Sharing a kind, non-dominant approach to helping people and animal
join each other in

‘true relationship’
Becoming Kindred Spirits

true relationship  – is a relationship built on trust and understanding, peace and compassion, listening and working together, supporting each other, becoming conscientious in our way, beyond self-interest, to selfless caring for another. This is true love /true relationship.

Becoming Kindred Spirits -Wanting to be together, soul mate, kindred soul, true love, connecting us to the world by our ‘heartstrings.’ A bond beyond words, beyond protocol and discipline.

I am a practitioner of the “ Trust Technique® ”, developed by James French and Shelley Slingo in England, awarded by the Crossfield Institute, in the category of Large Animals, including horses, farm animals, zoos, rescue centers , and wild animal sanctuaries. 

Trust and understanding have nothing to do with training.


As a child – I felt isolated and marginalized in my human world.  Escaping to the world of animals I dissolved into their presence – no language was needed, there was a kind of meeting of souls, different but connected by the thread of consciousness. I felt at home in this world, accepted by another, heart to heart.  
Later on – my painting process became a way to express my own experiences of deep connection with animals. The painting process itself was my teacher through life’s hurdles, a process of self- awareness/consciousness and individuation.
Always my passion was to help heal the wound in animals damaged by their interaction with humans. My ‘Achilles Heel’ I guess. So I was privileged to visit a few chosen wildlife rescue/sanctuaries where I was able to connect deeply with wild animals unable to live out their lives in the wild. This changed my world forever.
Then after the passing of my soul mate cat – Smudge, everything shifted. I longed to deepen this connection with animals. To give back to the sanctuaries where I had been immersed in unexpected ‘peak’ experiences.

As things happens, The Trust Technique® came into my life. A miracle that informs my world and my art through an even deeper connection with animals.

And now I can share this with you

Life is all about relationship  – whether with people, animals or the world around us. When our relationships are peaceful, the world around us feels peace. We interact differently with life.

The Trust Technique® approach is based on mutual listening, understanding and trust. First finding that healing space of  peace of mind within yourself. Then helping your animal find their own peace of mind, no matter what the situation.

With the Trust Technique® you can do this by connecting at a deeper level than you ever realized possible. More than hugging your horse or giving them treats.

The challenge for most people is to recognize their often-unseen angst/busy-ness/ agenda and be open to a new inclusive, attentive partnership with an animal. 

This means opening your heart to another rather than using your head-what you want.

‘I have a dream’- James French, the Founder of Trust Technique, has a unique ability to bring     
peace and wellbeing to animals rescued from situations of abuse, abandonment and neglect.
These 3 horses are rescued. This bond of trust and confidence is the
art of the Trust Technique® in action.

I have always seen animals as individuals with personalities and feelings as real as our own. They want to be free of fear pain and suffering just as we do.
Peace of mind is the greatest gift you can give them.

The old school way of being with animals, humans are the boss, making animals compliant, submit to human dominance and control. We make them helpless and dependent, obedient and subservient. Our animals must do what we say.
This is so deeply engrained in our culture we don’t even realize it.  We label problems as ‘bad behaviour’ needing discipline/retraining.

Trust Technique® sees ‘bad behaviour’ as a gift.  The animal is communicating that something is not OK with them.   They can’t verbalize, so they act out how they are feeling on a deeper level.

Trust Technique® looks at the cause of behaviours, often deep seated emotional wounds.

It’s not about fixing problems.  It’s about healing relationships.
Mostly these relationships are about the feelings we share.

How different might it be
if we were to cultivate our relationship
Not our control.

By just ‘Being’ and allowing your horse ‘to Be’,  you might be surprised by what will unfold.

To make it simple, Trust Technique® replaces a negative feeling we might be sharing with a peaceful one. 
We use focussed presence to deliver the feeling of peace of mind for the animal to share. 
When they accept this, they can reduce their thinking, so they relax and release stress and tension. Focussed presence brings up all that is not at peace in the animal and the person.
Peace of mind is key to helping any animal or human through difficult situations.

