The Tellington TTouch® method is a form of manual therapy that promotes relaxation levels, increases body awareness and increases the connection between two living beings. It is a special form of non-verbal communication that has been shown to be effective in both humans and animals due to its influence on brain waves as well as on cellular level.
It is our vision that as many animals as possible in Slovenia benefit from the basic Tellington TTouch® philosophy and that as many owners as possible practice the basic techniques of the Tellington TTouch® method.
– To encourage horse owners and riders to be even more sensitive to their horse’s mental and physical ailments and to strive for the horse’s balance (physically, mentally and emotionally).
– To make dog and other animal owners even more aware of the impact of our ( even unexpressed) expectations and desires, and to train these animals according to the principles of the method.
In 2008, Ranch Kaja and Grom was awarded the honorary title of Tellington TTouch® Center Slovenia for its work in the field of the Tellington TTouch® method. This was a very proud moment for us, as at that time there were only 5 other Tellington TTouch® Centres in the world.
How the method works
The Tellington TTouch® method consists of bodywork, known as TTouch®, and groundwork, known as TTeam.
In TTouch® bodywork, there are circular techniques, lifting techniques and linking techniques. These techniques have the effect of calming, relaxing, relieving pain and muscle tension, and can be used to help heal and speed up the healing of injuries, or just to feel better and to enhance the connection between two living beings.
Like any other friendly touch, the Tellington TTouch® method has an effect on the physical body: it lowers blood pressure and pulse, calms breathing, activates cellular function and thus speeds up and helps the body’s self-care.
Working on the ground, TTeam consists of slow, carefully executed exercises through the placement of poles, cones and over different surfaces. These exercises have been proven to improve coordination and concentration, balance movement and promote a sense of space.
The Tellington TTouch® method has an effect on cell function: it stimulates the correct functioning and balance within each cell, thus affecting the peripheral nervous system and indirectly all the structures of the body.
Research has also confirmed the effect of the method on the brain itself. During touch and floor work, both the left and right hemispheres of the brain are activated, and the connection and communication between them is improved and increased. The method has also been shown to activate and increase alpha, beta, theta and delta brain waves, thus achieving calmness and at the same time the ability to think clearly and even be creative.
The method is a unique approach to training and care developed by world-renowned author and teacher Linda Tellington – Jones.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE TELLINGTON TTOUCH® METHOD ARE:
– to influence positive behavioural change
– to influence an increase in well-being by reducing stress
– deepen relationships and improve communication.
It has been proven that the method has an effect on the nervous system, which has a major impact in the above-mentioned situation. Owners of various animals have reported a change in negative behaviour patterns after only a short application of the method.
The Tellington TTouch® Centre Slovenia has its own website.
For whom is it used?
– Healthcare (to support treatment, rehabilitation and recuperation)
– in education (for learning, concentration, to help with fear, trauma or stress, behavioural deviations, to support the work of teachers, educators and other educational staff)
– in the process of ageing
– working with children who are different, children with growing up problems, addicts, etc.
– working with people undergoing stress, shock, amnesia, people with long-term, chronic or terminal illnesses and hospice care
– in veterinary medicine (to support treatment, rehabilitation and convalescence, and to build and strengthen trust between veterinarian, vet technician and animal).
– in learning, training
– in the ageing process
– correcting behavioural problems
– in shelters, dog groomers, dog shops… (for all staff working with animals)