Judith Prager

Writer, Therapist and Lecturer

Judith Simon Prager, PhD, is a writer, therapist, lecturer, and award-winning instructor in the UCLA X Writers’ Program. She has trained physicians, nurses, first responders, and counsellors in the protocol she co-developed called Verbal First Aid™, lecturing across the United States and around the world.
Her books include The Worst Is Over: What to Say When Every Moment Counts (co-authored with Judith Acosta, LISW), and her latest, What The Dolphin Said.


Workshop Two

Introduction to Verbal First Aid™

"Verbal First Aid" uses words and images to set a course for recovery and resilience. Judith Simon Prager, PhD, has been teaching the protocol of Verbal First Aid from 2001 - What to say in medical emergencies to calm, relieve pain, promote healing and save lives. The protocol is taught to firefighters, emergency medical personnel, doctors, nurses, and police officers around the world. This workshop will explain how the right words said in the right way at the scene of an emergency or crisis, or in times of pain and fear, could shift the perception and interpretation to one that allows healing and short-circuits the impulse toward a traumatic memory.