Jun 10 / Simcha

The Power of Validation & Connection (Feil)

validation2In this moving youtube video, Naomi Feil (MSW), founder of Validation Therapy, shares a breakthrough moment of communication with Gladys Wilson, a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2000 and is virtually non-verbal.

Although her interaction in this clip demonstrates her approach to working with severely disoriented elderly people, it speaks volumes to the potential power of validation and connection in so many other areas of our interpersonal and emotional lives.