Validation® - Truly Successful Communication with Persons with Dementia
Learn how the Validation® method gives a means for successfully communicating with persons with dementia, something desperately needed by them, their caregivers and family members. Validation replaces the outmoded and person-devaluing methods of sympathy, redirection, diversion, reality orientation, and the therapeutic lie. Validation teaches how to “exquisitely listen,” empathize, “move into” the disoriented person’s world and validate feelings. Using Validation boosts self-esteem, builds trust and rapport and often assists the person to no longer need to resort to the past by creating a warm and welcoming present. Learn also the value of Validation groups in which members not only “rise to the occasion” of their individual roles but their intuitive wisdom often spills out to help one another.
"Reading Naomi Feil's books and becoming a Certified Validation® Worker and Certified Validation® Group Practitioner positively affected my career and ability to successfully interact with persons living with dementia and disorientation like nothing else. I highly, highly recommend learning all you can about Validation and becoming certified yourself."
No more lying.
No more ignoring in the form of redirection.
Get equipped to serve people better.
Thank you Naomi Feil.