplicatable before one emanates a communication. where individuals in receipt of communications stand silent and do not acknowledge or reply. an unwillingness to express intention. is willing to duplicate at will. willing to communicate. Perhaps there is some truth in this. is willing to be duplicatable at will. And the primary source-point in its turn must be willing to be a receipt-point. we see. 13 . an unwillingness to acknowledge. or an answer to it. is willing to change at will. an unwillingness to receive or duplicate a communication. an unwillingness to change. He is as alive as he can communicate. It might be seen by someone that the solution to communication is not to communicate.
” which goes back to Joe´ and thus ends the cycle. We find Bill receiving it. you will see a cycle of communication: GRAPH A Joe Bill Bill´ Joe´ Here we have Joe as the originator of a communication. and then Bill (becoming secondary cause) has replied to it as Bill´ with “I’m okay. Joe has said.TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION A cycle of communication and two-way communication are actually two different things. which acknowledgment is sent back to Joe´. If you will inspect Graph A below. 14 . for instance. If we examine closely the anatomy of communication—the actual structure and parts—we will discover that a cycle of communication is not a two-way communication in its entirety. It is his primary impulse. This impulse is addressed to Bill. “How are you?” Bill has received this. and then Bill originating an answer or acknowledgment as Bill´.
and then as Joe´ or secondary cause. I guess. And again. Bill says. answers “Okay.Now what we call a two-way cycle of communication may ensue as in Graph B below: GRAPH B Joe Bill Joe´ Bill´ Here we have Bill originating a communication.” they would omit some portion of these cycles. I guess” is actually acknowledged by Bill´ with a nod or some expression signifying the receipt of the communication. If both Joe and Bill are “strong. silent men.” which answer is then acknowledged in its receipt by Bill´. in Graph B Joe´’s “Okay. In both of these graphs we discover that in Graph A the acknowledgment of the secondary cause was expressed by Joe´ as a nod or a look of satisfaction. The most flagrant omission and the one most often 15 . “How’s tricks?” Joe receives this.
but our purpose here is not to assign reasons why they do not complete a communication cycle. 2. and 4. Now. with an inattentive Bill who does not hear him. There are several ways in which a cycle of communication could not be completed. Bill failing to hear the communication. We do not know or inquire. Now. We can assume that he was at least present. (By “communication lag” is meant the length of time intervening between the asking of a question and the reply to that specific question by the person asked. and that Bill’s attention was somewhere in Joe’s vicinity. let us say we have in Joe a person who is compulsively and continually originating communications whether he has anybody’s attention or not. We could assign various reasons to all this. Our entire purpose is involved with the noncompletion of this communication cycle. Joe failing to emanate a communication.) Here we have Joe causing a communication. “How are you?” and for Bill to stand there without speaking. Joe´ failing to acknowledge by some sign or word that he has heard Bill´. and these could be categorized as: 1. and thus 16 . Bill´ failing to reply to the communication received by him. 3. and Bill´ failing to continue the cycle. and we are not interested in.understood as “communication lag” would be for Joe in Graph A to say. in his communicating. as in Graph A. Joe is left there with an incompleted cycle and never gets an opportunity to become Joe´. and whether or not these communications are germane (pertinent) to any existing situation. instead of getting on with the cycle of communication. We discover that Joe is apt to be met. and that Joe spoke loudly enough to be heard. whether or not Bill as the receipt-point ever did hear it.
for in this case Joe is a terminal and Bill is a terminal and communication can be seen to flow between two terminals. working together. thus completing the remainder of the two-way cycle of communication. regardless of what they were talking about. This goes on quite well. and thus an absent Joe´ who never acknowledges. and Bill a person who never originates communications. If they did this. Bill does originate a communication. but will sooner or later hit a jam on a two-way cycle. an origination of a communication. Joe hearing the communication. Joe is not necessarily compulsive or obsessive in originating communications. then get into this kind of an activity: Joe originates communication. Now let us take another situation. they would never become in an argument and would eventually reach an agreement. this is heard by Joe. does not become Joe´ and never gives Bill a chance to become Bill´ and acknowledge. which is violated because Bill never originates communication. Let us examine this same situation in Graph B. then Bill originating a communication. answered by Joe´ and acknowledged by Bill´. Bill says. having originated a communication and having completed it. Thus we get the normal cycle of a communication between two terminals. in Bill. but Bill is inhibited in originating communications. so intent upon his own compulsive line. “How are you?” and the cycle is not completed because Joe. Bill hearing the communication. Here we have. We find that Joe and Bill. Bill hears it. We have the same Joe with a compulsive outflow. becomes Bill´. even 17 . We find Joe originating communications. Joe´ acknowledging the communication. Joe´ answering the communication and Bill´ acknowledging the communication. and permits Joe a chance to become Joe´. A two-way cycle of communication would work as follows: Joe. Bill becoming Bill´ and answering the communication. may then wait for Bill to originate a communication to Joe. The cycles depend on Joe originating communication.an absent Bill´ who does not answer him. replies to it.
Their difficulties and problems would be cleared up and they would be. As you can see by these graphs. in its turn. An individual could spend all of his time answering. would not answer them. Communication origin is necessary to start a communication in the first place. justifying or 18 . are more or less compulsive or inhibitive in communication. in good shape. on the other hand. and by education and other causes. or if he does. They wait for an exterior source to give them the occasion for a conversation. some novel situations could originate. they discuss it. and if he did hear them. that people get very low on communication origin. would never put forth his own opinion. A two-way communication cycle breaks down when either terminal fails. very. Let us suppose that lack of prime or original cause impulse on Joe’s part has brought him into obsessive or compulsive communication. We discover that the entire society has vast difficulties along this line. Thus we find people talking mainly about things which are forced upon them by exterior causes. They are so used to canned entertainment and so inhibited in originating communications by parents who couldn’t communicate. dependent on exterior primal impulses. They see an accident.if they were hostile to one another. thus unbalancing Joe further and further into further and further compulsive communication. low on communication origination) that he never even moves into Bill´. very low on primal cause (which is to say. There would be the matter of obsessive answering as well as inhibitive answering. and we find that he is so busy outflowing that he never has a chance to hear anyone who speaks to him. they discuss it. But in view of the fact that both are low on the origin of communication—which could also be stated as low on imagination—we discover that such people. to originate communications. Bill. and thus the conversation veers rapidly and markedly and may wind up with some remarkable animosities (hostile feelings) or misconclusions. in relationship to each other. might be so very. They see a movie.
