CNPH Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
“Holistic Nursing Self Care as Praxis” presented by Dr. Dorothy Larkin
Dorothy Larkin PhD, RN
Dorothy Larkin PhD, RN is Professor Emerita in Nursing of the The College of New Rochelle and the first recipient of the 2023 Society of Rogerian Scholars “Excellence in Nursing Education Award”. Her doctoral dissertation paper, Ericksonian Hypnosis in Chronic Care Support Groups: A Rogerian Exploration of Power and Self Defined Health Promoting Goals received the First Best Paper Award in 2007 from Nursing Science Quarterly and Sage Publications. Her research focused on integrating hypnosis in support groups for persons with chronic illness and building relationship based care for hospitals seeking magnet status. She has published numerous articles and chapters on hypnosis, therapeutic suggestions, therapeutic metaphors, storytelling, spirituality, consciousness, intentionality and community, and conflict resolution and peer mediation in schools. She is co- founder/trainer for the conflict resolution and peer mediation program at Daniel Webster Elementary Magnet School in New Rochelle, NY and is past president of the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. She is a consultant for hospitals on integrating holistic nursing and transforming cultures to augment holistic nursing praxis, unitary caring practices and healing relationships. Her private practice since 1986 integrates unitary nursing and health patterning modalities, psychotherapy, conflict resolution and Ericksonian hypnotherapy for pain and stress management.