A mental health science developed by L Ron Hubbard and introduced in 1950. He created the word by combining DIA (Greek), meaning through, and NOUS (Greek) meaning mind. Thus ‘Dianetics’ translates into “through the mind.” The methodology of Dianetics helps a person resolve psychosomatic illnesses, unwanted behaviors, misemotion, and the like. By locating incidents and their associated trauma, and then addressing them with Dianetic techniques, one can relieve the mental energy tied up in that area of the mind. Dianetics is all about understanding the mind and its effects on the body. Whereas Scientology addresses man as a spirit.
If you want to explore the subject further, here are some books to read. The first two are shorter works. The third is the seminal book on the subject and contains all the information one needs to get started applying the techniques.
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