There are 3 main principles that flow into each other. Always the focus is Peace, Patience and gentle Persistence that take you to a deeper level of true relationship.Once your animal understands this and looks to you to help him be peaceful, anything is possible.

There is no force at all used in this process – Our only purpose is to help the animal find their own  inner peace and build a relationship of mutual Trust and Confidence.

Though it is simple and effective -it is based on ancient wisdom, sound therapeutic principles and knowledge. 

It works with their intelligence and their innate ability to self-heal at a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. This inspires long lasting change.  We can literally rewire the brain, human or animal, letting go of old conditioning and emotional patterns, past traumas and residual angst.

It is an easy process without demanding protocols and initiations. 

You will learn how to be present, awareness of our own thoughts and feelings and how we share feelings with our animals, how to be a better listener by closely observing behaviours, both yours and your animals.

 At a deeper level it is an art which grows as you grow and the practice integrates becoming a part of who you are. When you start to ‘become’ the Trust Technique®, your heart will tell you.

Heart Math Institute – peace of mind brings a rhythmic balance to brain and heart waves which we call ‘coherence’. This can have a profound effect on both humans and animals. The heart’s magnetic field radiates outside the body and carries data between species. It is accessed through intuition.

A feeling begins with a thought. A thought produces a reaction.

When an animal or human is high thinking, reactive, they cannot hear you. There is no way they can learn. 
Thinking is often fear-based/over-excitement or they just zone out when in overwhelm. This is very simplistic but maybe you know this in your own world.

By reducing Thinking Levels, we become more peaceful. We can then help our animal release stress.When we see things from a peaceful mindset, our perspective –  our reaction is going to be different. It is the same for animals. A peaceful animal can listen and understand us. Fear becomes curiosity becomes understanding, trust and confidence.

                     ‘when we change the way we look at things,      
the things we look at change’

All I want in my life is meaning/purpose, integrity/authenticity and peace of mind. 
This Lynx shows me how-
enjoying Trust Technique®

In our busy lives we often need to take time out to re-center and find balance in ourselves. Trust Technique® approach invites us to expand our way of “being in the present”, with ourselves, out in the world, and with our animals. Present moment is the space of silence between thought. Our mind is quiet but awake. This space is where we dissolve into clarity, into authenticity. It is where magick happens –  Where creativity begins. 

The Trust Technique® profoundly changes us as humans and so changes our lives and those of our animals. We can create a relationship without pressure, without positive reinforcement, without control, but always when it is a mutual and voluntary partnership.
The basis of this way of being is that when  we change feelings, we change behavior. 
It is for anyone wanting to find a new more authentic way of relating to the world. It brings peace of mind and kindness to our lives and out into the world. 


Your bond becomes deeper than you ever realized possible.

Basically I deeply love animals. Horses always my passion. If I can make a positive difference for people and their animals that is my greatest joy. All of this spills into my art, stories and out into the world.
I am so grateful

If you would like to discuss any of this, I promise no obligation.  I love to inspire others to find new possibilities in their relationship with their animals. Animals are my world, all I hope for is to support a kinder future for us all. 
contact me. I would love to connect. I would be humbled to share my Art of the Trust Technique®  experiences with you.

Meantime if you would like to know more about Trust Technique® here are links to the 2 available video courses.

Messages of Trust

Lifetime video course – this is a fantastic learning platform!!!!

Mobile – +61 418 370 790   [0418 370 790]
Email   –

Animals open human hearts – 
Trust Technique® goes beyond this bringing trust, peace and healing to the human /animal connection.
It is a simple effective tool that could change the world for people and animals.

My focus is to inspire a world of kindness and empathy for All Beings.

Stay creative in your world
 – blaze

*Below is an interesting video with James French, the Founder of Trust Technique®