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TRs Explanations and Slang Usage

Discussion in 'Grundy's Guide to Scientology' started by grundy, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. grundy

    grundy Gold Meritorious Patron

    TRs - Training Regimens

    These are procedures used to teach a student basic communication and control skills. The procedures are tailored to how an auditor is supposed to act in a session.

    Lower TRs

    OT-TRO - being there- Supposed to teach a person to just be there. Do nothing else but be there. Not think. Not emote. You sit accross from someone, with your eyes closed until you can just be there. (Notice the OT? Being there means being there as a thetan, not elsewhere lol) So it's
    Operating Thetan Confront"

    TRO - Confront - Supposed to teach a person to be there and confront. You sit accross from another person and just confront them without reacting or dozing off or using "vias" - such as excessive blinking, moving your hand, twitching, etc. The idea is all of these things are things that people use instead of confronting. On the Professional TRs course you are supposed to be able to do this for two hours at a time.

    TROBB - TR0 Bullbait - Supposed to teach a person to be there and confront regardless of what the preclear says or does. The "PC" (other student) (coach) can say anything at all, do anything at all except leave their chair. This can be carried too far by the other student touching the "auditor" inappropriately. In a real session, this would not be allowed. But students do have a lot of fun on this one too. Thinking of the craziest things that they can think of to say. I am sure that a current bullbait subject is "I AM ANONYMOUS! I WILL DESTROY YOU! You people are a cult. I can't believe you are doing such wierd shit and calling it 'religion'!"

    In the "church," Whenever a person is reacting to something or getting emotional, often someone else will say "Get your TR0 in." This means stop reacting and emoting. This can get abusive. And if you react to the abuse, they say "get your bullbait in."

    TR1 - Communication - Supposed to teach a person to communicate naturally and effectively without using a via. The "auditor" takes a line from Alice In Wonderland and says it to the "pc." He is expected to do this without using his hands, excessive body/face movements, etc. If the line is not delivered in such a way that the "pc" really feels that the auditor is saying it naturally, the student is corrected and he does it again. This is done over and over until the student can say the lines completely naturally, without vias or tricks, and be completely understood.

    Whenever someone says something that isn't clear, often the person being addressed will say something like "get your TR 1 in." Can get abusive. (Are you getting the idea yet?)

    TR2 - Acknowledgements - Supposed to teach a person to acknowledge something said to him. The "PC" says something from Alice (Alice in Wonderland) and the "Auditor" is supposed to acknowledge whatever it is appropriately. "Good" "Fine" "thank you" whatever. If the line was (making this up - it's not in Alice) "Isn't it hot today?" the acknowledgement (ack) would NOT be "good." It should be something that indicates that you understood what the person said. "Yes." "No." "Seems like it to me." "Even hotter than yesterday." "It really is." Another idea is that a proper acknowledgement can end a comminication cycle. (The church is very bad at "acking" the criticism. And so it doesn't stop lol)

    Whenever someone says something and the person they are talking to doesn't acknowledge, the person waiting for an ack will say "get your TR2 in" etc etc
    TR 2 1/2 - Half Acknowledgements - Supposed to teach a person to get someone to continue talking. Called Half-acking. "mmm-hmm" "go on" "you don't say" .. whatever .. to get someone to keep talking.

    TR 3 Repetetive Questions - Supposed to teach a person to get a question accross and answered. And not asking another question until the person has an answer to the first. The "auditor" asks either "Do Birds Fly?" (DBF) or "Do Fish SwiM?" (DFS). If the PC says anything other than an answer to that question the auditor says "Ill repeat the auditing question, DBF (Or DFS)?" Once the PC answers the auditor acks and then asks "DBF?" or "DFS?". The idea is to get the student able to ask a question and get an answer ignoring all responses that aren't answers.

    So whenever someone accepts a response that isn't an answer, it's "get you TR3 in." Also, executive who expect people to get something done will "TR3 it" meaning repeat the order until it's done.

    TR4 Full Comm Cycle- teached a person to handle originations. Its the same as TR3 except if the "pc" says something about himself or something that would effect the auditing, the "auditor" is supposed to handle/ack it, and then repeat the question. Example:

    "Do birds fly?"

