Psychotherapy is a difficult process to facilitate. Years of schooling and hundreds to thousands of hours of supervised training are typically required to begin practicing independently. The foundation for good therapy can be found through cultivating stillness, calm, and becoming actionless. Zhuangzi's parable of When Knowledge Went North is of tremendous importance for mental health clinicians. Zhuangzi's parable warns, the most dangerous practitioner is the one who 'knows' and makes purposeful action based upon the 'knowledge'. For example a therapy such as Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a manualized therapy with eight phases, three of which are to be done verbatim in its orthodox protocol. In EMDR there are suggested scripts about several key elements of the therapy, including how to educate about the therapy process and how change occurs. Full therapeutic utility is found in an attunement with the client that is based in humble openness and in full service to the client.