Trust Technique

The mindful approach to animal connection

I have a dream …

That all animals be treated with mindful regard

The Trust Technique® is a mindfulness practice that is shared between the person and their animals. In the first stages, this connection builds a core bond of trust and confidence in each other, which can then develop and extend to other areas of their lives. When the relationship shifts from fear to trust, over-reactions are replaced with instinctual learning.

Now is the time …

That we adopt a wiser understanding that recognised the difference between fear and trust motivation.

There are many misconceptions in the animal world that are no longer integral to the true connection between animals and people. Such terms as “we need to be the boss over an animal” or that “they are not intelligent” has a detrimental effect on the depth of authentic relations that is and can exist between people and any type of animal.

To explore animal intelligence with trusted co-operation

When the human mind changes to accommodate the opinions of animals a state of gratitude and co-operation can be shared. Opening new possibilities of connection that seem extraordinary when compared to old beliefs and actions.

Discover our courses below

We are an education organisation who’s intent is to show and deliver a fresh mindful approach to working and caring for all animals. Teaching techniques developed from advanced animal communication, that are easy to use and learn.  Presented in a professional platform for both private and professionals worldwide. For pet owners, rescue centres, trainers, veterinarians, educational institutes and the advancement of the animal-human therapeutic practice.

The Trust Technique

Is the combination of advanced animal communication and animal healing combined into a simple to use application. Helping animals and people find a deep sense of trust and confidence while opening new possibilities of co-operation.

Trust Technique Video Course

This is our foundation course that teaches you how to work with your own animals, building trust and exploring the deeper levels of the technique. With over 250 videos, including detailed tutorials and examples with horses, dogs, cats, lions and bears. This course is the pre-requisite for clinic attendees and Trust Technique Practitioners.

Trust Technique I Have A Dream Day

This one day in person dream day shares the details of the 3 main principles of the Trust Technique. How we can work in a fresh new way with mindfulness between animal and people. How healing can take place with the Trust Technique animal assisted healing. How the advanced techniques have the potential to change the future of how we co-operate with animals.

Trust Technique Clinic

This two-day in-person clinic shares the details of the 3 main principles of the Trust Technique. How we can work in a fresh new way with mindfulness between animal and people. Experience the Trust Technique animal assisted healing. How the advanced techniques have the potential to change the future of how we co-operate with animals.

Mindfulness for people with their animals Trust Technique Practitioner

For those wishing to have a career in helping people and their animals within a practice of mindfulness. Our Ofqual regulated qualification is delivered via an online learning platform, allowing for worldwide access to learners based nationally and internationally. Become part of The Trust Technique® community and help make a difference.


by Annie Larner on Trust Technique Video Course

This video course is truly amazing. I am experiencing a lot of peace myself and my dog is asking for more a lot of the time. Bruno is 14 and getting fragile now. He is a fully trained guide dog and therefore very focused on me. He has cared for me when I have been poorly and now he needs me to focus on him. Thank you for sharing your skills and understanding with these student friendly sessions. I am not blind but pretty old now and this course is a joy for us both. Lots of people have noticed how connected we are and how Bruno asks for peace sessions and how refreshed we both are after we have been present. Thank you guys I am well into this course and will share with others as much as possible. Annie Larner

by Toinette Keeling on Trust Technique Video Course

James and Shelley and The Trust Technique are people who are totally trustworthy; and the techniques they have developed and are teaching fill my soul with hope for animals and their future experiences with humans who have taken on board what the Trust Technique reveals and teaches. At last - animal-human interactions based on peace and respect. Thank you from this very grateful Australian.

Getting back one animal's trust into humans and into life is not easy. But James does it very quickly with the Trust technique. I wish I had more time to go forward with the course and practice with my cat .... and myself!I love The Trust Technique course: James's calmness and love for animals is inspiring. He is one example for all those who want to help once abused animals to get to the happy life they deserve.Thank you again, James and Shelley, for this course which I would recommend to anyone as a therapy for animals and also for humans. And thank you for what you are doing for animals.

April 22, 2018. In the heart of London we find Scrubs Pony Centre created by Mary Joy. dedicated to assiting humans and horses find a balanced relationship. Thank you to her and fellow students sharing this experience with us. Please watch the video, "What Happens On A Trust Technique Dream Day? " taped and edited by J & S. . . a beautiful memory of this special day. James & Shelley, Thank you! The dream day passed by too quick......returning home with true inspiration and motivation. Debbie`s review below said it perfectly!!

Well structured and delivered with warmth, passion and humour by James and Shelley, who have a great connection and clear love of animals. I met some interesting people and look forward to learning more about the trust technique. Special thanks to Mary Joy, staff and volunteers - they do wonderful work. And of course, thanks to the horses for their trust and cooperation.

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