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TRs 0-4 Instructions
TRs 0-4 generally
Here are general instructions on how to do TRs 0-4 using Paul's Robot Supervisor. To repeat, you MUST know how to counter anaten with touching stuff and rubbing your chest/arms etc. and getting off the charge/anaten by yawning it off. If you do not have a personal certainty on this, do not continue as you might not get much out of this Robot version of TRs 0-4.
TRs 0-4 theory
You must be familiar with the original LRH material on how to do TRs. I have not repeated that data here, just the differences in how it works with Paul's Robot Supervisor. In case you do not have the original LRH materials, here is a link to Clearbird's write-up on TRs 0-4.
There aren't end phenomena for TRs 0-4 as such. These TRs are not processes. They are not "flat" or "unflat" on a person, although one can be good or bad at doing them. They are drills in handling the different parts of the communication cycle. They are essential to an auditor in session, as without them a proper session is impossible. They are not essential to life outside of a session, but some would say that they are essential to a successful life.
When you have honestly completed this Paul's Robot Supervisor version of TRs 0-4, your own TRs should be fairly good, and you will also know how to coach TRs on another person to get them up to a good standard too.
You will be coaching!
You will be drilling as a coach in addition to drilling as a student, on TR-0 and on the other TRs. Don't try and skip the coaching part "because I only want to get my own TRs in, not train someone else". It might be possible to do it like that if you pay someone to "one-way-flow" you through it, but it isn't going to work with the Paul's Robot Supervisor version. Here you have to learn to spot the errors in another in order to learn how to avoid making those errors yourself, and that is the only way it can be done.
The hats of "student/auditor", "pc", "coach", "supervisor"
There are four hats being worn throughout all this TRs 0-4 instruction:
Of course the computer is not sentient, and the correct coaching/supervising actions come from you doing the right thing, but this has been made as easy as possible for you. Every time you wear the coach hat, you are also wearing the pc hat. And every time you wear the pc hat, you also wear the coach hat (except on OT TR-0, which is not really coached). Even though you wear both hats at the same time, they have two different functions and you must be aware that you are responsible for being both the pc and coach at the same time.
- There is the "student" or "auditor" hat. This is the person drilling TRs to become a better auditor. Sometimes you will be the student, and sometimes it will be the computer.
- There is the "pc" or "preclear" hat. This is someone, sometimes you and sometimes the computer, playing the part of pc for the student/auditor to practise on.
- There is the "coach" hat, sometimes worn by you, and sometimes by the computer. The coach's job is to improve the abilities of the student/auditor.
- There is also the "supervisor" hat, being worn by the computer to help train you as a coach.
Part of learning to be an auditor is study discipline. If you allow your study habits to be sloppy, you are likely to become a sloppy auditor (if you ever make it). Since you are likely to be doing this TRs 0-4 program by yourself, it is all up to you how you approach it. The recommended way is to apply what study tech you know as best you can.
Part of this discipline is setting aside a period of time for study, and keeping to that time. It is best to plan this ahead of time, so it is a regular schedule that you keep to, despite unexpected things that happen to throw it out. Don't be ridiculous about it--if the house is burning down, don't say, "Sorry, I'll be there in fifteen minutes when my study time ends". But also don't Q&A with some small distraction that appears out of the blue and is not really important.
Set aside some time at regular intervals, and do your very best to start at your scheduled time and work through to the end of your scheduled time. It is better to do thirty minutes or an hour a day than to try and do seven hours on Sunday. But even ten minutes a day is better than nothing ever. Especially if it is scheduled ahead of time and not just a whimsical, "Oh, this week's episode of the TV show isn't so interesting, maybe I'll do a bit of TRs if it isn't too hard and no-one phones me".
You will need a computer screen, a mouse, and either a webcam or a large mirror. And a doll or teddy bear. Again, if you have a webcam, see if there is another person--who knows what he is doing--with a webcam somewhere in the world willing to do TRs with you before settling for this Robot version.
You will also need a microphone and speakers. A headset with a built-in microphone is preferable.
You will also need a timer with an audible alarm on it. A kitchen timer or one on a cell phone or other electronic device should work fine, as long as it can be used rapidly. If it is too fiddly then it is not going to be used.
If anaten turns on, or you start going significantly out of PT, recognize it as such. Hit the red "Anaten" link, and then rub stuff and yawn for as long as needed to get rid of the anaten. End off the anaten handling when you can rub away for a full minute by the clock without getting any more yawns. Close out the anaten window, and continue the drill where you left off.
If you feel you need some havingness during the drill, but don't feel particularly anaten, that's OK, your choice. Hit the anaten link, and rub away. Once you start rubbing, rub for a full minute by the clock without any yawns before ending off, though.
Professional movie on how to drill TRs 0-4
Before you start drilling TRs, view this video. It is about 20 minutes long. It is a fairly accurate portrayal of how TRs are drilled with two live people. There is no connection between the persons involved with that video and this site, beyond the common thread of TRs 0-4.
Cycling through the TRs
We are going to drill TRs by cycling through them, one by one, then starting back at the beginning and doing them a higher gradient, and so on. 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2.... The first run through is noted on each screen as "Section 1", and is a vital introduction in how this set-up will work. Run through this as many times as needed so that you understand the procedure well. The length of time set for doing TR-0 on this intro level is five minutes total.
