Paperback: pages Publisher: William Morrow; Dec. This month, I enjoyed reviewing a classic written by the late Dr. George J. I reread it to refresh understanding of how and when our words amp up conflict and when our words can calm a potentially violent confrontation. Thompson wrote about fostering cooperation in difficult people through redirection, not resistance. Achieving compliance starts with better communication, he taught, and the basis for optimum communication is empathy, and respecting the dignity of others.
Verbal judo: How to use words to diffuse conflict
Verbal Judo Book Summary – Jeremy Silva
Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library! Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter.
This literature review. It has been taught and used by law enforcement officers to subdue violent suspects for several years. Recently, however, there have been reports of deaths allegedly caused by the use of choke holds, leading to law suits against its use. When properly applied, the choke hold causes unconsciousness in seconds and once released most suspects regain consciousness within 20 seconds with no lasting effect. According to the International Judo Federation.
Thompson was a judo black belt who ran a dojo, studied rhetoric and persuasion at Princeton and had a PhD in English literature. But after 10 years of teaching university classes, Thompson wanted a change. He took a sabbatical and decided to become a cop, working the midnight shift as a patrol officer in New Jersey. Instead, US police departments increasingly resembled military units both in ethos and equipment. Thompson died in , aged 69, but some police instructors are now once again emphasising the value of communication in avoiding combat, advocating scientific analysis allied with realistic training to prepare officers to handle stressful situations.