Tag Archives | Beyond words | Healing communication

Judith Simon Prager | What the dolphin said

Judith Simon Prager, PhD, is a therapist, author, and teacher who trains first responders and medical personnel around the world in Verbal First Aid, the protocol she and colleague Judith Acosta, LISW, developed to create calm, relieve pain, promote healing, and even save lives in emergency situations. She has co-authored several Verbal First Aid books with Acosta, including The Worst Is Over: What to Say When Every Moment Counts, which […]

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Joe Cottonwood | All we didn’t say in words

Grocery Checkout Wow those are nice earrings there’s something playful about them you know what I mean they remind me of a charm bracelet the crossbar with the little doodads dangling down those beads are such a pretty shade of blue or is it turquoise Oh I’m sorry I really wasn’t hitting on you but I can understand it’s uncomfortable to have a stranger give such attention to your earlobe […]

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Larry Dossey, MD | One Mind and why it matters

The most urgent issue we humans face is how we conceive ourselves — whether as isolated, individual, complex lumps of matter guided by the so-called blind laws of nature, or as unified, interconnected creatures who, although physical, are also imbued with something more:  consciousness, mind, spirituality: that difficult-to-define quality that says we are connected with something that transcends our individual self and ego. Every decision we make is influenced by […]

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Peter Johnston | Choosing words, choosing worlds

Children seldom misquote you. They usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. —Unknown One summer at a family reunion, I went to chat with two of my nieces, ages three and five, who were playing in the sandbox. As I sat down, they greeted me as follows: Amelia: Here’s Uncle Peter. Let’s play. I’ll be the mother. Marie: Yeah, I’ll be the little daughter. Uncle Peter can […]

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