The Cause of Suppression
Have you ever wondered why some people are continually sick while others seem to live an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows? In the booklet, The Cause of Suppression, you will find why businesses are driven into collapse, families break up and life is rough and failing. When you understand this information you can make your way in life. You are aware that “bad luck” is hardly ever the reason for misfortunes and you can therefore look for the real reason and take action.1; 2
How to Deal With Ups & Downs in Life
How to Handle the Negative Influences in Life
There is some truth in judging someone by the company they keep. It can easily be seen that those around us do influence our attitudes and behavior, for better or worse. And it doesn’t surprise many to learn that criminals often consort with criminals and that they promote anti-social activities and influence others to continue such unethical and illegal conduct.
This section of the Criminon Program deals with establishing the skill to chart one’s own course in life, with honesty and integrity, and to spot and disassociate from those elements which would tend to lead one astray.
The course teaches the students the characteristics of both anti-social personalities and social personalities, so that they may recognize both and know the differences between the two. That way, they can better choose their friends and associates, and become more aware of their own attitudes and be made less susceptible to those who would have them revert to crime.
“Not confronting suppression—not handling it—is giving something of yourself away, like compromising with a thief. Quitting; to give in to suppression is not being your own person. Knowledge is the most powerful possession of all and gives anyone the means to deal with and handle any connection with suppression.”1
Corcoran State Prison
- Retrieved on 09-23-2016 from http://www.criminon.org/programs/courses-services/ups-downs-life.php ↩
Scientology Front Group’s Introductory Course on the Suppressive Person Doctrine
Why Is the Narconon® Drug Rehabilitation Program Different? (Part 5)
The Ups and Downs in Life Course
The name of this course, “Ups and Downs in Life,” refers to the recognizable characteristic of those in recovery who do well for a time and then relapse, recover and then relapse, etc. This course is designed to reduce the “downs” and facilitate stable upward recovery.
In this course the student learns that there are a small number of antisocial individuals actively devoted to destructive activities. Through association with such people, an individual’s self determinism becomes suppressed and he begins to fail in life. He may begin to identify with these negative or anti-social people, who themselves have often adopted a drug addict or criminal life style.
The addict can then become aggressive and alienated, adopting negative attitudes toward family and friends formerly close to him who accept conventional values. Once the addict sobers up, a process of re-socialization begins.
This course is designed to encourage this process. The student is helped to identify the “social” characteristics of those who support sobriety and success in contrast to the characteristics of anti-social people. Through the exercises in this course, the student is helped to learn how to develop positive relationships with people and how to recognize and cope with those who have drug-oriented, criminal and destructive inclinations.
This ability to distinguish between who is and is not a real friend is tremendously important for when the graduated student returns to his home or work environment. Abilities gained on this course are a key life skill to reduce relapse to drugs and crime after program completion.1
- Retrieved on 09-23-2016 from — http://www.narconon-news.org/narconon_book5_rehab.htm ↩
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All technical treatment modalities of the Narconon program, which the cult claims are non-religious, are sold in Scientology organizations as part of their regular religious curriculum they call their Bridge to Total Freedom.
Of particular concern to SPDL is Narconon’s inclusion of the Ups and Downs Course, which is Scientology’s basic indoctrination in the SP doctrine.
The Steps of the Narconon Program
The Narconon program, tested in the fire of three decades of experience, charts the step-by-step recovery of self-control for the addict. The Narconon program is done in the following sequence:
Step One: Drug-Free Withdrawal
Certain drugs such as heroin and alcohol cannot normally be discontinued without considerable physical discomfort. With prior medical evaluation and approval, a Narconon facility provides a safe, 24-hour care procedure.Since its beginnings in the cellblocks of Arizona State Prison, the Narconon program has championed rehabilitation without resort to alternative drugs. However, the early program established by William Benitez did not deal directly with the traumatic throes of drug withdrawal.In response to this need, L. Ron Hubbard researched and developed methods to help addicts through the anguish of withdrawal without the use of potentially addictive drugs. In 1973, Narconon staff adopted this “drug-free withdrawal” procedure, using vitamin and mineral supplements along with special techniques to ease the mental and physical symptoms.
Step Two: Narconon Therapeutic TRs Course
“TRs” are training routines. This course is comprised of drills and other practical steps that enable students to improve their ability to confront situations in life, to communicate and to resolve problems through communication. Narconon students study with the help of a Supervisor who assists them through their courses.
Step Three: The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program
This step of the program removes drug residues and other toxic substances from the body. These residues remain locked in fatty tissues of the body and can be released into the blood stream years after the person has stopped taking drugs.
The residues can cause cravings for more drugs and thus need to be eliminated from the body. This is accomplished through an exact regimen of exercise, sauna and nutritional supplements, ridding the fatty tissues in the body of drug residues.
The Narconon New Life Detoxification program utilizes sweating in a dry sauna to eliminate drug residues from the body.
Step Four: Life Improvement Courses1
A series of Narconon Program life improvement courses are studied to put the individual back in control of his or her life.
