Training for Solo Auditing
There have over the years existed different courses and checksheets aimed at teaching students to become Solo-auditors.
There are two principal different routes to reach this goal. One has been nicknamed the "Tourist Route", the other is called the Professional Route.
The "Tourist Route"
The "Tourist Route" is for students, that do not have time or inclination for professional auditor training. They have to do a minimum of auditing training anyway as Solo-auditing is auditing and works under the same laws and principles as regular auditing. But obviously one doesn't need to be able to audit all the Grades in order to do Solo-auditing. The minimum required training can still be quite impressive for somebody just starting out. Since this training has many benefits to the person's everyday life it is usually very attractive for students to do. Here is the typical minimum level of training needed before starting on Solo:
Auditors TRs Course
This course teaches the students to do the TRs to a professional auditor level. It usually results in resounding case-gains for the students as well. It basically teaches a lot of data about communication, confronting, the communication cycle and especially the auditing comm cycle. It is built around the Training Routine Drills, TR 0-4. There are a total of eight such drills which are taught and drilled as the center part of the course. The TRs and theory are also part of CT-0. There may exist different TRs Courses, all based on the TR 0-4. If the Solo-student already has done a thorough TRs Course on some level and can demonstrate competence this may be sufficient.
Auditing of Objectives and Self Analysis Lists
These skills have been taught (and still are) as part of the so-called HQS Course. The course teaches the students basic data about ARC, the Tone Scale, control, handling of confusions, etc. It is laid out as a course in un-metered auditing. The Objective Processes are in 'The Road to Clear' covered in CT-1. the Objective Processes Section of the CT-1 checksheet is arranged so they can be done as a separate course. The only prerequisites would be Study Manual and a TRs Course. The Self Analysis Lists are covered as part of CT-0. The SA Lists are simple recall processes.
A future Solo-auditor also has to do the Professional Meter Course. This course is centered around the Meter and the 31 drills that teaches a student to read and use a Meter effectively.
To actually start on Solo-auditing the student has to meet the case requirements as well. To start on Solo-auditing Levels the student has to be Clear or complete on Grade 5, Engram Clearing. In other words, the pc has had a Clear Intensive and attested either to Clear or Not-Clear. The latter if the pc completed Engram Clearing but did not go Clear. The student should have completed being audited on "Preparation for Advanced Ability Levels" before doing the actual Levels.
In the case a pc completed Engram Clearing without actually going Clear the student will do what was described in the previous chapter under "Alternative Route". After attesting Clear a pc who got there by the Alternative Route would still do the "Preparation for Advanced Ability Levels".
The Solo Auditors Course
The Solo-auditor's Course teaches the student the basic skills needed to audit Solo. Each advanced Ability level has its own theory section. Once the theory of what will be audited on that level is mastered, the student is issued the actual materials to be audited on that level.
The essence of the Solo-auditor's Course is contained in this section of "The Road to Clear". But it is important to stress, that the better an auditor the student is, the better results he will be ensured in Solo-auditing. "You deserve the best auditor there is - You!" is a quote to describe this. A well-trained auditor is much better equipped to audit Solo than somebody having done the "Tourist Route". In other words, the brutal truth is that the success you can expect on Solo is closely connected to how well trained you are.
Solo Auditors Course, 1982
In 1982 Ron Hubbard redesigned the Solo-auditor's Course. This line-up has been the basic model for teaching students to Solo-audit ever since. It puts emphasis on a number of basic books and auditing skills taught on the CT Levels. We use that course as background for Clearbird's recommendations, which is entirely based on Clearbird's materials and published books by Ron Hubbard.
The books are:
Dianetics®, The Modern Science of Mental Health.
This was Ron Hubbard's first book (1950) on the subject of Clearing. It covers early Engram running techniques and basic theory of the mind. It is organized into three 'books' of which book 1 and 2 still are very relevant. Book 3, the therapy from 1950, is less relevant and can be skipped in our opinion.
Scientology™, The Fundamental of Thought.
This book from 1956 gives an introduction to Scn and is still relevant. It is a small book and is a good read. Most of the data, if not all, are covered in greater length in The Road to Clear.
The Book of Basics. This is a collection of Axioms, scales and Codes. The ones relevant to auditing are all covered in the CT Levels, mainly in Level Zero and the appendix.
This book is from 1953 and covers ARC, Flows, mental energy. It's an interesting book with many basic data, but is not directly relevant to Solo-auditing.
Problems of Work
This book from 1957 covers roughly the same areas as Fundamentals of Thought, but has additional data on handling confusions and other work-related subjects. It is a good book but has little or no relevance to Solo-auditing.
This book from 1955 covers important aspects of communication and is a good read for auditors and non-auditors as well. It has good relevance to auditing.
This book from the early 1950s contains the Self Analysis lists and the theory behind the processes. The book is also a supplement to CT-0. It is very relevant to Solo-auditing.
Other subjects covered in the 1982 Solo-auditor's Course
are: Basic Auditing, Rudiments and Model Session (a short Level Zero). Metering.
All the Meter Drills are done five times through.
Assessment and Prepared Lists - taught on Level Three of CT. Listing and Nulling - taught on Level Three of CT.
Then we are up to the Solo-auditor's Drills. These are covered fully in this Solo-auditing section of The Road to Clear.
You as a Solo-pc deserve the best auditor you can get - You! To become that you need auditor training. We do not include a checksheet for a Solo Auditors Course as this is best administered by a practitioner of your choice. There should ideally be a formal course room run by a knowledgeable Course Supervisor for the theory part and a Solo C/S that will supervise your actual Solo-auditing.
What is included in this text is our recommendations for designing Solo Auditors Course checksheet using the Clearbird Materials and published books.
1) You start with the Study Manual and complete that.
2) You do The Auditors TRs Course.
Then you are ready for the checksheets of The Road to Clear.
3) You do CT-0 including auditing a pc on SA Lists and Grade Zero.
4) You do CT-1, including auditing the Objective Processes and the rest of Grade One on a pc.
5) You do CT-2, covering theory and drills. Auditing a pc on Grade 2 is optional.
6) You do CT-3, covering theory and drills. Auditing a pc on Grade 3 is optional.
Now you are ready to do this section on Solo-auditing in The Road to Clear.
7) You do the theory of the Solo-auditing section.
8) You do the regular EM Drills five times through.
9) You do the Solo Drills and Solo Meter Drills to perfection. To get to this level takes good, tough supervision by someone who knows his business.
10) You do the "Solo Session C/Ses for Solo-students", one at the time. These are actual Solo C/S instructions and the student does actual Solo-auditing on a Gradient. The sessions should be closely C/S'ed and followed up with crammings on materials and skills missed.
This training has to be done under the practitioner who is going to deliver the service. Ideally there is a Course section and a Solo C/S section as these are two specialties that are best held apart.
This Solo-auditing manual is meant as a way to supply the relevant materials rather than a complete course with checksheet.
But any keen student has all the materials right here to become a competent Solo-auditor. What we have recommended above as a training program teaches the student all the skills needed for Solo when done to full result.
Better would be an auditor fully trained in all procedures of The Road to Clear, but one has to start somewhere and mark what is needed and what is desirable but not absolutely necessary and that is what we have done here.