Find out:
  • How you can assist a person to recover more rapidly from an accident, illness or upset.
  • What your relationship is to your body as well as your mind—and why you have the capacity to influence your own health.
  • Skills you can use to help alleviate someone’s pain and discomfort.

Course Overview

The Assists for Illnesses and Injuries Course

People sometimes get hurt in the business of living. The human body is subject to disease, injuries and various mishaps of accidental or intentional character.

Throughout the ages, religions have attempted to relieve Man’s physical suffering. Methods have ranged from prayer to the laying on of hands, and many superstitions arose to account for their occasional effectiveness. It has been a commonly held belief, however, no matter the method used, that the spirit can have an effect on the body.

Today, medicine treats the body when there is something wrong with it. But it overlooks almost totally the relationship of the spiritual being to his body and the effect the former has on the latter.

The fact is, after any necessary medical treatment, the individual himself has an enormous capacity to influence the body and its well-being or lack of it.

L. Ron Hubbard developed numerous applications of his discoveries for the mental and spiritual aspects of a person’s physical difficulties. And as more and more techniques evolved, a new body of technology came into use, called “assists.”

The ways assists can be applied are almost limitless. They always help and often have miraculous results. Dozens of assists exist today for a wide array of conditions, and several of the most basic and widely used are included in this course and corresponding booklet.

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Course Details

Ease of Study

This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of reading assignments and practical exercises.

Before you begin, you create your own personal account on the Volunteer Ministers website. Once logged in, the online program will guide you through each step of the course to full completion, with all course materials provided from within the Volunteer Ministers website.

Length of Course

4 to 6 hours. You may, however, do the course at your own pace. In other words, it is not timed. The course is our service to you, free of charge.


Booklet: Assists for Illnesses and Injuries

or The Scientology Handbook

Your course materials are also integrated within the online course. In other words, once logged on, you may read the materials from within the online course program as you do each step.

Course Completion

Upon completion of The Assists for Illnesses and Injuries Course, you will receive a certificate by e-mail.


The services of our online courses are always available to you. If at any time you need assistance with your course assignments, do not hesitate to contact your online course supervisor, whom you can reach using the “Need help?” button in your online course program.

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Success Stories

“I have continued to search until I found Scientology and its assists. I can say now that I have found what I was looking for. Since I have applied the assists, I have had the capacity to help and to influence the body and its well-being.

“It is a wonderful thing to see people get well and change their lives. Now I have more friends and I have started to teach about assists in the organizations I belong to.

"Now my life has a practical motivation, and I know that I will be helping people for a long time, because I have found a powerful way to contribute not just to my community but my whole country.” — F.N.

“Thanks to this class I am now able to sleep again. Before there were many times when my four-year-old son had pain in his legs. Usually he used to have that kind of pain when I was tired myself and did not have any strength left to handle him.

“But when I learned about the assists and started applying them, I could handle him and put him back to sleep in often less than five minutes. This has helped us a lot. He was able to sleep seemingly painlessly, and I have been so relieved to have found a way to help him and my entire family (because they suffered, too). It is so easy, when you know what to do. I wish everybody would know about this and try it.” — M.H.

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Why Do This Course?

Would you like to help someone who is ill?

How can you or anyone recover faster from an injury?

When faced with the illness or injury of a friend or family member, we’d all like to help bring them some relief. There are techniques you can learn so you can do just that. They are called “assists” and they’re easy to learn and simple to do. In conjunction with medical treatment, assists can greatly speed healing and recovery time. And by delivering an assist to another, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you helped.

On the free online course, Assists for Illnesses and Injuries, find out:

  • The principles behind assists
  • Assists for alleviating pain and suffering
  • An assist for an unconscious person and another for making a drunk person sober
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