Verbal First Aid – Help Your Kids Heal from Fear and Pain and Come Out Strong
The Secret of the Self-Healing Child
With Verbal First Aid you have a brand new way to talk to children so you can help start the healing, anywhere, anytime. With a gentle rapport and a few well chosen words you’ll be able to help really make it all better.
Accidents do happen. Especially to curious, climbing, running, leaping children. Hearts get broken. Knees get scraped. And sometimes children get scared. It’s all normal. The extraordinary truth that is revealed in Verbal First Aid is that we can help these hurts be healed in not only what we do, but what we say and think. And that what might have otherwise been a wound that would have lasted for hours, maybe years, can be a fleeting moment turned into a challenge well-met or a skill newly acquired.
Because we have seen how words work with adults in crisis and have been teaching the protocol around the world, because we have seen the response to The Worst is Over, we have written Verbal First Aid especially for you to use with children who are even more suggestible and more susceptible to what you say and what you think when they are hurt or frightened. As a result, Verbal First Aid can have a dramatically healing effect on them.
Our vision for this book is two-fold: 1) To give you tools you can use right now, today, to help your child heal faster and 2) To empower your child to participate in his or her own healing in a way that will surprise and relieve both of you.
We believe that we all have been endowed with this inborn capacity for self-healing. We believe that the evidence for this is growing every day. We also believe that Verbal First Aid is one way you can bring forth this capacity so that you and your child walk into your futures more hopeful and healthy.
We welcome you to this website and all the ways that it can serve you.
Judith and Judith