The Trust Technique

Video Course

The best way to learn the techniques for your personal use
50 hours of videos clearly sharing how to increase trust and confidence in both yours and your animals lives.

Tutorials & Case Studies
with horses, dogs, cats, lions and bears

A life changing video course!

This video course opens your mind to a world of possibilities where animal intelligence can be discovered in an environment of trust and confidence.

Since 2010, James has video recorded all sessions with rescue centres and his private clients. This has created a vast collection of stunning examples of how the Trust Technique works with all types of animals – dogs, horses, cats, lions and even rescued bears.

Each video story highlights different problems and how the principles and concepts of this method have been applied. These working examples, are accompanied by creative video tutorials which have been designed to teach you this method with ease. Breaking each concept down into practical exercises for you to do with your animals.  Making this powerful technique available for you, to use at home anytime, no matter how busy your schedule!

"This course is one of the most valuable things I have ever watched in my life. It not only helps me to help my furry friends, it also helps to understand more about who and what we all really are. The sharing of feelings, thoughts and being among all of us, humans, animals, is such an amazing gift. I remind myself daily to share the right feelings with others and not the wrong ones. I love to be able to give more peace to any animal or human, including myself. James and Shelley and everyone participating: A huge THANK YOU from my part. What you do really changes the world. I wish, everybody would follow the course and live what it teaches. Lots of love and gratitude for your amazing, kind, wonderful work"

Inspired possibilities with kindness!

The Trust Technique ® is based on the premise that you and your animals share and react to micro feelings. When there is over-thinking it creates strong emotional feelings. This makes it difficult to understand or connect with each other and can have a negative impact on the relationship. Over-thinking is one of the main causes for so called “behavioural problems” in both animals and people!

This mindful practice is shared between you and your animals and is the opposite to over-thinking. The new connection builds a core bond of trust and confidence in each other, which can then be developed well beyond any problems. When the relationship shifts from fear to trust, over-reactions are replaced with instinctual learning.

A peaceful authentic state of being that promotes cooperation through kindness. The reward, is a more truthful understanding of animal intelligence and allows for communication that manifests in shared wellbeing.

Course structure

The video course is laid out in sections, in total there are currently over 250 videos. Each section has a number of different tutorials and working sessions with different animals. You will find Horses, Dogs, Cats, Lions and Bears all being helped with the Trust Technique. The tutorials give very clear exercises so that you can start using the Trust Technique with your animal within the first hour. The animal sessions are either working and helping rescued animals or private consultations with James’ clients.

This is the perfect way for you to discover the many concepts and principles of the Trust Technique and then share this practically with your own animals.

James teaches you on a one to one level, sharing his intimate and personal experiences of working with clients and rescue centre animals. Imagine being able to connect to this information when you need it! The course plays on all devices, so you can watch with your horse in the field!

The course is really well laid out, layering information by introducing a topic and returning to it so you can really “get” it. I have been using this course in preparation for taking on a highly sensitive rescue dog – which has been a process over several months. In the meantime, our Beagle, along with all of us, has been reaping the benefits of receiving TT and our new Rescue arrived 5 days ago. I have been doing 3 x 10ish mins a day and he is already a much more chilled out dog. I sent a video of him to his foster home and she literally burst into tears saying she had never seen him so relaxed and at peace. I can’t recommend this course highly enough, it just makes everyone in the family more gentle and thoughtful.


James and Shelley donate their time to teach rescue staff this method. The examples in the video course feature Dogs, Horses, Cats, Lions and Bears


The video course covers numerous home visits, helping animals and people with the Trust Technique. These examples include Dogs, Horses and Cats.


Detailed and fun tutorials which are simple to do and very beautiful to share with your animals. Experience is everything and this is where yours starts!

Course Benefits

The Trust Technique is not just for helping your animal who has problems! It is a combination of both communication and healing that will benefit you as much as them. 

At the beginning it may be that you need to help them find trust and confidence and this soon develops to deepened states of connection and communication.

Lifetime Membership

1 simple payment
£ 297 Onetime Payment
  • Learn the techniques for you and your animals
  • Instant access to over 250 life changing videos
  • Examples with horses, dogs, cats, lions and bears
  • Easy to follow and apply tutorials
  • Be part of a caring online community
  • Forum access
  • Ask Questions
  • Know that your contribution is helping animals worldwide
  • Prerequisite for TT Practitioners, clinics and consultations
  • 14 day money back guarantee
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Questions & Answers

We believe that it works with all sentient beings. Not that we have worked with all the different animals on the planet :) We have worked with horses, dogs, cats, lions, bears and numerous types of farm animals.

