“A close relationship is something that most people crave—and to share it with another being that doesn’t speak your language leaves you speechless.” —James French
For the second consecutive year, Omega is pleased to have Trust Technique™ founder James French and director Shelley Slingo return to the United States to teach this transformative method of fostering peace and mutual regard with animals.
The Trust Technique is a mindful method of working with animals that fosters our own personal healing through a shared journey of finding peace with animals. Together, we create a supportive environment that becomes a healing experience for both humans and animals. When we’re in a relaxed, meditative state, animals feel our calming presence and recognize that we help them feel peaceful, so they want to be with us and work with us.
The Trust Technique moves beyond a dynamic of dominance between animals and people. It does not objectify animals, but recognizes them as whole beings that work in consultation or communion with humans. In the present moment, deep connections are made. Negative patterns can be broken and problems can be overcome for both humans and animals.
Throughout the week, using talks, demonstrations, and practice sessions (including spending time with rescue dogs and visiting a nearby horse stable), we learn the core concepts of the Trust Technique and develop true confidence with animals. We also learn to 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 is suitable for anyone with a love of animals or an interest in spirituality. It also offers practical skills for those who care for animals, including veterinarians, animal practitioners and rescuers, and those who live with pets.