Reincarnation to help jobless

An unemployed woman in Maastricht was forced to undergo a 10-week course of ‘reincarnation therapy’ as part of efforts to get her back to work, local paper De Limburger reports on Friday.

By delving into her past lives, the woman was supposed to be better able to deal with her problems and find a job, the paper said.
MPs have called on social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner for an explanation.
Last year the Volkskrant reported that tarot card readers, astrologers and spiritually-based ‘personal development programmes’ were being given government funding as part of efforts to get people back into work.

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