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Guidelines For
The Re-evaluation Counseling Communities

Adopted at the August 9-14, 2022
World Conference
held on Zoom


Poem by Harvey Jackins

About the Guidelines 2022

Preface to the Guidelines 2022

Consent for Young Person's Participation

Information on Guideline M.5. (Sexual Misconduct) for the RC Communities

A. The Re-evaluation Counseling Community

A.1. What is the RC Community

A.2. The Nature of Relationships in the RC Community

A.3. The One-Point Program of the RC Community

A.4. The Membership of the Community

A.5. Confidentiality

A.6. Handling Difficulties in Relationships in the RC Community

B. Communication to Prospective Co-Counselors

B.1. Basic Method Is One-to-One

B.2. Choosing New Co-Counselors

B.3. Use of the Terms "Re-evaluation Counseling" and "RC"

C. Re-evaluation Counseling Classes

C.1. Basic Content of Meetings of Co-Counselors

C.2. Goals of RC Classes

C.3. Structure of RC Classes

C.4. Fundamentals Classes

C.5. Online Classes and Support Groups

D. Requirements for Re-evaluation Counseling Teachers

D.1. Certification of RC Teachers

D.2. Requirements of RC Teachers

D.3. Assistant Teachers

D.4. Maintaining the Uniqueness and Consistency of RC Theory

D.5. Overcoming Culturally Enforced Distress Patterns

E. Structure and Leadership of the Re-evaluation Counseling Community

E.1. Structure of the Community-Leadership

E.2. Structure of the Community-Liberation

E.3. Structure of the Community-International Reference Person,  Alternate International Reference Person

E.4. Structure of the Community-Organizing Locally

E.5. Formation of an Area and Selection of an Area Reference Person

E.6. Functions of the Area Reference Person

E.7. Area Membership Meetings

E.8. Struggling Areas

E.9. Growth of New Areas from Existing Areas

E.10. Regional Reference Person

E.11. Developing New Reference Persons

E.12. Unpaid Work in Service of the Community

E.13. Group Responsibility for a Leader's Re-emergence

F. Achieving Correct Positions and Making Decisions

F.1.  Achieving Correct Positions on Issues

F.2. Draft Liberation Policies

F.3. Reaching Decision

G. Re-evaluation Counseling Workshops

G.1. Workshops-Overview

G.2. Interpreting at Workshops

G.3.  Class Workshops

G.4.  Area Workshops

G.5.  Regional Workshops

G.6. International Workshops

G.7.  Teachers' and Leaders' Workshops

G.8. Multi-Regional and International Liberation and Commonality Workshops

G.9.  Conferences

G.10.  Cooperative Workshops

G.11. Online, Hybrid, and Satellite Workshops

G.12. Considering the Carbon Footprint of RC Workshops

H. Re-evaluation Counseling Community Finances

H.1. Outreach Funds of the RC Community

H.2. Class Fees and Outreach Funds

H.3. Regional and Area Classes, Support Groups, and Playdays, and Area Gather-ins

H.3.A. Online Regional and Area Classes, Support Groups, and Playdays and Area Gather-ins

H.4. Class and Area Workshops and Daylong Playdays

H.4.A. Online Class and Area Workshops and Daylong Playdays

H.5. Regional and International Workshops and Gather-ins

H.5.A. Online Regional and International Workshops, Webinars, and Gather-ins

H.6 RC Classes, Programs, and Workshops Conducted Outside of the RC Community

H.7. Outreach Finances: Communities Outside the United States

H.8. Maintaining Outreach Funds

H.8.A. Maintaining Outreach Funds for Online Activities

H.9. Workshops Funded by International Outreach Funds

H.10. Maintenance Funds

H.11. Leaders' and Organizers' Fees, and Expenses

H.12. Sliding Fee Scales

H.13. Assisting the Re-Evaluation Foundation's Outreach Efforts

H.14. Outreach to All Groups Targeted by Oppression

I. Communicating about Re-evaluation Counseling Outside the Re-evaluation Counseling Community

I.1. Offering RC Practices and Insights Beyond the RC Community

I.2. Activities Outside the RC Community

I.3. Communicating about RC Outside the RC Community

J. Publications

J.1. Editing of and Responsibility for the Publications

J.2. Duplicating and Electronically Distributing RC Publications and Other Materials

J.3. Transcripts and Audio and Video Recordings of RC Workshops, Classes, and Webinars

J.4. Publications Royalties

J.5. Translations of Publications

J.6 Publishing Translations

J.7. Preserving Confidentiality when Writing About Others

J.8. Use of Pseudonyms/Anonymity by Authors

K. Electronic Communications, the Internet, and Privacy

K.1. Internet Safety

K.2. The RC Community Websites

K.3. Local RC Community Websites

K.4. RC Community E-mail Discussion Lists

K.5. Handling of Personal and Sensitive Data by Organizers and Co-Counselors

L. Use of the Guidelines

L.1. Use and Modification of the Guidelines

L.2. Application of the Guidelines to the Global RC Community

M. Co-Counseling Relationships

M.1. The No-Socializing Policy*

M.2. Co-Counselors in Organizations Outside of the RC Community

M.3. Social Media and Communication Applications

M.4. One-way Counseling

M.5. Handling Oppressor Patterns including Sexual Misconduct, and Addressing Mistakes, Disagreements, and Criticism

M.5.A. Handling Oppressor Patterns and Addressing Mistakes, Disagreements, and Criticism

M.5.B. Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the RC Community

N. Psychiatric Drugs and Re-evaluation Counseling

N.1. Psychiatric Drugs and RC Community Members

N.2. Stopping Psychiatric Drug Use

N.3. Psychiatric Drugs and RC Participation

N.4. Psychiatric Drugs and RC Teachers

O. Disruptions, Attacks and Criticism of RC

O.1. Handling Disruptions in the RC Community

O.2. Handling Attacks in the RC Community

O.3. Public Criticism of RC from Outside the Community


I. Leaders' Groups

II. Self-Estimation

III. Avoiding National Structures

IV. Reaching Decision

V. Projects Aimed Outside the RC Community

VI. “Counsel the Leader”

VII. Forms

Appendix of Lengthy Reasons

M.3. Lengthy Reason Electronic Communication

N.1. Lengthy Reason Psychiatric Drugs


Forms: Examples of Completed Workshop Expense Forms

Form: Consent for Young Person to Attend RC Events

Required Guidelines



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