Illness, Health and Auditing
A "Physically ill pc" is a type of Resistive Cases. It is asked for on Green Form 40, Handling of Resistive Cases, section G. Obviously sickness forms a resistive case; and illness, of course, in its own right, has been a major concern and problem to Man through the ages.
Before we go into what the auditor can do to help his pc to recover from illness let us first point out, that ST and auditing are not trying to replace medical treatment. Medical treatment is aimed at the physical causes and the body as an organism. Auditing, whether Grades 0-4 auditing or Engram Running, is aimed at the mind and spirit.
Auditors Code states: "(15) Do not to mix the processes of ST with other practices except when the preclear is physically ill and only medical means will serve."
In the comments it states: "...Make sure pc gets any medical assistance needed. Then the auditor can handle the case aspects of the condition with the pc fully there..."
That outlines when the auditor can step in. He is not qualified nor certified to handle acute or serious illness. Also, he can get himself into a lot of legal troubles if he advices against medical treatment the pc needs. The auditor therefore will always check this first: Is medical treatment called for? Is the pc in need of immediate first aid? Is it a physical problem first and foremost (such as a broken leg or an acute infection or illness) and trying to handle it with auditing is meaningless? If the auditor has any doubts of which category it falls in he has no business of auditing the pc yet. The pc needs a proper medical examination and medical care. When this is well in hand the auditor can step in and help the healing process along.
What an auditor can accomplish for a sick pc can seem quite miraculous at times. Broken bones can heal up in record time, fevers can suddenly disappear. Colds and flue symptoms can clear up in minutes. Mysterious medical conditions, the doctor really can't figure out, can disappear just as mysteriously as they came due to auditing. Pc's may rave with enthusiasm over that and swear they will never see a doctor again but only depend on auditing. The auditor and C/S should however have a more cautious and balanced view and never try to practice healing or medicine. Their objective is to remove the mental and spiritual causes of illness. When completely successful they can hope to accomplish the following - this has been done time and again:
1. Find and handle the reason the pc got ill in the first place.
2. Restore the body's ability to heal itself and get the spirit to help this process.
3. Speed up recovery of the patient.
4. Handle conditions which do not have a known organic or medical explanation.
5. Improve the patient's overall health and make him more immune to repeated illness.
These are very worthwhile accomplishments and could, if medicine really researched how this was brought about, have a deep impact on medical science and treatment.
This is however for the medical profession to find out. Changing this is a very slow process - especially because mainstream Western medicine does not recognize that the patient has a spiritual side. You will of course find rebellious doctors claiming this continuously but that does not mean it is widely accepted nor part of the official textbooks of medicine.
The medical profession is not free of what is wrong with most schools of healing. The thing that's wrong with each school of healing is that it says it can do the job totally. It can't. You have masseurs claiming they can cure everything, acupuncture-healers makes the same claim; so do some schools of nutritionists. If you block out valid fields of knowledge you won't get anywhere. To cure things a doctor or professional should use a number of things (schools of healing) and do each one right. It would thus be a great error to handle a medical disease only with auditing.
Illness and the Mind
The basic assumptions we work from, when auditing ill pc's, are the then following:
1. Illness is caused by or causes restimulation. We are not saying all illnesses are caused by the mind. We are saying that all illnesses are either caused by the mind or has an effect upon the mind. Restimulation and illness come as a pair.
2. It is basically Engram Chains in restimulation.
3. Suppression or a suppressive environment steers up this type of restimulation.
4. Using all the tools of Assists, repair and remedies we can reduce or eradicate this restimulation and as a result get the pc to recover much better and faster.
5. An ill or injured pc is to some degree overwhelmed and it requires light processes at first to handle this.
6. In many cases we can take it one step further and eradicate the postulates and mental pictures and reasons that led the patient down the path to illness in the first place.
7. The tone scale can be seen as a health chart. The higher the pc's general tone and confront is, the healthier he will be and less prone to future illness.
8. Bad nutrition and unhealthy lifestyle causes the body to be more prone to illness. The body will manifest signs as an organism of being low on the tone scale. "Good, nutritious food, rest and vitamins/minerals" is the language the body really understands.
9. A single body part or organ can manifest a tone of its own. Best examples are "Pain" and "Numbness". These are both plotted on the tone scale. By addressing the area or body part you can raise the tone of that part and help along the healing process.
