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  OCTOBER 2006, TELLINGTON TTOUCH NEWSLETTER
1.   EUGENIE'S LETTER
2.   NEW PRACTITIONER TRAINING FOR COMPANION ANIMALS STARTS MARCH 17, 2007! 
3.   HORSE WORKSHOPS
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1.   EUGENIE'S LETTER

Hello TTouch Friends!

I have again experienced this “Magic” we call TTouch during the stay of Linda Tellington-Jones. While I have regularly experienced changes in animals over the years, Linda always inspires me to new awareness and awe of what is possible! So I ask myself what is it about what she does? Many of us have the soft hands & touch, so I have to think it’s the attitude, the belief, the communication and the absolute expectancy that the animal can do what we ask if we do it with patience, gentleness, good visualization of what we want and LISTEN to what the animal is telling us in it’s “whispers”.

This means that we don’t ask an animal to do more than it’s capable of in that moment. If we do, we lose it’s trust and perhaps increase the fear that is probably at the root of the problem. At the same time, we encourage the animal to go beyond its fear in doing more than it is comfortable doing! Finding the balance between these two things is an art and one which Linda has perfected!

During the Companion Animal Training, I watched fearful dogs gain confidence; dogs that couldn’t be groomed, accept the brush; dogs that weren’t listening walk politely; dogs that were afraid of people go to be touched by strangers and many more stories! I have asked a few people to write up their experiences so you’ll be reading a few below and next month.

And yes, it was the last session for this group so we now have 6 new Companion Animal Practitioners with a few more “soon to be”.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Azeht du Plessis, Carmen Leonard, Lindy Dekker, Nicky Lucka, Scotty Valadao & Nancy Horenburg! I wish them well and know that they will all be great Practitioners! We also have an Upgrade to Practitioner I for Horses with Megan Jackson!

The Tellington TTouch Training Program is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year in Scottsdale, Arizona. I kept telling myself I didn’t have the time or money to go, but have finally given in, so I’m off to the States at the end of the month to join friends from around the Globe celebrate this incredible work that we do. I couldn’t allow South Africa to be the only country not represented there – and of course, I always am up for a good Party! [Have just heard that TTEAM leader, Lindy Dekker is going as well, so even better!]

Prior to the Celebration will be a 4 day Intensive Advanced Training for both Horse and Companion Animal Practitioners, so I look forward to sharing with some of the great Practitioners around the World. Will give you a report when I get back!

Now the focus in the office is on the new training starting next year. If you haven’t yet sent in for application forms, but sure to do so pronto as our list is growing!

Thanks for being part of the TTouch community,

Eugenie Chopin

Practitioner III for Companion Animals: echopin@icon.co.za; 011 884-3156



For all of you with teenagers or who have had teenagers, you may want to know why
they really have a lot in common with cats:

 
2.   NEW PRACTITIONER TRAINING FOR COMPANION ANIMALS STARTS MARCH 17, 2007! 

It’s hard to believe that a new Practitioner Training Program will actually start early in 2007. It will be our 3rd training since we began in 2001 and we’re really excited about it! 

The training runs over 3 years, with 2-week long sessions per year. The first Introductory Session will take place March 17-22, 2007. You do NOT need to have any previous experience to join this training. However, you might like to join a workshop before then if you are keen to start. Having a basic knowledge can help you retain more of the Intro training, but again this is not necessary for you to be part of the TTACT III class. If you are interested in a workshop, please go to our website at http://www.ttouch.co.za/ and look on the Workshop page for details. 

After the Introductory Session and between sessions, students are encouraged to assist at workshops for further experience and do case studies. The program comprises only 2 sessions a year in order to help students with their finances and the need to get time off work. The workshops are scheduled to include a weekend in order to make it as convenient as possible.

The Program is a comprehensive training of hands on work with Companion Animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, etc. The training consists of 2 sessions a year lasting between 5 & 7 days, for 3 years.

WHAT DOES THE TRAINING INCLUDE:
We endeavour to help the student to be proficient and confident in the TTouch work. To this end we have a program that we believe gives a steady hands on experience for the best results. That includes such things as:

After session 2, the TTouch student is required to do 5 case studies between each session, 15 in total. This is to ensure that the student is doing and experiencing the work as well as getting feedback on what they are doing.

After session 2, each student receives a Mentor who is available to help him with these case studies and any question he might have about how to handle a particular situation.

At session 2, we begin to take students to a Shelter to work on both cats and dogs. This is to give you an opportunity to experience as many different animals as possible. It also allows us to give back something to the animal community. (Please note that if anyone has an objection to going into the shelter, and we realize that it is hard for some, there is no obligation. There is always an alternative to work with the kennel or your own animals instead.)