19 . What we should understand—and much more happily—is that it can now be resolved. The common and most noticed manifestations. Thus it can be seen that there are only four parts which can become problematic in both Graph A and Graph B. and as the only saving grace of a person is to communicate. Another individual. no matter the number of peculiar manifestations which can occur as a result thereof. 2. and nonacknowledgment of answer. even though nothing came his way to acknowledge. receipt of communication. answering a communication given. as Joe´ in Graph A or Bill´ in Graph B. and nonanswering acceptance. origination of communication. are obsessive and compulsive origin.explaining—all the same thing—no primal communication having been originated at him. we can readily understand that an entanglement of communication is certain to result. And at these places we can discover stuck flows. acknowledging answers. Flows become stuck on this twin cycle of communication where a scarcity occurs in: 1. 4. however. might spend all of his time acknowledging. As the only crime in the universe seems to be to communicate. 3.
By doing these drills you will learn how to make your communication understood by others and how to truly understand what they say to you. how do you use this knowledge? How do you put into practice what you have just studied on the formula of communication? How do you apply the laws of communication so easily and naturally that they almost seem to be a part of you? How. the ability to communicate with ease and certainty is essential. However. by drilling each part of the communication formula with these TRs. The TRs cannot be done alone. No matter what your occupation or what kind of activities you are involved in. as a high level of communication skill is vital for this activity. The way that this is done is that you pair up with another person and do the drills together. These are all skills of immeasurable value in day-to-day life. Then you 20 . A drill is a method of learning or training whereby a person does a procedure over and over again in order to perfect that skill. how to be what is sometimes called “a good listener. in fact. These communication drills. called Training Routines or TRs for short. This is done on a turnabout basis: when you are doing the drill. The TRs were originally developed to train Scientology practitioners in technical application. do you become effective in communication? In Scientology there are drills that enable anyone to improve his or her level of communication skill. the other person helps you become skilled on that drill. you must do them with the help of another person.” how to guide a communication cycle you are having with another person and how to recognize and rectify failures in the communication cycles of others. deal with the various parts of the communication formula. any person’s ability to master the communication cycle and thus better communicate with others can be vastly improved.COMMUNICATION TRAINING DRILLS Now that you have discovered the component parts of communication and its formula.
The Commands are the spoken directions used in starting. and the questions or statements used while doing the TR. This too should be thoroughly studied and understood before the drills are started. Also. 21 . and the person helping you get through the drill is called the coach. before you embark on doing the TRs. Each drill also states the Position you are to sit in. continuing and stopping the drill in coaching. to get each other through the drills. another section follows the drills which explains how to coach someone correctly. When you are practicing the drill you are called the student. as coaching is a very precise procedure. It is very important that both you and your partner read through and understand all these drills before beginning to practice them. which are simply designations to refer to them by. find another person to do the drills with you on this turnabout basis of student and coach. You both take turns being student then coach. or vice versa. It is vital that proper coaching is done in order to achieve the best possible gains from the TRs. The Training Stress outlines how that drill is to be done and gives the important points to stress or emphasize in coaching. The drills give directions for the roles of student and coach. you are both able to learn how to fully use the communication cycle. By helping each other through the TRs on this alternating basis. It makes no difference whether you start out first as student and your partner as coach. So. The action of helping another through the drill is called coaching.switch around and help the other person while he or she does the drill. Each of the TRs has a Number and a Name. The particular communication skill that you are aiming to achieve on each TR is stated under its Purpose.
In Scientology. 22 . the word patter simply means the special vocabulary of a drill. Do the following: 1. Find someone to work with as a partner so you can get each other through the drills. as well as the section entitled Coaching. When done diligently and exactly as written. 2. Read all the way through the drills on the following pages.Patter is included in some of the drills to show how the various commands or questions are used during the procedure. these drills lead to successful communication—for anyone.
Have your partner read through all the drills and the section on Coaching. 5. 4. Then start the first TR! 23 . Decide which of you will coach first.3.
You went to sleep.” Although there is actually little coaching involved in this drill. The coach starts the drill and keeps the student at it until he passes. In order to start a communication. you will not be able to properly start a communication. Example: Student falls asleep. The student’s eyes are closed in this drill to make it easy to be there. If you are not there. one does not have the added requirement of confronting another person. when the student has achieved the purpose of the drill. The idea is to get the student able to be there comfortably in a position three feet in front of another person. “That’s it. you must be in a place from which to communicate. TR 0 BE THERE Purpose: To train student to be there comfortably. as the first step. to be there and not do anything else but be there. “Pass. Start. coach says.” In this and all drills. With eyes closed. some is required. 24 . Being there is a requisite to good communication. The coach uses “That’s it” to end the drill or to point out an error to the student.Number: TR 0 Be There Name: Be There Commands: The coach says “Start” to begin the drill. the coach says. Position: Student and coach sit facing each other a comfortable distance apart—about three feet. The student has his eyes closed. but can simply become accustomed to being there in a relaxed manner. there is nothing more complex to it than that.
lasting gain. without reservations. Sit in an upright position in a straight-backed chair. There is no twitching. and his skill and ability to do it is stable. When he can be there comfortably and has reached a major stable win. move or change position.” then continue the drill until they are flattened. It is the task of the coach to keep the student alert and doing the drill. and so on.Training Stress: Student and coach sit facing each other. such as an improved ability to confront and to communicate. This is a silent drill. moving. A major stable win means the student has reached the point where he can do that drill. People commonly experience many improvements while doing TRs. If such “turn on. or forcing his back against the chair in an effort to stay alert. and each achievement toward accomplishing that is itself a win. heightened perceptions. are examples of systems or methods being used instead of simply being there. 25 . Be there comfortably. the drill is passed. These are called wins as the student has desired to improve his communication skills and his awareness. twitch. There is no conversation. “system” or methods used or anything else added to be there. The student has his eyes closed. One will usually see blackness or an area of the room when one’s eyes are closed. Do the drill until there is no tendency or desire to squirm. A major stable win is a significant. that he can continue to sit quietly and comfortably for an indefinite period without any compulsion to twitch or shift about or having to repress such compulsions. Flattened means the drill has been continued until it no longer produces a reaction. The student is to do this drill until he is fully convinced. Doing something with his body.
