The co-audit has Just come back into its own.
The introduction of the Purification Rundown has brought thousands flocking into orgs and missions around the world and from the wins being reported on this very basic action we can be assured that, with standard handling, this flow will continue.
Already we have a vast public fresh from the Purification Rundown and ready for all the gain awaiting them on their next steps on the Bridge. We have entire staffs through Purification and poised at the starting line for their next enhancement action.
With so many now prepared for and in vital need of the technical levels that follow Purification, how do we get all of this tech delivered?
The answer: Co-Audits.
The co-audit is an early Scientology and Dianetics innovation.
It was the bright idea used in the early days to get a lot of auditing done in more volume and on a broader scale than would ever have been possible on a one-for-one basis at that time. It was also the means of training the many who were demanding training in this new technology, and providing them with the opportunity to get their own cases handled while at the same time giving them a subjective reality on the processes they were delivering to others.
The term "co-auditing" is an abbreviation for "cooperative auditing".
A Co-Audit is: A team of any two people who are helping each other reach a better life with Scientology or Dianetic processing.
It is a cooperative action toward a very worthwhile goal. It was then and is today a very valuable tool.
Co-audits are our quickest and most economical way of restoring vitality and purpose to the society, something I know all Scientologists are working with me to achieve.
Co-audits will handle the many, staff and public alike, who are reaching for those auditing actions which will bring them up through the next levels toward clearing and who are willing to bootstrap their way up through these levels.
The purpose of a Co-Audit is to get Co-Auditors up the Grade Chart.
Co-auditing is not a limited activity. Any pair of Scientologists who have the interest and desire to help each other up the Grade Chart can co-audit.
There are beginners' co-audits for new people. There are professional co-audits for trained auditors. Where specially designed co-audit packages are issued, non-professional co-audits can now be conducted for public on some of the first steps of the Grade Chart. Co-audits (professional and non-professional) should always be available for staff.
The HAS Co-Audit is for new public who have had no previous experience with the subject of auditing at all. Under very close supervision and using processes which undercut most reality levels, it gives a person new to Scientology his first taste of auditing, both as an auditor and as a preclear.
The co-auditors do "muzzled" auditing which means that the auditor says only two things. He gives the command and acknowledges the answer to that command. If the preclear says anything that is not an answer to the command the auditor nods his head and awaits an answer before giving an acknowledgement. If he runs into any difficulty the auditor puts his hand out behind him and waits for the supervisor to come and handle the situation.
HAS co-audits are a fabulously successful way of introducing new public to the gains available to them through auditing and training. HAS co-auditors discover for themselves, through giving and receiving auditing, that Scientology and Dianetic auditing is workable technology which enables them to help others and be helped in return.
HAS co-auditors frequently attain greatly improved levels of communication, responsibility and certainty. Some have major case gain.
Rundown co-audits are especially designed co-audit packages set up to permit co-audit team members, regardless of their training or lack of it, to audit each other through the full steps of that rundown.
Included in a rundown co-audit are any and all study and training steps needed to prepare co-auditors to successfully audit each other to the full EP of the rundown.
The Survival Rundown, currently being released, is the first individual rundown to be offered as a co-audit package. It takes co-auditors, even those with no previous tech training, and trains them up to do a very proficient job of delivering the Survival Rundown to one another - and has them delivering it as they learn.
This rundown co-audit gets the co-auditors into session, giving and receiving processing on the Survival Rundown, with tremendously successful results — and FAST.
It is expected that co-audit packages on other rundowns will be released from time to time in the future. These rundown co-audit packages would be carefully planned and tailored to include the minimal but correct and necessary training gradients for delivery to public as well as staff.
This does not mean that, in the absence of such a package for a specific rundown, co-auditing could not be done. Auditors trained in the skills of a level of a particular rundown could co-audit that rundown, provided they are at that level pc-wise and training-wise. The co-audit would need to be organized and be properly supervised and C/Sed throughout, but the organization could be as minimal as providing a setup for one such co-audit team.
A professional co-audit is a co-audit between auditors trained on the skills of a level who are auditing each other on that level.
Professional co-audits have long been a favored and highly successful method whereby Scientologists could move up the auditing and training sides of the Bridge.
Professional co-audits are for auditors who are doing the Professional Training Route and for auditors who have completed their training but haven't themselves moved up the Grades. Professional co-audits are offered in Department 11 (Department of Training).
