Tuesday, November 09, 2004

More on L. Ron Hubbard Study Technology

Just found this great site about Study Tech, that is entirely set up to help parents learn and use these techniques with their kids.

That's something that's really useful!

I also found another site that gives tutors and mentors information they need to be able to use Study Technology with the people they work with, no matter what the age of the person they are tutoring or mentoring.

I had an experience myself last week, where I needed some help with study tech as I just could't understand something I was studying. I was completely balked. I went to see someone who is a real expert in study tech, and she helped me find a word in the information I had been studying that I didn't totally understand. Turns out the word has more than one definition and although I knew one definition I had no idea the other one existed. When we cleared that up I suddenly really understood the information. Not only that I had a headache (I was sure it was because I hadn't had a cup of coffee that day) and as soon as I sorted this all out - poof. No more headache either! Study tech rocks!

Tuesday, September 21, 2004


I haven't covered this subject, but education today is a something that is near and dear to my heart as a mother and a student of my own studies.

L. Ron Hubbard developed a study technology (also refered to as "Study Tech") which enables children and adults alike to really comprehend what they are reading. There are a number of barriers to study that people aren't even aware of, and if we aren't then how on earth are children expected to get a good, useful education.

I have pulled together some descriptive material on the organization that specializes in this area of applied scholastics.

There is a school that specializes in using L. Ron Hubbards study technology and they have a page on their site regarding applied scholastics also.

Here is a basic introduction to Applied Scholastics and what it does to help children survive better through their education.

They even have a campus where they train teachers in this field. Here is a photo of it here:

Another interesting page about Applied Scholastics International is here.

Another great photo I can't resist showing you.

As you can see, other people are looking for ways to improve their study:

Turkish Study Tech

Problems with Study

Not sure what this one has to do with study tech.

Jobs are at a premium and study tech can assist with making people more qualified.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Here's a child who really knows his mind.

He's certainly his own person.

I found out that he donated $1000 last month to help sponsor the Youth for Human Rights International International Summit.

He came to New York for the event and was acknowledged from the state.

Imagine, not only donating a thousand dollars at age 11 to a human rights organization, but earning it to be able to donate it!

I know his dad is a member of the Church of Scientology, and I'm sure one of the reasons Cameron is as level-headed and competent as he is comes from being treated as a being not as a "child" as Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard covers in the article on how to live with children.

The Orange County Register

December 3, 2003, Wednesday

HEADLINE: Ten-year-old artist learns how to make a business of his talent

By Jan Norman

"Hi, these are my pastels. Which one do you like best?" Cameron James Kaye engaged a passer-by who paused at his exhibition of pastels and watercolors at the Irvine Farmers Market on a recent Saturday morning.

For this self-assured artist with large brown eyes, paintings are more than a fascination; they're a business.

Cameron is 10.

Many entrepreneurs start young, but rarely that young. Still, the work ethic, math and public-speaking skills learned in a youthful business are invaluable when the youngster reaches the adult work world.

Early entrepreneurship teaches self-reliance and feelings of accomplishment and freedom of choice, according to Emmanuel Modu, author of "The Lemonade Stand: A Guide to Encouraging the Entrepreneur in Your Child."

That wasn't the intent of Cameron's father, Bob Kaye, a financial planner.

Although he helped his son find selling venues, he hasn't pushed early entrepreneurship.

"But at some point kids should learn there is an exchange: money for work," he said.

Cameron is a quick study.

In less than three years, he has created more than 40 pieces. He usually sells prints in three sizes, for $11 to $60. He has recently added giclee reproductions, which are high-resolution digital scans printed with archival-quality inks. He has sold more than 200 prints and several originals, and recently did a commissioned pastel of a dog.

"I try to keep them talking," Cameron said, explaining his sales technique.

"The longer I keep them here, the more likely they'll buy something. I'll say, 'Do you want to buy?' and if they say no, I try to talk to them more."

When asked what the tables and easels of artwork represent to him, Cameron says, "I have a business. I have a job."

It started with one art class shortly after his 7th birthday. He has also taken piano and skiing lessons, and started singing and acting in youth theater.

In all these endeavors, including his art business, "the day he says he doesn't want to do it is the day we stop," Bob Kaye said.

The Kayes, who live in Valley Glen near Van Nuys, Calif., used to sell at open-air markets closer to home, but most charge a minimum fee even if no sale is made. The Irvine Farmers Market, in the Irvine Marketplace shopping center across Campus Drive from the University of California, Irvine, just charges a percent of sales. Plus, it's a half-day event, which is easier for Cameron.

"I was coming every other week, but I wanted to cut back to every three weeks because when I'm here, I can't be at art class," he said. "But with Christmas coming, I'll be doing every other week again."

