Scientology And Me

August 6, 2008

Dianetics Seminar at University of Guam

The announcement of the first Dianetics Seminar in Guam was greeted with enthusiasm by many of the men and women who learned of the subject when the Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour was on the island.

So much interest was generated in Dianetics that the Goodwill Tour arranged for Dianetics expert, Fred Gordon, to fly out from Tennessee in the U.S., to deliver the seminar in coordination with the staff of the Guam Life Improvement Center in Dededo, Guam.

The term “Dianetics,” comes from the Greek words dia, meaning “through” and nous, meaning “soul.” Dianetics is a methodology developed by L. Ron Hubbard, which can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses. It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind.

“If drivers don’t know how to drive, they have accidents,” Gordon said. “We all have a mind and we were never given the owner’s manual to operate it. So we have a world full of accidents, domestic abuse and crime.”

The application of Dianetics techniques is called “auditing.” Taken from the Latin word audire, which means, “to hear or listen,” auditing is a very unique form of personal counseling, which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability. Dianetics seminars cover basic Dianetics concepts. They are oriented to practical application and results. Each person attending can partner up with another person interested in using Dianetics techniques and form what is called a co-audit: cooperative auditing in which two people learn how to audit and audit each other.

The first book on the subject, Dianetics: Modern Science of Mental Health, has sold more that 21 million copies since its first publication in 1950 and remains a publishing industry phenomenon.

For more information about the seminar or other Dianetics and Scientology services, contact the Guam Life Improvement Center at 653-8181 or email them at

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Offer Free Workshops to Disaster Relief Personnel

Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, typhoons, tsunamis, volcanoes and wildfires: disaster can strike at any time. And the emergency response personnel are the men and women we all depend upon when we can’t depend on anything else. Scientology Volunteer Ministers provide free training to help emergency response personnel cope in the most trying times.

When disaster has occurred, the emergency response teams go into action. That is not the time to try to train someone. And because lives are at stake at these critical moments, Scientology churches, missions and Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tours provide disaster response training free of charge, whenever needed, to anyone, whether police, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel, NGOs or volunteers—anyone who steps forward to help.

One of the most popular programs is a communication workshop, based on drills developed by Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard. These drills, which are described in the Scientology Handbook, help the emergency worker establish a zone of calm under turbulent and sometimes violent circumstances. They enable him or her to feel more confidence and establish rapport with people, no matter how much stress they are experiencing.

Law enforcement officers at a Scientology Volunteer Ministers workshop in Mysore, India.

At a recent workshop, a police officer shared this story with one of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers. The officer had learned how to establish rapport by finding something he liked about a person and something he knew they would both agree on, and communicating to him about that. He tried this with one of his junior officers. He had never tried to communicate with this man before. In the course of their conversation, they were both stunned to discover that they are actually relatives!

Workshop attendees change their perspective on themselves and their relationships with others. One emergency response volunteer said, “Communication is very important and useful in our lives. If we don’t communicate there is no understanding one another. In your own family and everywhere you go it is good to have good communication. It is very important to develop good communication in our society.”

Another workshop attendee said, “I’ve known that communication is an important part of life, but until now no one has ever been able to tell anyone how to communicate.”

Persons attending a free workshop at the tent of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers West Africa Goodwill Tour.

“I learned how to be calm when responding to a disaster,” said a police officer who realized this will help him greatly when he has to evacuate people from an area.

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