Volume 11, Issue 6, page 12

Humanetics Veteran
Finds It Difficult to
Sell Others on Gains
AM ONE of those fortunate persons who
has been studying Humanetics over a
period of years. Like every other
such person, I would like to do what
II can to share my knowledge of this
topic. But that is likely to be difficult
for various reasons.

One reason is that what happens to a person
who adopts Humanetics as a way of life is so
extensive that it cannot easily be described in
such a way that others quickly recognize just
how effective it really is.

Another reason is that any honest discussion
of the normal results of Humanetics involves
benefits so startling that they seem greatly

Still another reason is that almost everyone at first mmsunderstands Humanetics. He
doesn't get its details correct in his mind,
or he confuses it with something else, and he
gets a wrong impression of it and then evaluates Humanetics in the light of that wrong

Actually, Humanetics is very simple.

According to Humanetics, a person invites
trouble by emotional thinking. "When somebody
laughs at me, I just lose my head," he may
tell himself. Thereafter, he can't be laughed
at without at once acting like a person who
has "lost his head".

The remedy is equally simple.

A person in trouble just casts about in his
mind for the traces of subconscious recollections that enable him to reproduce the command
phrase that caused his trouble. If he finds
himself "losing his head'', for example, he
would consider what had just happened to trigger off that result. Almost at once he would
think of the words, "When somebody laughs at
me, I. just lose my head." He would run those
words thru his mind just once, without emotion,
because that is all there is to the technique
of Humanetics. And thereafter he would stop
"losing his head" when laughed at.

He can similarly get rid of a much wider
variety of problems and troubles than anyone
would at first be prepared to believe: bad
habits, compulsions, undesirable emotions,
even physical sicknesses.

Of course, I can give only a very brief
description of technique in this article, but
there is a large amount of literature available on Humanetics. Anyone who desires it can
get free information. There is even a small
book entitled "Home-Study Course in Humanetics "
that is free to anyone who shows genuine interest. Write to Humanetics, Wynnewood, Penn.

I would like to` discuss an incident that
will give some idea of the sort of conversation that goes on between people who understand Humanetics and have been working with it
for several years. That will help explain Humanetics as a way of life.

One evening recently I was very tired and
about to get into bed when the telephone rang.
It was a call from a young woman who has been
a staunch advocate of Humanetics for years.

My friend said she had pains in both legs,
but particularly in the right leg. She also
was very tired. She had been working unusually
hard the past week, and faced the prospect of
one more week of the same kind of hard work.
She didn't see how she could stand another
week of it, and was considering a way out when
the thought occurred that if only the command
phrases causing her pain and tiredness could
be brought up, she would be able to continue.
At that point she telephoned me.

After explaining her problems to me, she
said, "I'm blocked. I can't get phrases or
anything on it." This was a rather startling
statement from the person who had been able to
produce command phrases with greater ease and
rapidity than almost anyone I had ever encountered, but, of course, she had also given me
the command phrase causing her problem. So, it
was easy to say to her, "You just stated the
command phrase that is blocking you: 'I'm
blocked and can't get any phrases or anything
on it.'"
Tired and discouraged as she was, she immediately recognized the fact that she had
blocked herself as a result of that phrase.
And, in a few seconds, she was again producing
command phrases as easily as ever.

We continued to talk for perhaps a half
hour or more, discussing her problems and
picking up phrases for them, sometimes going
back to childhood and even infancy, other times
just discussing a certain problem.

Suddenly my friend said, "Oh, the pain in
my one leg is still bad. Can't we do something
about it?"
After a moment of careful consideration, I
said to her. "Well, instead of a phrase I have
a concept," and I started to explain it to her.
Perhaps halfway thru the explanation she interrupted rather excitedly: "The pain's gone!
It's all gone. Oh, that's wonderful!"
At almost the same time I said to her, "I
know it has. I felt it myself. There was a
great release inside me too."
Over a period of years now I have talked to
many people about their problems, and seen many
wonderful results obtained from Humanetics.
Sometimes the result is spontaneous, other
times it is gradual, and sometimes the individual may not himself realize the change that
has occurred, but it may be obvious to his family,
or friends, or acquaintances. Always I