2017 Newsletter

In this newsletter

  • New Facebook Video
  • The new qualification: Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner
  • Our current Teaching Schedule for 2017
  • An update on centres we’ve been helping

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Posted by Trust Technique Animal Rescue on Sunday, 28 May 2017


Our new Facebook video

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Featuring a range of animals from some moments filmed over the winter whilst out and about helping centres. Please like and share with people who care 🙂

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Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner

After many months of work, we are now really close to launching the new online Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner. The application process will be opening at the end of May 2017 and it is a new step forward in the development of our Trust Technique® programs. It is a great feeling to know that we will be delivering a new qualification that can make a difference for many throughout the world.

It has been a fascinating process working with our Awarding Organisation, Crossfields Institute, to develop our original Level 1 Trust Technique Practitioner Course into a new qualification – a Level 3 Diploma; regulated by Ofqual and nationally recognised.

Throughout the winter, long hours were spent hibernating in front of the computer, re-designing the website and incorporating a new online learning platform that can also facilitate forums and webinars to allow for social interaction between learners, assessors, practitioners and members. Thank you to Sherissa and Kanha for all your help with this.

The team at Crossfield Institute have been amazing, helping us to build the qualification whilst ensuring the continuity of the essence of the Trust Technique® itself. Also a big thank you to Dawn for helping us over the last year, your focus to detail has stayed strong!

The Trust Technique® Centre is now approved by Crossfields Institute, with new centre policies and procedures in place. The assessment criteria have been agreed and finalised, together with learner resources. Everything has been designed to give the learner a supportive and expansive learning environment. Video, audio, written material, group learning and monthly webinars have been put into place with content being delivered in a simple step process which will fully engage the learner, providing a wonderful and profound educational experience.

This Level 3 Diploma is by far the most comprehensive and detailed qualification, offered by The Trust Technique® Centre to date and we are excited to share this with you. The qualification will develop learners’ knowledge of the principles of The Trust Technique®, and enable them to gain experience and confidence in using these principles and then share what they have learnt with clients and their animals; following a set Trust Technique® Consultation Structure; safely, legally and effectively.

The qualification is delivered at the learner’s pace and being online, allows for ease of access to learners whether they are based nationally or internationally.

The professional structure gives validation to the practitioner and will help them to build their confidence, so they can, once qualified, be of help to many; whether this takes the form of helping private clients, or in work environments, such as rescue centres.

We believe that The Trust Technique® has a great purpose to play within the care of both animals and people. We know how important this role is and will continue to do the best that we can to share and teach the key principles of The Trust Technique®, especially to people who would like to learn more and wish to be a part of this unique journey.


In order to be able to enter the application process for the Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner, you will first need to watch and complete The Trust Technique® Video Course

Full Details

The full details for this qualification will be open to view with our online application facility going live at the end of May 2017.


Due to the development and launch of the new online Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner; our 2017 teaching schedule is starting later in the year:

I Have A Dream Days

Canada Toronto “1 Day” 30th Sep 2017

Canada Ottawa “1 day” 4th Oct 2017

USA Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY “5 Day” 08th – 13th Oct 2017

USA long Island NY “1 Day” 16th Oct 2017

We have a few dates planned and the full venue details will be released soon… along with the booking availability.  Please note that these places will be offered to the waitlist first. However, we are now open for booking for the Omega 5-day course 🙂

Omega Institute USA 5 day experience in October

We are teaching at the Omega Institute, for the second year running. This is a wonderful five-day experience based in the Hudson Valley New York.

This is a wonderful opportunity to really discover all aspects of the Trust Technique® as we delve into the main principles of the technique and demonstrate putting them into practice with rescued animals.

These five days allows us to share the details and experience in full and we can’t wait to be in the lovely environment of the Omega Institute once again.

Therapeutic work with horses

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Group work helping rescued dogs

United States

We will be working with rescued animals, mainly dogs and horses, from the local area and exploring, in greater depth, all aspects of the Trust Technique®, including how the technique can be therapeutically beneficial for people too.

