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2019 HEAL Facilitator Training in Hoboel, Norway (outside of Oslo)

May 5, 2019 - September 28, 2019

First Week: May 5-11, 2019
Last Week: Sept 22-28, 2019

The 2019 HEAL program is going to be held in Norway once again, at Bilitt Gaard, a small farm near Oslo. The teaching team for 2019 includes: Kristin Fernald, LMHC, and Jeanette Lysell of Bilitt Gaard. The combined strengths of these instructors offer a spectrum of experience and support for our students, and a high instructor to student ratio. Jeanette’s herd is very experienced in the work of HEAL, through numerous workshops over the past 5 years and the 2017 HEAL FTP. 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.

Call Kristin Fernald for more information at (360) 468-3785 or email kristin@kristinfernald.com.

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2019 Program Faculty

Kristin Fernald

Kristin Fernald, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. She has a private practice serving individuals and couples with a specialty in emotional and body-centered psychotherapy. She offers EFPL services with her herd of 3 horses as part of her psychotherapy practice on Lopez Island. A 2011 HEAL Facilitator Training graduate, she has been teaching HEAL workshops and trainings internationally for 5 years. www.kristinfernald.com

Jeanette Lysell

Jeanette Lysell directed an equine facilitated program for people in addiction treatment for 20 years at Oslo University Hospital. She holds a bachelors degree in child protection work and has completed the Scandinavian Bodynamic training in Trauma Therapy. Jeanette, a 2013 HEAL graduate, now offers EFPL services at her farm to adults and children. She is also very active in leading workshops and speaking at national conferences for the use of horses in psychosocial work in Scandinavia. www.bilittgard.no

Application Instructions

  • Download the application PDF: Click here for application form
  • Open the PDF file (using Adobe Reader) and fill it out*
  • Save the file and send completed application by email to Kristin Fernald, Certified HEAL Facilitator and Instructor: kristin@kristinfernald.com
  • Application fee ‐ $75.00 Payment online via PayPal; contact Kristin via email to set this up. Checks made payable to Kristin Fernald and mailed to:
    Kristin Fernald
    98 Salmonberry Lane
    Lopez Island, WA 98261

*Or, if you’d prefer, you can print the application to fill it out and mail with your application fee.


May 5, 2019
September 28, 2019
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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..