Trust Technique I Have A Dream Day

I Have A Dream Day

I Have A Dream...

All animals be treated with mindful regard

More than a dream

This is a one day experience that explores the concepts, principles and practical application of the Trust Technique. Giving you the tools to deepen the connection with your own animals.

1 Day in person course

Deepen your connection

For animals and people

Animal-assisted healing

When it comes to teaching and helping our animals

it is not the content that is so important it is the connection

Have you have ever been in the situation where:

  • You just don’t seem to be getting through to your animal, they seem to be distracted?
  • You are finding yourself getting frustrated and sharp, even though you love them dearly?
  • You are worried about what they will do next and feel that you have no influence?
  • Training your animal feels like one step forward and two steps back?
  • You are concerned that your own emotional state is affecting your animals?

All of these situations are relative to the pace at which you and your animal are going. Finding a true regard for your animal is not just about slowing down or being calm, it needs to be deeper. The Trust Technique weekend gives you the tools to enhance the communication between you and your animals and find the true treasures of the relationship that can be found within.

Learn the 3 principles of the Trust Technique

Creative Reaction

Participants learn how to reduce an animal’s thinking levels, creating an intimate and powerful state of confidence and trust. This stage is integral to the relationship between any animal and human. This sharing does not just help the animal it also helps the human discover their own authentic connection.

James shows demonstrations and this is followed by the group helping animals become peaceful using mindful regard. Unlike the Clinics which are one on one with the animals, this is group work.

Realisation Learning

The Trust Technique has a very powerful way to teach animals confidence with self-learning. This simply profound approach, greatly increases learning retention and changes the “animal training” dynamics. To help animals we also need to be able to help people as well, Realisation Learning is a shared event! James discusses the amazing connection that people and animals share, how this deeper connection can be used in a therapeutic practice and shares this unique way that people can let go of their own past and create a peaceful future.

Trusted Co-operation

When two minds are peaceful an intuitive gateway is opened.

Participants learn how to work at the animals pace. This is one of the key aspects of the Trust Technique and a rare practice in the animal industry. It is the door to discovering and sharing pure animal intelligence and is a unique and dynamic way to help nervous animals. It will also enable you to take your animal training to a new and exciting level. With this skill set the sky is the limit, for animal professionals and pet owners alike.

Karen , Attendee

Shelley and James are genuine, warm, caring individuals. The Trust Technique provides everyone with the ability to truly care for and protect our fellow animal beings and friends. Delivered in a simple, yet, touching and soul searching way, this technique is amazing and I am thankful for such truthful and caring people as Shelley and James are for their dedication in sharing this for the good of all beings. I will be continuing my journey and look forward to it with excitement and positivity. I recommend this, don’t keep thinking about it, attend an I Have a Dream Day, it’s wonderful.


who cares for animals on a personal or professional level

  • Pet owners

    Overcome problems and train your animals with confidence and ease.

  • Animal rescue

    Rehabilitate sensitive animals to give them the best chance to find forever homes.

  • Dog Trainers

    Create a listening environment with clear communication to increase learning speed and retention.

  • Horse Trainers

    Gentle, respectful and meaningful communication leading to rewarding co-operation.

  • Vets and staff

    A safe way to help sensitive animals through treatment and speed up recovery times.

  • Animal Therapists

    Create a peaceful accepting environment increasing the effectiveness of your therapy.

  • Trust Technique Practitioners

    A fantastic introduction for those wishing to have a career in helping animals and people.

Pat , Attendee

Thank you so much for such a wonderful course on Saturday. I was so moved by what I saw. It has certainly always been my hope that one day animal cruelty will end and that increasingly man will live in harmony with animals showing them love, tenderness, respect, compassion and that wonderful friendships will blossom. I always saw it as a dream, too big to be realised, but after the weekend what really touched me is the realisation that wonderful people like James and Shelley are taking this forward as TRUE Lightworkers. They are working so hard, growing and developing, spreading the word, educating and training many people in a different and beautiful way to “BE” with animals. Its difficult to put into words when you experience such a deep connection of caring, authentic pure love and I feel so privileged to have witnessed that on Saturday and to have felt that in my own heart, what an amazing gift it was !!!. My heartfelt thanks to James, Shelley, their son, the wonderful horses and all the lovely people I met on the day, The memory will always remain in my heart.

