Course Overview
The Cause of Suppression Course

Why are some people ill more often than others? Why are some accident-prone? And is there a reason others live their lives on an emotional seesaw, doing well one day and badly the next?

There is an explanation, and it has nothing to do with the gods, fate or the position of the stars. In fact, the actual reason behind these phenomena—and their resolution—is provided in Scientology.

L. Ron Hubbard was able to see through the complexities of human behavior and discover the underlying factors which explain the phenomenon of suppression in people—for it is suppression by others that causes these seemingly haphazard events.

In his writings in this booklet and corresponding course, you will find out how to recognize people who wish you ill and those who should be your friends. You’ll discover why some people do poorly in life and how you can help them regain their well-being. You’ll learn about the mechanics behind this destructive yet commonplace situation and ways to counteract them. It is data that could actually change your life tangibly and instantly, just as it has changed the lives of others.

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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, essays 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

8 to 10 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: The Cause of Suppression

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. We do, however, recommend that you download for free or purchase the booklet, to review and refer to when you are not logged into the course program.


Through the length of your course, you will receive supervision from your personal online course supervisor, who will help to ensure you understand and achieve the maximum benefit from the course materials. The end result is that you are fully able to apply the data contained therein. If you have any further questions, contact us here.


Each assignment you turn in will be graded by your course supervisor. In the event that any of your assignments need correction, your supervisor will send them back to you, with direction on what to review and correct.

Course Completion

Upon completion of The Cause of Suppression Course, you will receive a hardcopy certificate by 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

“On this course, I got very important data about how to make decisions about who I work with, who should be my friends and most importantly how to handle those who are trying to suppress others.

“I realized how such a disastrous situation in someone’s life could be bettered so much with this knowledge. After I did a handling from the booklet on my sister, I witnessed her life changing overnight. It is amazing! My gratitude to my course supervisor and to L. Ron Hubbard.” — M.P.

“When I first started this course, I knew absolutely nothing about suppression, its causes, or its sources. I was quite surprised that it all made perfect sense to me almost immediately!

“I studied The Cause of Suppression booklet carefully. When I was finished, I was able to identify the causes of suppression in my life with ease. I noticed the benefits within days, even hours! I no longer felt weighed down or held back. I felt better physically and mentally, and felt that I had learned something that would be of great use to me for the rest of my life.

“But it didn't stop there. This course not only helped me to help myself, but also helped me to help others. In order to complete the practical assignments, I had to study other people in my environment, to identify different types of personalities and acts of suppression.

“However, rather than let it continue, I could now help them to put a stop to it or move away from it, or move on. This was particularly true in the case of a friend of mine who was being suppressed for years. She always felt unwell or uneasy. She often suffered bouts of depression and suffered from colds and the flu regularly. Upon learning that she was being suppressed, she began to understand and felt better almost immediately. And she got even better as time went by! She could hardly believe it, it was incredible!

“The knowledge I have gained from this course is unlike any other. I have used it to the benefit of both myself and others, in so many ways. My life has improved at least tenfold! I feel great. I feel like I can achieve anything, because nobody can hold me back or try to tell me otherwise! And I can help my friends and family to feel the same!” — M.S.

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Why Do This Course?

Up one day, down the next?

Have you ever wondered why some people are continually sick while others seem to live a roller coaster of highs and lows? In the booklet, The Cause of Suppression, you will find answers.

Here is why businesses are driven to collapse, families break up, and life becomes rough and failing. When you understand this data, you become that much more able to make your way in life. You learn why “bad luck” is hardly ever the reason for misfortune and you can therefore look for the real reason and take action.

Find out:

  • The motivations behind the activities of an Anti-Social Personality
  • The reason for continual ups and downs in life
  • How to recognize a Social Personality
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