Thursday, February 7, 2008

Prompt: Safe

Safe Mode

"Are you ready to proceed?"

You flinch. "I’m not sure, Dr. Gordon. I can’t remember anything from my last session. Could you explain again how it works?"

"Of course. Safe-mode psychotherapy is made possible by recent advances in neurochemistry. First you are put in an artifical coma, using drugs and hypnosis. The bare essentials for consciusness are reawakened with targetted electrostimulation. Then I activate individual neuroses, and address them in isolation, without distractions or reservations."

"Couldn’t this be... misused?"

"Yes, but that would, be a serious breach of medical ethics. You trust me, right?"

You find you do, implicitly.

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