Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner
The Trust Technique is based on the theory that deepening the connection between people and their animals can transform the lives of both. It uses mindfulness as a basis for aiming to resolve problems for the individual and also for the animal. Although an individual may initially seek help for a problem with their animal, they often also benefit personally from using the technique. A Trust Technique Practitioner holds a space of supporting people to work with an animal that they are responsible for.
This qualification consists of 7 modules.
It introduces learners to the history and essence of The Trust Technique and develops the learner’s knowledge of the context of animal-assisted healing within the UK.
Learners explore the principles of the Trust Technique and develop their own understanding of the principles.
The key principles underpinning this qualification are:
- Creative Reaction – this involves the learner coming into the Present Moment with an animal, creating a mindful state of being, which the animal reacts to
- Realisation Learning – this is a process by which response to a certain situation can be changed over time, altering patterns of behaviour for the person and the animal
- Trusted Cooperation – this principle entails building trust and confidence between the individual and the animal
Learners must be 18 or over
Guided learning hours
Total qualification time
Practice based, blended learning and independent study
How long does it take?
Portfolio of evidence including written assignments, observations, and reflective journaling