Optimizing arousal to manage aggression: a pilot study of sensory modulation.

  title={Optimizing arousal to manage aggression: a pilot study of sensory modulation.},
  author={Daniel J Sutton and Michael Wilson and Kirsten Van Kessel and Jane Vanderpyl},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  volume={22 6},
The dominant model that informs clinical training for preventing violence and managing aggression posits arousal as mediated downwards from higher cortical structures. This view results in an often-misplaced reliance on verbal and cognitive techniques for de-escalation. The emergence of sensory modulation, via the Six Core Strategies, is an alternative or complementary approach that is associated with reduced rates of seclusion and restraint. Sensory-based interventions are thought to promote… CONTINUE READING
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