Hypnosis: A Useful Strategy for Symptom Relief

  title={Hypnosis: A Useful Strategy for Symptom Relief},
  author={S. Valente},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association},
  pages={163 - 166}
  • S. Valente
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Nurses are well positioned to use hypnosis to relieve symptoms, but they may lack knowledge about its clinical effectiveness. Hypnosis can help clients alleviate anxiety, reduce arousal, control behavior, and develop control when they become upset or worried. With education and supervision, psychiatric nurses in general or advanced practice can use hypnosis to help clients achieve symptom control and improve self-esteem and self-confidence. 
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