Only A Peaceful Mind...

Discovers true animal intelligence

A weekend that will inspire you

2 Day in-person clinic

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 day 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.

Daily practice of the Trust Technique creates a shared peace of mind and reduces anxious over-thinking—one of the main causes for so-called “behavioural problems” in pets and humans. This dynamic approach does not objectify animals, but rather recognises all animals as sentient equals and transcends an unhealthy approach of dominance or control. Humans and other animals work in trusted cooperation, which leads to more truthful communication and manifests in shared well-being.

Learn the 3 principles of the Trust Technique

You will learn how to overcome thinking and create a still mindset that you then share with your own animals.

The Trust Technique is not just about being present around animals. It is way more sophisticated.

You will learn the techniques that deliver this feeling specifically at your animals’ pace using focused presence. It is a beautiful dance where you help reduce your animals thinking while you holding a deep listening state.

The result is a combined process of healing that helps both physical and emotional pain. Followed by a deep sense of trust and connection

On the day we will be exploring the principle in detail. You will be learning the techniques which make this sharing possible. Followed by live examples and group participation.

A simple and profound way to resolve behavioural issues by changing perception.

You will be learning how to create a very dynamic way to help both you and your animals learn quickly with a very high level of retention.

By seeing and valuing your animals’ opinion and having the techniques to help them let go of overthinking states. This principle makes it easy to help your animal build trust and confidence when in environments which would normally make then fearful. You will also discover how to help them builds their overall confidence in environments and you.

On the day we share this understanding and technique in a practical way so that you will have these skills to help your own animals.

When two minds are peaceful an intuitive gateway is shared.

This is the door to discovering and sharing pure animal intelligence and is a unique and dynamic way to help develop trusted cooperation. 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 on what you can achieve together.

On the day, we will share the techniques which are the future of the animal-human connection.

You will learn how to work with each other in gratitude where both you and your animals enjoy learning and working together. We will also be exploring a very down to earth way of stimulating intuitive communication.

This Course Is For Anyone who cares for animals on a personal or professional level

Pet Owners

Animal Rescue

Dog Trainers

Horse Trainers

Animal Therapists

Vets & Staff

For Practitioners

Join us on a Trust Technique clinic

Due to the interest for the clinic 2 day, the listings are not public. To attend a clinic please register for the waitlist below


Trust Technique 2 Day Clinic £350


To attend the clinic participants will need to be Trust Technique Video Course Members:

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Gina Hankins

What a truly wonderful 2 days. To have been able to find peace tranquillity and a true regard for both people and animals has been such a very moving experience which I look forward to moving on with.


James teaches a whole new understanding of how to be with animals, this is a very inspiring and special weekend. Getting the Trust of the horses to lie down beside you is a very magical experience.- remember horses are a flight animal -.James is a wonderful teacher and has a vast knowledge of animals and how to care for them he is an inspiration to anyone attending this course. Thank you James and Shelly for the wonderful work you both are doing. The Mane Chance Sanctury is a credit to you both. I would recommend this clinic to anyone who works with animals and especially those working in animal rescue centres

Gwen McLeod

What an absolutely awesome experience! I'd looked forward to the Clinic for a long time having been on the waiting list for some months and it's fair to say it exceeded my expectations on every level. I'd hoped to develop myself and to discover new possibilities for working therapeutically with horses and I came away having a rich, profound experience of both. The Sanctuary is the most serene and perfect setting to experience the peace and unifying effect of what is such a simple but equally profound technique. James is an inspiring teacher and human being. It was truly a gift to spend time with the horses in such a 'present' way. To witness the depth of relationship that clearly exists between James and all of the horses is like nothing I've ever seen and completely beautiful - as it is to see such happy, healthy horses given the past trauma most of them have in their history. I would heartily recommend this course - not just for those with a professional connect with animals but anyone who cares for them and believes in authentic living. Thank you James, Shelley and all at Mane Chance, with love Gwen x


Just completed the Trust Technique weekend at Mane Chance Sanctuary - it was phenominal. As a pet owner, my relationship with Tayto (rescued Jack Russell) has blossomed. James helped me through my own blockage which greatly helped me relate to Tayto's issues. Working with the horses opened up a whole new understanding for me - a whole new dimension to the world that I had missed. I encourage everyone to come meet James & Shelley and experience what they have created and witness the wonderful potential that lies ahead.

Nancy Bottura

Gentle, subtle and yet so powerful is how I would describe the Trust Technique. I found the whole weekend very inspiring, James is a great teacher. I feel I have been shown a new way of being with animals. I have already been putting into practice what I learnt with my animals at home and I know this will also enhance my work with animals as a healer and animal communicator. I received so many things from this weekend I feel that it has touched me on a deep level. I found the time spent with the horses to be very special and moving. I would highly recommend this clinic.

Other Courses

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 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.

Omega Week

This five-day event held at Omega NY. Learn 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 and ourselves.

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.