Hverdagspsykologi (Everyday Psychology)

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Hverdagspsykologi (Everyday Psychology)
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This book, written in Danish, published in 1992, is an example of getting the simple basic principles of Scientology communicated without mention of Scientology or L.Ron Hubbard.

It is 15 cm x 23 cm, 64 pages, softcover and well illustrated (27 illustrations). It was published by Det Ny Lademann as part of their Lademanns Helse Serie (Health Series). The author, Lars Heslet, is a medical doctor. A friend of Per Schiøttz wanted to deliver a workshop to help medical doctors (in the Odense area of Denmark, approximately in the middle of Denmark). Per gave him materials. The course was taught without any references to Scientology. Apparently Lars Heslet was inspired by the workshop and wrote this little booklet and got it illustrated and published and this was done without the knowledge of it being derived from Scientology.

There are the following chapters (chapter headings translated into English):
we are dependent on each other (including conversation's rules of the road),
communication (eight subheadings)
communication breaks (three subheadings)
the serious conversation (five subheadings)
life as a chess game (two subheadings)
tone scale and communications ability (20 subheadings)
results of letting go (no subheadings)
The tone scales five zones (seven subheadings)
the way to a better life (no subheadings)

The following is a small selection of the illustrations to give an idea of the flavour of the book.

Page 9. The text of the illustration reads: "Who would you rather communicate with, the interested or the interesting?"
"Figure 24. Communication between reactive people can be impossible." "It's your fault!" "No you began"
"Fig. 25. The hidden unfriendliness is unpleasant. All communications stops, and it is difficult to see where the negative comes from. "The game is controlled from the wings". It is just that effect the hidden and unfriendly person wishes, namely to render the other apathetic, so one can feel oneself more living."
Fig. 28. "On setting limits" The first one concerns not knowing one's own rights and therefore not being able to expect others to respect them resulting in one becoming a victim. Number two concerns increased respect and growth by maintaining one's own borders. Number three concerns personal growth being built on personal rights. Number four concerns natural respect from and to other people.