Traurige Meldung von Naomi Feil (91, USA): „Habe nur noch sechs Monate zu leben“

Today, November 3, 2023 we received a message from Naomi Feil, USA:

„I have some bad news to share with you. I have been diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic cancer and the doctors tell me I have less than six months to live.I am at home receiving palliative care, surrounded by family and excellent caregivers.

My greatest wish now, as it has been for the past 50 years, is that everyone keep using Validation, spreading Validation, teaching Validation – so that older adults around the world feel heard, respected and gain self-esteem. Thank you for carrying on my life’s work.“


A Message from the Validation Training Institute’s Executive Director, Naomi’s daughter:

„Everyone at VTI is deeply saddened by this news and promise to respect Naomi’s wishes. We remain committed to her mission. We have been preparing for this great loss by putting structures in place that will carry on her work. The Validation method and the VTI will continue.

I will maintain my role as Naomi’s successor. Together, with the 18 Validation Masters and over 500 Teachers around the world, we will continue to teach Validation, give workshops, presentations and spread my mother’s legacy. 25 Authorized Validation Organizations in 14 countries will continue to offer training courses.

Know that VTI has an Education Committee, made up of Validation experts, who continue to develop the Validation method with integrity and make sure that our training courses maintain their high-quality standards.

In the coming days, we will set up a forum for those of you who wish to reach out to Naomi with a message and Naomi will be able to speak out to you when she wishes. She still has much to say. I will be recording her messages and posting them on the forum.

Please send your messages to:

Your message can be text or a short video.


We know that she has touched so many lives and made a significant and lasting change in the world.“

With gratitude to Naomi for all she has given us,

Vicki de Klerk-Rubin

Executive Director of VTI and daughter of Naomi

Quelle: VTI Newsletter, 03.11.2023

Naomi Feil ist Trägerin des selten verliehenen LAZARUS „Ehrenpreises für ihr Lebenswerk für die Pflege“ des Jahres 2014 – nähere Informationen dazu hier.