Auditing is the application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained Auditor.
An Auditor is one who listens carefully to what people have to say and is one who is trained and qualified in applying Scientology processes to others for their betterment.
A process is a set of questions asked by an Auditor to help a person find out things about himself and life and so improve himself and his life and conditions around him. Therefore a more exact definition of auditing would be the action of asking a preclear a question (which he can understand and answer), getting an answer to that question and acknowledging him for that answer.
A preclear is a term principally used to describe a person who, through Scientology processing, is finding out more about himself and life.
Auditing gets rid of unwanted barriers that inhibit, stop or blunt a person's natural intelligence and abilities — as well as gradiently increasing the abilities a person has so that he becomes more able and his survival, happiness and intelligence increase enormously.
To be an Auditor you only have to be willing to guide a person's attention to an area in life that is bothering him by asking an exact auditing question, and then be willing to listen attentively to the person's answer and then be willing to accept that answer and acknowledge him for that answer
In doing this you must be willing to follow a Code or a collection of rules (do's and don'ts) that an Auditor follows while auditing someone. This will ensure that the preclear will get the greatest possible gain out of the processing that he is having, and that nothing can occur that will worsen the preclear.
In being a PC there are certain guidelines which you should know and follow for your own best gains:
1. You should be sure to get plenty of good food and rest and not take alcohol or drugs. This way you will be able to put your full attention on the process.
2. When you are not in session do not continue to think about the process and its commands in reference to yourself. It often results in restimulating the reactive mind and not being able to get out of it again. Leave auditing for when you are in session.
3. Do not discuss your case or sessions with any other persons or students.
On an occasion a student may have a little trouble in auditing which is more than can be handled by the fellow student or the Supervisor. At this time the PC goes to a professional Auditor and has what is called a Review, where he gets special care to bring him through the confusion and back to having wins on course.
Keep these basic definitions in mind as you progress in your study of auditing and processing, follow the Auditor's Code, and you will find that you will be able to bring much increased happiness and ability to the lives of your friends.