New OT I was released in early 1985 and greatly improved the route for people moving up through OT II and OT III. Being a good auditor is vital for maximum gains on the OT levels and problem-free progress, however this level is quite easy to run and trouble free. It is the first introduction into handling the vast areas of charge that lie beyond the first dynamic and total cause on all dynamics.
Once started on OT I, it is essential that a solo auditor move straight through OT II and OT III completion without delay. The benefits are greater the higher one climbs, but also the risks are greater which is why LRH wanted these levels to remain confidential and insisted that a person get well trained before embarking upon New OT I. Formerly only available in the Church of Scientology, the levels can now be done outside the Church in the Independent Scientology field at very low cost.