ArticleBODY-MIND-SPIRIT: The Benefits of VISUALIZATIONHoffart, Marita B. PhD, RN; Keene, Elizabeth Pross MS, RNAuthor Information Marita B. Hoffart is associate professor, and Elizabeth Pross Keene is clinical instructor of nursing and a PhD candidate, College of Nursing, Minot State University, Minot, ND. The authors wish to express their appreciation to the students who participated in the research projects and to the College of Nursing at Minot State University for a research grant. This series on holistic nursing care has been coordinated by Barbara D'Alessio, RN, C, MPA, and J. Brent Forward, MD, FACP, of Saint Clare's Center for Complementary Medicine, Dover, NJ, and Gayle Newshan, PhD, RN, CS, of the AIDS Center, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY. American Journal of Nursing: December 1998 - Volume 98 - Issue 12 - p 44-47 Buy Abstract Research suggests that visualization promotes relaxation, enhances sleep, reduces pain, and increases creativity. © 1998 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.