Bob Kaye takes the prints to be matted, but Cameron labels and prices them and wraps them in plastic. On Friday nights before a show, he loads the car. They awake at 6 a.m. for the 90-minute drive to Irvine. Cameron takes charge of setting up the tables and umbrellas and his artwork, mostly animals or landscapes.

He has a special place for his pastel of a dove, which won third place in the Youth for Human Rights International art contest in Argentina last summer.

Cameron keeps track of every person he engages at his booth. He knows that he makes one sale for every five conversations.

"Sometimes I offer a discount if they say it's too expensive, or I show them smaller sizes," he said, lifting a large print to reveal smaller versions of the same picture underneath.

Where did he come up with these ideas?

"Ah, many days and long drives getting here," he said, smiling.

Bob Kaye acknowledges that he has shared some of his sales experience with his son. "If I didn't like sales, we probably wouldn't be here. But I've never sold one of his paintings. It's up to him."

Cameron's best day at the Irvine Farmers Market was $255 in sales. His slowest was $45. He even calculates and collects sales tax.

He seeks out other vendors for sales tips. One artist suggested that Cameron would sell more if he framed his art. But that didn't boost sales.

Cameron is already passing along his business acumen.

"I have a friend who came with me the day I sold $255," he said. "She's my apprentice. I'm showing her everything I know."

Cameron has saved $2,700 for college from his art sales. Does he plan to study art?

"I'm going to be a rocket scientist," Cameron said matter-of-factly.
Talk about a treat for your daughter- this article in the Kent and Sussex Courier in England has to take the cake!

MP's daughter gets a Hollywood call

Wealden Mp Charles Hendry had an impromptu chat with a Hollywood film star during a film premiere in London on Thursday last week. The parliamentarian was attending the first UK showing of Tom Cruise's Collateral when the meeting took place.

The 42-year-old matinee heartthrob Mr Cruise had invited a group of Scientologists from East Grinstead to the event.

They in turn passed on sought-after invites to dignitaries in the town and among others Mr Hendry and his wife, Sallie.

And while attending the showing, the pair were lucky enough to meet Mr Cruise.

It was after this that Mr Hendry's step-daughter, Clare, who was 18 on Wednesday last week, received a unique birthday call from the American box-office movie star.

Mr Hendry said: "Clare thought it was the coolest thing ever." The Tory spokesperson said he and Mr Cruise spoke about Saint Hill, a Scientology detox centre the actor set up in New York for victims of the September 11 terrorist attack, before the pair moved on to talk about the film.

"It was a very special evening and a real treat to be invited.

"I thought Tom was absolutely amazing for spending so much time speaking to people who had waited for him for hours, and the film was full of suspense." Other guests at the premiere including jazz sensation Jamie Callum, model Nell McAndrew and comedian Billy Connolly.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Helping Kids with the Scientology Handbook

One of the most frustrating things about kids is when you can't figure out why they are upset, and can't seem to do anything to help them.

I don't know a single parent who hasn't run into this.

Sometimes as well-meaning as a mom or dad may be, the level of the child's acting-up gets to them, and I don't know many people who don't have one or more times they can think of when they reacted badly - screaming at the child, slapping him or her - in an attempt to just turn it off. And how often does that work?.... (I've certainly never seen it to be effective - usually just raises the decibles of the tantrum).

And it's not just a problem of reacting badly toward your kid once. If you don't find out how to handle it, it's bound to happen again, and chances are your fuse will be even shorter.

I know I've certainly wished I had something I could do to turn off the tantrum and replace it with my child's other good-natured personality.

In his developement of Scientology and Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard isolated certain techniques that work extremely well to help kids.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers take a course where they learn these Scientology techniques, and anyone can take these courses at a Scientology church or mission. (By the way - you don't have to be a Scientologist to be a Scientology Volunteer Minister).

In fact the text for these courses is the Scientology Handbook, and this book is available online and through bookstores.

The incredible thing about these tools is that they work, they are easy to learn and even easier to use. It doesn't take 12 years of college. These Volunteer Minister courses take a few days each, and there is one that just teaches you these Scientology techniques in helping kids.

Scientology churches around the world provide Scientology volunteer minister cavalcades, where Scientologists travel from town to town, and provide one-on-one help and training in these simple courses. For example, there are Scientology churches in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy and all of the United States where cavalcades like this have been held.

More Sites about Kids and Scientology

Kindstart.comScientology category.
Scientology - the Clergy Corner

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Drugs heavily affect the future of our children.
I am very interested in the drug problem because of this. It is an international situation. So, drug prevention programs and campaigns need support.

“Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” have had many people sign onto their honor roll. See here Drug Program Honor Roll.

A key to handling the real situation seems to be getting it worked out before it becomes a problem, so drug prevention programs are vital to society.  Here's the Church of Scientology's Drug Prevention Program.