In handling ill pc's, such as pc's "Seriously physically ill", the auditor and C/S have these tools available to them:
1. Medical Examination
2. Medical Care, including nutrition and rest.
Many auditing techniques can be used. They are listed below. They are not here listed in the order they are used. For now, we are simply taking a look at all the tools available. When writing an Assist program this list can be consulted for inspiration. Light processes with the purpose of destimulate the pc are always used before any Major Actions with the purpose of finding the real causes the pc got sick in the first place or holds onto an illness. Here are the auditing tools:
(1) Contact Assists, (2) Touch Assists, (3) two-way comm, (4) Rudiments on the incident of illness, (5) Rudiments before the incident, (6) Life rudiments, (7) Two-way comm on suppression, (8) Prep-checks on area, body, and its parts, (9) Rudiments on area/body part, (10) "Hello and OK" process with the affected area of body, (11) Reach and withdraw from area; can be body part or object that hurt the pc, (12) More Two-way comm, (13) PTS Basic Definitions and PTS Interview, (14) PTS Assist ("10 August") (15) 3 S&Ds (PTS Tech), (16) Recall on persons similarly ill, (17) Location of the postulate that caused it with itsa earlier itsa, (18) Havingness and locational processes, (19) More rudiments - specific items and areas, (20) Correction Lists, especially L1C and GF, (21) Assessment of failed purposes, (22) Two-way comm on the sickness. (23) Engram Assists (ST5), (24) Pre-assessment of illness (ST5 - treating it as an Original Item).
There are other, simple but effective, Assists listed in ST0, such as locational processes, how to make a person sober, spinal adjustment.
That is not a program. It's just a list of things to use. A list of usable tools if you will. It does not greatly matter what order they are done in but lighter actions should be used as the earlier tools per rules of Repair and Effect Scale. Later in this chapter we give some examples. Tools used, of course, depend upon the type of illness, trauma or accident in question. A longer Assist program is based on a general knowledge of the pc's history, including what actions have been done in the past and pc's case level. But if you see a person in pain you can and should give an Assist right away, write up what you did and get it into the pc's folder. Ill pc's are to a degree overwhelmed. They have to be audited smoothly and given relative short sessions. This principle is called Short Sessioning in the C/S Mini Dictionary. As pc's improve they can tolerate longer sessions.
Scope of Assists
There are other things than medical illness that can be eased with Assists. Injuries, operations, delivery of babies, back troubles and periods of intense emotional shock all deserve to be handled with complete Assist programs.
Medical advice should be sought where needed. Where the condition is such that medical treatment is routinely successful it should be gotten. As an Assist at times can be done over an unseen injury or broken bones, don't take chances on this. If the condition does not respond right it should be suspected. In other words, even though it seems to be only a slight sprain to be on the safe side have an X-ray done especially when it does not respond as expected. An Assist is not a substitute for medical treatment but is a supplement to it. Often the doctor can't promise full healing by medical treatment alone. He can give no guarantees. In such cases an Assist program can do wonders and make recovery possible or greatly speed it up. In short, one should realize that physical healing does not take the being or thetan into account. The thetan can unknowingly prevent healing of the body completely or cause a relapse despite the best efforts of the doctor.
Prone to Illness. Injuries and illnesses are predisposed by the state of mind of the person. Some people catch all the flues around. Some people are accident prone. They are prone to pick them up due to aberrations, earlier incidents, weak areas, etc. (Predisposition: To be woundable or especially receptive to something beforehand).
Catching it. Injuries and illnesses are precipitated by the being himself. This is when he gets it or the (same type of) accident happens. A person being depressed for a period will more easily get sick or have accidents. It is happening, in part, due to his current spiritual condition. (Precipitation: happening too quickly. Rush into something to make it happen).
Can't get rid of it. Illnesses and injuries are prolonged by any failure to fully handle the spiritual side. Some people never recover until this is taken into account and handled. (Prolongation: stretched out in time. Lasting longer than expected).
The causes of predisposition, precipitation and prolongation are basically based on the following factors:
4. ARC Breaks with the environment, situations, others or the body part.
6. Overt Acts.
8. Being out of communication.
The physical impact of injuries, illnesses and stresses are usually obvious. These factors, as a rule, take physical treatment by a doctor or nutritionist. These could be briefly listed as:
A. Physical damage to structure (as broken bones, wounds, infections).
B. Medical disease.
C. Frail structure (as weak heart, weak bones).
D. Excessive structure (as overweight, cancer).
E. Nutritional errors (as too much fat, bad cholesterol, smoking, drinking).
F. Nutritional inadequacies. (as not enough protein or vegetables. "Living on coffee and cigarettes").
G. Vitamin/mineral and supplement excesses (some vitamins/minerals taken in excess can be harmful).
H. Vitamin/mineral and supplement deficiencies. (as not enough vitamins/minerals).
J. Structural malfunction. (as bad liver, bad lunges)
K. Faulty structural treatment (as not setting a broken bone right, not stitching a big wound).
L. Wrong medication (often based on wrong diagnosis. Related is side-effects of existing medication).
There is another group which has a spiritual and physical side:
Any of these things in the three main groups can cause non-optimum health and
lack of well-being.
There is a level, below which, life is not very pleasant, livable or tolerable. How well a person can get, how efficient, or how active is another subject. Here we are concerned with the lower medical band, such as illness, injury and mal-nutrition.
