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Fundamentals Class Outline #3

Note to Fundamental Teachers:

Review fundamental class plans by other teachers to help plan your class; make your own plans

Reading Material:

  • "A Fundamentals Class Outline," by Judy Gibson, The RC Teacher, No. 10, page 20
  • "Model from Palo Alto," by Tim Jackins, The RC Teacher, No. 2, page 45
  • "A Fundamentals Class Outline," by Nora Wolfe and Ann Morse, The RC Teacher, No. 13, page 15
  • "How I Did It," by Lisa Kauffman in ??
  • Counseling Techniques, lecture topics from A New Kind of Communicator
  • "Organizing Fundamentals," by Dick Mansfield in The RC Teacher, No. 23, page 14

Class 0

  • A meeting with people who are interested in taking the class.
  • This is a meeting where people can ask questions, you can ask questions, get to know people a little, learn about people's motivations, why they want to take the class, to get an idea about their chronic patterns and maybe addictions.
  • Also you and your assistant can introduce yourselves, talk about what RC is and what RC is not, set the fees for the class, clarify how the class will work, when to meet and where, talk about homework to expect, about the confidentiality, requirements, etc.
  • Then you can decide about whom to take into your class and whose patterns you can't handle, patterns likely to disrupt the class etc.

Reading material:

  • "Give up False Expectations and 'Disappointment'", by Harvey Jackins, in Start Over Every Morning, page 3, or Present Time, No. 72, page 36

Class 1

Learning about the structure of the class, opening circle, introductions; learning about listening, practicing reading material:

Class 2

Rational and irrational human functioning, the distress pattern and the discharge process.

The use of appreciations

Literature:

  • The Human Side of Human Beings, by Harvey Jackins
  • (for the teacher: The List, by Harvey Jackins, Chapters 1,2,3,4)

Homework: create 3 situations where you appreciate someone

Observe 3 situations where you could tell the person's intelligence was not functioning and bring the examples to the next class.

Also note 3 situations where somebody discharges spontaneously.

Class 3

More on the discharge process. Being a client; being a counselor

Literature

  • Fundamentals of Co-Counseling Manual, by Harvey Jackins
  • How to Begin Re-evaluation Counseling

Homework: at least one 3-way session

Class 4

The chronic pattern. Contradictions. Training one's own counselor.

Literature

  • "Efficient Counseling" by Harvey Jackins, in Start Over Every Morning, page 133, or Present Time, No. 70
  • "Approaching a Major Turning Point," by Harvey Jackins, in Present Time, No. 53, pages 3-6
  • "A Fourth Point," by Harvey Jackins, in Present Time, No. 69, page 131
  • "What 'Counseling With Supervision' and 'Training Your Counselor' Mean," in The RC Teacher, No. 19, and in The Rest of Our Lives, pages 221-223
  • The Client Notebook. The Counselor Notebook

Homework: sessions

Class 5

The rational needs of human beings. Restimulations. Frozen needs.

Literature:

  • "The Rational Needs of Human Beings," by Harvey Jackins, in The Upward Trend, pages 115-135

Homework Sessions, prepare to report on sessions

Class 6

Discharging old and fresh physical hurts

Literature

  • "Sleeping Soundly and Resting Deeply," by Judy Brodkey, in Present Time, No. 106, pages 24-26
  • "An Approach to Recovery from Physical Symptoms," by Marsha Saxton, in Present Time, No. 113, page 34
  • The Fundamentals of Co-Counseling Manual, by Harvey Jackins

Homework: sessions, report on sessions

Class 7

The Co-Counseling relationship. The "No Socializing" policy.

Literature:

  • "All for One and One for All," by Chuck Esser, in Present Time, No. 77, page 28
  • "All For One and One for All," by Harvey Jackins, in Present Time, No. 79, pages 2-3
  • "Understanding the Blue Pages," by Barbara Chiasson, in The RC Teacher, No. 14, page 12
  • "The Blue Pages or Making Friends," by Marge Larrabee, in The RC Teacher, No. 14, pages 13-17
  • "Reasons for the 'No Socializing' Policy," by Lynne Morris, in Present Time, No. 37, page 13
  • Guidelines For the RC Communities (parts on the "No Socializing" rule)
  • "Relationships," by Tim Jackins, in Present Time, No. 43, page 3
  • "Struggling to Caring Contact," by Tim Jackins, in Present Time, No. 89, page 3
  • "The Counseling Relationship," by Tim Jackins, in Present Time, No. 123, page 21

Class 8

Leadership. Counseling and supporting leaders. No attacks and no gossip in RC.

Literature:

  • "Checklist for Organizing", by Diane Shisk, in Present Time, No. 83, page 30
  • "Streamlining Our Approaches in Reaching Out to People," by Elis Carlstron, in Present Time, No. 87, page 3
  • "How and When to Teach RC," in The RC Teacher, No. 16,
  • "No Attacks Within RC," by Tim Jackins, in Present Time, No. 81, pages 3-13
  • "Setting High Standards," by Rosie Brennan, in The RC Teacher, No. 16, page 37
  • Sections on policy, attacks, criticism and gossip in Guidelines for the RC Communities

Class 9

The necessity of long range goals. Oppression. Internalised oppression. Liberation.

Literature:

  • The goals chart in Fundamentals of Co-Counseling Manual, by Harvey Jackins,
  • "The Role of Re-evaluation Counseling in Liberation," by Harvey Jackins, in The Upward Trend, page 287
  • "The Elements of Oppression and the Struggle for Liberation," by Harvey Jackins, in The Upward Trend, pages 297-298.
  • "Propositions About Human Liberation," by Harvey Jackins, in The Upward Trend, pages 299-306
  • "Being an Ally," by Harvey Jackins, in Present Time, No. 91

Class 10

Modes of RC. The local community. The international communities. Harvey Jackins. The International Reference Person and The Alternate International Reference Person.

Strategizing for class members' further re-emergence and activities in RC

Literature:

  • "The RC Communities," by Tim Jackins, in Present Time, No. 117, page 3
  • "Harvey Jackins," by Tim Jackins, in Present Time, No. 117 page 37
  • "The Encouragement to Have Big Lives," by Tim Jackins, in Present Time, No. 121, page 71

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