Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1950, 4 July
Document title: Handling Somatics
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Professional Course
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Document ID: 5007C04
Description: Discussion of confidence.
I want to give you a rehearsal on Dianetic diagnosis, and we are going to cover it now for a good reason.
As a professional, you are going to be expected to have a magic eye. You are going to be expected to be able to look wisely at a patient and say, “Ah, yes,” tap him lightly on the left ear and have him promptly get well.
You are personally not going to be able to run every patient you have all the way through to clear. And if you think you can do so then you had better get one of these personality multipliers that makes 18 or 20 thousand people out of you, all simultaneously working. Your best bet, as far as carrying people through to a cleared state, is by starting, opening and check-running teams. You will find out that you will have lots of headaches doing this, but it is still the best way. You are going to find a husband and wife whom you have started out beautifully on a team, you have opened their cases and everything is running fine. It took you maybe 40 or 50 hours of work to get their cases open and running, because they really aren’t the type of people who could be expected to handle this easily. Then you come over and one of them has broken the Auditor’s Code and they are all messed up. So you have to find other partners and split them up. You are going to be doing a lot of jockeying.
But when it comes to being a professional auditor, the magic touch has to be there. You definitely will have to cultivate one, the sort of open sesame to the engram bank.
I am going to help you by stressing the fact that a professional auditor, one certified by the Foundation, who has been trained at the Foundation, does minor miracles with great ease. It’s true that you will be able to. Certainly they are miracles compared to what was being done in 1940, or 1205 for that matter. But you had better develop the touch.
A part of that touch is self-confidence. This will gradually build up in you as your own therapy progresses. You will begin to develop horsepower, even if you have got horsepower now. But it also takes an educational level approach. The exhibition of self-confidence, the demonstration of certainty of touch to the patient will get you more engrams in less time than any other method I know of. You know they are there. His file clerk knows they are there. You just leave him out of it, we don’t care what he thinks about it, and the first thing you know, this person will begin to stampede.