Life is not very enjoyable to a person who has been injured or is ill, to a woman who has just delivered a baby, to a person who has just suffered a heavy emotional shock. There is no reason a person should remain in such a low state, particularly for weeks, months or years, when he or she could be assisted with auditing to recover in hours, days or weeks. To somebody knowing Assists it would be cruel not to do something about it.
We are mainly concerned with the first group, 1-8. These are clearly in the realm of auditing. The group is listed in the order that these factors have influence upon the being. We had: 1. Postulates. 2. Engrams. 3. Secondaries. 4. ARC Breaks with the environment, situations, others or the body part. 5. Problems. 6. Overt Acts. 7. Withholds. 8. Being out of communication.
You may wonder why "PTS Condition" is not listed here.
The explanation is, that PTS'ness is being effect of another person. This
situation causes restimulation of the pc. So it can restimulate any of 1-8. But
as you know, a PTS condition is usually resolved without the Antagonistic Person
being present or involved in any way. Thus the other person is not the cause.
The pc's reaction to him or her is what is important and that is covered with
New students and auditors can at least do a touch Assist. This is quite effective, informal and easy to do. It also works on patients and victims with little or no knowledge of ST and on pc's in too much pain to be able to respond to formal auditing Assists. But despite the efficiency and wide use of touch Assists it is not the end-all of auditing Assists. For a trained auditor or C/S to do nothing would be neglect. That is found as (iv) in the third group. It is likely to lead to (v) Decay. For trained auditors and C/Ses to do only a touch Assist would be to shortchange the pc or to use only one tool, where many better tools exist to finish the job.
You do not have to be a medical doctor to take someone to a doctor. You do not have to be a doctor to observe that medical treatment may not help a specific patient. Things caused spiritually by the being himself is clearly outside medical treatment and require no medical permission or supervision as long as medical treatment is not ignored.
There are two levels of auditing. (1) There is the relief of suffering, heavy grief, pain and agony. That's what Assists do. (2) There are new states of being, awareness and ability. That's what the Grades and many major Rundowns do.
It has always been part of spiritual practices and religions to relieve suffering, grief, pain and agony. This is healing of the soul, not the body. Doing that is not medical treatment. You assist the individual in healing himself or being healed by a higher power; this is done by removing his reasons for precipitating and prolonging his condition. Also, you lessen his predisposition to further injure himself and thus he is more likely to remain in a healthy condition. Assists are strictly and entirely in the field of the spirit and in the traditional province of religion and spiritual counseling.
Full Assist Sample Program
When an auditor and C/S takes care of someone who has been injured, is ill, operated upon, or who has suffered a grave emotional shock, they should use the tools below. They are here given in the order they would be used in, when applicable to the situation. This is not the only possible outline, but is a widely usable format. Each session should be ended with running Havingness per ST0. This is run to orient the pc to the environment; only 10-20 Havingness commands are needed.
Contact Assist: The contact assist is remarkable when it can be done. The patient is taken to an area where the injury occurred and makes the injured member (as hand, foot, head) gently contact the object that injured it several times. A sudden pain will fly off and the injury, if minor, lessens or vanishes. This is a physical communication factor. The body member seems to have withdrawn from the exact spot in the physical universe. This communication factor is restored.
Touch Assist: Is used to relieve chronic or acute aches and pains, like headaches, bumps, and bruises. It also relieves body stress and mental stress of illnesses, like colds and fevers, etc. It does of course not replace medical attention or medical first aid, but helps the patient deal with the condition, get the communication factor between the thetan and the body part restored, and thus recover from it faster.
ARC Breaks: Handle any ARC break that might have existed at the time a) with the environment, b) with another, c) with others, d) with himself, e) with the body part or the body, and f) with any failure to recover at once. This is done metered. No session ruds need to be flown. You are handling them here. Each of (a) to (f) are formulated as an auditing question and done per Flying Rudiments to F/N. The prefix would be, "At the time of (incident) did you have an ARC break with ...?" The questions should be fully worked out before going in session.
Problems: Handle any Problem the person may have had a) at the time of illness or injury, b) subsequently due to his or her condition. Each to FN. "At the time of (incident) did you have a problem?" "Did (the condition) give you a problem?"
Overt Acts: Handle any Overt Act the person may feel he or she committed a) to self, b) to the body, c) to another, and d) to others. Each to FN. Prefix, "Related to (condition), did you commit an Overt to..." When this is gotten they are handled per Flying Ruds, Missed W/H's.
Withholds: Handle any Withhold that, a) the person might have had at the time, b) any subsequent withhold, and c) any having to withhold the body from work or others or the environment due to being physically unable to approach it. Each to FN. (a) "At the time of (condition), did you have a W/H?" (b) "Following the (condition) did you have a W/H?" (c) Several questions may be needed to cover this. Format would be, "As a result of (condition) did you withhold (self/body) from...?" When this is gotten they are handled per Flying Ruds, Missed W/H's.
