Solo Session Checklists
There are a few administrative rules the Solo-auditor has to keep when starting and finishing a Solo-session.
On Level Zero we had the chapter about Model Session and Checklist for Starting a session. These principles and rules adapted to Solo is what we are covering here.
1. Always find a safe auditing environment before starting a Solo-session.
You have to have enough time, without interruptions, on your hands. No phones that can ring and interrupt. A door that can be closed and locked. If other people are in the house they have to be informed about what you are doing in some way and understand that under no circumstances do you want to be disturbed.
2. Before starting the Solo-auditing session you go through the steps of the Checklist for Starting a Solo-session that are listed below.
3. You trim the Meter
4. Start the Solo-session with "Start of Session", tone 40. And end the session with "End of Session", Tone 40.
5. While in session, keep a proper record of what is done and what is going on. This is covered under 'Worksheets' in the chapter "Auditors Admin" of Level Zero of "Road to Clear".
6. Keep confidential materials secure at all times.
7. Stick to the procedures you have been taught.
With sufficient drilling the Solo-auditor has all the options, rights and responsibilities, listed in "Auditors Rights" of Level Zero. If a C/S instruction proves to be unworkable the Solo-auditor would end off, not try to C/S in the chair or experiment. If one or another rudiment goes out during session the Solo-auditor would check it for charge and handle accordingly.
Most Solo-auditing actions have their own prepared list that can be assessed and handled per the Solo-auditor's discretion.
8. Turn your folder into your Solo C/S after each session or as often as agreed upon. Experienced Solo-auditors are often given more freedom in this and can run a series of sessions on one C/S instruction as not to get slowed down. But the rule of In-session apply here. If the Solo-auditor for some reason feels unwilling to communicate to the C/S the In-session definition is being violated and it is time to straighten out whatever is in the way. It can be technical uncertainties, badly performed Solo-auditing or plainly out-rudiments. The Solo-auditor has to show enough self-discipline as to get such an unwillingness repaired as it results in poor on no gain from Solo.
9. When you have finished a Solo-session, finish writing up the report for that session right away. Get an Examiner check if available and C/S'ed for. Lock away your materials and get on with living. It is important to let sessions be sessions and living be living. Make the "End of Session" a true Tone 40 and put auditing behind you and out of your mind until you are ready for the next "Start of Session".
Below are the checklists for beginning and for ending a Solo-session.
Checklist for Beginning a Solo-session
The checklists are drilled in training until it can be done easily and rapidly as a natural thing. They are an important part of Solo Drills.
1. Choose a room where auditing can be done without
interruptions or discomforts.
2. Arrange table and chair. Use a desk and office chair.
3. Place the Meter on the table. No shield is of course necessary.
4. Hang a sign on the door: "in Session - Do not disturb".
5. Place some blank worksheets next to the Meter and have a good supply of extra worksheets within reach.
6. Make sure you have at least two working blue-ink ball pens with you and place them on the table. Also have a red-ink pen with you for making after-session clarifications.
7. You should also bring a stapler to staple the worksheets and Auditor Report Form together after session. Other supplies needed include dictionaries, paper tissues, cans for two hands Meter check, correction lists, clock (if not built into Meter) and anything else needed to prevent you have to take unscheduled breaks in order to get it.
8. Arrange the materials in a practical way on the table.
9. Sit down in the chair.
10. Turn the Meter on and check that it is charged properly and perform a Trim Check = 2.0. The cans have to be unplugged for this.
11. Take a supply of worksheets (you can divide them into two columns by folding them and creating a crest down the middle or use a pen to draw a line straight down the middle).
12. Write your name, the date and year on top of your top worksheet and number it (1).
13. Push the jack of the can lead into the socket.
14. Separate the Solo-cans and pick them up so you hold one in each hand.
15. Still holding a can in each hand, adjust the TA position with your knuckle to place the needle on "Set".
16. Read the TA position for two cans and note it in the first column top in the worksheets. Also note the time.
17. Make your cans into a one-hand electrode and hold the one-hand electrode so your hand makes good contact with both cans. The cans are held in the non-writing hand, typically left hand.
18. Adjust the Meter so needle is at "Set" and note down the one-hand TA position in your worksheets.
19. Do a can squeeze to adjust the sensitivity. Adjust it to 1/3 of a dial fall per Meter Drill 5A, Can Squeeze, and write down the setting in your worksheets (for example Sens=4.0).
20. Reset the TA Counter so it shows 0.0.
21. Do a Metabolism Test per EM-5B: Take a deep breath and let it out through your mouth. It should give at least a 1 Inch Fall. Note the length of the read in your worksheets, "Metab=1 Inch".
22. Ask the question, "Is there any reason not to start the session?" It picks up things like needing to go to the toilet, is still hungry, doesn't really have time to audit, the Meter might go flat, forgot to turn the phone off, etc. You handle whatever the question prompts to be fully ready.
The Solo-auditor is now ready to start the session with a "Start of Session". The Solo-auditor writes S of S, time and TA position and is ready to go ahead.
Checklist for Ending a Solo-session
Ending the Solo-session includes a number of administrative steps as well:
1. Write Time and TA Position, still on one-hand
2. Read the TA Counter and write the Total TA for the session in the worksheets.
Format: Total TA= X.X.
3. Take the cans apart and hold one in each hand and get the two-cans TA position.
4. Unplug the can jack.
5. Do a Trim Check by bringing the needle to "Set" moving the Tone Arm and then noting the actual TA position. Example, "TA Check=1.95". Ideally it should be 2.0 but sometimes it has shifted a fraction during the session.
6. Turn the Meter off and write "M off".
7. End the session with "End of Session", Tone 40, and write E of S and the time in the worksheets.
8. Complete your session report and staple worksheets and Auditor Report Form together.
9. Put your session report in the Solo folder.
10. Lock up any confidential materials or get your Solo folder to the Solo C/S in a secure way.
These checklists are drilled as part of the Solo-auditor Drills.