Scientology Video Channel Meet A Scientologist Adds Kenneth Thomas Story
01/20/2011

Scientology Video Channel (http://www.scientology.org/videos.html#/videos) “Meet a Scientologist” adds Kenneth W. Thomas, nurse, spiritual counselor and human rights advocate to its extensive list of profiles.

Online PR News – 20-January-2011 – – Clearwater, FL - Scientology Video Channel (www.scientology.org/videos.html#/videos" target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.scientology.org/videos.html#/videos) “Meet a Scientologist” adds Kenneth W. Thomas, nurse, A Scientology auditor (spiritual counselor) and advocate for the rights of children and the elders to its extensive list of profiles. Dedicated to helping others, his profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available for viewing.

A registered nurse since 1977, Thomas puts people first. For the past three decades, the Clearwater, Florida, native has worked in everything from emergency rooms and psychiatric wards to intensive care, burn units, dialysis and nursing homes.

His decision to enter nursing was a very personal one. Thomas’s grandmother became very ill with complications from diabetes, and his frustration at not being able to care for her crystallized his purpose and career choice. What he encountered in his training and hospital work laid bare for him the human condition. Once he learned how to care for the physical needs of patients, he began another search—to understand the spiritual.

When he read “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health”, by L. Ron Hubbard, he realized he had found what he was looking for. “I finally learned how the mind works. I could understand my patients and what prompted them to feel and act as they did, and I understood myself,” says Thomas.

He has continued his studies of Scientology for the past 23 years, becoming a Scientology auditor—one who is trained to apply Scientology spiritual counseling to others, from the Latin audire, to listen.

“The communication skills I learned from training as an auditor have enabled me to draw patients out,” says Thomas, 55. “I find that when they can discuss their upsets and problems they usually feel relief, and sometimes that’s the turning point in their treatment.” View his profile at http://www.scientology.org/videos.html#/videos/world-map/meet/healthcare/meet-scientologist-ken-t.

A proud grandfather of four, his love of children led Thomas to become an active member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of CCHR—Citizens Commission on Human Rights. He has co-authored a book, Side Effects, founded Nurses for Human Rights, which fights to eradicate the overmedication of children, and is featured in the award-winning CCHR documentary The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

Scientology Video Channel (http://www.scientology.org/videos.html#/videos) hosts the popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on their YouTube Channel as well as the Church of Scientology International website at Scientology.org. The profiles now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more. A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.