Secondaries: ST5 (Engram Clearing) technique. Auditor and pc have to be able to do/receive that. When possible, handle any Secondary, which is to say mental image pictures containing any emotional reactions, before, during or after the situation. This is done with R3RA, Narrative to its EP. This is handled per ST5 on Quad flows. If you are not a ST5 auditor it is not done. Other processes, such as 2WC's, Prep-checks or additional ruds can be used instead (see tools list above). But best is to run the Secondary.
Engrams: ST5 (Engram Clearing) technique. Handle any Engram of actual physical duress. It is understood here that Flow One was the physical incident itself as something that happened to him or her. Instructions just above apply.
Postulates: Postulate Two-way Comm. This is two-way comm on the subject of "any decision to be hurt" or some such wording. This is done only if the person has not already discovered that he had decisions connected to the incident. It is carried to EP. Be careful not to invalidate what the person tells you.
The above is a very effective sample of a full Assist. The tools at the beginning of the chapter can be used to add or modify the pc's Assist Program with. You tailor make it to fit the ailment and the pc's condition of overwhelm. It has to be coordinated with any needed medical treatment. When the pc is well again and over the impact of the incident the Assist is complete. Don't overdo it. Pc's who are not educated in Engram Running should never be put on the Secondary and Engram Steps as part of an Assist. That would be an overwhelm in itself. Most likely engramic incidents would be picked up when pc is being run on Engram Clearing at a later date. 'Earlier accidents and illnesses' are subject to a special RD as part of Grade 5.
Where a person was injured a contact or touch Assist can be given right away. Then any medical examination and treatment is done. Pc is then given the remainder of such a program as soon as he is able to be audited. The drug "wear-off period" (usually 5-7 days) does not need to apply. But where the person has been given an Engram running Assist over drugs, one must later come back to the case, when the drugs have worn off, and run the drug part out or at least make sure that something wasn't hidden away or not handled due to the drugs. It is not uncommon for a person to be unable to recall certain parts of a treatment or operation at the time when the Assist is begun only to have a missing piece of the incident pop up days, months or even years later. This hidden part is also the reason ill effects from injuries or operations occasionally seem to persist despite a full Assist was done. The hidden pieces of it were left unhandled due to the drugged condition during the operation. Such hidden bits and pieces may come off unexpectedly in routine auditing or later on some apparently unrelated Chain taken up on Engram Clearing.
Ill During or After Auditing
Repair the earlier auditing with the appropriate correction list. Also Green Form done Method 5 can be done in addition. It can occur that a pc gets ill after being audited where the "auditing" is out-tech. When this occurs or is suspected, a Green Form should be assessed only by an auditor who can meter and whose TR 1 gets reads. The GF reads are then handled. Out-Interiorization, bad lists, missed W/Hs, ARC breaks and incomplete or flubbed Engrams are the most common errors.
The question of how to handle may require interview and study of the case. But the C/S should act fast. But please, do not forget it is a firm rule not to audit a pc on a Major Action unless he is set up for it. It is in Auditors Rights and hasn't suddenly changed. A sick or injured pc is not ready for even the next process of a Grade or major RD. To go on anyway is to throw the processes away. If you tried to audit a preclear when he was acutely ill you would find him hard to audit, confused and distracted and unable to follow commands. He may become overwhelmed easily. He certainly is not likely to respond properly. Because the body is sending all sorts of pain or discomfort messages and confusions, the troubled body condition is very much in his way. The answer is Assists and Repairs as needed before continuing with Major Actions.
Chronically Ill PC's
"Failed cases" in ST are usually medically ill or injured cases. That is why it is part of Green Form 40, Resistive Cases. This should be handled by medical doctors and clinics. There are many good and usual treatments. You don't have to let your pc undergo "experimental treatment" and questionable actions. These are done when the medical doctor can't find out either. Should this situation arise, start doing Assists.
What can happen in the case of a long term illness is this; let's say our pc has been sick with something since he was 12 years old. He really doesn't know he's sick physically. He blames it all on his case. It may not be obvious to the auditor either. So he starts to audit him and pc has enough relief to then get physically well. How? He was mentally or spiritually suppressing his body. This self-suppression coming off enables the body to heal.
Successes like this could cause one to believe that all illness stems from the mind. This could cause some to make the mistake of omitting physical examination and treatment in all cases. Certain schools of healing in the past got the entire field of healing by spiritual means in disrepute by stating and acting on just that.
When you find a pc who does not easily respond, whether he answers up to "Physically ill" on an Assessment or not, it is best to get him physically examined, including head and spine X-rays and pathological examination. For you will usually find he is physically ill, in suppressed pain or discomfort. There are cures for a lot of these things now and without having use for experimental treatment or operations.