They sit and look at each other and say and do nothing for some hours. Nervous twitches. Every time the student does not hold his position. neither making any conversation or effort to be interesting. giggle or be embarrassed or fall asleep. slumps. we mean that he is facing without flinching or avoiding.” straightens up this point and then again says “Start. When the coach wishes to make comments. fidget. Now he must also confront. twitches. tensions.Number: TR 0 Confronting Name: Confronting Confronting is defined as being able to face. The first of these is “Start. Lack of confront is a barrier to real communication. the coach says “Flunk” and corrects the difficulty. he says “That’s it. or in any way demonstrates an incorrect position. He then says “Start” again and the drill goes on. When that willingness is repaired. goes unconscious. Training Stress: Student and coach sit facing each other. Commands: Coach: “Start.” at which moment the drill begins. these disabilities tend to disappear. Have you ever tried to talk to someone who won’t look at you? That person is not confronting you. This drill is the next level of skill up from TR 0 Be There. Purpose: To acquire the skill of being able to sit quietly and look at someone without strain. Communication is not really possible in the absence of confront.” Position: Student and coach sit facing each other a comfortable distance apart—about three feet. Both are looking at each other. 26 .” “That’s it. When we say one is confronting. Student must not speak.” The coach has several terms he uses. starts his eyes wandering. all stem from an unwillingness to confront. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.” “Flunk.
However. Confronting with a body part can cause the body part to hurt or feel uncomfortable. he is confronting with them. Anything that turns on will flatten. Continue the drill until any twitches.” correct the student and then start the drill session anew. then he is confronting with the shoulders or the back of his head. 27 . The whole action is to accustom the student to comfortably be there three feet in front of another without apologizing or moving or being startled or embarrassed or defending self. wide-eyed staring is unnatural and means the student is trying to confront with his eyes. As with TR 0 Be There. In such a case the student’s eyes will water. flinches or other manifestations no longer exist or have to be suppressed (kept from being known or seen). A blink is not a flunk on TR 0 and “blinkless” is not a requirement. The solution is just to confront and be there.It will be found the student tends to confront with a body part. become red and will hurt if he continues. the student does not use any system or method of confronting other than just be there. If the student’s eyes begin to smart. A student having excessive trouble with his eyes should be returned to TR 0 Be There and master this drill before again TR 0 CONFRONTING attempting to do TR 0 Confronting. The coach should not put any attention on whether somebody is blinking—only on whether or not the person is confronting. The basic rule is that anything which the student is holding tense is the thing with which he is confronting. The drill is misnamed if confronting means to do something. rather than just confront. Student passes when he can just be there and confront and he has reached a major stable win. If his shoulders or even the back of his head become tense. If his stomach begins to protrude and becomes tense. he is confronting with his stomach. An expert coach would in this case give a “That’s it.
Start. mannerisms or subjects that cause a student doing the drill to become distracted by reacting to the coach. TR 0 BULLBAIT Where did you get that ugly shirt? Flunk. repeating it until the student can comfortably confront it. phrases. Bullbaited The term bullbait means to find certain actions. STUDENT 1 COACH 2 STUDENT COACH Where did you get that ugly shirt? STUDENT 3 COACH 4 STUDENT COACH 28 In the photographs above.Number: TR 0 Bullbait Name: Confronting. words. You laughed. The word bullbait is derived from an English and Spanish sport of baiting which meant to set dogs upon a chained bull. the coach finds a button on the student (1) and flunks him for breaking his confront (2). . She resumes the drill and repeats the phrase which made him react (3).
” “Flunk.” “That’s it. She continues bullbaiting. 6). trying to find another button. word. the coach says something to the student like. The coach has thus found a button on that student. 29 .” Listen to me: Where did you get that ugly shirt?! STUDENT 5 COACH 6 STUDENT COACH HEY. she flunks the student with the reason why (8) and would now proceed to flatten the new button. Commands: Coach: “Start. 5. subject or area that causes response or reaction in an individual. In Scientology we call this a button: an item. You flinched. STUDENT 7 COACH 8 STUDENT COACH without reacting to it (4.” The student reacts by laughing uncontrollably. YOU! Flunk.It will be found that people have certain things that cause them to react in some way. “You have big ears. phrase. When she does so (7). For example. This is bullbaiting.
Any words not coaching words may receive no response from the student. the coach is instantly a coach (and follows the patter above). in any social or life situation. “bullbaiting” can begin. Coach: “Flunk! You coughed. have you ever had the experience of talking to someone and becoming tongue-tied or flustered when the other person brought up some other subject? Have you ever reacted uncontrollably to something another said even though you didn’t want to? This drill can increase your ability to be more causative and in control. Training Stress: After the student has passed TR 0 Confronting and can just be there comfortably. Twitches.Position: Student and coach sit facing each other a comfortable distance apart—about three feet. In TR 0 Bullbait the student’s ability to confront is increased further and he learns not to be thrown off by the actions of the coach. If student responds. This enhances the ability to be there and deliver a communication to another.” This is the whole of the coach’s patter as a coach. fidgets. anything except just being there is promptly flunked. without being distracted by anything. Start. in all aspects of communication. The coach may not touch the student. sighs. Patter as a Coach: Student coughs. blinks. Anything added to being there is sharply flunked by the coach. In the previous drill. Purpose: To acquire the skill of being able to sit quietly and look at someone without strain and without being thrown off. The student’s buttons can be found and tromped on hard until they no longer produce a reaction. with the reason why. giving real conditions and circumstances that could come up in everyday life. distracted or made to react in any way to what the other person says or does. Student passes when he can be there comfortably without being thrown off or distracted or made to react in any way to anything the coach says or does and has reached a major stable win. However. For example. 30 . the coach must be realistic in his coaching. a student learns how to confront with the coach just sitting silently. Patter as a Confronted Subject: The coach may say anything or do anything except leave the chair.
