From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 1 - May 1991

Data For Releases
by Bob Ross, USA

(Ross Standard Technical Bulletin 23 Jan 90 Originally 1968. Bob came
into Scientology (Dianetics) in 1950, took Dianetics to Israel in 1950
and has had much experience in various org positions. He lives in
'retirement' now in Riverside, California.)

The original of this document was written in 1965 shortly after the
first data on releases came out. Many people were coming in to the Org
after being released at one level or another, caved in and needing to
be further audited to be rereleased.

At that time I was Qual Sec NY and getting all the data of what was
happening with them.

I sat down and wrote essentially the following data as a one page info
sheet and handed it to various people who came in to be rereleased. In
almost every instance, just reading this data was enough to again
release the individual.

What had happened in each case was that the individual had invalidated
his own release state because he did not really understand it. I hope
the following information works as well for you, as it did for them.

Each release state below the level of Service Fac release can
disappear if the individual's Service Fac dictates a break in comm,
the commission of overts, etc, in the area covered by that release
state. It is only necessary to recognize that this has occurred for
the release state to be rehabilitated. But, that will only occur after
the individual is no longer in the situation which activated the Ser
Fac. It will no longer occur if Ser Facs have been fully and properly
run out. In 1983 I ran off about 73 Ser Fac type items. Some were big,
some were tiny. None were too tiny to be run.

Communications release.

This state of release specified that an individual is able to give or
receive communication on any subject and to anybody. It should have
added the provision that this was to anybody who was themselves able
to communicate. What was not specifically addressed and therefore
handled only by accident, if at all, was communicating to someone who
was unable or unwilling to give or receive a communication.

Thus, when a person freely communicating encountered a person unable
to communicate, he all too often invalidated his own ability to
communicate and ceased to feel and therefore to be a communication
release, confident in his ability to communicate about anything to

The fact of the matter is that knowing that the trouble lies with the
other person is often enough to enable the communications release to
persist and to finally get his communication across, and doesn't
invalidate himself in the process. Training as an auditor or some
other specialized form of Communication training is necessary to
easily get someone who is unable to communnicate into communication.
That is not the subject of this essay.

Problems release.

The individual is able to have or not have problems by his own
decision. He feels free of problems he has not decided to have. Then
he runs into someone who creates a problem for him to handle and he
gets involved in solving those problems, or has activated a Ser Fac.
Suddenly being confronted with a problem that he did not choose to
have, the individual tends to invalidate his own release state. Once
he recognizes that the other person has the problem, he is able to
make the decision to have or not have that problem. A person released
on problems may or may not have had his own compulsive help button

Release from Guilt or Overts and Witholds.

Similar situations occur with regard to this state. The individual may
encounter someone who is expert at making others guilty and suddenly
feels that he has committed an overt that he didn't intend to commit.
As a consequence he invalidates his own release state. Also if a Ser
Fac is activated one may start to commit overts. When the situation
cools off and the person recognizes what happened, or one departs the
scene the release state may be quickly reinstated.

ARC break release.

Same sort of thing. One feels free of upsets, but encounters someone
who has an upset. If you misown the upset you feel upset yourself and
invalidated your release state. All that needs to be done is to
recognize that the other or others are upset without being upset
yourself. Having the technology of an auditor to handle the upset is
nice but not necessary for this purpose. Just recognizing who has the
upset will often enable one to successfully handle it with a minimum
of tools.

You can quickly handle 90% of the upsets of others in life by asking
these simple questions and/or making these simple remarks. Remarks:

1) "I'll bet that isn't the first time." (with appropriate emotion).

2) "It's making me sick just to hear you tell about it."

3) "This must have been going on for a long time." When did it start.
Or, How did it start? or both. After making a few such remarks, the
person will be more able to answer questions.

So you can then ask:

1) When did it start?

2) Is this the first time something like that has happened to you?
(You know damn well it isn't.)

3) How long has this gone on?

4) How many time has this happened? (Then do a quick assessment five
ten, a hundred, hundreds, thousands etc. till you get a laugh.)

5) Have you ever had anything like that with anyone else?

Ser Fac release.

If this kicks in there might be a GPM or GPM item stirred up. When it
keys out the release state can be rehabbed. To spot a GPM type item
just ask yourself, "What kind of person or beingness would have ------
?" Or, "What kind of person or beingness would oppose ------?"