Validation Training Institute

Validation Training Institute

The Validation method motivates older adults with cognitive decline to communicate more, relieve stress, and enhance dignity and happiness in their final stage of life. Validation Training Institute provides education, quality standards and easy pathways for learning this evidence-based method.

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  • S9085 - "Gain Empathy with the Reactions of Older Adults to COVID-19"

    An interactive webinar with Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute (VTI). The Validation method motivates older adults with cognitive decline to communicate more, relieve stress, and enhance dignity and happiness in their final stage of life. The COVID-1...

  • S9087 - "Caregivers - Take Care Of Yourselves"

    Join Validation Training Institute Executive Director and Validation Master Vicki de Klerk-Rubin for a 30-minute webinar to get new ideas and inspiration

  • S9091 - "Myrna, The Mal-Oriented"

    This moving instructional video is suitable for professional and non- professional caregivers of Alzheimer’s-type very old people. It teaches caregivers how to empathise with the “mal-oriented”: very old people who blame and who cannot express feelings directly. The Validation® helping methods sh...

  • S9090 - "Looking For Yesterday"

  • S9089 - "The Four Phases of Resolution Preview"

    This video documents a final life struggle called resolution, which involves very old people diagnosed Alzheimer’s-type dementia.

  • S9088 - "Communicating With the Alzheimer Type"

  • S9082 - "Validation: Communication Through Empathy - Naomi Feil"

  • S9086 - "Family Caregiver Course Research Results"

    Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute presented a poster presentation at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. This poster was entitled, ” Maintaining Pedagogic Excellence in Family Carer Training Using Online Learning,” and it describe...

  • S9084 - "Take a 5 Minute Sitting Yoga Class"

    Lena de Klerk leads a simple yoga class, focusing on breathing and letting go of tension. You can do this one during your lunch break, anytime, anywhere.

  • S9083 - "3 Hand Reflexology Exercises in Just 6 Minutes"

    Oran Aviv, a certified Reflexology and Validation Teacher, offers stress relieving exercises you can do anywhere and anytime.

  • S9081 - "What is Validation - Interview With Naomi Feil"

    This video is Naomi Feil the developer of Validation describing the Validation Method of communicating with elderly disoriented people.

  • S9080 - "Gladys Wilson & Naomi Feil"

    Naomi Feil, 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.

  • S9077 - "What To Do When Your Mother Doesn't Remember"

    In this role play, learn what to do and not to do during the COVID-19 pandemic when it comes to communicating with an older adult living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Understand how to use Validation techniques to improve the quality of your relationship with that older adult and...

  • S9078 - "What Do You Do When Your Loved One Wants the Car Keys"

    In this role play, Myrna is an older adult living with Alzheimer’s disease who becomes upset when she cannot have her car keys. The caregiver shows how to diffuse this difficult situation by using rephrasing, asking open questions and reminiscing. When there is trust, it allows for a better relat...

  • S9079 - "What Do You Do When An Older Adult Misses Their Family"

    In this role play, Mrs. Jacobs is upset because her family is not visiting her. Watch as a caregiver, wearing a mask because of the COVID-19 pandemic, uses Validation techniques to help Mrs. Jacobs express her feelings – even painful emotions.

  • S9073 - "Intro To Validation"

    The goal of this tutorial is to give you a good foundation in the theory of Validation and descriptions of Validation techniques. This tutorial will not teach you everything about Validation, but it will give you enough to make a start and perhaps that will be enough to open up a whole new way o...

  • S9075 - "Centering Using Touch"

    The Validation technique “Centering” means clearing yourself of thoughts and feelings which as a caregiver will help you listen exquisitely to the person you are caring for and communicate openly. In this video, learn how to center yourself by first finding an “anchor” (a part of your body that y...

  • S9074 - "Centering Using Color"

    The Validation technique “Centering” means clearing yourself of thoughts and feelings which as a caregiver will help you listen exquisitely to the person you are caring for and communicate openly. In this video, learn how to center yourself by selecting a color that will give you strength as you ...

  • S9076 - "Using The Correct Tone of Voice"

    As a caregiver, your voice tone has more impact than the words you say in many cases. To build an open and trusting relationship, use an adult-to-adult voice tone, like you are speaking to a friend. Validation Master Teacher Cinzia Siviero from Italy demonstrates this technique. Remeber, if an ol...