Madeleine Ferbal, MA, HHP, HTCP, HTACP

Madeleine completed her undergraduate studies in International Relations and Spanish at the University of San Diego, her Master of Arts in Spanish at the University of Virginia and returned to the University of San Diego to complete her Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management in 2020. She has been in and out of the education field since 1989 teaching a variety of subjects which include Spanish, scholastic journalism, all-source Analysis, team building, administration and energy work. Madeleine began her Healing Touch (HT) journey in 2004, while concurrently conducting her Holistic Health Practitioner studies which she completed in 2007. After finishing her HT studies for humans, she became a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner in 2008 and completes her recertification every five years.

Because of her desire to help improve the health and well-being of her two schipperkes at the time, Madeleine began her Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) studies in the fall of 2008 by attending the 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 became the HTA San Diego coordinator in the fall of 2008, and by spring of 2012, she completed her HTA certification and became a Healing Touch for Animals® instructor. In 2014, she joined the Board of Directors of Healing Touch California to reach more people regarding the benefits of HTA. When not teaching, Madeleine enjoys being outdoors, 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 second set of two schipperkes, previously two females Liberty and Justice Ferbal, and now two males Rudy and Desmond.

“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.”