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.


The videos are just amazing. And the course is really great: everything is explained clearly and patiently. Thank you for that.I'm so thrilled by your work and your generosity, James and Shelley! I wish people may know more of your work and your dedication to the animals.I am glad to be part of this community that actually respect animals: so many people that love animals do not respect them in my opinion. Here it is sheer respect of living beings.Thank you, thank you!

I really loved this video course!! I'm also benefiting personally. I manifested this and can't wait to start the practitioner program in Sept. Thank you for your work and sharing this with all. can't wait to help you share this with the world!! I finished in 28 days. I just could not get enough. I just graduated my horse to the heavens four days ago and used this to bring peace to him and my herd.

Still on my way at the very beginning. Amazing videos, very good instructions and incredible work that you are doing!!! Very grateful to be a little part of it 🙂

I am really sorry that I have completed this course - I just wanted it to go on and on! Very good value both in content and cost. I have enjoyed observing how the TT has developed over the years and I am still amazed and moved by the extraordinary results. I hope very much to join the Practitioner course and be able to help others to engage in this effective methodology. Just one very small point - I would have liked a small summary video at the end to acknowledge finishing the course. Looking forward to learning and practising more. My dogs and my friends animals have also enjoyed the course! The biggest lesson for me is recognising and going at the animals pace.Thank you to James and Shelley for restoring our faith in the human/animal connection.Note from JamesHi, Stella, this course does not end as we will be putting new content in soon 🙂

by Jeanne Sisson on Trust Technique Dream Day

I am so moved by the work that Shelley and James are doing, and I am so glad I attended the Trust Technique Dream Day at Apache Springs Ranch. It is very apparent to that Shelley and James are doing this as a part of a larger mission to help animals and help people help animals. Generating revenue is a necessary component of that mission, not their central focus. They are warm and genuine, and even if I only absorb a tiny fraction of what they were teaching, I will still have a better relationship with my animals, and I am confident I will be able to help both me and my rescued horse be a little more at peace with the world.

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