Just in time for Halloween when, you thought it was safe to let your guard down . . . terror awaits. Not a conventional scary movie sort of horror, but something infinitely much worse.
You know the drill: at home, late a night, strangely awake and discomfited with your thoughts. The smallest noises are magnified and assume a malevolent air. Is that a branch banging against the gutter? It sounds sinister, like a peg-legged, man ascending the staircase, one slow step at a time – and your bedroom is the first door on the landing.
Transference, that’s the technique you were taught in analysis. Think of something else that could account for the noise, something benign and innocent, not at all evil. Transference, concentrate on something pleasant, mull it over, contemplate it, savor it in your mind – that brings back good feelings, buoys confidence, and banishes bad thoughts.