I am beyond grateful for the 5 day experience with James and Shelly and the Trust Technique. To say it far exceeded my expectations would be an understatement . It fullled a deep and lifelong yearning for aminals to be seen and respected for the sensitive and intellegent beings they are. There were many times during that week that we learned to "Be" with different species of animals which created a deep bond of mutual respect and healing ( Mindful Regard, as James teaches and demonstrates). There were many moments I sensed wonder and awe with my classmates and myself and the animals responded in gracious presence and curiousity . There are no words for the sacredness of such moments. To be fully present and available ,,,nose to nose, eye to eye and heart to heart with a sheep was an unforgetable instant of oneness of spirit. Personally , in practicing through exercises and experiencing the present moment often during the week, I released a core tramatic issue that had been overshadowing much of my life. it wasn't until I returned home that I realized the full impact of that. The peace that is feel as a result is profound and grounding . I have let go of some heavy baggage and now, experiencially understand the difference between being brave and being at peace... (Thank you James.) and that is what the animals are left with too!! I intend to continue with this inspired work and am deeply grateful to have, no, -to "BE "in a way to support others,especially the amimals to find and trust in the peace they deserve. Forever grateful to be a part of this "wave" of kindness...if you feel a stirring in your heart to learn more... Just do it!!