    "You're an idiot." (this isn't an answer or origination, so TR3)

    "I'll repeat the auditing question. Do birds fly?"

    "I'm cold." (this is an origination. So handle it)

    "Oh. Well, yes. Here's a blanket for you. .... Is that better?"


    "Well good. Then I'll repeat the auditing question, Do birds fly?" (get that origination cycle done and then get the original question answered.


    "Thank you. Do Birds fly?" .... etc etc etc.

    People don't say "get your TR4 in". Someone MIGHT say "get your comm cycle in" meaning use all of these TRs properly.

    Those are the "Lower TRs." They have to do with the comm cycle. Once these are done, the auditor is trained in Upper Indoctrication TRs.

    (TR5 is a special case used for a particular process - somewhere on BC or Class VIII or some such. It isn't one of the basic TRs)

    Upper Indoc (Upper Indoctrination) TRs

    TR6 Control - Used to get a student able to control someone physically with communication. Using TR4, you run the following commands between two walls facing each other:

    Look at that wall. Thank you.
    Walk over to that wall. Thank you.
    Touch that wall. Thank you.
    Turn around. Thank you.

    (In this drill the coach - pc position - isn't really supposed to originate. But if he does you are supposed to handle it.) In this drill the student doesn't touch the coach. He gets it done with comm (communication) alone. "Ill repeat the auditing command." etc.

    TR7 Control with Bullbaiting - Okay. This drill gets rough. In this drill, the student is in physical contact with the coach. The student is supposed to get the commands carried out without reacting to anything the coach says or does. If the coach starts balking, you drag him over and make him touch the wall etc. Physical bullbaiting. Supposed to teach a person to control anything.

    So "TR7 him over here" means "grab his ass and bring him over here."

    TR8 - Tone 40 Intentions - The ashtray drill. The student is talking to an ashtray, physically making it do the commands.

    Stand up.
    Thank you.
    Sit down on that chair.
    Thank you.

    First you yell at it, then normal voice, non-verbal (thinking at the ashtray), then the coach bullbaits you. Its supposed to get to the point where you are controlling the ashtray with intention alone. (Not really though. In practice you always physically do it.) The idea is to teach a person Tone 40 intention (top of the tone scale) where you can give a pc a command and he will just do it.

    TR9 Tone 40 on a PC- Putting it all together. Same as TR6 except, instead of repeating the question if the person balks, you reach out and physically move him as needed only. You handle originations etc. But if the PC balks, you reach out and use only the force needed to get it done. It should get to the point where the coach is just doing it regardless of any intention on the coach's part to not do it.

    So, that's the lower and upper indoc TRs. And some of the slang usage that goes with it.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2008
  2. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    I think that TR's 0-4 are some of the few things that were good about SCN.

    TR 0 Bullbait would be especially good for people that do customer support (tech support) for a living/job. :)
  3. Soul of Ginnungagab

    Soul of Ginnungagab Patron with Honors

    grundy, very well done on making a clear summary of the TRs.
    I have some comments about this one:
    You are also supposed to change the commands around, like saying "Sit down on that chair." when your intention is actually "Stand up." The idea is that you are supposed to reach a point where you realize that the intention doesn't depend on your words.

    Here is a typical and simple example: You are sitting at a dinner table and would like some salt, your intention, which is crystal clear, could be expressed with this sentence: "can you please pass me the salt?" but your actual wording is: "can you please pass me the pepper?". Then the other person simply passes the salt to you as your intention is clear. But sometimes it can happen that the other person gets an afterthought realizing your wording was different and comments on that and then you realize that your wording was different (you didn't really think about that when you said the words) and you both get a good laugh.

    That drill was really fun to do I would say.
  4. Wisened One

    Wisened One Crusader

    Ohhh Yes, the lovely TR's. Thanks for these explanations and defs of them, grundy:)
  5. grundy

    grundy Gold Meritorious Patron

    Thanks for that. I forgot. :blush: I remembered there were 5 steps but I couldnt remember the other one .....