Workshop

The Trust Technique™

Being With Animals

Oct 08 - Oct 13 2017 Rhinebeck, NY
Explore effective, compassionate, and mindful ways to build and maintain trusting relationships with animals.

“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.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. A portion of the program will be spent off campus. This workshop is noncertified and separate from the Trust Technique practitioner training courses.

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

Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
 
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
 
THURSDAY
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Offsite Visit
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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 (Dinner is included on arrival 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, creator and founder of the Trust Technique, combines his experi ...
  • Shelley Slingo, director of the Trust Technique, is a therapist and animal as ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

The Trust Technique™

$ 525.00

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.

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

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.

$ 1175.00

A Single Cabin Room

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

$ 1345.00

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.

$ 950.00

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.

$ 1040.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1135.00

B Single Cabin Room - Twin [not in use]

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Limited availability.

$ 0.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private 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.

$ 840.00

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. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 740.00

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.

$ 715.00

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.

$ 725.00

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.

$ 565.00

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.

$ 470.00

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).

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
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 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.

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

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

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00

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