Madeleine Ferbal, MA, HHP, HTCP, HTACP

Madeleine completed her Master of Arts in Spanish at the University of Virginia and her undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego. She has been in and out of the education field since 1989 teaching a variety of subjects including Spanish, Scholastic Journalism, All-source Analysis, Team Building, and Administration. Madeleine began her Healing Touch (HT) journey in 2004 while concurrently conducting her Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) studies which she completed in 2007. After finishing her HT studies for humans, she became a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) in 2008.

Because of her desire to help improve the health and well-being of her two schipperkes, Madeleine began her Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) studies in the fall of 2008 and completed her certification in the spring of 2012. She attended her first HTA Level 1 course in Denver with the intention of bringing the classes back to San Diego and growing the HTA community in southern California. She began as the San Diego coordinator and is now an instructor. In 2014, she joined the Board of Directors of Healing Touch California in order to reach more people regarding the benefits of HTA. When not teaching, Madeleine enjoys focusing her time on her private healing practice of animals and their humans as well as spending time with other HTA practitioners volunteering in the community. She resides in San Diego County with her spouse and their two schipperkes, Liberty and Justice Ferbal.

“It is exciting being part of an educational organization/movement which advocates and teaches that we are all capable of improving the health and well-being of animals. I am grateful for the heart-centered connection I make with people because of this work.”