Letting a pc, who has a badly set bone, go on up the Grades is doing him a disservice. He is in suppressed pain and will probably not get adequate gains. If a pc does not get good gains quickly we want to know what type of Resistive Case he falls under. Usually we find he was physically injured or ill. We want to find out for sure before we go on and let him be audited. X-ray and other clinical tests become a must. For he is in suppressed pain and each time he gets a change he puts on full stops as it started to hurt. He puts stops on getting gains again and the same type of processes won't work. This is true of those cases who really have a physical illness. Slow gain, poor results is typical for a physically ill pc.
Drugs, such as painkillers and street drugs are craved only when the being "needs them" to stop undesirable physical pain or sensation. Then they backfire, causing more distress than they cure.
Some pcs, taken off painkillers or drugs for a few weeks, can be audited. Some can't. Those who then can't be audited are in pain whether they consciously realize it or not. In their "unconscious mind" (covered over by self-suppression) they hurt.
So those who can't be audited well when taken off some drug should be taken to a good clinic and given "the works". A competent medical doctor will find the broken bone, the disease, the diabetes. Give it a medical cure. Then audit the pc by the book, checking resistive case lists, etc. all over again. Pcs don't always know they're ill. Mental upset causes physical discomfort. Physical discomfort causes mental unrest. So play it safe. A slow case who doesn't respond well to very usual approaches has something else wrong with him physically. Don't be an extremist.
"Hello and Okay"
A pc who is in pain from an injury or illness will usually have a very low reality on the body part that is hurting. A chronic condition is "feeling normal" to the pc. It can be difficult and not very effective to run subjective processes on such a condition or body part. One process that is amazingly effective in raising the pc's reality is the process "Hello and Okay". The pc establishes two way communication in a simple and direct way. The process is stripped of dealing with significances of any kind.
The pc can have a tooth ache, an injured arm or possibly ache all over chronically. You name the body part that is at the center of the condition.
The commands are: "You say hello to that (body part)." "Have the (body part) say okay to that hello." "Have the (body part) say hello to you." "You say okay to that hello."
You see! you establish pure two way communication and do not go into significances. When the pc's reality on the body part is raised through this process he will feel better and experience less pain. The pain or somatic may simply go "poof!" and be gone. In a metered session it is taken to normal EP: F/N, VGI and cognition.
Often it is used as part of an Assist program as it allows more subjective processes to now be run effectively.
Below is a list of situations and cases with guidelines on how to handle.
Pregnant women should be given an Assist before delivery and again as new mothers.
You would not audit them when the delivery is too close. The reason for this is that the unborn baby is already aware and records incidents. Incidents run can thus form incidents in the unborn child's Reactive Mind. The rule of thumb is, do not audit pregnant women after their 6th month of pregnancy. You may be able to get away with light, destimulating processes closer to delivery. Touch Assists, Rudiments and 2-way comms should be used before and after. Subjects that can be used for processing would include, "Babies, Delivery, Doctors, Midwives, Nurses, Husbands, Parents, In-Laws, Parenthood, Pains, Contractions, Motherhood, Sleep, Worries, Baby Care, Crying Babies, Sisters, Brothers, New Responsibilities, No Time to Yourself". An assortment of these (and other) subjects can be assessed and Prep-checked. Ruds can be flown on relevant subjects. New mothers can sometimes go into a serious depression - especially repeat mothers. Realize a delivery is an Engram, both for the mother and baby. This charge, whether handled with Engram Running or light Assists, should be handled. It can in some cases ruin both the mother's and the baby's life. An audited Assist can make all the difference in the world. New mothers, who are ready for Engram Running can of course have the delivery run out as an Engram and have all somatics and sensations handled with Engram running as well. Using Engram running techniques in relation to pregnancy is covered on ST5, Remedies, (Pregnancy).
A newborn baby can be given touch Assists with great benefit. This helps the baby get into communication with its new body and as a result develop motoric skills faster. Locational processes can also be used, carrying the baby around and point out pleasant things. Despite the language barrier full comm cycle should be used. Simple acknowledgment of baby sounds or motions are also therapeutic (see ST0: TRs, How to do them). Mimicry of sensible motions and attempts also helps the baby get into communication with the world and people around it. Don't mimic screaming, crying and the like. What you acknowledge or mimic gets stronger and more real to the baby, you see. Both acknowledgment and mimicry goes to "duplication" in the comm formula. You want to reinforce things high on the tone scale.
(See also Mutter TR).
An operation is always an Engram. The patient is made unconscious and cut open. On Grade 0-4 pc's it would be handled with Touch Assists, rudiments, 2-way comms and Prep-checks as outlined in Sample Assist program above. The ultimate handling can be done as part of Engram Clearing, where you would run the operation Narrative style and run it to EP. Then you can find all somatics connected with it and handle them one by one with Engram Running.