as his own. It must sound natural not artificial.” There is no special significance to using the book Alice in Wonderland. Training Stress: The communication goes from the book to the student and. Position: Student and coach are seated facing each other a comfortable distance apart.” COACH STUDENT 31 . In this drill you say things from a book instead of making them up. The coach must have received the communication (or question) clearly and have understood it before he says “Good. Have you ever seen someone who just keeps talking. When you take an idea out of a book.Number: TR 1 Name: Getting Your Communication Across Purpose: To acquire the skill of getting one specific communication across to a listener and understood. without ever knowing whether or not his communications are being received? Making oneself understood is an important part of the communication formula. to the coach. The drill is coached TR 1 “It’s a Cheshire Cat. and then as your idea you relay it to another person. Any idea is yours that you make yours. It is repeated until the coach is satisfied it arrived where he is. Diction (the manner of pronouncing words) and elocution (the mannerisms and art of public speaking) have no part in it. It must not go from book to coach. it becomes your idea. Commands: A phrase (with the “he said’s” omitted) is picked out of the book Alice in Wonderland and read to the coach. Loudness may have.
if he wishes. In coaching we want the student to find a phrase in Alice in Wonderland and then. coach must say “Start” again before it resumes. until the coach tells him that he thinks the communication has arrived. without strain or artificiality or elocutionary bobs and gestures. communicated in present time. The intention must communicate. and then the student. owning it and then communicating it to someone else. the communication will arrive. not the words. “That’s it” is used to terminate for a discussion or to end the activity. expresses that idea to the coach in such a way that it arrives at the coach. “Start” is not used again. We know at once a person can’t communicate when he cannot take this first basic step of taking an idea. The communication is not from the book to the coach. taking that as his own idea.” says “Good” without a new start if the communication is received or says “Flunk” if the communication is not received. and it must be communicated in one unit of time. It is from the book to the student. This drill is passed only when the student can put across a communication naturally. and when the student can do it easily and relaxedly. It is new. When the intention to communicate to a person goes across. making it his own idea. then he can find another communication and communicate that. He can say the same phrase over and over. Once a communication is relayed across successfully. 32 . in any way he wishes to say it. fresh. It isn’t repeated from the last time it was repeated. Patter: The coach says “Start.this way. communicate it directly to the coach. It is the intention that communicates. If the drill session is terminated for a discussion.
The formula of control is start. Give me a ham sandwich. If you said to someone. understood and received.” and understood and feels no need to repeat or continue it.Number: TR 2 Name: Acknowledgments An acknowledgment is something said or done to inform another that his statement or action has been noted. it’s the intention that ends it. The perfect acknowledgment communicates only this: I have heard your communication. Purpose: To acquire the skill of totally.” you would not be acknowledging him. change it and then stop it. completely and finally acknowledging a statement. change and stop. observation or TR 2 comment in such a way that the person making it is happy with the fact that it has been wholly received “I feel faint. you are in control of it. An acknowledgment is a “stop. he can control communication. It isn’t the word that ends a cycle of communication. if one acknowledges the communications of others properly. Acknowledgment is a control factor in the cycle of communication.” COACH STUDENT 33 . It signalizes that the person’s communication to you has been received. This is true of any communication cycle in any type of situation. “Keep going” or “Keep talking.” Therefore. COACH STUDENT “Right away. If you can start something.
completely and finally acknowledge a statement. Teach him that an acknowledgment is a stop. Position: Student and coach are seated facing each other at a comfortable distance apart. Curb over. omitting the “he said’s. The coach repeats any line he feels was not truly acknowledged. Training Stress: The student must acknowledge in such a way that the coach is convinced there is no need to repeat himself. The student acknowledges in a manner appropriate to the coach’s communication and convinces the coach that he has received it.” anything only so long as it is appropriate to the person’s communication—in such a way as actually to convince the person who is sitting there that he has heard it.” reads a line and says “Flunk” every time the coach feels there has been an improper acknowledgment. Commands: The coach reads lines from Alice in Wonderland. Anything the student does to make that come about is legitimate provided that it does not dismay or upset the coach. not the beginning of a new cycle of communication or an encouragement to another to go on and that an acknowledgment must be appropriate for the person’s communication. it is actually very therapeutic for a person to know that he has been acknowledged.” This drill is passed only when the student can totally.In life. “Start” must be used to begin again after a “That’s it.” “Fine. Ask the student from time to time what was said.” and the student thoroughly acknowledges them. The student says “Good. Another point of this drill is to teach further that one can fail to get an acknowledgment across or can fail to stop a person with an acknowledgment or can take a person’s head off with an acknowledgment which is overdone. Let the student do anything at first to get acknowledgment across. observation or comment in such a way that the person making it is happy with the fact that it has been wholly received and understood and feels no need to repeat it or continue it.” “Thank you” as the only acknowledgments. The coach repeats the same line after each time he says “Flunk.” “I heard that.” “That’s it” may be used to terminate for discussion or terminate the drill session. Patter: The coach says “Start. The student must not develop the habit of robotically using “Good. The student does this by intending that the communication cycle ends at that point and ending it there. that it has been received and understood. then even him out. totally and finally.and underacknowledgment. 34 .” “Okay.
you could acknowledge him before he has completed and end up chopping his communication. Commands: The coach reads lines from Alice in Wonderland. Position: The student and coach are seated facing each other a comfortable distance apart. Training Stress: Teach the student that a half-acknowledgment is an encouragement to a person to continue talking. Purpose: To acquire the skill to encourage someone who is talking to continue talking. The coach should give partial statements that would require a half-acknowledgment from the student.Number: TR 2 1/2 Name: Half-Acknowledgments A half-acknowledgment is a way of keeping a person talking by giving him the feeling that he is being heard. Teach him further that a halfacknowledgment is a way of keeping a person talking by giving the person the feeling that he is being heard. Curb overacknowledgment that stops a person from talking. It is not uncommon to communicate with someone who has apparently finished talking but hasn’t really completed saying what he intended to say. You may. for instance. Consequently. find yourself in a conversation with someone and want him to continue talking because you want to know more about what he is saying. The use of a half-acknowledgment is a method to encourage this. The coach repeats any line he feels was not half-acknowledged.” and the student half-acknowledges the coach in such a way as to cause the coach to continue talking. omitting “he said’s. but encourage the person to continue talking so he can actually complete his communication. you have to be alert and observe when the person has more to say and not only let the communication flow to its complete end. The student nods or gives half-acknowledgments in such a way as to 35 . In instances such as this.
