Verbal Judo


  • Being able to identify people, situations, and/or behaviors that induce hurtful feelings  – such as fear, inadequacy, and shame – is important in order to know when a person needs to apply verbal tactics of defense
  • Controlling how a person responds to conflict, both mentally and emotionally, is key to applying verbal defense skills efficiently and appropriately
  • Having a general knowledge of what to say in advance offers a significant advantage for anyone using verbal self-defense. Some authors have even gone so far as to provide actual statements for people to use as a way to deal with verbally aggressive communicator

Dr. George Thompson

  • April 1982 Article in Police magazine
  • 1983 Created Verbal Judo


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