Elevating Animal-Human Connection

We 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 recognises 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 relationships that could 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. This opens new possibilities of connection that seem extraordinary when compared to old beliefs and actions.

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We are an education organisation whose 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.

Learn The Trust Technique

A 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.

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Learn Animal Communication

James has been recognised as one of the leading UK Animal Communication teachers in the last decade. He has taught 1000s of people how to connect with and pick up their animal’s feelings … in detail.. Discover these easy to use tried and tested methods that open a new perspective to understanding your animal opinions.



I have been studying different techniques for working with horses for the past 35 years. I have to be honest and say I have used dominant behaviour on horses but with as much kindness as possible. However, I have always know there was a better way. I have never given up the search for this better way which I now know to be called the Trust Technique. It is absolutely right as James says that less is more. I have had to be really patient and fully understand and practice wach part of the process before going onto the next step. Already though I am seeing a far better relationship develing between my dogs, horse and me. Thankyou to James, Shelley and the chap doing the filming.


We have to work with nervous horses every day and we are so happy that we have learnt a way to treat them that involves no fear or force and where the animal is listened to. There is no chance of being kicked or dragged around, no need for halters and ropes and pressue which so often is harsh and punishes the horse. Our horses and ponies are much more relaxed and we can read them better, Rosie is still doing great every day and is almost ready to have a headcollar on happily after 2 years or being so frightened that she would regularly rear up at me and it took me nearly an hour each time. Now i can appoach her in the field and rub her ears 🙂 the best thing i have ever learnt 🙂 sophie

Fi Dixon

I had a riding accident 19 Aug 2009. I had 3 lessons with James and my fear has gone! Im happy to ride my new horse in the school or out, on my own. I spent 8mths trying to move forward and 3 2hr lessons with James and Im almost sorted. Now were working on the speed issue ie cantering and galloping which I cant wait to do. It was never about my horse, he wasnt even the one I had the accident on, it was all me and something has changed in me. I feel peaceful, calm and knowing of my horse on a deep intuitive level that my fear had blocked me picking up. James helped me dissolve that block. Happy Days.

Sue Leet

Wow, when James and Shelly arrived at our centre, I was unsure what to expect. However before the training began James created a bond in a very short space of time with our new aquisition Monty a dalmation dog that had experenced a less than favourable start in life. Throughtout the training James showed with Monty how desire to bring peace and his special trust technique can bring positive change. When it came to our turn the delight on our faces was a sure giveaway to James and Shelly how excited we all were when we too could bring peace and benifit to our animals. The course was great guys thank you, I didnt want it to end. A month on the progression of Monty is producing more peace.


Wow, what a weekend! It was a brilliant mix of explanation, demonstration and then practical applications with horses, dogs and cats. James expertly guided and supported us throughout and Shelley looked after our every need, from biscuits to tlc! I was quite literally blown away by the effects that being present with the animals had on their states and behaviours. And interestingly I found many parallels within my own life! The Trust Technique is about a way of being - with our animals, with others and with ourselves - a beautiful and humbling experience. Thank you James for everything that you have done to bring this to us all - it is a magical process and one Im honoured to be part of

Valerie Evans

I attended the April 10/11th 2010 trust technique workshop, and thoroughly enjoyed it.James and Shelly run a welll organised fun and relaxed workshop with a good balance between practical and theory sessions. Jamess infectious enthusiam for his subject is supported by his wealth of knowledge and experience, which he then deliveres in a clear, gentle and encouraging manner. As for the centre it was very calm and peaceful to be, thank you Emma.Many thanks James and Shelley.

Marie Bullough

These two days were wonderful. They really opened my eyes to a new way of working with horses and myself. Great for personal development as well as horsey development. Excellent value for money.

Linda Lee

I really enjoyed the Trust-Technique weekend of 10/11 April. The venue was perfect and peaseful I met some really nice people. To be shown the trust-techique with the horses was amazing. I think that James is a very good teacher, I would also like to thank Emma for the very friendly welcome and I was impressed how hard she works looking after so many horses and the passion she shows towards them all. Thank you James, Shelley and Emma for the lovely weekend. Linda

Sarah Nuttall

Yet another fantastic course ran by James and Shelley. Keep up the really great and important work!!!

Diana Hillsdon

Welcoming, accepting and valued.A door way to a new and inspirational way of helping the animals that cross our path. The practical work carried out on the dogs on the course was nothing short of miraculous-and all within the realms of ordinary dog owners. One complaint-time went too quickly !! Diana Hillsdon