” COACH STUDENT COACH STUDENT 36 .cause the coach to continue talking. COACH STUDENT “Uh-huh.” until the student gives a proper half-acknowledgment. The student must not use direct statements such as “go on” or “continue” to accomplish his purpose. TR 2 1/2 “In my youth I took to the law…” Patter: The coach says “Start. “That’s it” may be used to terminate for discussion or terminate the drill session. The coach repeats the same line each time after saying “Flunk. the coach must say “Start” again to resume it. nodding and other means are employed. If the drill session is terminated for discussion. Smiling. Any positive acknowledgments that would end off the communication flow and any failure to look or act in a manner that invites the coach to continue to talk are flunked and the drill is started again. The coach must feel persuaded to continue to talk. The drill is passed when the student is confident that he can cause at will another person to continue to talk.” “…and argued each case with my wife.” reads a line and says “Flunk” every time the coach feels there has been an improper halfacknowledgment.
37 . to fail to complete something or to deviate from an intended course of action. as the communication cycle is incomplete and is left suspended. The student is flunked if he or she fails to get an answer to the question asked. there is no intention there. it is important to be able to get your question answered and complete cycles of communication. To keep the student from straying into variations of question. This drill gives you that ability. When a student is being a machine. In social or other situations. One could say that he “Q-and-Aed. If a question is repeated over and over with no new intention it becomes arduous. it must be expressed in present time as itself with its intention. when one is repeating a question. simply repeating a question over and over again. Training Stress: One question and student acknowledgment of its answer in one unit of time which is then finished.” Question: “Why not?” Answer: “Because they’re dirty.” This is Q and A—the original question has not been answered and has been dropped and the person who asked the question has deviated. if he or she fails to repeat the exact question.Number: TR 3 Name: Getting a Question Answered Purpose: To acquire the skill of getting a single exact question answered despite diversions. Commands: Either “Do fish swim?” or “Do birds fly?” Position: Student and coach seated a comfortable distance apart. in its own moment of time and is uttered itself in present time with its own intention.” It means to not get an answer to one’s question. If a question is always uttered in present time it could be said over and over again without any problem. Therefore. Have you ever asked a question and not gotten an answer? This can be upsetting. theoretically and purely. Q and A is short for “Question and Answer.” Each time a question is repeated it exists. if he or she Q-and-As with excursions taken by the coach. Example: Question: “Do birds fly?” Answer: “I don’t like birds.
” “Flunk. The coach should not use introverted statements such as..” Student: “Good. Example: Student: “Do fish swim?” Coach: “Aren’t you hungry?” Student: “Yes. The coach is not bound after starting to answer the student’s question. in order to throw the student off.Patter: The coach uses “Start” and “That’s it” as in earlier TRs. Any words from the coach except an answer to the question. Unnecessary repeating of the question is flunked.” Coach: “Flunk. Student upset or confusion is flunked. Anything except question and acknowledgment is flunked. but may give a commenting-type answer that doesn’t really answer the question. Often the coach should answer the actual question asked by the student. “I just had a realization.g.” “Coach divertive” statements should all concern the student.” Somewhat less often the coach attempts to pull the student into a Q and A or upset the student. Student failure to utter the next question without a long communication lag is flunked. “Start. A poor acknowledgment is flunked. A choppy or premature acknowledgment is flunked.” When the question is not answered.” “Good” or “That’s it” should have no influence on the student except to get him to repeat the question again. the student must repeat the question until he gets an answer. “Start. Example: Student: “Do fish swim?” Coach: “Yes. not the coach. lack of intention) is flunked. Lack of an acknowledgment (or with a distinct communication lag) is flunked. A Q and A is flunked (as in example). A poor delivery of the question (e. Any other statement under the sun may be.” “Good” and “That’s it” may not be used to fluster or trap the student. and should be designed to throw the student off and cause the student to lose control or track 38 .” “Flunk.
If the student does anything else than the above. When the student can consistently get his question answered despite diversions. he has passed this drill. TR 3 ? “Do birds fly?” “Your hair is messy.” COACH 3 STUDENT 4 COACH STUDENT 39 . The student’s job is to keep the drill going in spite of anything. they do. using only question or acknowledgment.” “Thank you.of what the student is doing. it is a flunk and the coach must say so.” COACH 1 STUDENT 2 COACH STUDENT ? “Do birds fly?” “Yes.
his ideas.Number: TR 4 Name: Handling Originations Definition: As used in this drill. I’ll turn on the air conditioning. reactions or difficulties.” “Good. TR 4 ? “Do fish swim?” “The room is too hot. thanks.” “How’s that?” “Better. Do fish swim?” ? Student COACH 3 STUDENT 4 COACH STUDENT 40 . the word origination means something voluntarily said or done unexpectedly by a person concerning himself.” 1 COACH STUDENT COACH 2 STUDENT “I understand.
If the coach feels abruptness or too much time consumed or lack of comprehension. Anything else is a flunk. (3) Repeating the question. He feels ignored. it is the communication formula in reverse. If a person walks in and says he just passed with the highest mark in the whole school. you’ll find yourself in a fight. The person you were speaking to is now the cause-point of the communication and is speaking to you. and (3) Return the person to the original cycle of communication so that it can be completed. Almost every argument you have had was because you did not handle an origination. People frequently say the most astonishing things and take you completely by surprise. The student’s patter is governed by: (1) Clarifying and understanding the origination. none concern the student. (2) Acknowledging the origination. Otherwise the patter is the same as in earlier training routines. Thus you now have to handle this origination and once again resume your role as causepoint to complete the original communication cycle. Student must handle originations to satisfaction of coach. Commands: The student asks the coach. reactions or difficulties. (1) Understand it. his ideas. Patter: All originations concern the coach. “Do fish swim?” or “Do birds fly?” Coach answers. 41 .Purpose: To teach the student not to be tongue-tied or startled or thrown off by the originations of another and to maintain good communication throughout an origination. This might be called a form of acknowledgment. Position: Student and coach sit facing each other at a comfortable distance apart. he corrects the student into better handling. but now and then makes startling comments from the prepared Origination Sheet provided on page 46. and you say how hungry you are. but it isn’t. Handling an origination merely tells the person you’ve heard what he said. Training Stress: The student is taught to hear origination and do three things. (2) Acknowledge it.
