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Dr. George J. Thompson's
Teaching empathy, dignity, and respect for over 40 years
Our Three Uniques
The first experts in de-escalation education since 1983 with a strong reputation worldwide as the sole source provider of the 8-Step, 5-Step, and 5 Universal Truths
Tried and true methods proven in Business, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Leadership, 911 Dispatch, and Enforcement.
Instructors with hands on experience in the fields they teach.
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.
Enforcement Professional classes are designed for enforcement personnel only such as sworn peace officers, military, and security.
Contact Professional classes are designed for non-law enforcement personnel and unarmed professionals.
We do business with people. When there is a problem, the right words keep valuable clients. The wrong words lose them.
Casinos and Entertainment Venues have hundreds or thousands of patrons gathered in a relatively small area. De-escalation is a necessary skill to keep people safer and reduce liability.
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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.