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Finally feel fully in your body, taking everything in your stride and loving each and every moment of this precious ride of life progressively more with Barefoot Doctor’s easy and quick to learn, fun to follow, unique, in-depth, proven, advanced training in mindfulness.


balanced_stonesInstantly releases stress, enabling you to relax properly – by reconnecting you fully with your body and your environment

Heightens your concentration – so you focus rather than flap and get much more done in less time

Improves your recall – for better short and long-term memory

Allows you to communicate more clearly – in the moment, getting your point across succinctly & adroitly

Increases your capacity for being truly kind & respectful to yourself – with which comes improved trust and confidence in yourself,

Enables you to handle every situation like a master with full-panorama perspective at all times – so that nothing, however challenging or nasty, throws you in the slightest (imagine that), and lastly but mostly,

Gives you back your sanity and peace of mind


Advanced Mindfulness the Taoist way


DSC_1132Mindfulness is a word that’s been so hijacked by popular culture, it’s lost it’s true meaning and origins, hence modern so-called mindfulness training, though far better than no mindfulness training, only provides the superficial rudimentary half of the trick.

The Taoist approach provides the full picture.

Why advanced? Because it is. The general run-of-the-mill so-called mindfulness trainings are aimed at people with zero self-awareness factor and hence relatively superficial. The Taoist method, a few thousand years older even than the original Buddhist version John Cabot Zing lifted his version from, goes far deeper and is precise rather than vague.

Obviously I’m biased and an opinionated bastard in this respect so don’t take my word for it. You’ll figure it out for yourself as soon as you get a taste of the one I’m presenting. Also bear in mind I’ve been practicing this method with increasing depth for no less than 50 years and teaching it for 40 and as an artist – we all are – have my own interpretation and way of explaining it. And despite any inevitable flaws as we’re all human, I have enough proof it’s effective to have no compunction in recommending it most highly to you.

I’ve taught it to everyone from dangerous psychotics as part of a mental health pilot scheme, convicted murderers dealing with guilt and the tedium of life sentences, and people suffering from various compulsive disorders for instance, to captains of industry, world-famous DJs, porn stars and politicians – and no one has failed to benefit greatly.

What makes it different?
  • the proprioceptive aspect particular to Taoism , whereby the place you’re situating the mind within the body and brain determines your capacity for self-observation,
  • the clear distinction between the various areas of experience you’re being mindful of: what and how you’re perceiving what’s happening in your surroundings, in your body, with your emotions, with others you transact with, and perhaps most fascinatingly your internal narrative.

The internal narrative, just as with all the other above aspects, consists of multiple layers and levels, angles and voices and is too complex to precis here, hence the purpose and need for a training – not just to cover every angle and facet but to train you perfectly in the art of remaining mindful at all times come what may.


The purpose of the retreat is to give you a direct immediate experience of the state.

If you’ve done lots of work on this faculty already the retreat can give you a

sufficient taste of the Taoist way to run with and develop your own style from.

The training, however guarantees it.

What is mindfulness?

Whenever a phrase or word is hijacked by popular culture it loses clear meaning, which is a shame as its a good word and difficult to better.


Mindfulness was never intended as a method in itself  but merely as comprising an essential aspect of enlightenment and is common in the respect to Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism.

Mindfulness is actually cognitive awareness, as in being aware of what you know is going on within and around, rather than being in the usual trance consisting in deluding yourself you don’t know what’s going on and need someone or something to tell you.

Mindfulness is the precursor to what I call ‘supercognition’, which will comprise the training that comes after this and include all the psychic, telepathy, astral travel, psychic protection, intuitive alertness, remote viewing and other such tricks Taoist practice is renowned for, and which are becoming increasingly pertinent as external danger levels apparently increase by the day (if you believe everything you see in the news).

Mindfulness puts you in command of yourself and your story, rather than your story being in control of you.

Mindfulness gets you seeing what’s a story and what isn’t.

Mindfulness means observation, observation is the first and most important stage of the healing process no matter what aspect of self you’re attending to.