Originations are handled. feelings.” Student: “Do birds fly?” Coach: “I went fishing yesterday. By originate is meant to make a statement or remark referring to the state of the coach or his fancied worries. attitudes. (2) Acknowledge. Do birds fly?” Coach: “Yes. etc. Student’s failure to differentiate between these comments (by trying to handle them) and coach’s originations about self is a flunk. Coach should not always read from the Origination Sheet to originate.” Student: “Thank you. Coach may throw in remarks personal to student as on TR 3. By comment is meant a statement or remark aimed only at student or room. Student’s failure to persist is always a flunk in any TR but here more so. comments are disregarded by the student. he has passed this drill.The student must be taught to prevent upsets and differentiate between a vital problem that concerns the person and a mere effort to divert him. and not always look at student when about to comment. but can make up his own origination.” Student: “Thanks for letting me know. (3) Return the person to the original cycle of communication. 42 .” Student: “Very good. Example: Student: “Do birds fly?” Coach: “Yes.” When the student can smoothly handle originations without being startled or thrown off and can maintain good communication throughout an origination. Flunks are given if the student does more than (1) Understand. they do.
2. Behind all your coaching should be your intention that by the end of the drill the student will be aware that he is doing better at the end of it than he did at the beginning. but you should say it in such a manner as to get across to the student that your leg hurts. really make it an origination. Good coaching can make the difference between getting through a drill with excellent results for a student or not getting through the drill at all. the earlier TRs. When you give an origination to a student. one at a time. 4. Have the purpose in mind for the student to get a better understanding of the training drill and to do it to the best of his ability. Coach with reality. In coaching take up only one thing at a time. that you really feel the things that you are giving the student. with no purpose. This does not mean. such as saying to him. a vital part of Scientology study. so that it is as if the student was having to handle it exactly as you say under real conditions and circumstances. In order to help you to do the best you possibly can as far as being a coach is concerned. just don’t do it with no reason. Whenever you correct the student as a coach.Coaching is a technology in itself. however. not just something that the sheet said you should say. For example. Coach with an intention. It should be thoroughly understood by both you and your partner before starting to drill any of the TRs. “My leg hurts. using TR 4.” This does not mean that your leg should hurt. It is your intention and always should be while coaching that the student you are coaching be a more able person and have a greater understanding of that on which he is being coached. no matter how small it is. below you will find a few data that will assist you: 1. Is he confronting you? Does he originate the question to you each time as his own and did he really intend for you to receive it? Are his acknowledgments ending the cycles of COACHING 43 . Coach with a purpose. then check over. Have for your goal when you are coaching someone that the student is going to get the training drill correct. if the student arrives at the goal set up for TR 4. 3. Be inventive in the present. be purposeful in working toward obtaining this goal. The student must have a feeling that he has accomplished something in the training drill. Another thing about this is do not use any experiences from your past to coach with. Be realistic in your coaching.
Should this occur. You will get further by doing it than by talking about it. the coach should coach with the material given under “Training Stress” and “Purpose. rather than saying. the first thing to do is have him read over the text of the drill and find any words he did not fully understand and look them up in a dictionary.” etc. . Never allow yourself to do a sloppy job of coaching because you would be doing your student a disservice. never two or more at a time. the coach must help the student through the upset rather than ending the drill and leaving the student in distress. In such an instance. you are primarily responsible for the drill and the results that are obtained on the student.44 communication. and once you have reached a certain level of ability. When a coach.” These drills occasionally have a tendency to upset the student. If you find this to be the case. a higher standard of ability. never give an opinion as such. and any upset is purely incidental to the drill and plays no part in it. then work toward a new plateau. But only coach these things one at a time. As a coach. as a coach. maybe it might be this way. If this does not remedy the situation. The intention of the drill is to teach the student to communicate. Once you have done that. In coaching. Once in a while the student will start to rationalize and justify what he is doing if he is doing something wrong. Make sure that the student does each thing you coach him on correctly before going on to the next training step. “I think” or “Well. check if it is one of the earlier drills that he is hung up on. There is a possibility that during a drill a student may become angry or upset. If you do find that the student is having a hard time on one of the drills. just leaving the student sitting there will in fact leave him more upset than getting him through the drill. etc. start on the next drill and do that one to a pass and come up again through the later ones.” Talking about such things at great length does not accomplish very much. you should go back to the earlier one he is hung up on and get him through that drill to a pass. The only thing that does accomplish the goals of the TR and resolves any differences is doing the drill. and we doubt that you would like the same disservice when you are the one being a student. In the TRs. This does not mean that you should be “never satisfied. He will give you reasons why and “becauses.” It does mean that a person can always get better. but always give your directions as a direct statement. you should always work in the direction of better and more precise coaching. The better a student gets at a particular drill or a particular part of a drill you should demand.
There is one TR which has a specific time requirement for passing: on TR 0 Confronting. With tough but fair coaching conducted on a proper gradient. This is one of the most valuable abilities he will ever learn. it is better to go through the TRs several times. you are ready to drill on the TRs. The reason for this is that the student will tend to introvert (look inward) and will look too much at how he is doing and what he is doing rather than just doing it. and how well he is doing. 45 . keep your attention on the student and how he is doing and don’t become so interested in what you yourself are doing that you neglect the student and are unaware of his ability or inability to do the drill correctly.There is a small thing that most people forget to do and that is telling the student when he has gotten the drill right or he has done a good job on a particular step. This is particularly true of TR 0 Be There. Doing these drills exactly as described is key to successfully mastering them. To a large degree the progress of the student is determined by the standard of coaching. that. As a coach. the student will complete these TRs with certainty in his ability to apply the communication formula in any situation he may be called upon to face. the student is to do the drill until he has reached a point where he can do it comfortably for two hours straight. The coach works with the student on a particular TR to a point where the student achieves an increased ability to do the drill well. But your main job as a coach is to see how good he can get in each training drill and that is what you should have your attention on. Once coaching is understood by you and your partner. to make him laugh and act up a bit. TR 0 Confronting and TR 0 Bullbait. there is also complimenting rightness. Good results produce better people. Besides correcting wrongnesses. from TR 0 Be There to TR 4 in sequence. A student can spend many hours on any TR before reaching a point where he really acquires the skill of that TR and maintains it. Each of the TRs is done until the student has achieved the purpose of the drill and can do that TR. You very definitely “flunk” the student for anything that amounts to “selfcoaching” (where the student attempts to correct himself). getting tougher each time. than to stay on one forever or for the coach to be so tough at the start that the student goes into a decline. However. but it is time well spent. It is easy to become “interesting” to a student. It takes hours and hours of practice on these drills to perfect them.
