For Immediate Release

New Scientology Film and Courses Extend Help Virtually Everywhere

The 2 1/2-hour Scientology Handbook film and 19 free online courses in 17 languages extend Scientology technology to change conditions for the better—for the individual, the family, groups, friends, associates and humankind.

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With this year’s release of the 2 1/2-hour Scientology Handbook—Tools for Life film and 19 related free online courses in 17 languages, the Church of Scientology extends its program to provide fundamental Scientology tools for living virtually everywhere.

Available through the Scientology website and the Scientology Volunteer Ministers website, the film provides an introduction to basic Scientology principles that anyone can use to improve any aspect of life, including the most common and overwhelming difficulties and challenges—a failed marriage, trouble raising children, problems on the job, conflicts—and how to achieve one’s goals.

Scientology Handbook—Tools for Life is comprised of 19 five- to 10-minute segments, each a compelling introduction and overview of one of the 19 chapters of the Scientology Handbook. Visitors are invited to log in and enroll on any of the corresponding free online courses.

Each course covers exact technology with step-by-step procedures anyone can apply to overcome difficulties and improve conditions in any area of life. All lessons are reviewed and answered by a trained Scientology Volunteer Minister who provides personalized direction and assistance to the student. 

The Scientology Handbook was compiled from the works of L. Ron Hubbard.  He directed Scientology technology to be made readily available to enable anyone to take “effective steps to arrest and reverse the deterioration of a world where the individual is increasingly beset by economic, political and social forces that seem more and more overwhelming.”  It is the textbook for the training of the Volunteer Minister, defined by Mr. Hubbard in 1976 as “a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.” 

In the 10 years since 9/11, the Volunteer Ministers movement has grown to the world’s largest independent relief force, serving at more than 200 sites and teaching tens of thousands of individuals basic principles to improve their lives. 

In developing the program, Mr. Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it.  He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance.”

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The Scientology Handbook—Tools for Life film is the fourth book-on-film released on DVD since 2009.  

  • How to Use Dianetics is a 4 1/2-hour book-on-film of Mr. Hubbard’s seminal work, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Dianetics is the all-time best-selling book on the human mind and reveals the source of one’s nightmares, unreasonable fears and irrational behavior—the reactive mindHow to Use Dianetics reveals how negative experiences in an individual’s past cause the mind to depart from rational thought and behavior, causing unexplainable anxieties, depression and psychosomatic ills. The Dianetics film further illustrates counseling procedures (called auditing) to locate and overcome these past experiences and eliminate their negative effects. This DVD provides the “how to” of Dianetics, exactly as developed by Mr. Hubbard, and is available in English and 15 translated languages. (Watch an excerpt from How to Use Dianetics.)
  • The Way to Happiness is a two-hour book-on-film of L. Ron Hubbard’s commonsense guide to living. The Way to Happiness book is the world’s most broadly disseminated non-religious moral code. It is also the most translated non-religious book in the world—97 languages to date. In this film, the book’s 21 precepts are illustrated, unabridged, presenting The Way to Happiness message of core moral values and principles applicable to all ages, races and creeds. This DVD is available in English and 15 translated languages. (Watch an excerpt from The Way to Happiness book-on-film.)
  • The Problems of Work is a 66-minute film translated and produced in 15 languages that is drawn directly from the pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s book of the same title, illustrating basic Scientology principles for use in everyday life, including the triangle of Affinity, Reality and Communication, which are the Components of Understanding; the Anatomy of Confusion; the Anatomy of Control; the Secret of Efficiency; and the underlying mental and spiritual reasons for exhaustion and their remedy. The film is also the centerpiece of an introductory Scientology course offered in every Scientology Church and Mission. (Watch an excerpt from the film: The Problems of Work—Anatomy of Control.)

Mr. Hubbard’s books-on-film are part of the ongoing work to make the entire body of his works accessible to all. To date, this has included the restoration and release of more than 2,000 of Mr. Hubbard’s recorded lectures on compact disc, and the publication of eighteen books and more than 1,000 articles accompanying those lectures. In combination, these works comprise the day-to-day record of Mr. Hubbard’s path of discovery in Dianetics and Scientology. The release of these materials, in January 2010, represented the conclusion of a 25-year program to restore and preserve the complete Scripture of Scientology, as authored by the religion’s Founder.

The Church is further engaged in a translation project, comprised of more than a thousand translators, to provide these materials in every language.

The Church and its parishioners have donated copies of Mr. Hubbard's books on Dianetics and Scientology, in both printed and audiobook format, and copies of the Scientology Handbook—Tools for Life, How to Use Dianetics, The Way to Happiness and Problems of Work DVDs to lending libraries around the world.

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The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was opened in the United States in 1954 and has today expanded to more than 9,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 countries.

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