Verbal First Aid: Help Your Kids Heal from Fear and Pain--and Come Out Strong

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Words as Medicine
What to say to your children to get them through the bumps, bruises, and crises of childhood.


Falling off a bike, having a bad dream, getting stitches...sometimes a kiss isn't enough to make it all better. But what you say to your child in those first moments of pain or fear could make all the difference.

Using techniques the authors have taught to doctors, nurses, and first responders, Verbal First Aid(tm) explains how words can be used to promote healing from burns, bruises, nightmares, asthma attacks, and more. It provides scripts and tips on how to short-circuit traumatic memories, sometimes just by speaking a sentence or two.

This revolutionary book gives parents the responses they need to immediately stabilize their children's emotions. And these methods will build a foundation of confidence and inner strength that will help kids heal at the deepest level, and weather whatever hardships and difficulties they encounter throughout life.
 

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Contents

TWO ACCIDENTS TWO APPROACHES
FAMILIAR CONCEPT NEW TERRITORY
GOT PROOF? SCIENCE SUPPORTS THE CONCEPT OF VERBAL FIRST AID
USING THE MIND TO HEAL
DRAGONS GIANTS AND WITCHES
NATURAL RESOURCES
CHALLENGES
ADMINISTERING AGEAPPROPRIATE VERBAL FIRST AID
SELECTING A PHYSICIAN WHO WOULD WELCOME VERBAL FIRST AID
WHEN YOU CANT BE THERE YOU CAN STILL BE WITH THEM
WHAT TO SAY AND HOW TO SAY IT
THE SPIRITUAL ANSWER
SOME IMPORTANT NOTES AND REMINDERS
HOW WE PREPARE OUR MINDS FOR EMERGENCIES
MENTAL REHEARSAL
A REMINDER ABOUT THE POWER OF WORDS

OLIVER REVISITED
REALLY TALKING TO THE HAND
HEALING SUGGESTIONS AND TECHNIQUES
VERBAL FIRST AID FOR BURNS
VERBAL FIRST AID FOR ASTHMA
VERBAL FIRST AID FOR NOSEBLEEDS
VERBAL FIRST AID FOR CUTS BOOBOOS AND GETTING STITCHES
VERBAL FIRST AID FOR MINOR FALLS BUMPS AND BRUISES
VERBAL FIRST AID FOR COMMON FEARS NIGHTMARES AND BEDWETTING
PARENTS ATTITUDES ARE CONTAGIOUS
APPLYING VERBAL FIRST AID TECHNIQUES BEFORE DOCTORHOSPITAL VISITS
APPLYING VERBAL FIRST AID AT A DOCTORS OFFICE OR HOSPITAL
VERBAL FIRST AID FOR DOCTOR VISITS FOR ONGOING ILLNESSES
APPLYING VERBAL FIRST AID AFTER SEEING THE DOCTOR
POWER OF WORDS AFTER A CATASTROPHE
HOW SOME CHILDREN HAVE COPED
WHATS LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO TAKE HEALING INTO THEIR OWN HANDS
PACING WORDS
STANDING BEFORE MYSTERY
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
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About the author (2010)

Judith Simon Prager, PhD, CHT, is a teacher, author, and psychologist specializing in trauma release. She has trained first responders around the world in the use of Verbal First Aid and currently runs a private practice in trauma and hypnosis in Los Angeles.

Judith A. Acosta, LISW, CHT, is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, crisis counselor, and author. A trained homeopath, she works with law enforcement and families to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. She is the coauthor, with Judith Simon Prager, of Verbal First Aid and The Worst Is Over. She lives in Placitas, New Mexico.

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