About Advanced Proficiency

Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) Advanced Proficiency (AP) is a three day course that builds upon prior HTA knowledge and introduces energy medicine protocols that work in cooperation with veterinarians and their diagnoses. HTA practitioners can use Advanced HTA techniques to enrich their healing applications for their clients and for themselves.

You must have completed HTA Level 4 to attend Healing Touch for Animals® Advanced Proficiency Course. HTA Certification is not required in order to attend.

The weekend course costs $630, if you register early, and breaks down like this:

Friday all day
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AP Fundamentals Class

Saturday all day
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Small Animal Class

Sunday all day
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Large Animal Class

By the end of the Advance Proficiency course, you will:

  • Describe and demonstrate HTA protocol applications to be used with a veterinary diagnosis and health concerns.
  • Discuss business / private practice marketing.
  • Discuss the HTA professional relationship with the practitioner’s community.
  • Describe and demonstrate the application of the advanced HTA techniques.




AP is like going from level 4 to level 20. Another level of the energy system is revealed along with techniques that support a deeper ability to heal. Additionally, advanced techniques are learned for trauma work, origin of issues, and life force. Combined, it provides tools that we can share with our clients for greater effectiveness.
– Shelley Wallen


Right now my favorite of the HTA Advanced Proficiency techniques is the “Bridging With Life Force
TM technique. I have used it on both animals and humans. The humans always comment about how deep they feel this technique works, and how great they feel the next day. I personally feel huge energy flowing through me when I perform this technique. I usually do not get visuals when I do a technique, and I have several times with this technique. I had a sweet cat client I had worked with for about a month who could not seem to hold her energy. I thought I had tried everything. After I did “Bridging With Life ForceTM” technique she has done a turn around and is ‘back to her old self’ according to her joyful owner. There are quite a few other exquisite techniques in this class that I look forward to more deeply exploring.

– Flo Gans