It’s important to pay attention to how a preclear is doing. Obviously, the auditor should pay attention during a session. But sometimes things occur before or after a session as well. An indicator is situation or state the preclear is in which indicates whether the session or case is going well or badly. These indicators are observations. An auditor can, and should, make these observations. A pc may bring up how he’s doing to the auditor, which is an indicator. Or someone outside of the pc or auditor (like a friend or spouse) may notice something that occurs with the preclear. Also, the case supervisor pays attention to pc indicators by studying the worksheets from preclear sessions.
Some of the ways to notice the preclear’s indicators:
- With your eyes and ears. Look at the preclear. Is she happy? Sad? Does the preclear say she’s improving? Getting worse? Feeling stuck? Is she arriving for scheduled sessions?
- If the auditor used an e-meter during the session (some auditing is done without an e-meter), that gives the auditor signs regarding how the preclear is doing.
- Looking at the worksheets is another way to track pc indicators.
- Paying attention over time to whether the pc is moving up or down the Tone Scale (or Chart of Human Evaluation).
- If there is good improvement, great, no need to change anything. But if the preclear seems unhappy, or is improving slowly, or seems kind of stagnant, it’s time to dig in and do something different.
2. Indicators is sometimes used colloquially to refer to how someone is doing. In this case, you’re not referring to how the person is doing in regards to auditing. You’re referring to how they’re doing in life or some aspect of life.
Example: When Stacey is trying to decide whether she wants to keep dating Brian, she thinks about her indicators. Does she feel sad or happy about staying with Brian? When she’s around Brian, what are her indicators? Does being around him make her feel confident and happy? Or does he make her feel insecure? Or bored?
Example: Maude asks Joyce what she wants for dinner. Joyce can’t decide. Maude makes some suggestions and watches Joyce’s face for indicators. Do any of the dinner choices make Joyce smile? Or frown?« Back to All Definitions