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2017 HEAL Facilitator Training Program in Norway

April 2, 2017

We are extremely excited to announce our first international HEAL Facilitator Training in Moelv, Norway at Lundehagen Farm (www.lundehagen.no ). Applications are now being accepted for the next class which begins in April 2017. The five-month program includes two weeks of on-site instruction (early spring and late summer), with a summer semester of distance learning and mentored practice in EFPL.

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photoThe HEAL training attracts professional educators, counselors, therapists and life coaches from around the world, preparing them to incorporate the alternative therapy known as “equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning”, or EFPL into their practice. Participants learn to facilitate horse activities for experiential psychotherapy or learning, helping clients increase relational ability, emotional well-being, self-awareness and empowerment. The HEAL model is particularly applicable to healing the effects of trauma and emotional dysregulation.

The teaching faculty includes Kristin Fernald, MA, LMHC, HEAL graduate and Designated Instructor, with Assisting Instructors and HEAL graduates Jeanette Lysell and Norunn Kogstad, MD.

HEAL Founder Leigh Shambo, MSW, LPCC, is the Program Director and will be a Distance Instructor in HEAL FTP Norway.
Contact Kristin Fernald for an FTP Norway application! kristin@kristinfernald.com

The 5-month long HEAL training attracts professional educators, counselors, therapists and life coaches, preparing them to incorporate equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning, or EFPL, into their work with clients and students. The program will accept up to 12 qualified applicants, on a first-come basis.


April 2, 2017
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Lundehagen Farm
Moelv, Norway + Google Map


Financial policies for registrations placed through HEAL


Partial scholarships may be available for certain events. These are based on financial need and awarded through an application process. Email HEAL at leigh@humanequinealliance.com for a scholarship application.

Cancellation Policy

More than 30 Days Notice: Deposit will be refunded or transferred to another date during the same calendar year less a $50 processing fee.

Less than 30 Days Notice: Deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions made for travel conditions or medical emergencies in which case the deposit will be treated as a cancellation with more than 30 days notice.

*If a program is canceled by HEAL, any deposits paid will be refunded in full.

Complaint or Dispute review and resolution

HEAL is committed to openness, accountability and communication in its relations with students, customers and the general public.   If you have a concern about any aspect of the services provided to you by HEAL, you can expect to receive respectful treatment, a timely response and clear, accurate information about your concern.   It is most productive to raise any concern in a timely manner, with the HEAL Instructor involved, as the most direct route to resolution.  If this is not possible, the concern should be directed to the attention of HEAL Director Leigh Shambo.   If the matter is not resolved at this level you may request a hearing before the HEAL Instruction team to determine if further action is warranted.  We thank you for your willingness to share any concern about the quality or safety of your HEAL experience.

For more information on any of our listed events or hosting your own event please contact the HEAL office at 760-873-8980 or by email at leigh@humanequinealliance..