Assists Objectives Processes

Basic Objective Processes
Assists Level Processes

Cumulative Index


Done a Bunk
Awareness of Present Time Perceptics
You Make that Body Lie in that Bed
Communicating with an Unconscious Person
Shock or Catatonia
Touching Walls
Feel the Wall
Present Time Differentiation
Present Time Body Orientation


Environmental Control
Body Communication Process
Locational Assist
ARC Process
Touch Assist


Emergency Assist
Contact Assist
Locating the Accident or Injury
Spinal Adjustment


Temperature Assist - Version A
Temperature Assist - Version B


Low Order of Terrible Trio for Assist
Places Where the Condition does not Exist
Reach and Withdraw
Contact the Present Time Environment
Communication Process for an Invalid
Hello & Okay Assist
Exactly As It Is
Keep It From Going Away


Assist to Make a Person Sober
CCH Zero Locational Processing Step
Locational Process
Locational Process with 'Notice the ____'
Location - Control Process
Locational Undercut of Two-Way Communication
Spotting Objects
Spotting People
Establishing Session Reality
Locational Process and Physical Contact

Reach and Withdraw Assist


HCOB 10 April 1981 "Reach and Withdraw"

HCOB 29 July 1981 "Full assist checklist for Injuries and Illness"

PAB No. 7 "Six Steps to Better Beingness"

Tape: 6307C25 SHSBC 290 "Comm Cycles in Auditing"

HCOB 14 August 1963 "Lecture Graphs"

Phoenix Lectures


Reach and Withdraw in processing has long been used to bring about an increase of sanity -- it has both mental and physical uses.

It is used to get a person into communication with anything that may be troubling him, be it a person, a situation, an area or a part of the body. It also serves to separate him from terminals and situations so that he is not compulsive toward them.

Reach and Withdraw can be used to restore communication to a sick or injured body part, and is often used this way in assists.


"Reach that ____ (body part). "

"Withdraw from that ____ (body part). "

The following commands may be substituted if the wording is more appropriate to the particular person, place or thing being addressed. "Touch that ____. (body part). "

"Let go of that ____ (body part). "

A person, place, or thing is named in the blank and the commands are given alternately (1, 2, 1, 2, and so on repetitively, with an acknowledgement given after the execution of each command.) It is done on that one thing until the person has a minor win or three consecutive sets of command with no change in the person's motions or attitude. Then another person, place, or thing is chosen and the commands are taken to a win on that item, and so on.

The processor running Reach and Withdraw on another person always points to the object (or person, space, et.) each time he gives a command so there will be no mistake made by the person doing it.

End Point

The end point of Reach and Withdraw is a win or realization accompanied by good indicators on the whole area being addressed. Reach and Withdraw would not be run past a major win on the area.

In processing, Reach and Withdraw is run to a realization and good indicators.


Overrunning this action will cause difficulty. This has been a problem particularly when the person is supposed to run Reach and Withdraw on a series of items (as in Reach and Withdraw on the course room). The person may hit the end point of the whole action on the second item, yet it is continued on other items past the end point. One runs Reach and Withdraw to its stated end point and that's the end of it. Don't go rote and plow the person in. When he's had his win and is brightly in present time and feels good about the environment, end off.

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