Monday, 20 January 2014


Former Observer columnist, TV personality and Taoist speaker Stephen Russell, better known as the Barefoot Doctor, is leading a unique energy workshop at The Wellbeing Centre, Newbury.
Claire Bushell, director of The Wellbeing Centre, said: “If you’re feeling the post-Christmas blues and need to invite more energy, enlightenment and happiness into your life, this workshop really will give you a huge boost. We’re all immensely excited to host The Barefoot Doctor who will be showing us a rare set of ‘qigong’ practices which can be used in daily life.”
The event takes place on Friday, January 31st from 7pm to 9.30pm at The Wellbeing Centre in Pound Street, Newbury.
Tickets cost £15 in advance or £20 on the door.

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For more information, or to arrange an interview with The Barefoot Doctor, please contact Claire on 01635 552874. Please feel free to send a photographer on the evening.
About Stephen Russell, the Barefoot Doctor:
“I began practising martial arts at the age of eleven. My life has been dedicated to exploring, interpreting, practicing and teaching the methods and philosophy of ancient Taoism ever since.
I’m a master of the Taoist martial arts - tai chi, xing yi, pa kua and white crane and a doctor of Chinese medicine. I’ve also been an avid student of philosophy, belief systems, spirituality and human potential.
I studied psychotherapy with RD Laing for three years and shamanism with the native American Indians of Taos, New Mexico for four years.
Returning to London in the early 80s, I ran the UK’s busiest acupuncture healing practice for 17 years, growing in acclaim and treating celebrities including Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Jade Jagger, the Pink Floyd etc
As well as being a master sound-healer and music producer, I am author of 16 books including HANDBOOK FOR THE URBAN WARRIOR, LIBERATION, MANIFESTO, and more recently PURE , THE MAN WHO DROVE WITH HIS EYES CLOSED and THE MESSAGE.
I wrote a weekly column for the UK’s national Sunday newspaper The Observer for five years, have been a regular on radio and national TV and hosted my own TV show. I now travel the world running workshops and retreats, doing talks, holding club nights, writing, making healing music, as well as teaching the Taoist way through my School for Warriors and Liberation training courses.”

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