Slumber therapy

A delightful moment from a New York Magazine article where a guy who had four psychoanalysts in a row fall asleep on him goes back to each to find out why:

I ask him about falling asleep, and he says, cheerfully, “I have no memory of that whatsoever.” This is surprising, considering he passed out cold, I exited quietly, and we later spoke about it intensively. “What did I say?” he asks. That I had been locking him out with emotionally evasive speech. “What did you say?” he asks. That that was a bullshit answer. He pauses. He smiles. “Good for you.”

The piece is a little heavy on therapy talk but has some great observations of psychoanalytic culture. Oh, and the ending is wonderful.

Link to New York Magazine ‘The Sleeping Cure’.

One Comment

  1. cavall de quer
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I just can’t believe that anyone is still paying out good money for this mumbo-jumbo: when are we going to see a class action?

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