The next part is termed "Section 2" and includes a few simple coaching instructions. The length of time set for doing TR-0 here is fifteen minutes total. You can repeat this whole TRs 0-4 part as many times as you wish.
The next gradient is termed "Section 3" and contains more coaching. It includes fifteen minutes of TR-0, but that is fifteen minutes done properly, not fifteen minutes total. You start your 15 minute-timer at zero, and if you stray from doing TR-0 at all then you start your 15-minute timer at zero again. It might take you all day (or longer) to get through. Again, repeat this TRs 0-4 level as many times as you wish.
The next level is called "Section 4", and includes the most thorough level of coaching available at this time. It includes thirty minutes of TR-0 done properly, re-starting your thirty-minute timer every time you twitch or go out of present time. Repeat this TRs 0-4 set as many times as you need.
The fifth and Section 5 level is up to you. There are no further coaching instructions as the ones from Section 4 are repeated. But set your own target for TR-0: Do the full professional two hours if you wish.
Breaking the coaching/drilling of each TR into separate parts
In a normal TRs course, in a course room with regular coaches and students, it is not usual practice for a TR to get broken up into sections with each skill separately addressed. They tend to all get smushed together, with most coaches not even knowing the different possibilities. There is no master checklist for a coach, or even for the supervisor. In other words, they start at the top gradient of Section 4 here, and often miss parts out. So you benefit from this arrangement. Not everything here is worse than the normal procedure!
How long will this all take?
It takes as long as it takes, as that oh-so-helpful saying goes. :)
For some rough "average" comparison times, someone doing a normal TRs and Objectives course might reasonably expect to spend a week full-time (40 hours) doing TRs 0-4, including being a coach and a student.
Someone on a Professional TRs Course might realistically spend 250+ hours getting up to the proper standard. Hubbard famously said he could get people's TRs in perfectly in a week, but this feat was rarely if ever duplicated by mere mortals. Of course it depends on who is passing the final product: Someone whose TRs suck is likely to have lower standards than someone whose TRs are excellent.
Most of the time, at whatever level one is aiming at, will probably be spent doing OT TR-0 and TR-0.
Again, these are very approximate times. It may take you a shorter time, or a longer time. It takes as long as it takes, and all that.
These are the instructions ahead of time. When you have read the instructions and are ready to start the actual drilling, click through using the link at the bottom of this page.
Again, refer to other materials such as Clearbird's write-up on how to do this. The description here is just how to convert the format.
Take your kitchen timer. Set it for five minutes. Sit in front of the mirror, or the webcam pointed at yourself. This is the substitute for the other person. Click the appropriate link. Close your eyes. After five minutes get off any yawns that have not been expressed. Do not try and "flatten" any reaction that has turned on by continuing with the drill for longer than five minutes. Five minutes only the first time through and you are done. Click the appropriate link.
You have probably guessed how this is going to work. Sit in front of the mirror or webcam, with your eyes open. Set the timer for five minutes. Click the link. After five minutes get off any yawns that have not been expressed. Do not try and "flatten" any reaction that has turned on by continuing with the drill for longer than five minutes. Five minutes only the first time through and you are done. You will be clicking links as appropriate.
There are different approaches to the bullbaiting part. You will see them when you get there.
Many pages after Section 1 carry this warning notice:
WARNING: Pages carrying this warning notice contain sound recordings that may involve graphic language, including severe cursing, descriptions of sexual and other bodily functions, human and animal cruelty, racism, bigotry and all manner of sexual, racial, religious, and/or political slurs and insults and more. This is not for children or the faint-hearted. There are no objectionable images as such, just words and noises uttered by an actor in good health and not under any duress whatsoever. Playing such recordings implies that you are aware of this warning and such content is not illegal in your location, and you are doing so on your own responsibility.
The reason for this language, and this warning, should be obvious. An auditor has to be able to confront anything that the pc may say without suffering personal restimulation. Your auditing may be the only chance this person has of recovering from whatever personal mental anguish is afflicting him, and if you are unable to confront whatever he is saying then you will not be able to help him.
It will also toughen you up in life if you don't get restimulated by common buttons. Remember that child's saying about sticks and stones?
The computer will start grading your actions as a coach from this point forward.
Recording your voice
In this drill--and others--you will be making recordings of your own voice, using your microphone. The easiest way to do this is to use a headset with a built-in mike. You can buy these very cheaply. If you can, get a better-quality one rather than the cheapest you can find, but any is better than none. It is a waste of time to try and do this drill (and the whole TRs 0-4) without a microphone.
Probably the easiest way to record a short clip is by using the small Windows utility that comes with your operating system. In Windows XP, click on Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder. A little control box will open up. Press the red record button and say a few words. The green line should show a rough waveform. Press the "Play" arrow
and you will hear your voice. If you want to save this clip, press the usual File > Save as. You don't need to save the clip as part of this course, but you might want to.
Listening to a recording of your voice gives enough distance between you and your speech to be able to critically review it. Trying to listen at the same time as the words are coming out of your mouth doesn't.
Same voice in Flash movies for "coach/pc" and "student/auditor"
In all of these recordings, both the "coach" and "student", or the "auditor" and "pc" are voiced by the same person. It would be nice to have different voices to make it clearer, but it hasn't happened for this version. Maybe a later one! For now, you'll just have to be a bit clever about it and differentiate between the two. It is not too hard to figure out.
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OK, let's get on with it!
Well, maybe tomorrow
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