DR LEON: NEURAL ENHANCEMENT
What is Dr Leon?Dr Leon is a theatrical brain surgery simulator.
Why should I book?If you want to escape from day to day. If you want to try something different. If you ever wanted to try meditation. If you want to relax. If you want to gain new perspective. If you want to see how it feels to have casual brain surgery. If you want something to talk to your friends about. Then Dr Leon is for you. OVER 18’s ONLY :)
Is it really brain surgery?No. Not in the traditional sense of the word. We use physical stimulation on the head and concentrate focus and awareness to a specific point. Although we aren’t using scalpels, sterile environments, or qualified neurosurgeons, the operation is as real as you want it to be, thanks to immersive theatre.
Does it hurt?Not at all. At it’s worse it’s mainly ticklish. Members of the ASMR community have found the procedure very entertaining!
When is Dr Leon open?We are open until the end of April, with possibility of continuation in June & beyond. Our solid surgery hours are Sundays 11am-5pm at the East London Clinic. Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm, at the Secret Location, South London Clinic.
What’s the point?The Neural Enhancement programme is designed to teach people about meditation and self awareness through experience. Each patient tells the doctor what they wish to improve about themselves and through the programme, we find practical solutions to get to the improved state.
Is Dr Leon qualified?Dr Molly Leon is a qualified neurosurgeon with many years of experience played by Sofi Lee-Henson. Sofi Lee-Henson is a multidisciplinary artist. You can learn more about the organisation of the project here.
Do I have to do it?You’re not contracted to do anything. We go at your own pace. We have 3 levels of intensity to make sure everyone gets something from us. So even if you’re shy, you still experience Dr Leon. We will figure out your level during pre-care.
What happens if I feel uncomfortable?If at any point you feel discomfort:
Physical discomfort: The procedure can be quite ticklish so we encourage you to smile and laugh out loud. Sometimes this is sufficient to change your mindset on physical sensations. General discomfort: if you’re really not having a good time you can say “stop” and we will terminate the procedure.
I missed my appointment.We are sorry. Missed appointments cannot be rescheduled or refunded.
Do appointments expire?Yes. We ain’t doin’ this forever. We’ll be in touch if we haven’t heard from you.
What’s different between the two locations?Our Sunday Surgery operates from The Holistic Centre on Brick Lane. This is a lovely and relaxing venue in an easily accessible location surrounded by amazing Sunday street markets.
Monday - Thursday is your wildcard. Venture into the unknown and visit our unconventional surgery location. It’s 15 minutes bus ride from Elephant & Castle Station but can seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere. It’s a secret location so we will contact you within 24 hours of your appointment time to let you know where to meet us! There’s no toilet on site so please ensure you visit facilities elsewhere before arriving.