((My comments in double parentheses - Homer))
                          GETTING INTO SESSION
                                 FG - 5
                              ca. No Date
                       Copyright (C) Frank Gordon
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     From a practical point of view, the session must be defined as the
total responsibility of the auditor, since this prevents laying a trip
on the pc.
     At the same time, if the pc does not take an active attitude, his
gains will be minimal.  He will get better without finding out about it,
which has happened.  But the pc, without being forced in any way, can
decide to get involved and dig into what really bugs him.  I have
finally found a way to take this approach and would like to share it
with you.
     An Independent ran some CCH-2 "Look at that wall" on me recently
and I discovered something.  In the past, I haven't gotten much from
this.  It was meaningless control.  Follow orders, do the drill, and
magically it will do something for you.
     This time I went at it differently, and got "up on my hind legs."
     He said "Well, according to the book, I'm going to do this Tone
40."  I replied, "I don't give a damn whether you're going to do it Tone
40 or not.  If I feel like saying something I will, and if I want to
explore something I'm going to."  -- kind of overt.
     ((Actually this is the way CCH's are SUPPOSED to be run.  The
auditor must be sensitive to EVERY origination or latent origination
that the pc might have, because it is by getting the pc TALKING about
what is going on that the case gain is made.))
     Here's the discovery.  This attitude paid off for me.  I finally
got the point.  I had something to say about what was going on.  We only
ran the process for about 15 minutes, but I became overt.  Later,
reviewing the session, I could feel the confusion of trying to follow
multiple orders, all contradictory.  Ma said, but Dad said, the teacher
thinks, and the Bible states -- plus a headache.
     There is a subtlety here, a particular approach that makes auditing
more real to me.  He would say "You just run the process."  I replied,
"What do you mean just run the process?  That's not the key point.
Don't you want me to be more alive?  If the rules work, fine.  If not,
to hell with them!"  We had something of a fire-fight.
     So there is a way to make auditing work especially well for me.
One where I can feel free to talk back, look, dig, probe, find out
things, and come alive.  Where I'm not rushed, but can take my time and
find out what works for me.
     A foot on some kind of bottom rung.  How about you?  Have you
gotten up on your hind legs in auditing and life?  I'm interested.
     Frank Gordon
    ((Frank Gordon can be contacted at 25-C Talmar Wood, Orono, ME 04473
(207) 866-2050))
Homer Wilson Smith           This file may be found at
homer@rahul.net              ftp.rahul.net/pub/homer/fg/fg5.memo
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