Q. Are there any dangers to learning CRV?
A. For some people, yes. For those people, the dangers are very real and serious ones.
There are two times when CRV can be dangerous to the viewer. One of the times of danger comes in the early stages of training. The other comes after you are fully trained into the advanced stages, and are working certain aspects of a target. The one which happens later on is taken care of in the training and the viewer is trained to avoid it, or to handle it if it happens. However, the one in the early stages - for some people - is unavoidable, happens almost without warning, and can cause some serious problems. That is the one I will discuss here.
The beginning of CRV training sets up a line of communication between your conscious and subconscious minds so the two can speak to each other in a clear and distinct fashion. That's great as far as it goes, but there is a dark side to it. Let's say that you are 30 years old. There are problems which your conscious and subconscious minds have been waiting to work out for up to 30 years. For extensive parts of your lifetime, grudges have been building up between the two. Suddenly, they are free to work things out - and they do. This is something which every beginning viewer must face.
Now, for most people, this isn't too much of a problem. All their lives they have accepted themselves for what they are, dealt with their own inner problems and conflicts, and "gotten by". Now that things can be worked out, they have some emotional upheavals at unexpected moments, and evidence some moments of emotion that they don't understand. However, they have dealt with their own inner self for years, and they take the process in stride as the conscious and subconscious minds "clear out the cobwebs", "settle their differences" and start on the road to being better friends.
A few other people, though, have not had the life-long experience of dealing with their inner selves on a friendly basis. They haven't "gotten along" in life too well, and to put it honestly, they just aren't friends with themselves. For these people, the process of working out their differences can make for a very rough ride. I have seen people burst out crying at having to write down "water", after drawing an ideogram for water. I have seen people completely fly off the handle when someone says "Good morning!" to them. I have seen even more violent reactions for even less outward reason.
The good part is that, even for these people, the conscious and subconscious minds tend to finally work things out and become friends. After that initial span of turmoil, things get worked out, fewer conflicts and moments of emotional upheaval arise, and they arise less often. Within a much less span of time than psychotherapy takes, these people start becoming emotionally whole. For these people, the emotional and psychological improvements are often startling. Their social lives and inner lives improve drastically.*** However, the road to this improved mental, emotional and psychological state will usually have cost them a lot of turmoil and emotional upheaval in the process, according to how quickly and how well they adapt.
There are those VERY few who never adapt. They hold onto their self-hatred and grudges tenaciously, and never become friends with themselves. They are not willing to work out their inner differences and come to terms with themselves for this reason or that. The problem is that now, the conscious and subconscious minds can speak clearly to each other, and the fighting between them is horrendously worse than it was before that line of communications was set up. These are the people for whom learning CRV is most dangerous of all.
P>S>I has developed methods for "weeding out" those people who we feel would be hurt by the process of learning CRV, even if that hurt were temporary and led to an eventual improvement in the person's life. While one spin-off of CRV's development is a set of very productive tools for the psychiatric profession, we are neither qualified to be psychiatrists, ourselves, nor do we have the interest to do so. Therefore, we try to weed out potential problems along this line. The process of weeding out is in no way perfected, and now and then a person slips through the selection process and winds up having emotional problems which we then help them through as best we can. If necessary, we refer them to professional help for the duration of the turmoil.
P>S>I is not in business to just make money and pack in all the students we can. We care about each and every student. Our main goal is to develop a good and productive cadre of CRVers. It would be counterproductive for us to allow someone to take training without these warnings, and without finding out whether or not we believe they would have problems.
This is another reason we do not encourage the production of home training courses in the form of how-to books, tapes and videos. The possibility does exist and is very real that the housewife from Peoria could be sitting in front of her VCR trying to learn remote viewing, open up that line of communications, and there, in the comfort of her own home, have her life torn apart as a sudden battle started raging within her. At P>S>I, we believe that every student should have full access to comsultation and the services of a trained and experienced instructor at all times.
So, to answer your question, "Yes, there IS a very real danger >>>for some people<<< in learning CRV." While, like I say, this is a problem for only a very small number of people, and P>S>I does everything in its power to weed out those who might run into this problem, I would be negligent to dismiss and not warn people about it, just to get another student. One of the twelve "caveats" which a person must read as a part of the enrollment process goes into this subject at length. I will not have a student who hasn't been made aware of this problem, and who isn't watchful for signs of it.
*** One of the paragraphs in the enrollment packet speaks to another danger a person can face at this point. The example is given of the hardened alcoholic who takes CRV training, works out his/her problems, and realizes that he/she no longer needs the alcohol which has been the sustainer of life all along. So that person stops drinking, and life improves so drastically that he/she becomes like a brand new person. That person's spouse and friends, though, have lost a drinking partner. The person who has improved must be ready to make new friends when the old friends lose interest and must be ready for the fact that the spouse may start going out looking for a new person to drink with. Becoming a new person always means building a new life - as well as giving up the old one.