The Basic Study Course, through STOSA, exceeded my expectations. In a way that was understandable to a person new to studying basic Scientology principles, the course was laid out in a way that each section built on the next, demanding complete understanding before moving forward.

More than just learning the actual basics of study, this course provided me with tools that I could immediately take and apply in everyday life.

I found the most benefit in learning the importance of balancing significance and mass and have applied those basic ideas daily since I began my study. Additionally, understanding the danger that misunderstood words can pose to successful study I have found myself spending more time looking through a dictionary and making up sentences with the intention of clearing words (often times that I thought I knew the meaning of, but really didn’t) than I ever thought I would.  

My course supervisor, Michael E. Salihovich, was a tremendous help from the beginning to the end of the course. Michael has a deep knowledge of study tech and has a talent for being a tough but fair coach. He was willing to spend time answering questions, always going back to the tech to help me clear up misunderstood. Whether someone aims to progress in their Scientology studies or just gain a general understanding of how to better study any topic or subject, the Basic Study Course will be an invaluable tool to assisting them in their journey.
J. L.


Thanks to the Study tech course I've become more confident in my learning. When learning new things I approach it with excitement instead of anxiety. I go into it knowing I can understand and apply what i'm learning. This has re-ignited me to pursue my goals and not shy away from learning new things to get to where I want to be.

This course has also helped me get into a management position at my job by me learning new things and just making me more competent overall. Everyone should take this course to enhance their ability to learn and understand life better.


Ups and Downs in Life Course

The Ups and Downs course has helped me become more free in my everyday life. I learned about the ways certain people around me can cause me to go up and down in life instead of just progressing forward and upward. Im more free because I learned how to handle situations where I was being suppressed and was instead able to be more cause over the situation.

I also learned suppressive things I may do whether concious or unconsciously to others and stopped doing them to be a more postive force in my environment. I recommend this course to anyone on earth because we all deal with all sorts of people and sometimes we don't notice that the ups and downs going on in our lives from them and this course teaches you not only to identify but also handle it.

*After course completion origination:
2021 has been great because of STOSA. I'm freely communicating with the people around me and feel more in charge of my life. I have no fear of anything or the challenges which will come to me because of the tech. I personally have no doubt that L Ron Hubbard would give Jon a big hug along with Lisa and Michael and thank them for what they're doing for Scientology

Success Story #2

Conquering Life’s Ups and Downs was a real eye-opener for me. It was a great introduction and overview of Scientology’s concept of Suppressive Persons and how to protect my family and myself from toxicity and a dangerous environment. It also helped me feel better about myself and that’s what all this study is all about, right? - KY