This is a great opportunity for those wishing to engage on this level, within a supportive and caring environment, and develop a greater understanding of the wider potential of the Trust Technique® in terms of self-healing, balance and peace.

These places are limited and we know that there are currently only a few places left 🙂

Thank you, James and Shelley, for the incredible week at the Omega Institute. It was such an honour to see James at work with all the incredible animals we got to meet. The skills and tips I learned during the week have made a world of difference in creating a bond with my new rescue dog of 2 months. That is not to mention how much the technique has changed my own life. This straightforward and gentle approach can change the world! Thank you again!

Over the winter we have been helping 3 centres

  • Fisher Farm
  • Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre
  • Rescue Remedies

Whilst the majority of our time has been spent developing the Level 3 Diploma, there is only a certain amount of time that can be spent in front of computers, without going bonkers and so it has been a true blessing to have also been able to help in some truly worthwhile situations, away from the office.

Fishers Farm

When we heard about the serious predicament of two Shire horses, Susie and Henry, we just had to help. These are two lovely elderly horses who were in danger of being put to sleep simply because the provision of basic foot care, (due to the sensitive nature of both horses), was proving too difficult, for the farrier and staff.

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We spent a few sessions building a relationship with both horses; teaching the staff and working with the farrier. It was a wonderful process and also gave us the opportunity to demonstrate one of the advanced Trust Technique® principles in action – Trusted Cooperation.

If you would like to know what happened and are a Video Member, please watch Section 18 of the Video Course. If you are not a Video Member and would like to be, please follow the link below.

Trust Technique Video Course

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Whilst we were at the farm we also helped some other animals too, so if you are on Facebook, please enjoy our new video and feel free to share with those that care 🙂

Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre

We visited this centre to help a lovely horse called Orlando. He had a long-term injury that meant that he had been on box rest for months. As we know, when our minds are busy and anxious this can have an adverse effect on the natural healing process. Our role was to help reduce his thinking level and to then provide his carer (and Head of this amazing organisation) Mary-Joy, with a daily plan, to enable her to continue to help reduce Orlando’s thinking levels on an ongoing basis.

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We made three visits at different stages and it has been very rewarding to see his progress. It’s always such a great feeling to be able to help on this level but what has made these visits even more special is the truly unique environment at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre (based in London) and the inspirational Mary-Joy.

They do such fantastic work in helping children find connection with the horses and donkeys that have been rescued.  I am sure that this is the beginning of a great relationship between Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre and The Trust Technique Centre and we look forward to helping in the future.

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Rescue Remedies

Locally to us is an organisation that rescues and rehome hundreds of Staffie dogs a year. Rescue remedies are one of those organisations that you put your hands on your heart and say well done what amazing work you do.

We went to help them with a Staffie called Frankie. he has been in rescue from a puppy and has been a long-term resident over 2 years. The reason he has not found a home is that he has a number of issue with the main one being that he is nervous defensive towards men.

On our first visit, he spent the first hour of the session barking at me! Then the second hour of the session showing affection to both Shelley and myself. We entered Frankie’s circle of friendship. He is the Staffie at the end of our new facebook video. The barking was the first hour and the kissing the second 🙂

Locally to us is an organisation that rescues and rehomes Staffie dogs. Rescue Remedies is another one of those organisations that makes you want to put your hands on your heart and say “well done for the amazing work you do”.

We went to help them with a Staffie called Frankie. He has been in rescue from a puppy and has been a long-term resident for over two years. The reason he has not found a home is that he has a number of issues and is particularly nervous and defensive towards men.

On our first visit, he spent the first hour of the session barking at me, however by the second hour he had allowed us to enter his circle of friendship and was showing affection to both Shelley and I

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As this little guy requires more help (and we live close by) we decided to make the most of the opportunity and so had him over for three sleepovers, to increase his confidence with people and ultimately prepare him for a new forever home. It was quite a project and so rewarding. He has progressed significantly and will now go for walks with male volunteers. He also makes a great contribution too as he allows us to demonstrate how we can help animals with very high thinking levels –  a great little teacher providing many learning points for others when we share his full story. We are looking forward to helping him further.

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