An Example of How the Validation Method supports Compassion Touch®

An Example of How the Validation Method supports Compassion Touch®

Compassionate Touch was initially created in 1991 out of the experience of massage therapist Dawn Nelson. She became aware of the impact of touch deprivation among people in the later stages of life. Her pioneering work soon gained wider recognition. In 2002 Ann Catlin, an occupational and massage therapist founded the Center for Compassionate Touch […]

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20 Years of Being an Authorized Validation Organization- A Love Story

20 Years of Being an Authorized Validation Organization- A Love Story

This year the “Authorized Center for Validation, Diakonissen Speyer” turned 20 years old. This means that my colleagues and I are employed by the oldest Authorized Validation Organization (AVO) in Germany. On November 12, 2022, this event was duly celebrated. Everyone agreed: Validation has become an indispensable part of the daily work in 10 of […]

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Celebrate Naomi Feil’s Legacy

Celebrate Naomi Feil's Legacy

Over the past 40 years, VTI has created and delivered constantly evolving training programs, published four books in 12 languages, created films and built an international network of partnerships. Validation, once a maverick concept, is comfortably in-synch with contemporary thinking as Feil’s concepts have inspired a generation of ‘person-centered’ eldercare.  […]

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