The Trust Technique was developed to help the sensitive animals that the other approaches have not been able to help. Because the animals’ opinion is fully regarded it means that the animal is not placed in a position to be pressured. This then helps them trust and build confidence in you.

The Messages Of Trust
This is the introduction course.
The Trust Technique Video Course 
This is the online foundation course. This teaches you all of the techniques themselves and contains over 50 hours of video tutorials and case studies with horses, dogs, cats, lions and bears
The Trust Technique Practitioner online qualification
This is a 2 year (part-time) Ofqual level 3 diploma, for those wishing to have a career in helping people and animals.
Animal Communication Audio Set
Teaching the very natural skill of animal communication
We also have a number of in-person workshops we teach in Europe, America and Australia

It can really help!
The Trust Technique takes your relationship to the next level. Building a deeper connection and showing clearly how to share the true spirit of co-operation

Yes because this is the relationship underneath the actions we do. Will it change what you do? This we can not answer. Will it change HOW you do? Most definitely.

Please contact us and we will be delighted to help you

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All Reviews

Christiane Weninger

I want to thank James and Shelly for this video course. The way you help animals and humans to get peaceful with what ever happened in their life is just wonderful. It helped me a lot to get a deeper understanding of myself and my animals (a horse and a cat). Bothe of my animals had a difficult childhood. And so I have a lot to learn how to deepen our relationship. How to lead myself and my animals through the mindful regard. Actually it took me a while to understand what the mindful regard means. by watching all the videos I started to understand more and more. And to be honest at the beginning I just wanted to learn, understand and practice as much as possible and then I realised that this was exactly my pattern. I suffered my hole life of being stressed and pushed by my father to do everything faster and better. And I always thought why can´t I do things in my space? Why? And then I forgot that it was me how continued that pattern. I did´nt know how to stop it. And when I tried to it got even worse and stressed me. But starting with the TT also for humans it changed my thinking and it still takes time but I am on my way and I do understand more and more about the animals space and how to regard them and myself. It is a wonderful way. The way I was not only looking for actually I was seeking for it. And when I can release my anxiety and past I can get a deeper understanding first of myself and then for my animals. Thank you for you being with us and our animals. All the best Christiane

Sophie Fukutome

For those who won’t read much further: I warmly recommend this course because it offers new insights into our relationship with animals and a pragmatic method for creating such a relationship. Personally, I took this course not just because it sounds “cool” to have a trusting relationship with my dog, but out of necessity, because she’s very difficult. I expect the TT will help us, because it seems to go to the heart of the problem.
Rather than a classical course, the TT video course feels more like an apprenticeship in which we follow James and Shelley, learning how to feel and see. The spoken text is easy to understand. James speaks slowly and clearly, attracting our attention to important points. (In the Bear videos, I couldn’t always hear his interlocutor well enough). The order of the videos is, I believe, more or less chronological. The structure of the learning programme is achieved by recommending a viewing order. The forums are very useful to ask questions as we experiment with the method with our own animals.
The TT video course probably needs to be viewed several times, discovering a little more every time. In the first round, I was very impatient to have seen it all. I nevertheless took about 3 months. Now, I feel I can relax, take a step back, and view it again!
Although the first round of the TT video course does not give me the impression I have mastered the TT, it has helped me become a little calmer (good for my husband, too!), and I am beginning to see some change in my dog. The method is founded on simple principles, and it can be practiced: it’s not magic. This is an aspect I greatly appreciate. Nevertheless, I believe its application requires commitment (regular practice, viewing and reviewing the videos, TT for humans) to get a feeling for timing, and “messages” from my dog. Honing my listening and observing skills seems paramount.
Many thanks to James and Shelley for setting up this course online, which is the only way I would have been able to follow it at the moment. And thanks also to the practitioners who took the time and trouble to answer my questions.

Pamela Pomeranz

The trust technique in a word, outstanding. The ability to learn to be peaceful is extraordinary and so fulfilling to me as a person .

Caroline Sherwood

I just sent a message to JAMES but not sure if that went to the right place.
I’ve just watched the Healing module and think this should be part of all healing training courses for humans. The point about getting present (reducing thinking) before attempting to give healing is so crucial. Just beautiful to see the animals softening and calming and receiving and changing…Thank you. I’m not communicating much, but I’m really enjoying this course. Much of it is familiar (albeit applied very specifically in a new context) as I did a 7 year training in satipatthāna-vipassana (1973-1980), and have been a meditator ever since. My first teacher (John Garrie) was a gifted healer, so much healing knowledge was woven into our training, such as regular distance healing sessions.

elisabetta asti

I appreciate with all my heart this course because of his message, so deep and important for all the sentient beings: it is really what I was looking for . Thank you so much!