At session 3, we start to introduce Client Days. This is a morning where we set up Clients and their dogs for you to help in a safe and supported environment.

In general, the course is very much a hands on training giving you a great variety of experience with as many animals as possible so that at the end of 6 modules you feel confident to handle the clients and cases that come your way.

TTACT students are encouraged to assist at workshops given by fully Certified Practitioners. This is a great learning experience and invaluable to the learning process.

The TTouch office and Guild is always here to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any needs!

Our Instructors all come from overseas and are the best in the world. One of the beauties of this program is that the same people teach it worldwide and so the information doesn’t get filtered down through many hands. The Instructors include Linda Tellington Jones (creator of TTouch), Robyn Hood (Linda’s sister and brilliant teacher), Edie Jane Eaton (also a Feldenkrais Practitioner) & Debby Potts (teacher par excellence).

This program is about helping you communicate with animals, giving people an alternative method of working with both animals and people, our human relationship with the animal world and giving you the tools to do all of these things. The program is dynamic, creative and yet very practical so that the work is clear and easy to understand.

At the end of 2 years, if you have done your case studies, you will acquire the Status of Practitioner–In–Training and are then able to charge for one-on-one consultations with clients.

The cost of the 5-day Introductory course will be +/- R3900.

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Eugenie on 011 884-3156 or email eugenie@ttouch.co.za



Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.  
3.   HORSE WORKSHOPS
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It’s hard to believe that a new Practitioner Training Program will actually start early in 2007. It will be our 3rd training since we began in 2001 and we’re really excited about it! 

The training runs over 3 years, with 2-week long sessions per year. The first Introductory Session will take place March 17-22, 2007. You do NOT need to have any previous experience to join this training. However, you might like to join a workshop before then if you are keen to start. Having a basic knowledge can help you retain more of the Intro training, but again this is not necessary for you to be part of the TTACT III class. If you are interested in a workshop, please go to our website at http://www.ttouch.co.za/ and look on the Workshop page for details. 

After the Introductory Session and between sessions, students are encouraged to assist at workshops for further experience and do case studies. The program comprises only 2 sessions a year in order to help students with their finances and the need to get time off work. The workshops are scheduled to include a weekend in order to make it as convenient as possible.

The Program is a comprehensive training of hands on work with Companion Animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, etc. The training consists of 2 sessions a year lasting between 5 & 7 days, for 3 years.

WHAT DOES THE TRAINING INCLUDE:
We endeavour to help the student to be proficient and confident in the TTouch work. To this end we have a program that we believe gives a steady hands on experience for the best results. That includes such things as:

After session 2, the TTouch student is required to do 5 case studies between each session, 15 in total. This is to ensure that the student is doing and experiencing the work as well as getting feedback on what they are doing.

After session 2, each student receives a Mentor who is available to help him with these case studies and any question he might have about how to handle a particular situation.

At session 2, we begin to take students to a Shelter to work on both cats and dogs. This is to give you an opportunity to experience as many different animals as possible. It also allows us to give back something to the animal community. (Please note that if anyone has an objection to going into the shelter, and we realize that it is hard for some, there is no obligation. There is always an alternative to work with the kennel or your own animals instead.)

At session 3, we start to introduce Client Days. This is a morning where we set up Clients and their dogs for you to help in a safe and supported environment.

In general, the course is very much a hands on training giving you a great variety of experience with as many animals as possible so that at the end of 6 modules you feel confident to handle the clients and cases that come your way.

TTACT students are encouraged to assist at workshops given by fully Certified Practitioners. This is a great learning experience and invaluable to the learning process.

The TTouch office and Guild is always here to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any needs!

Our Instructors all come from overseas and are the best in the world. One of the beauties of this program is that the same people teach it worldwide and so the information doesn’t get filtered down through many hands. The Instructors include Linda Tellington Jones (creator of TTouch), Robyn Hood (Linda’s sister and brilliant teacher), Edie Jane Eaton (also a Feldenkrais Practitioner) & Debby Potts (teacher par excellence).

This program is about helping you communicate with animals, giving people an alternative method of working with both animals and people, our human relationship with the animal world and giving you the tools to do all of these things. The program is dynamic, creative and yet very practical so that the work is clear and easy to understand.

At the end of 2 years, if you have done your case studies, you will acquire the Status of Practitioner–In–Training and are then able to charge for one-on-one consultations with clients.

The cost of the 5-day Introductory course will be +/- R3900.

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Eugenie on 011 884-3156 or email eugenie@ttouch.co.za

 
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