Workshop

The Trust Technique

Being With Animals

Sep 29 - Oct 04 2019 Rhinebeck, NY

This workshop is sold out. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 or registration@eomega.org to be placed on a waiting list.

Build trusting relationships with animals using the Trust Technique with James French and Shelley Slingo.

The Trust Technique is based on the theory that deepening the connection between humans and animals can transform the lives of both. It uses mindfulness and focused presence techniques as a basis for resolving problems for humans and for pets or other animals.

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 “behavioral 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.

Through talks, demonstrations, and practice sessions (including time spent with rescue dogs, sheep, and horses), we learn the core concepts of the Trust Technique and develop true comfort and confidence with animals. We also develop a daily therapeutic practice we can share with animal companions in our life—including sensitive animals or animals that have lost trust with humans.

This workshop offers practical skills for those who care for animals, including veterinarians, animal practitioners and rescuers, and those who live with pets or simply have a love of animals.

 

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Upon registration your contact information will be shared with French and Slingo so they can be in touch with you prior to the workshop.

Please note: This week’s class at Omega is an experiential training, however it does not count towards achieving a Trust Technique diploma. Please see the Trust Technique website for further details.

Please download and review this Film Release. Portions of the workshop will be videotaped for educational purposes. Please complete this form and bring it with you on the first day of the program.

Faculty recommends you view the following online video course in preparation for the workshop:

Things To Bring

The off-site demonstration only field-trip to Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue (see Schedule below) will take place outdoors, rain or shine, and may require walking, so the faculty asks that you bring the following with you to the course:

  • Clothing to layer, as October weather is unpredictable and can range from warm to cold
  • Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes
  • Hat with a brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Long pants
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Optional: Portable chair
    • There may be long periods of time when you will be standing, so you may want to bring a portable lightweight chair that you can carry, if that will be more comfortable for you.

Schedule

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Optional time to work with sheep (no formal class)
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Offsite Visit to Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue in Dover Plains, NY*
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

*Bus transportation will be provided for the visit to Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue. The bus will depart Omega at 1:00 P.M. and depart Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue at 5:00 P.M.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • James French is the creator and pioneer of the Trust Technique™ method that combines Reiki ...
  • Shelley Slingo, director of the Trust Technique, is a therapist and animal assisted healer. S ...

Tuition & Fees

This workshop is sold out. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 or registration@eomega.org to be placed on a waiting list.

Title Price

The Trust Technique

$485
regular
$540

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 790.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 865.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1260.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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