Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1962, 1 September
Document title: Healing Promotion
Document type: Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter
Book title: Organization Executive Course
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard directs Scientologists to use the SP doctrine as a "legal" way to get around their many medical and psych claims, and to lure people in.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 1 SEPTEMBER 1962
(Reissued from Washington, DC)
One never achieves the high mark without finding something else on the way up.
We have resolved healing.
Clearing, of course, resolves it, and we can clear. There is however a lower level of resolution of sickness which any trained HPA/HCA can do easily. Indeed it is about the easiest auditing that any auditor ever did. The entire technical rundown on it is contained in HCOB 30 July 62, A SMOOTH HGC 25 HOUR INTENSIVE. I will be writing other bulletins on this. When this was first released, reports began to come in from various quarters that it was extremely successful. Further research reveals that, with the new series of buttons (HCOB 30 Aug. 62, ORDER OF PREPCHECK BUTTONS) this is an easily applied solution to chronic somatics. Without exaggeration, this address to healing is the resolution of illness at lower technical levels when properly done. Fifty to two hundred hours can be devoted to a case, using this, as well as twenty-five. Do not confuse this with the 1961 Problems Intensive. It has similarities but is new.
Central Organizations, centers and field auditors should begin an immediate program on this. By healing you can graduate a pc up to clearing interest and thus we have a lower-level feeder line, capable of successful accomplishment with normal HCA/HPA training.
This program has the following thought major:
MAYBE YOU’RE NOT SICK
MAYBE YOU’RE JUST SUPPRESSED
SEE US AND FIND OUT
The phrasing can be more elegant, the message remains the same.
Legally, this permits us to heal without engaging in healing as, in actual fact, we address no illnesses and indeed, deny people are ill–they are only suppressed. Sickness occurs, we say, where suppression has been too great.
The argument is–Have you been sick? Did you go to doctors to be cured? Did they cure it? Then (as they didn’t) maybe you’re not sick, maybe you’re just suppressed. So take some processing and find out.
And the person gets well! We use on him the exact button he came to us on. So he’s never dismayed at any change of tack on our part. Then we interest him in clearing.
This, I am sure, is the long-sought gradient. This, used right, will build our new buildings, use our Academy graduates and give us a chance to train up auditors to clearing.
Therefore, I recommend you get versions of this on cards for students and staff to hand out, retail or public literature handouts, and even get ads as we can in papers and street bus ads. Many promotion ideas leap to mind on this.
The legal argument is simple; we don’t believe in sickness, we do not address illness, we do not diagnose, we believe that freeing the human spirit also incidentally prevents sickness. We are doing prevention. We also find people do not have to be crazy to be suppressed, that nearly everybody is suppressed. We do send acutely ill people to doctors. We advertise to cure no diseases! That last is important legally. We only infer that people who think they are sick are really not, but only suppressed.
Technically, we train up our staffs to handle, in addition to other skills, this new Problems Intensive and we use it in the HGC at all times except when we are actually clearing- and we use CCHs only to prepare to deliver a Problems Intensive.
The Problems Intensive can be many intensives.
This I recommend. Don’t downgrade it. It’s a suddenly emerged major tool.
We have at this writing these valid processes:
The new Problems Intensive–HCA/HPA
Goals finding–Saint Hill grads
So let’s use our reserves of good HCAs and HPAs and wipe out illness while waiting for enough auditors to clear them all.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1962, 1 September). Healing Promotion. (Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter). The Organization Executive Course (1991 ed., Vol. 4, pp. 864-865). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.