The colors in the room are brighter. I feel terrible—like I’d lost something. I had a twitch in my leg. This is silly. I feel lighter somehow. I feel warm all over. You are the first person who ever listened to me. My body feels heavy. I can’t tell you. or something. I feel like I’m sinking. My head feels lopsided. I just realized I’ve had a headache for years.Origination Sheet Coach uses these now and then in Training Routine Number 4 Handling Originations I have a pain in my stomach. The room seems to be getting dark. I feel wonderful. The room seems bigger. WOW—I didn’t know that before. My head feels like it has a tight band round it. I’ve got a sharp pain in my back. You surely have a nice office here. I have an awful feeling of fear. Continued… 46 . I won that tennis tournament yesterday. I feel awfully tense. I feel all confused. By the way.
My ribs hurt. I’m starving. I feel so light! Isn’t it getting hotter in here? I just remembered the first time I went swimming. Who is going to win the cup final? This chair is so comfortable I could go to sleep. Let’s go to lunch. My back has been aching like this for years. My left knee hurts. I keep thinking about that cop who blew his whistle at me this morning. My body is starting to shake all over.When are you going to get a haircut? I feel like I was all hemmed in somehow. I feel like there is a spider’s web on my face. Are you married? I feel so lonesome. Everything is getting blurry. How long do we have to do this? My face tingles. Suddenly. Everything seems to be getting dark. I’m getting sleepy. I feel like I can’t talk. Is this room rocking? I just realized how wrong I’ve been all my life. Don’t you get tired of listening to someone like me? 47 . I’m so tired.
In examining the whole subject of communication. Communication is not just a way of getting along in life. A thorough knowledge of the communication formula and an understanding of how any difficulties in its application can be recognized and corrected are vital tools to successful living. You will notice that those people you know who are successful in their endeavors generally have a high ability to communicate. do not. ■ 48 . And they are not. painter or musician. expert supervision and complete data on the subject are available to those wishing to perfect their ability to communicate.COMMUNICATION IS LIFE One’s ability to communicate can spell the difference between success or failure in all aspects of living. To the degree we can communicate. Communication is the solvent for any human problem. one is apt to discover. Here. and society as a whole looks upon them as not quite ordinary beings. but that there are a lot of people who think they are communicating who are not. It is by thousands of percent the senior factor in understanding life and living it successfully. But the understanding and skilled use of communication is not only for the artist. those who are not. but that is never really the case. that there are very few people around him who are actually communicating. An understanding of communication itself was not available before Scientology. We instinctively revere the great artist. Without it we are dead to all. The apparency sometimes is that it is better not to communicate than to communicate. it is for anyone. Communication is life. The knowledge and drills contained in this booklet will start one on the road to success. we are alive. it is the heart of life. if he takes a penetrating look. A professional level of skill can be attained in Scientology churches on the Hubbard Professional TR Course.
Note any lack of acknowledgment as well. 2 3 4 49 . Observe other two-way communication cycles. Continue to observe communications around you until you can easily identify the various parts of communication and identify any parts which are absent or not being used correctly. Observe two people talking. and whether the people involved are factually being source-point or receipt-point). duplication. Doing these exercises will help increase your understanding of the knowledge contained in this booklet. until you and your partner both complete each drill to a pass. repeating this same exercise.PRACTICAL EXERCISES Here are exercises relating to communication. note which parts are used and not used in conversations you observe (including intention. 1 Look around and observe examples of the different parts of communication. Do each drill exactly as stated in the booklet with the proper use of coaching. beginning with TR 0 Be There. and observe the different elements of good communication or their absence. Do each of the TRs. understanding. Work with another person as your partner and do the drills. and pay particular attention to the use of acknowledgment by each person. attention. What differences do you observe in communication when acknowledgment is present compared to when it is not present? Observe two-way communication between two people. Note whether the communication is smooth or not. Notice acknowledgments in communication.
At that time my daughter and I were not really talking with each other.” volunteer nurse in South Africa was traveling in a taxi with several other people when they were held up by an angry man brandishing a knife. telling him not to do something that he would later regret. a young man from Hawaii was literally looking for a high building to jump from. This made sense to the criminal and he gave the money back to everyone in the taxi.RESULTS FROM APPLICATION The success level of a person is directly linked to his communication level. and not run away. how to confront our problems and problems in general. Luckily. She was proud that she had been able to handle the situation by using the communication skills she acquired in the Scientology workshops. a mother had been having great difficulty communicating with her sixteen-year-old daughter. Here is what she had to say about a Scientology communication course they participated in together as part of a drug withdrawal program: “This course only took a few hours a day.’ The communication course not only helped us to begin to communicate again. We learned how to be relaxed around other people. and that communication is the universal solvent. and determined that all she had to do was face the man and the situation and use her communication skills. People who understand the basics of good communication make others around them feel comfortable. It was mostly just ‘hellos’ and ‘goodbyes. but taught us some very valuable things about communicating with another person. just for the sake of a little money. Higher Ability to Face Life Greater Understanding Increased Spiritual Abilities 44% Greatly Improved Ability to Communicate 19% More Causative in Life 8% 7% Miscellaneous 10% 5% 7% Greater Personal Stability Being extremely depressed. I A IMPROVEMENTS FROM TRAINING ON THE COMMUNICATION FORMULA People completing Scientology training in communication were asked to describe their most significant gain from their course. Their relationship became even more strained when she discovered that her daughter had been taking drugs. She then proceeded to quietly talk to the man. The stories below bear testimony to the fact that a person is as alive as he can communicate. he didn’t find one high enough before a 50 . “What data could I apply now that I learned in the Scientology workshops I attended?” She had learned about communication. understood and recognized. n Europe. In short. how to effectively talk as well as listen. At that moment she asked herself. The things we learned in those few hours will stay with us a lifetime. they make others feel worthwhile and important.
