The word Dianetics is derived from the Greek dia, meaning “through,” and nous, “mind or soul.” Dianetics is further defined as “what the soul is doing to the body.” When the mind adversely affects the body, it is described as a psychosomatic condition. Psycho refers to “mind or soul” and somatic refers to “body.” Thus, psychosomatic illnesses are physical illnesses caused by the soul.
Dianetics is the fore-runner, and is a sub-study of Scientology. The word Dianetics comes form dia, “through” and nous, “soul”, meaning literally “through the mind”. Dianetics can best be described as what the soul or spirit is doing to the body through the mind. Dianetics is a methodology which can help alleviate unwanted sensations, emotions, irrational fears and behaviour and psych0somatic illnesses.
To fully understand Dianetics and its techniques, one should read the best selling book, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which can be ordered from this website. ( The book is also available as a DVD – part of which is shown above )