Death in Family
Death in the family is what in Engram Clearing is called a Secondary. It forms an incident of severe loss and grief and other misemotions. The ultimate handling is to run out the Secondary with ST5 techniques (see ST5: Relief RD). For Grade 0-4 pc's you can use a general Assist program. It can include use of an L1C, the correction list designed to handle upsets and misemotion in general auditing and life. You would prefix it, "In relation to (name)'s death...?" In terms of the Grades 0-4 you are handling a severe ARC break.
Accidents can be given a general Assist Program. It should include looking into suppression, such as a "PTS Assist, 10 August". This is listed as tool (14) under "Tools Available" in the beginning of the chapter. As a rule you would give treatment in this order: (a) medical first aid, (b) contact or touch Assist (c) handle any out ruds (d) look for outside causes, such as using PTS tech, (e) look for pc's own causation, such as 2-way comm for postulates. On ST5 you would run the accident as an Engram. Here you also find postulates in the past, that held the Chain in place and possibly caused the current accident.
Recurring accidents are caused by pc's own aberrated postulates. These are reactive and usually completely unknown to the pc. You would do an Assist as outlined just above. When the pc is again well a major program to handle this situation could, and should, be undertaken. One thing that is known to cure simple clumsiness are the Objective processes. If pc hasn't had these yet, that would be the first major undertaking. They are on ST1. Your ultimate weapons would be PTS RD, FPRD and Engram Clearing. A folder study should determine which way to go. You could start such a program with a PTS Interview and any physical universe handling. Based on the evidence you will have to determine if pc is PTS, and needs a PTS RD, or possibly Pretended PTS and in need of FPRD. Pc making a mess out of things ("screwing up") usually indicates the need for FPRD if Objectives were already done and didn't handle completely. One or the other (PTS RD/FPRD) would be called for. Both may in some cases be appropriate. Engram Clearing is part of the Grades and would always be done when the pc is ready for Grade 5. You have to make sure these recurring accidents are carefully addressed with ST5 Techniques. As Engram running would trace such recent incidents back to earlier ones and find the hidden postulates in these incidents it may have a profound impact on the accident-proneness of the pc.
Sudden shock such as a fall, a jerk of the body, or the lifting of a heavy object with the strain on the back may cause the disks in the spine to be pinched or pushed out of place. Symptoms of this may be pain, dull or sharp, directly on the spinal column or along any of the connecting muscles of the back. A numbness or buzzing sensation may be experienced on the backside below the small of the back. To handle this the Spinal Adjustment Assist of ST0 can be used.
Body Won't Heal
Sometimes a wound or body part won't seem to heal. Good medical treatment is capable to keep it in check but can't get rid of it. As an auditor your first thought should be, "Aha, Engrams!" The area is charged up. The illness or injury is in itself an Engram. The mental picture of the accident or the illness itself perpetuates the condition. This goes back to earlier similar incidents, completely unknown and forgotten. Such a condition usually responds beautifully to a general Assist Program.
This is handled per Engram Clearing, "Unresolved Pains".
If nothing seem to be working on the condition, try this process, "Tell me something worse than a (body part/condition), run repetitively, until it is no longer a problem to the pc.
Chronically Ill Pc
A pc, who suffers from chronic illness should, in addition to an Assist, based on this chapter, be programmed for FPRD or XDN. XDN uses Engram running techniques to handle evil purposes with. It is not part of this manual, but can be found in Filberts book, "Excalibur Revisited". The theory here is, that the pc has fixated evil purposes, which causes the illness to persist. It can also be noted that a chronic condition can be a Service Computation. This takes folder and case study to work out an effective program. If the pc simply wants auditing in the first place to handle a chronic illness you may consider it twice. If you don't feel that you can help the patient, as you are not a medical doctor, you should probably not take it on.
Nutritional books usually have sound advice on treating allergies and related phenomena. As far as Assists are concerned there do exist a so-called Allergy RD. Short of doing this whole RD (not included) try this: Prep-check "Allergies" and use other tools, such as ruds and 2-way comms. It can be taken up on Engram Clearing and treated as an Original Item, meaning you get a long list of sensations, emotions, feelings etc. connected with pc's allergies and handle each as and Engram Chain to erasure. This will relieve the symptoms considerably and with a little luck handle them completely.
Addictions can form a major threat to a person's health and well being. It falls outside a simple Assist program. In ST there are some data in the chapter about Drugs. Also the book "Clear Body, Clear Mind" (about the Cleansing RD) gives good information on the subject. The ultimate cure for addictions, once the person is off drugs long enough to get audited, is the Engram Drug RD. What we mean is that RD's such as Cleansing RD, Objectives and Recall Drug RD all get the pc out of it and handle the negative effects. The Engram Drug RD not only erases the drug incidents completely. You also find the prior misemotions, pains and somatics that caused the person to take drugs in the first place. This principle can of course be used on a Grade 0-4 pc in a Repair situation. You can handle Prior Out Ruds, such as "Prior to taking drugs, did you have an ARC break?", etc. You can use an L1C with the prefix, "Prior to taking drugs..." in a similar way. The ultimate handling would still have to be done as part of ST5, The Engram Drug RD. (See also Prior Confusion below).
