Jules Verne’s quill has made our flights of fancy soar. Our imagination is what makes us human. The ability to escape into a world which transcends reality is what sets us apart from animals. This ability is not always a good thing. It brings with it the frenzy of creativity, endless rationalisation of our experience, the false chatter about the alleged reasons for our failures, the manifestations of anxiety made worse by what we imagine to be real.
The antidote is to bring the negative side of our imagination back down to earth and restore authenticity in the patient.