Dianetics

Dianetics came from the Greek words “dia” which means “through” and “nous” which means “mind. This concept refers to how the mind affects the body. It is a set of concepts and practices on the mind-body connection. Dianetics was developed by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. Hubbard published his book, “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” in 1950 and he described Dianetics as a subfield of “self-help psychology”. It delved into the “reactive mind”, the source of anxiety, nightmares, insecurities, and even psychosomatic illness, and practical tips on how the achieve the state of “Clear”. The procedure includes reminiscing certain events from the past, being comfortable with such memories, and returning to full alertness in the present moment. L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics and the Church of Scientology have long been subjects of immense controversy.

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