Sober up a person
The Assist for getting a person sobered up is in the Assist chapter of ST0. It is not used to cure a person of alcoholism. The use of locational havingness will make a drunk person sober in a very few minutes and the cause of his need for alcohol can be audited out later. A person with "hangovers" can be given touch Assists. Part of curing a hangover is to take lots of B1 with general vitamins/minerals. Taking B1 before going to sleep (to sleep it off) reduces the potential hangover the next day.
A person that is "lost" or disoriented can also be given a Locational. The instructions are the same as above. For patients staying in a hospital Locational is an effective and discrete process to run. You can run it in the regular visiting hours with the room full of other patients and visitors without too much commotion. Often it is the only process you can get away with; and it can get a person out of a daze after an operation or fever.
Nutrition is an important subject in getting patients and pc's back on their feet. There are a lot of good research and books in this field. R. Hubbard recommended Adele Davis' books on the subject. They were originally written in the 1940s and 50s, but were updated several times. There are other more recent researchers and writers in this field. Check with a book store or health food store. Just realize, as stated earlier in this chapter, they may have a "cure-all" attitude. Nutrition isn't the answer to everything but it is a very important tool in getting well and less prone to certain illnesses. Good nutrition combined with Assists and needed medical treatment make a powerful combination.
This is in part covered in the PTS data under PTS Type 3. A person in such a condition should first of all be given peace and quiet and be placed in an unrestimulative environment, away from people fueling the condition. Good nutrition, including mega-doses of vitamins, minerals is "good therapy" to start out with. Sedatives may be necessary for a short period. Do not recommend, encourage or allow use of psychiatric drugs, anti-depressants, etc.! Very light auditing such as touch Assists, Locational processes and two way comms may at some point be possible and will help stabilize the case.
There is a battle going on around mental illness and insanity. Psychiatry today seems set upon it is all because of physical causes and "brain chemistry" but have very little results to support their claims. In the case of insanity having physical causes, one could discover this: the patient is in a general agony from a nerve crushed long ago. This actual pain spreads to the whole nervous system. The person cannot think, looks dazed, cannot work or act. An operation removes the pressure causing the condition. The person is then "sane"; he now can perform the actions of life.
(The brain chemistry is more likely the result of the mind and its endeavors to handle the body and life. Normal brain chemistry is impeded by Engrams. The brain is a command post for the thetan and his mind, who apparently uses chemical commands to get actions executed. Thus the pc's state of mind affects the brain chemistry more than the brain chemistry affects the pc's state of mind. A Harvard research group followed a patient born with half a brain. According to the scientists the patient had been able to rearrange the location of her brain functions so the important functions, usually located in the part she was missing, now took place in the intact part. Apparently the patient as a thetan was senior to the brain and was using it way beyond what a "it's all physical" view could explain. The pc is ultimately Cause, capable of rearranging the brain functions and the brain chemistry).
To say that "all mental trouble is physical" can easily be demonstrated not to be true. We see it as easily as in a case of a person falling ill on the receipt of bad news, who then gets good news and gets well. Voltaire, the French author, received on his deathbed news of that he had been awarded the Legion of Honor, after a lifetime of being scorned by the learned society of France. He promptly got up, put on his clothes and went down to receive the award.
Thus you may want to have a patient with a nervous
breakdown go see a doctor (general practitioner) to get a
full health check-up. Sometimes hidden medical conditions can cause so much
stress and pain as to be a major ingredient in a breakdown. That
treated the person can begin to recover mentally and spiritually as well. In the
materials, included in the ST manual, the PTS data are most relevant, of course.
PTS Interviews and Assists can be done, but not before the pc feels a little
better. The PTS RD can, and should, be part of a full program. But realize this
is a major RD and is only used when the person is somewhat well again and is fully set up for it.
(A Rundown, called Introspection RD, was developed in the 1970s to handle psychotic breaks. It is covered in Filbert's book "Excalibur Revisited". But it takes a very good and experienced auditor to handle a serious break. Stick to what you know and can do well - it usually goes a long way.)
In a number of situations, illness, and accidents are preceded by a Prior Confusion. The mechanisms of this was covered at great length on ST1. Before getting ill or having an accident a Prior confusion existed and hanging on to the illness or accident was an "aberrated solution" or "aberrated stable datum" to the situation.
By handling the Prior confusion you can discharge the whole situation considerably. By two way comm you would establish if such a Prior confusion existed. You would do the 2wc to F/N, not going earlier similar. If not completely blown, Prep-check all good reads from the 2WC. You can also label the confusion (using either a name or a time period) and Prep-check that. (See "Prior Confusion").