Come join us for a Dream Day

If the dates below are full, please register for the waitlist


Trust Technique 1 Day  £195



Dates and venues

DateVenueFeeAvailabilityMore details
1 Day 30 Sept - 2017Canada Toronto
1 day 4 th - Oct - 2017Canada Ottawa
5 Day 08 - 13 th Oct - 2017USA Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY
1 day 16 - Oct - 2017USA long Island NY
1 Day 04th - Feb - 2018Australia Victoria
1 Day 22nd - April - 2018England London
1 Day 16th June 2018Canada B.C
1 Day 14th July 2018USA Arizona
5 Day event 30th Sept- 5th OctUSA Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY
1 Day 25th November 2018Austria Vienna
5 Day event 29th Sept - 4th Oct 2019USA Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY$540PlacesFull details see the Omega page
More dates to foillow for 2019

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by Kate Wilson on Trust Technique Dream Day

I attended the I Have A Dream day in Vienna recently. It took place at TierQuarTier the large modern animal rescue centre which is just on the edge of the city. It was a big decision to go - to travel from Cornwall to Vienna for a one day course but my heart was telling me to do it , I felt it was the right thing to do whatever the difficulties of getting there. And my heart was right. The whole day was amazing. I have been watching the online videos for about a year so I know already about the technique and the incredible results of doing the work. But videos are one thing and actually being there is another. James and Shelley are wonderful people with big hearts and a powerful healing technique to share. I've been impressed watching James working on the videos and so meeting him was very special. He is as he seems on the films - honest, humble, calm and compassionate.... and human! I got a much greater understanding of the Trust Technique from actually being there in person and now I have returned to the video course with an even deeper committment to continue learning. It was also wonderful to meet other like-minded people from all over Europe.
I recommend this day course to anyone who wants to work with their animals and to be part of this ever growing movement to improve the lives of all animals who share this beautiful planet with us.

I am still carrying the warmth and joy of that day inside my heart. Thank you James, Shelley and all the people and animals who were there.

by Kirsten van der Linden on Trust Technique Dream Day

Attending this 'I have a dream day with Dogs' was a dream come true for me. For a while now I have been following James and Shelley on social media and from the start I felt the importance of their method and how truely inspiring it is. After I discovered the existence of the Trust Technique, I immediately enrolled to the online course.

How many times I have been crying while witnessing the transformation of the animals who are blessed to be introduced to the Trust Technique.

This day was amazing; to meet James and Shelley in person, to see them work first hand on the animals and to connect to like minded people.

Again, this was my dream come true and I know that I will be more and more involved with the Trust Technique with my goal to become a certified practicioner.

James and Shelley, thank you for you.

I was privileged to be part of the I Have A Dream Day at Tier QuarTier Animal Rescue Centre, Vienna. Privileged to see the work that James and Shelley do with damaged dogs first hand. To watch the miracle of the Trust Technique unfold before my very eyes was breath taking and truly inspirational. They showed us a calm, serene, gentle and non intrusive way to connect and heal any animal. This has to be The way forward for all human - animal and human - human communication. I cannot thank James and Shelley enough for a wonderful day and giving me a new direction. I'm looking forward to learning more and becoming a qualified Trust Technique Practitioner.

When watching James and Shelley on video, I was in complete awe. I had never seen such a peaceful, loving, trust-based relationship between human beings and animals. I had tears in my eyes with every single video I watched. And then I learned about the opportunity to meet Shelley and James in person. This seemed so unreal. And... even better than that! Because I am part of the Practitioner course, I got an exclusive invitation for a meet and greet and had the honor and pleasure to experience their work first hand.
Words can‘t describe what this „I Have A Dream Day“ meant to me. It feels like I‘ve finally found my tribe - meeting not only Shelley and James, but also fellow Practitioners and Video Course Members, who all share their passion for animals.
Shelley, James, you are making a difference, and not only to the animal world. Thank you so much for everything you are doing!

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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