Academy and Briefing Course students could and should co-audit and get themselves up the Grade Chart as they go, in pace with their training.
Professional co-auditing can be done following each auditor training course. It can also be done on special co-audits set up by orgs so that these auditors can continue to co-audit under the supervision of org tech terminals and use org facilities.
Such co-audits for public students would be charged for at a nominal fee and would include C/Sing, etc.
A person can get all of his New Era Dianetics and Grades auditing on these co-audits.
Orgs do not have the license to offer public non-professional co-audits on NED (Full NED Programs) or the Grades.
Training courses are already very much streamlined.
Any public interested in co-auditing New Era Dianetics or the Grades should be routed on to the NED Course or the Academy Levels where they can rapidly complete their study and get on to the professional co-audits.
Thus an org's concentration as far as public co-audits go would be on Div 6 co-audits, specific rundown co-audit packages and professional co-audits on New Era Dianetics and the Grades.
Staff co-audits are by far the most advantageous method for an org to ensure its staff get and stay in good case shape and move on up the Bridge.
A well-run staff co-audit is the answer to the problem of how does an org, already short on auditors, get all its staff audited.
The staff co-audit can be arranged to be done by trained staff auditors (teamed with each other) and/or untrained staff (teamed with each other).
It can include any processing from the beginning of the Grade Chart up through Expanded Grade IV as well as processing on special rundowns designed for co-audit purposes.
In the case of untrained staff co-auditing, this would ideally begin with the Survival Rundown Co-Audit, in which the staff member is trained on Co-Audit TRs and Upper Indocs and then co-audits with his twin on a full battery of Objectives and other actions, to completion of the Rundown.
Following this, the untrained staff co-auditors would need to be gradiently programmed and C/Sed and taken step-by-step through the next Grade Chart action on a "read-it, drill-it, do-it" basis.
"Read-it, drill-it, do-it" means:
1. The co-auditors twin up and study and check each other out on the basic issues and skills for the process or Grade to be audited.
2. They drill the actual actions involved in running the process, under tight supervision of a trained Co-Audit Supervisor.
3. They then audit each other on the process to EP, under the tight guidance of a trained co-audit supervisor.
Do you want to see an immediate upsurge in staff morale, activity level and enthusiasm? Establish a staff co-audit.
Specifics on setting up staff co-audits and how to supervise and run them are covered in HCOB 30 May 1980, Co-Audit Series 3, Staff Co-Audits and HCOB 29 May 1980, Co-Audit Series 2, Co-Audits: How To Run Them.
The Grade Chart is the guiding factor in any co-audit.
One doesn't audit a pc on processes or rundowns above his Grade in violation of the Grade Chart regardless of where the auditing is done or whether it is an HGC type of action or a co-audit action.
The development of public and staff co-audits and the HAS Co-audit can be followed in the numerous materials issued over the years on the subject, a list of which is included below:
The processes contained in some of the above issues now appear at different levels of the Grade Chart or are pre-Grade processes, and they would only be co-audited in their correct sequence, as pre-Grades or on the Grades or Expanded Grades.
The Has Co-Audit as it is currently being delivered is covered in detail in FDD 234 DIV VI INT Series, the HAS Co-Audit Series 1-17.
Data on how to set up and supervise co-audits for specific rundowns, NED and the Grades Processes is contained in HCOB 29 May 1980, Co-Audit Series 2, Co-Audits: How To Run Them. That issue and Co-Audit Series 3 give full information on running Staff Co-Audits.
One would use the entire Co-Audit Series and its references to deliver successful co-audits of any kind.
The Grade Chart, HCO PL 23 July 1969, auditor assignment polices and HCOB 21 Dec 1979, C/S Series 107, Auditor Assignment Policies, etc., provide the guidelines for pairing up co-auditors and for the co-audit processes to be run.
Co-Audits are for use. They spark immediate interest. They quickly bring people up to doingness. There is no better exchange for the auditing one gets than to deliver it to another and that in itself produces gain. They're the fastest, most satisfying method of getting lots of auditing delivered, of making lots of Releases and providing actual auditing experience.
If you want to turn your org scene into one of a bustling beehive of activity, get your co-audits established and running. It is within the means of any org to do so.