The Scientific Validity of Manifesting: How to Support Clients

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“Manifesting” is a big trend in the self-help and success industry. Because so many people actively try to practice manifesting strategies, it is important for practitioners to understand this belief system and its implications for our clients.
Manifesting involves activating the mind-body-spirit connection to bring desires into reality.
Adherents believe that by thinking positive thoughts and feeling positive emotions and by aligning personal energy with that of the universe, they can “manifest” their dreams.
How do you support a client who is a strong advocate of manifestation? Does it have validity? What do the sciences say? And what if those dreams don’t come true?
In this article, we will first seek to understand manifestation, investigate sustainable approaches, and look at supportive strategies for clients.
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