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2016 HEAL Facilitator Training in Redmond, WA USA (near Seattle)

May 2, 2016

The HEAL Facilitator Training Program is accepting applications for the next class which begins in May 2016.  The five-month program includes two weeks of on-site instruction (spring and fall) at Raven Rock Ranch in Redmond, WA, with a summer semester of distance learning and mentored practice in EFPL.

Access our informational flyer

HEAL Facilitator Jeanette Lysell, NorwayThe 2016 HEAL program promises the best learning experience yet.  The teaching team for HEAL 2016 includes: Kristin Fernald, LMHC, Leigh Shambo, MSW, LPCC, CEIP-MH, and Sandy Matts, MA, PATH-TRI.  The combined strengths of these instructors offer a spectrum of experience and support for our students, and a high instructor to student ratio.   HEAL-FTP  accepts a small cohort of  candidates who are qualified to serve as the lead therapist or educator for EFPL services.  We select for candidates with a balance of horse experience, plus education and experience in a modality of human counseling, therapy or education. Access our informational flyer, or call us, for more details on the application criteria.

Call HEAL for more information 760-873-8980 or email info@humanequinealliance.org

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.


May 2, 2016
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Raven Rock Ranch
Redmond, WA United States + 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..