The Soft Answer

verbal T'ai Chi for sociable self-defense

Help, I'm desperate!

if this is where you are right now, please know,

We want to help


Please bear in mind:

The Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi
system is designed to be used in conversational situations which are socially uncomfortable, but which present NO physical threat whatsoever.

The Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi course is NOT for
situations in which:

  • someone is threatening physical harm,
  • there is imminent danger to yourself or others,
  • an urgent solution is necessary to avoid the above.

Anything like this is
beyond the scope of this course. Some organizations that specialize in these issues are listed HERE .

This short
article from Prevention Magazine may also be of help.


DisclaimerThe information in The Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi

courses and on The Soft Answer Verbal T'ai Chi website is presented to assist people in developing skills for managing uncomfortable social situations and verbal aggression. It is meant as a helpful guide, but should not be considered as a complete resource on this subject. Links to other informational websites, books and organizations are included Here and in our Resources section as additional sources of information. The owner of The Soft Answer: Verbal T'ai Chi courses and website, Sassafras Branches, LLC, specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may arise as a result of providing the website and courses or the information they contain, or that may arise with respect to any websites maintained by third parties linked to or from our website. Each person and situation is different, and the information here may not be applicable to your particular situation. The information is presented for educational purposes only, and we accept no responsibility for your use of this information. Nothing in The Soft Answer: Verbal T'ai Chi courses or on our website is intended as safety advice. If you require safety advice, we urge you to get to a safe place, call for help, and/or seek the professional advice of those in this field, such as your local police force. All situations are different. Although some techniques and strategies taught in The Soft Answer: Verbal T'ai Chi have been inspired by our studies in T'ai Chi, The Soft Answer: Verbal T'ai Chi system is by no means a T'ai Chi nor a self defense course. Thus, no guarantees are made that what is suggested or taught in The Soft Answer:Verbal T'ai Chi is to be used for physical self-defense. Therefore, the owner of The Soft Answer: Verbal T'ai Chi courses and website, Sassafras Branches, LLC, its founders and all representatives of aforementioned will not be liable for any damages or injury (including death) that accompany or result from your use of any of its sites, any instruction, or suggested techniques or strategies. The web pages contain links to various other websites, organizations,and private businesses. When you open a link outside this domain, you are no longer connected to this website and our Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Also, the owner of The Soft Answer: Verbal T'ai Chi courses and website, Sassafras Branches, LLC, does not endorse any content, viewpoint, or products and services linked from this website, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be inaccurate or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on information obtained from this website does so at his or her own risk.

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