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Reductionistic practices involve oversimplifying complex ideas or issues to the point of obscuring or distorting them. Reductionism can be harmful as it fails to account for the complexity of issues, leading to incorrect assumptions and conclusions. For instance, grouping self-administered techniques with diverse intents into a single category can obscure the differences between them and lead to wrong conclusions. It is essential to recognize the limitations of reductionism and instead embrace a more holistic approach to understanding complex phenomena.

Reductionist: The practice of simplifying a complex idea, issue, condition, or the like, especially to the point of minimizing, obscuring, or distorting it. For Example, it is reductionist to reduce all self-administered techniques with varied intents into a single group of "exercises" presumed to produce similar results.