By Lana M.
Let’s look more at the solution of co-audits in the field.
Here is LRH’s definition of a co-audit, and why it is important:
“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 DIANETICS PROCESSING.
“It is a cooperative action toward a very worthwhile goal.
“The co-audit is an early Scientology and Dianetics innovation.
“It was the bright idea used in the early days to get 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 a 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.
“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 can handle the many, staff and public alike, who are reaching for those auditing actions meant to 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.” LRH, HCOB 28 May 1980, Co-Audit Series 1, CO-AUDIT DEFINED
Many do not understand that there are two types of co-audits — the first for those professionally trained as auditors, and the second for persons with little or no auditor training. The same HCOB goes on to say:
“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. (A nonprofessional co-audit is one designed for co-auditors who have not had professional auditor training.)
“Professional co-audits have long been a favored and highly successful method whereby Scientologists can 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.
“Academy and Saint Hill Special 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 rate and would include C/Sing, etc.
“A student can get all of his Grades and New Era Dianetics auditing on these co-audits.” … “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 an org gets 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 New Era Dianetics 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 TRs and Objectives Co-audit Course. As part of the co-audit, the staff member would first be trained on TRs for co-audit level and Upper Indocs and then co-audit with his twin on a full battery of Objectives, as directed by the C/S.
“Following this, the untrained staff co-auditors would need to be gradiently programed 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.”
While professional and non-professional co-audits provide a simple solution for those in the field, it is important to understand that all co-auditing should be done in accord with the LRH Grade Chart and overseen and directed by a qualified C/S. LRH gives details on this further in the Co-Audit Series in Volume XII.
“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. On any co-audit, the process to be run is determined by the C/S and he uses the Grade Chart as the basic pc program in each individual case.”
There is also the importance of twinning in a co-audit. A co-audit teams needs to be committed, enthusiastic and making sure that they do not go mutually out-ruds. Whether it is bypassing misunderstoods, not cleaning up dirty needles, agreeing with natter or simply blowing the action – it is vital that those on a co-audit realise they must get each other through, by applying all the basic tools available. LRH states the following:
“The theory of mutual out-ruds is covered in HCOB 17 Feb. 74, CIS Series 91, MUTUAL OUT-RUDS. Mutual out-ruds can stack up on courses and the Supervisors must be sharp in recognizing indicators in a pair of students with out-ruds on the rest of the group, and get them handled. A co-audit team withdrawn or out of comm with the rest of the class could be a mutual ARC break or withholds. A pair going around looking overly concerned or hunted likely have a mutual problem. Two students joking or being snide obviously have withholds from the group. Now these things could also stem from something misunderstood in their train- ing and the Supervisor must detect this and handle by finding the MUs and straight- ening out the student’s drilling and procedure. Whatever the cause, the Supervisor must not let mutual out-ruds go unhandled and the C/S must order checks for mutual out-ruds when necessary to keep a co-audit team’s ruds in on each other and on the group. Failing to do this can cost dearly in terms of lost gains for pcs. Mutual out-ethics must be spotted and handled as well. (Ref: HCOB 13 Oct. 82, CIS Series 116, ETHICS AND THE C/S).
“Students who are blowy or who have blown must be recovered and handled. They must first be checked for BPC in their sessions and out-tech on their cases and then checked over for MUs and overts and withholds as co-auditors. Since they are engaged in both receiving and giving auditing, both aspects must be thoroughly checked. When the session BPC is found or the out-Int handled or the O/Ws pulled such blowy feelings will cease. The blown student’s twin is responsible for recovering his course partner per HCOB 21 Aug. 79, TWINNING.”
In my experience, co-auditing is a superb way to both give and receive auditing. It is a perfect balance of theory and application and it gives a person both a reality and understanding on how to handle the bank.
For me, after working for more than a decade in the Sea Org on administrative lines, I was lucky enough to end up on a co-audit, and it changed my reality and understanding as a Scientologist completely. Co-auditing on TRs, co-auditing on KTL Clay Table, co-auditing on FPRD and much more, resolved a stalled case and got me trucking on up The Bridge. There is Self Analysis, there is the Purification Rundown, TRs and Objectives, Handbook for Preclears processes and so much more.
Jump in and give it a go. If there is a demand, we can get a permanent page on the Milestone Two website where people can post notices where they are looking for a co-audit twin in their region, where Supervisors, W/Cers and also C/Ses can let people know how to contact them.
If this would be helpful, let us know and we can get it set up.