Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals:
Trust Technique Practitioner
This qualification provides clear guidelines as to how to deliver The Trust Technique® effectively, safely and within the law
whilst retaining the original essence of the technique for the ultimate benefit of animals and people.
This is a formal Ofqual regulated qualification (Level 3 Diploma).
Life is a journey of discovering your own authenticity
why should your work be any different?
Does your work make your heart sing?
Has the voice of doubt given you all the excuses you need to keep your working life as a means to an end? Maybe you are already working in the animal industry yet have a feeling that something is missing? Do you believe that there is more to learn regarding the animal/human relationship? Do you struggle to help the animal when you know it’s the owner’s process as well?
Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for people with their animals: Trust Technique Practitioner
What is the Trust Technique®?
The Trust Technique® is based on the theory that deepening the connection between people and their animals can transform the lives of both. It uses mindfulness as a basis for aiming to resolve problems for the individual and also for the animal. Although an individual may initially seek help for a problem with their animal, they often also benefit personally from using the technique.
When an animal or a person is over-thinking this can create emotional imbalances, making it more difficult to understand or connect with each other. This can have a negative impact on the relationship and ultimately may lower trust levels. Anxious over-thinking is one of the main causes for so called “behavioural problems” in both animals and people.
Daily practice of the Trust Technique® creates a shared peace of mind – the opposite to over- thinking. 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 our lives. When the relationship shifts from fear to trust, over-reactions are replaced with instinctual learning.
This dynamic approach moves past the often hidden dominance between people and animals. It does not objectify the animal but recognises the individual more as a sentient equal. The animal is regarded as an intelligent being, able to work together with a human in trusted cooperation. The reward is a more truthful understanding of the animals opinions and allows for communication that manifests in shared wellbeing.
What is a Trust Technique® Practitioner?
A Trust Technique® Practitioner holds a space of supporting people and their animals. The aim is to help both be more peaceful in their lives by introducing a daily therapeutic practice. The Trust Technique® consultation delivers an integral structure of support while keeping within the laws and guidelines of professional practice. This qualification gives the practitioner the opportunity to be working with people and their animals within a number of different scenarios, to create both physical and emotional healing.
Becoming a Trust Technique® Practitioner is part of the growth and future of this pioneering approach to the animal/human connection and social care.
Online Learning Platform
This online Ofqual recognised qualification, has been designed to give you the optimum learning experience and provides a range of teaching resources including; video tutorials, audio seminars and written materials. It also provides access to The Trust Technique® Members’ chat rooms and monthly webinars.
James will share his knowledge and practical application, in the most detailed way possible, showing how The Trust Technique® can be applied with all animals, using examples of video footage, (filmed from around the world), whilst on his travels with his partner Shelley.
This Level 3 Diploma provides a simple to use but sophisticated online learning platform, designed to enhance your knowledge of the principles of The Trust Technique® and provide significant opportunities to apply this knowledge through practical experience. As a learner, you will also be equipped with a set Trust Technique® Consultation Structure, to enable you to share what you have learnt with clients; safely, legally and effectively.
Finally, the social functions of this course will allow learners to connect to other Trust Technique® learners and Practitioners, helping you to grow within a purposeful community as well as providing additional support for you as you embark on your new career as a professional Trust Technique® Practitioner.
This Level 3 Diploma is designed to teach you the necessary steps to enable you to become a fully qualified Trust Technique® Practitioner, so that you can help both animals and people find confidence and trust, within a practice of mindfulness.
This is a one-year qualification. Once qualified the Trust Technique® Practitioner will continue to be supported in their on-going professional development (CPD), via The Trust Technique® website’s social media functions, which includes regular webinars, chat rooms and access to new content.
The qualification will:
- Introduce you to the history and essence of The Trust Technique®;
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of the key principles of The Trust Technique®;
- Equip you with the skills to be able to describe The Trust Technique® on a one-to-one basis or publicly to a group;
- Provide significant opportunity for gaining personal experience in use and essence of The Trust Technique® working with a range of animals;
- Introduce you to the set Trust Technique® Consultation Structure;
- Provide you with the skills and confidence to follow the Consultation Structure with a client;
- Support you within a social learning environment;
- Provide opportunities for self-development as a learner;
- Provide opportunities to develop your public practice (once qualified); safely, legally and effectively.
For teaching and assessment purposes, learners will study and be assessed on the following:
For the Domestic Animal category- Learners will study and demonstrate working with dogs to qualify for all animals in the domestic category.
For the Large Animal category – Learners will study and demonstrate working with horses to qualify for all animals in the domestic category.
Crossfields Level 3 Diploma: Trust Technique Practitioner
All learners will be required to complete video assessments and will, therefore, need to have access to a device such as a GoPro action camera (or similar) to record their own sessions and consultations.
Filming equipment is not supplied by The Trust Technique® Centre and as such is not included in the qualification fees stated above.