The Tellington TTouch Method TT.E.A.M ©
Kind hands for a deep bond and a balanced well-being!
We do a great deal of work with dogs, cats, horses and other animals, but because we work in this gentle, respectful way, we learn by working with the animals to treat our own fellow beings with understanding, tolerance, forgiveness, compassion and gratitude, which are keystones in the Tellington TTouch.
For everyone who is nervous or anxious, you can teach what we call the Heart Hug, moving the skin gently through the clothes one circle and a quarter, and it moves them from a place of fear and stress to a sense of well-being. We’ve also taught them how to do circles around their mouths to relieve their fears or anxieties about testing. The mouth is a direct connection to our limbic system, which controls our emotions.
The gentle circular Tellington TTouches releases oxytocin, the “trust” hormone, and communication and function, releasing fear at healing. This may explain why animals gain TTouch gives humans, dogs, horses and improved health and well-being with TTouch of their bodies, bringing new physical, mental it creates a shift from control of the (fight/flight/freeze/faint/fool around) which allows a dog to think rather than react.
New research demonstrates that light touch also releases oxytocin, the “trust” hormone, and enhances healing. This may explain why animals gain trust and improved health and well-being with TTouch.
Linda Tellington-Jones was born on a farm in Canada and raised within nature. She could rather ride a horse than walk and she was supposed to have a career with horses. With her first husband she ran a farm for horse training in the USA, she wrote a book about physiotherapy for horses and in the seventies she attended a four year apprenticeship in the Feldenkrais methodat Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais™. With this intensive body action, which is based on the streng thening of the physical abilities and the improvement of the human learning ability, her immense knowledge about horses and her deep understanding of all creatures in the world, she developed the TTEAM-Method in the late seventies. This method consists of the TTouch, the basement work and the philosophy of the comprehensive learning.
The TT.E.A.M-Method has been grown and developed since the beginning. Even science has been occupied with it. It is confirmed, that the adrenalin level in the blood is reduced and that both of the brain hemispheres are stimulated at the same time and all through the TTouch. It is practised in over 30 countries all over the world by the owners of animals, animal trainers, vets, alternative practitioners for animals, zoos and in the rehabilitation of wild animals.
It consists of different obstacles on the basement, e.g.: the maze, the seesaw, tires, plastic foil and slalom obstacles. Dogs and horses work successfully with this method. The aim of the basement work is, to make animal and human work together and show them, how few signals and which are necessary to notify each other of the actions. In addition there are certain positions of conduction for human and animal. The attention of the animal is equally trained and a lot of problems between human and animal can be solved, problems between dogs, pulling on the lead, lifting of the hove at horses, riding problems, fear of being loaded on trailers and concentration problems.
The TTouch resulted from the attempt, to teach people the theory of Feldenkrais with the help of a horse. Later she added a regular and steady breathing, different positions of the hands and a spectrum of the intensity of pressure from one to ten to it. To her great surprise she recognised, that people could achieve a success with the instruction of less than one hour. The success was a significant change in the behaviour and the personality of an animal and an appreciable, quicker healing of wounds, injuries and stiffness. The TTouch consists of a circle of a rotation of one and a quarter in clockwise direction. The TTouch is performed with the fingers or the full hand on the skin. It is not a massage! The TTouch mobilises the function of the cells and nerve tracts and helps them to regain balance and conveys a new body feeling. There are more than 20 different TTouches and not all of them consist of the circle, but all of them have the aim, to give the cells new information and the opportunity of recovery and of well-being. With the TTouch, Linda gave us a precious present, a present for all creatures.
NEW!! Tellington-TTOUCH for KIDS (in schools, clubs and privat)