Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner

Qualification title

Crossfields Institute 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.

Key features

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

Entry requirements

Learners must be 18 or over

Guided learning hours

Min: 250
Max: 285

Total qualification time


Study method

Practice based, blended learning and independent study

How long does it take?

Two years part time. The programme should be completed in a maximum of 4 years following registration.


Portfolio of evidence including written assignments, observations, and reflective journaling

Qualification specification

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