A. The Narconon Program Learning Improvement Course gives the student the ability to study and retain knowledge along with the ability to recognize and overcome barriers to study and learn. The student learns data on the three barriers to study.
He learns how to fully understand a word by searching in a dictionary so that it is fully understood, how to do demonstrations of concepts so he can easily grasp them and how to spot and handle any difficulties in his study.
It is a course that enables students to overcome barriers to study and improve their learning skills, comprehension and ability to apply what they study on the following steps of their lives.
B. The Narconon Program Perception and Communication Course gives the student the ability to get into full communication with others and his environment. The student really polishes up his communication skills by redoing the eight Training Routines and then does a series of new exercises which fully extroverts the student and gets his attention off of himself and onto the environment. This greatly raises perception and ability to handle the environment and control over his life. The student also helps another student do the exercises. He takes responsability for helping another, which increases his sense of responsibility and his ability to handle life and help others.
C. The Narconon Program Ups and Downs in Life Course gives the student the ability to spot and handle those influences in his environment that would cause him to lose any gains he has made.2
He learns the characteristics of the social personality as well as those of the anti-social personality so that he can spot the difference and make an educated decision on better choose his friends and associates. Completing this course makes the student less susceptible to those who would influence him to revert to drugs.
D. The Narconon Program Personal Values and Integrity Course gives the student the data he needs to improve his survival potential. It teaches the student the eight survival dynamics, gives him valuable knowledge about personal ethics, honesty and integrity and shows him how to correct contra-survival behavior by ridding himself of past harmful deeds.
E. The Narconon Program Changing Conditions in Life Course gives the student the exact step-by-step technology he needs to improve his life. This ethics technology was developed by L. Ron Hubbard and covers exactly how to apply these steps to improve conditions in life. It also teaches the student how to repair previous bad conditions and how he can apply this knowledge and keep winning.
F. The Narconon Program THE WAY TO HAPPINESS® Course teaches the student a non-sectarian moral code which is a guide to living a happy life based on the book “The Way to Happiness TM”.
source: the Narconon Oververview booklet presented by Narconon International
- Life Improvement Courses A person can make rapid improvement in a specific area of his life with a Life Improvement Course. These provide Scientology fundamentals directly related to the area for which a person wants immediate help.The Scientology Life Improvement Courses are designed to fit the different needs of individuals based on their knowledge of Dianetics and Scientology, what books they may have read and their situation in life. These contain the basics of Scientology technology which can bring immediate improvement to a specific aspect of an individual’s existence. Source: http://www.scientology.org/en_US/religion/introductory/pg001.html ↩
- Overcoming Ups & Downs in Life Course Why is it you can feel so good one day and bad the next for no apparent reason? Is it just luck or chance that makes things go well for you today and badly tomorrow?Life may have its ups and downs, but life does not have to be an uncontrollable roller-coaster!Now you can spot what — and who — is causing things to go wrong in your life and recognize your friends. Now you can correctly tell who to trust — and listen to — before it’s too late.Take this course and learn the proven, successful methods you can use to succeed in life despite opposition.
Course length: 5-6 days, part time
This course is available at any Church of Scientology. To enroll on a Life Improvement course at a Church of Scientology near you, click here.
Another key aspect of the Scientology ethics system is the recognition of the antisocial personality. Reflective in man’s earliest ethical codes is an innate sense that there are those among us – about 2 1/2 percent of the population – who possess characteristics and mental attitudes that cause them to violently oppose any betterment activity or group. Within this category, one finds the Adolf Hitlers and the Genghis Khans, the unrepentant murderers and the drug lords. Although most blatantly antisocial types may be easy to spot, if only from the bodies they leave in their wake, others are less obviously seen. Enterprises may seem to crumble for no apparent reason, marriages may mysteriously disintegrate and a thousand more ills may affect those associated with the antisocial personality. In fact, all told, 20 percent of the entire population suffers, in one form or another, from a connection with the antisocial personality. For that reason Mr. Hubbard offers very specific guidelines for their detection.
To ensure that these guidelines never perpetuate a witch hunt or an unjust condemnation, he also provides a precise description of the social personality – the category that embraces the great majority of mankind. Moreover, Mr. Hubbard continually stresses that, regardless of apparent traits, all men are basically good – even the most seemingly unrepentant.
The importance of detecting the antisocial personality becomes eminently clear when one considers his effect on the lives of those around him. It has been found that a person connected to an antisocial personality will suffer greatly decreased survival, impeding not only his progress in Dianetics and Scientology but in all aspects of his life. Then, too, as his conditions worsen, his ensuing troubles tend to spill over into the lives of others. Hence such a person is designated a “potential trouble source.” With the standard application of materials found in Mr. Hubbard’s Introduction to Scientology Ethics, however, the potential trouble sources can be swiftly helped. Factually, Scientologists use these materials every day to repair marriages, bring parents and children closer together and trade misery for health and happiness.
The Antisocial Personality (n.d.). whatisscientology.org. Retrieved 19 May 2010 from http://www.whatisscientology.org/html/Part04/Chp17/pg0288-a.html