Let's keep our world as clean and beautiful as this beach, with no drugs!

Monday, June 21, 2004

Well finally a post.

Looking around I found an interesting article about the motor vessel "Freewinds" and how last year they hosted over a thousand children via the local education authorities.

What a great idea, letting kids have the opportunity to come aboard and ocean going vessel and experience what being aboard a ship is all about.

The locals were very happy and grateful that the crew of the "Freewinds" took time out to do this.

Here is an articles covering the story:

Freewinds Parade For Bajans

Then there was another article:

Pomp, Pageantry Marks Freewinds Celebrations

"The highlight of the evening was a parade along Spring Garden Highway to the Flour Mill, with school children from about 30 schools across the island, encompassing 1 300 students. The 100 per cent Bajan concert and parade culminated with an interesting daylight fireworks display and float parade just about 5:45 p.m. when the ship, amidst thousands of streamers with support from the Coast Guard, the Cruising Club, the Yacht Club and various fisherman and charter boats sailed out of the Bridgetown Port."

How exciting for the children - it must have been so colorful. I am going to try and find photographs.

Another interesting article also covering the "Freewinds" helping the local community:

Freewinds to Host Concert

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Here's the kind of thing you can do to help kids, using Scientology applied religious philosophy. This story comes out of Boston, and shows how someone who cares can really help when they are equipped with the tools that are available in Scientology books.


Vol. 6 * Issue 2
January 31, 2003

By Marisa De La Paz,
Contributing Writer

Three years ago, a cut, 9-year-old autistic African-American boy named James was loved by his teachers at the Prescott Elementary School in Charlestown, although they felt there was no hope for him. Like many other autistic children, James would withdraw into a private world of fantasy and be unable to communicate with others or respond to the real environment. He would blankly utter gibberish, sometimes would swing his arms violently and aimlessly, and had to be led to different classrooms, the restrooms, etc., by hand. In each new place, James did not know where he was or what was around him. James had a very severe case of autism and it was believed that James would remain in this condition for the rest of his life.

But hope was on the way in the form of a young, six-foot, four-inch kindergarten teacher, Erik Bayersdorfer, who became a new member of the Church of Scientology. This loving ‘Kindergarten Cop’ pulled out an Oxford American Dictionary to find out more about autism. He learned that it was a condition wherein one is not in communication with his surrounding environment, and decided that there may be hope for James.

Erik used a simple technique called a ‘locational assist’ which was developed by author and Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, to direct a person’s attention off the painful areas of his body or his difficulties and out into the environment – exactly what James could not do.

“I had concerns because James would never seem to do or undestand what anyone was telling him, but then asked him to ‘Look at that window,’ then other things in the environment. At first he didn’t readily comply, but surprisingly, James did do as I asked,” said Erik. “Soon he was fully understanding me and following my instructions.”

“Run, do you want to run?” came clearly out of James mouth that had never uttered a decipherable sound in nine years. Erik was in partial shock while saying, “Sure.” And soon they darted around the school. While actually playing for the first time in his life, James said things like “Catch me.” And “Do you want to play?”

The next day, James was back in his autistic dreamland and Erik gave him another locational assist. This time it was videotaped by another teacher, Becky. James responded immediately to the locational and was on his way playing chase with Erik. Erik gave Becky a booklet on how to do the locational and other assists and she promised to continue helping James. She also said she would show the video of James being helped to faculty so more children could be aided. Erik continued to learn from the staff at the Church of Scientology of Boston, a few days later, in order to gain more expertise in helping people. ‘Locationals and other assists, that alleviate the spritual component of physical pain, shock and emotional trauma should be known by everyone,” said Erik Bayersdorfer. “Assists were successfully used by Scientology Volunteer Ministers to help rescue workers stay on the job at Ground Zero immediately after September 11th and are valuable in everyday life.”

You can read the whole article here:
Hope for the autistic in a Boston school

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Such a cute story about a kid who is going to a school using L. Ron Hubbard's Study Technology, and how much better he is doing as a result.

Scientology class suits shy Hindu - smh.com.au

I really feel if more parents would learn how to apply this technology to kids there would be far less diagnoses of ADD and ADHD, less drugging of kids, and less violence and childhood and teen suicide. It is such a vital issue.

Freedom Magazine has done an entire edition on the corruption of education by psychiatry and psychology: Education - The Fatal Flaw; Freedom Magazine

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

One of the most beautiful Scientology Churches in AOSHEU (AOSH EU). Here's some photos - a virutal tour of AOSH EU (Advanced Organization and Saint Hill Europe).

Church of Scientology Advanced Organization & Saint Hill in Copenhagen, Denmark (AOSHEU)