Tiredness, not simply caused by lack of sleep, is caused by a failed or blunted purpose. You probably know the frustrations of trying to do something but, for various reasons, not succeed. A natural reaction is to roll over and say, "I give up!" That adds up to tiredness. Down the line the person may long have forgotten the frustrations that led to that. You would L&N, "What Purpose has been blunted?" You can also use, "What Purpose was abandoned?" if that reads better. Depending on the situation you could do additional steps on the purpose or activity found, such as rehab the failed purpose, put in ruds, Prep-check area, etc.
An unconscious person can be audited off a Meter by taking the patient's hand and having him touch nearby things like pillow, bed post, bed table, etc., or body parts without hurting an injured part. A hospitalized person, who has been in a coma for months, can be brought around by doing this daily. One tells them a hand signal like, "Press my hand twice for ‘Yes', once for ‘No'," and can get through to them, asking questions and getting "Yes" and "No" hand responses. They usually respond with this, sometimes very faintly, even while unconscious. When the patient is conscious again one can do an Assists program, starting with unmetered Assists (such as touch Assist) and Locational Processes.
Neglect and Decay
Finally we have a couple of points, from earlier in the chapter, which have a spiritual and physical side to them: (iii) Habits, (iv) Neglect, (v) Decay. They form a cycle of action. Bad habits lead to neglect leads to decay. There is no Assist to handle this per se, yet it can be addressed with auditing. Habits are a result of fixed considerations and ideas, which are addressed on ST4. The pc may at any point in auditing have cognitions that does that as well. There is however a major Rundown, which addresses this very well and is based on light techniques. That is the included "Way to Happiness" auditing (HRD). It is based on Recall, 2-way comm and False Data Stripping. Starting from a generic moral code, contained in the booklet "Way to Happiness", you go to work. The code outlines sound principles for healthy, productive and moral living and in the RD you find all the things which prevent the pc from following these sound pro-survival principles. This RD can be done after full drug handling.
The Ultimate Handling of Illness
Illness, as far as the auditor is concerned, is basically the result of Engram Chains in restimulation. One has to ask, however, what causes that restimulation to occur? The answer is out-ruds plus a suppressive environment or situation.
Therefore, obviously, if one wanted to really handle sickness and do some miracles, one would use a lot of one's tools. Among these are the tools of PTS handling and Engram Running.
Let us draw up a high powered handling based on all tools available:
1. Any needed medical treatment, including nutrition and rest.
2. Put in life ruds (given below).
3. 3 S & Ds and other PTS tech.
4. Engram Running. Narrative handling of illness. (ST5).
5. Then a full Pre-assessment on the sick area, Quad flows. (ST5).
6. There are even special RDs after Clear.
Obviously this illness hasn't got a chance. It disappears in 2 or 3 or the following steps.
The principle is this: You take away the current out-ruds and
the illness can destimulate. You take away the suppressions and destimulation is
more positive. You erase all the Engrams and the source is gone.
Part of Engram Running is handling it on 4 flows. The overts and sympathies are also handled to erasure. With ruds alone you only get a key-out. Symptoms may come back. With PTS tech you mainly handle motivators. With Engram Running Quad the motivators gets handled to erasure, so do the Engrams and overts and sympathies.
Putting in the Ruds to begin with is necessary in order to do any L&N. For good measure we use:
"In life have you had an ARC break?"
"In life have you had a problem?"
"In life have you had a withhold?"
If the person has had much auditing you ask after each of the "In life" questions "Was that present in an auditing session?" They can be checked repeatedly until all questions F/N on calling.
S & Ds
Any PTS action is always begun with going through PTS, Basic Definitions (if not already done).
How to do a three S & Ds is described in the PTS RD.
Other PTS Tech can be used at this step, such as PTS Interview, PTS Assist, and - if the pc at this point were to be fully set up - the full PTS RD.
This is fully described on ST5, Engram Clearing.
Full Checklist for Assists
There exists a so-called Full Assists Checklist for Injuries and Illness. It is an HCOB of 29 July, 1981. For handling most cases (maybe as many as 99%) what's given here does the trick. The checklist would be for use by professional auditors specializing in handling sick and injured pc's. There are additional processes and procedures. But mainly what it gives are different approaches with the same tools as in this chapter. Yet, if you run into a difficult situation this Full Checklist is a resource to consult. In many situations, when you have a sick pc, handling pc's overwhelm and get him back on his feet can be accomplished in numerous ways. It's like taking a pile of debris apart that is covering the pc. There isn't just one way to do that, that would make all other ways invalid. There are more or less elegant ways, perhaps. The human factor of caring, give attention and importance to the patient may be stronger than any specific technique. Showing some compassion and simply get the job done is what is needed here and that can be done in numerous ways with the tools given here.
Link to 'Assists' in ST0