Communication Processes - Grade Zero
What the pc can expect from the Communications Grade is simply an increased ability to communicate to others.
We are not shooting for sudden miracles of mental or physical recovery. Level zero is there to get the pc's feet on the ladder and make a first important step up towards more abilities than they ever hoped for.
Communication and level zero is taking up an area from which beginning pc's usually can make the most gains. Sometimes it can seem miraculous.
All we go for at Grade zero is this: Recovering the pc's ability to talk to others freely.
Earlier in the manual we have in great detail gone over how a pc isn't in-session unless he is willing to talk to his auditor. You now have to realize he can't be in life until he is able to communicate freely with others.
Any process that forwards this is level zero material. Any process that doesn't, does not belong here.
Pc's may be frantic to go Clear quickly; but no matter how frantic they are, the most gain and the best start is accomplished by doing Grade 0.
The more hysterical the pc may be about getting advanced and powerful processes the less likely he is to benefit from it. This frame of mind actually indicates, he needs a feather light touch (see Effect Scale).
What we do at Grade 0 is simply this:
1. Recover the pc's ability to talk freely.
Often in processing we go for 'Negative Gain', meaning eradicating a disability. On Grade 0 we go the opposite way, Increasing a natural ability by validating what is right about the pc.
2. We teach the pc by example, that the auditor is safe to talk to and won't betray, punish or reprimand him.
By putting the 'magic of communication' in fully the pc is likely to benefit tremendously.
3. We apply the Effect scale by not using desperate measures. Real lasting gains in beginning auditing is best achieved by light, positive gain processing.
On Recall processes we improve the pc's recall and his access and control over mental image pictures.
On communication processes we work directly with coaxing the pc's ability to communicate, even about difficult subjects. This leads directly to steady gains, an increased ability and a greater ability to take an active role in life.
Style of Auditing
Prompter (a) "Have you found
something you think would make me think less of you?"
On Grade 0, everything done in the processes are in the direction of free communication. The processes and the Meter Assessments are used to find areas that needs to be freed up.
EP's of Subjects and Processes
If pc is shy, uncertain, or if he is aggressive or annoyed, the process or subject is not flat or EP'ed. A subject or process is not left until the pc really can respond cheerfully. When this is accomplished, a new process or subject is chosen and the Grades processes are continued, using the new process or subject.
R Factor to PC
Ability Attained from Auditing on Communication (4 flows):