My husband immediately began using basic Scientology techniques to assist the man and told me to start putting order into the environment. she was able to handle a lot of confusion: “The man was obviously in pain. despite being barely literate. blamed them for this. ‘Not her. The sergeant told us that he wished a lot more people could do what we did. So I got the drunken driver and the other four unruly. The cop I had spoken to told him. By then a crowd of nearly fifty people had gathered and within ten minutes. After learning the communication formula. I had them under control too. They swiftly walked over to the scene of the accident—a man had been hit by a car driven by a drunk driver. As he put it: “I went from someone who wanted to be a nail to someone who is a hammer. intoxicated men out of their car and got them under control. Mr. Thank you. It totally changed my life! My friends could not believe the miraculous change in me. Hubbard. a girl who had just learned about L. there was virtually nothing left for them to do. She related: “I loved my parents.” n New York City. of course.friend advised him to instead take a course in Scientology on communication. When the police showed up.” rowing up as a teenager was very difficult for a young woman from Los Angeles as she was not able to communicate to her parents as she would have liked to. where there wasn’t before. who hadn’t heard our communication cycle. The love between us has grown and I like it very much. using what I had learned about communication. and learning what two-way communication was. He went ahead and did the course. I was very surprised to find that it was quite easy to talk to my parents. but sometimes my communication would not get across to them. What a difference this has made in my life. I. I told one of them what we had done and then another cop. The wife said that just by knowing and using the communication formula and how to control a situation. We can now talk about most anything and there is understanding between us. Ron Hubbard’s technology on communication was walking home with her husband one night when they heard sudden screeching brakes and a thump. We were taken to the police station and filed reports as witnesses and were thanked by the New York Police Department. she’s the one that did our job!’ The driver was carted off to jail and the man who was hit was doing much better on his way to the hospital. This stuff works!” G I 51 . asked me to step behind the rope.
liking or any other emotional attitude. It means to not get an answer to one’s question. meaning “the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known. when a student has reached the point where he can do a drill and his skill and ability to do it is stable. bullbait: to find certain actions. See also acknowledgment in this glossary. words. gradient: a gradual approach to something taken step by step. Reality is fundamentally agreement. is continued for as long as is required and then is completed as planned. 52 . Ron Hubbard. communication: an interchange of ideas across space between two individuals. The person who deviates could be said to have “Q-and-Aed. It is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself. It is a term loosely applied to the environment existing in now. the degree of agreement reached by people. the degree of liking.” reality: that which appears to be. win: the accomplishment of any desired improvement.” Dianetics is a methodology developed by L. easily attainable—so that finally. complicated and difficult activities can be achieved with relative ease. point or position which can receive. present time: the time which is now and becomes the past as rapidly as it is observed. confront: to face without flinching or avoiding. drill: a method of learning or training whereby a person does a procedure over and over again in order to perfect that skill. See also Training Routines in this glossary. phrases. affinity: love. each step or level being. button: an item. What we agree to be real is real. experiencing an increased feeling of well-being or gaining more certainty about some area of his life.” Thus. Dianetics: comes from the Greek words dia. The basic definition of affinity is the consideration of distance. level by level. By doing these drills any person’s ability to communicate with others can be vastly improved. Scientology: an applied religious philosophy developed by L. subject or area that causes response or reaction in an individual. Ron Hubbard which can help alleviate such ailments as unwanted sensations and emotions. Bullbaiting is done by the coach in specific Training Routines. it is called a major stable win—a significant. wherein the action is begun. The word bullbait is derived from an English and Spanish sport of baiting which meant to set dogs upon a chained bull.GLOSSARY acknowledge: give (someone) an acknowledgment. The term gradient also applies to each of the steps taken in such an approach. understood and received. which means “know” and the Greek word logos. universes and other life. irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses. communication lag: the length of time intervening between the asking of a question and the reply to that specific question by the person asked. Scientology means knowing about knowing. whether good or bad. See Training Routines in this glossary. It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind. terminal: a person. to fail to complete something or to deviate from an intended course of action. mannerisms or subjects that cause the student doing a drill to become distracted by reacting to the coach. meaning “soul. In Training Routines. TR: abbreviation for Training Routine. Examples of wins would be a person increasing his ability to communicate. Q and A: short for Question and Answer. Example: Question: “Do birds fly?” Answer: “I don’t like birds. meaning “through” and nous. of itself. Training Routines: training drills that enable a person to improve his level of communication skill. word. major stable win: See win in this glossary. cycle of action: the sequence that an action goes through. The word Scientology comes from the Latin scio. phrase. acknowledgment: something said or done to inform another that his statement or action has been noted.” Question: “Why not?” Answer: “Because they’re dirty. See also Training Routines in this glossary. lasting gain.” The original question has not been answered and has been dropped and the person who asked the question has deviated—this is Q and A. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive. relay or send a communication. duplication: the act of reproducing something exactly.
ABOUT L. Ron Hubbard in no way constituted an end. Nebraska on March 13. Ron Hubbard’s works on Scientology and Dianetics total forty million words of recorded lectures. his road of discovery and dedication to his fellows began at an early age. there is no aspect of man’s existence that L. He did. RON HUBBARD B orn in Tilden. Ron Hubbard’s subsequent work did not address. Yet the passing of L. however. it can truly be said the world still has no greater friend. Ron’s discoveries were presented to the world in Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Japan.■ 53 . Dianetics ushered in a new era of hope for mankind and a new phase of life for its author. but also to regain his own health. Ron resumed his formal education and studied mathematics. books and writings. he had traveled more than a quarter of a million miles. To finance that research. not cease his research. 1911. Through application of his theories on the mind. he was not only able to help fellow servicemen. With the advent of World War II. Yet never losing sight of his primary goal. he continued his mainline research through extensive travel and expeditions. After five more years of intensive research. The first popular handbook on the human mind expressly written for the man in the street. Because Scientology explains the whole of life. Together. however. and soon became one of the most widely read authors of popular fiction. for with a hundred million of his books in circulation and millions of people daily applying his technologies for betterment. By the age of nineteen. these constitute the legacy of a lifetime that ended on January 24. India and the Philippines. Residing variously in the United States and England. examining the cultures of Java. his continued research brought forth solutions to such social ills as declining educational standards and pandemic drug abuse. 1986. Left partially blind and lame from injuries sustained during combat. the applied religious philosophy of Scientology was born. he was diagnosed as permanently disabled by 1945. All told. L. Returning to the United States in 1929. and as breakthrough after breakthrough was carefully codified through late 1951. Ron embarked upon a literary career in the early 1930s. he entered the United States Navy as a lieutenant (junior grade) and served as commander of antisubmarine corvettes. engineering and the then new field of nuclear physics—all providing vital tools for continued research.
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