Suggestion, as opposed to persuasion, threat, or force, is a powerful way to influence change. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, healthcare providers constantly offer both beneficial and negative suggestions. Preliminary evidence indicates that clinicians can use a variety of cognitive behavioral interventions to help patients achieve positive outcomes. This course focuses on how suggestion and hypnosis help influence how individuals respond to assessment and intervention.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Power of Suggestion
What is Suggestion
The Laws of Autosuggestion
The Law of Reverse Effort
The Law of Concentrated Attention
The Law of Auxiliary Emotion
The Law of Subconscious Teleology
Autosuggestion in Practice
Section 3: Power of Suggestion through Hypnosis
Background on Hypnosis
Hypnosis in Practice
Techniques on Embedding Suggestions
Contraindications for Hypnosis
Section 4: Conclusion
Exam and BrainSparks
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN, has over 10 years of experience as a Registered Nurse with a focus on cardiothoracic, respiratory, and coronary care. She has also had experience in Med-Surg, step-down and ICU. Prior to joining Relias as a SME and Content Writer for acute care, she provided virtual education and injection training on injectable biologics to patients, reported adverse events, and was a patient advocate. She has collaborated with peers on creating job aids, writing policies, and improving quality of care and documentation. Alia received her Bachelors in Nursing from Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand in 2011. Disclosure: Alia Lutz, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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