The only source for Dr. George J. Thompson's
De-escalation Education
Teaching empathy, dignity, and respect for over 38 years

Our Three Uniques

The first true experts in de-escalation since 1983 with a strong reputation worldwide.

Tried and true methods proven in Business, Education, Healthcare, Leadership, and Enforcement.

Instructors with hands on experience in the specific field they teach.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Verbal Judo Institute is to create a S.A.F.E.R.© world by delivering practical and easy to learn strategies which empower people to effectively de-escalate conflict and potential violence.

Our Upcoming Courses

We’ve trained over a million enforcement officers, security, military and correctional professionals how to de-escalate potentially violent situations verbally. 

We do business with people. When there is a problem, the right words keep valuable clients. The wrong words lose them.

Learn techniques to skillfully handle classroom disruptions with poise and professionalism.

In healthcare, if you do not have the right skills for dealing with interpersonal conflict you will be less effective with your patients and limit your professional opportunities.

The ingredients of leadership are ethics, values and the right words.


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Join over 1 million people

Verbal Judo Institute has equipped over a million individuals with the necessary skills to redirect behavior and generate voluntary compliance. Increasing personal safety and enhancing professionalism are the primary goals of our training. We offer several courses specifically designed to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. 

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PO Box 222 Auburn, NY 13021