But paradoxically this cannot be effectively achieved by using the mind.

In fact mindfulness might be better described as mindlessness, were it not for the fact that word has come to mean imbecility.

Again this isn’t the place to go into it in more depth short of writing this as a whole book – hence the retreat – to give you the full experience.


The Advanced Taoist Mindfulness Retreat is the prelude to the

Advanced Taoist Mindfulness Online Training – the retreat is a live experience

over the course of two Saturdays a week apart and not an actual training

– while the training is an actual training but not an online retreat.

I can’t guarantee after the retreat, even two days of it, you’ll never fall prey to the mindless state again, though it’ll certainly give you enough proof and reasons why to aspire to the consistently mindful state, along with a jolly good psycho-energetic cleansing, leaving you feeling rather high and clear as a bell, but I can guarantee you’ll never again succumb to the mindless state after the training – because it’s a training and that’s what trainings do – they entrain you along a given path. That’s why I’ve been doing them for ten years instead of focusing on books – books spark the idea and enthusiasm but don’t train you unless you’re unusually dedicated and graced with an abundance of spare time and self-discipline. But with a training you let yourself undergo a process.


The Advanced Taoist Mindfulness Retreat

484510_10150880254092541_1232437579_nThe retreat (is online and) takes place over two separate Saturdays – 13th & 20th February beginning each day (to enable you to take part whichever side of the pond you’re on) at

15.14 CET
06.14 PST
09.14 EST


Every stage is timed and as you see even in that we upend the tyranny of the clockwork mentality by not going with the 5s and 10s.

The day starts with a live webinar-style introduction, and then proceeds via audio, video, text and two further live webinars each day, to take you progressively more into the mindful, cognitively awake state.

We use every action – going to the bathroom, drinking tea, walking down the corridor – whatever it is – as an opportunity to leverage more alertness cognitive awareness.

By the end of the two days you will have experienced a radical transformation in your relationship with the world around you, other people, your body, your emotional states and last but not least that galloping mind of yours.

The benefits of developing mindfulness are manifold – sanity is probably the top of the list, along with peace of mind, clarity, ability to focus and not flap, the ability to see to the heart of what’s going on and needs to be done, the ability to experience any and every state of mind with unshakable equilibrium, and hence to handle every situation like a master, take everything in your stride and thus love each and every moment of this precious ride of a lifetime progressively more as it is your birthright to do.

You’re going to love this retreat – I know it – for it’s spontaneity, the unusual

fun activities it comprises, and the altered state it induces.

The Advanced Taoist Mindfulness Training


a72d61da10de5d69d4dbf8e93246b78dThe training is by nature more orderly, methodical, stratified as it has to address all facets of mind, body, emotion and environment, and the internal narrative associated with all of these.

Its presented via film, audio and text and lasts about three weeks consisting in daily exercises that take a few minutes to learn and can then be practiced during the day as you go about whatever you’re doing, gradually building to such a solid state of cognitive awareness of every facet of experience, the Buddha himself will bow down in admiration.

You’ll undergo a process – because unlearning the outworn useless habits of a lifetime requires a process even though you absolutely know everything you need to know already. However it’s impossible to deploy your innate wisdom and skill when belabored by a lifelong addiction to self-agitation and losing yourself in external distractions.

You’ll learn to refine your proprioception (the ability to feel into every part of the body all the way to the bone marrow, which skill constitutes the basis of the remarkable chi-channeling skills acquired through qigong and tai chi practice just for instance), and more crucially still, the psychospacial repositioning, the ability to shift your internal assemblage point to the back whence you’ve a commanding view of the room so to speak.

You’ll gain a clear understanding of all elements and aspects of the internal narrative – that endless conversation you’re having with yourself that tends mostly to go nowhere very fast, that parliament style debate involving characters like the adventurer, the scaredy cat, the daredevil, the devil’s advocate, the wise sage, the cretin, the pragmatist, the dreamer, the rationalist, the romantic, and so on – and the way between them they perpetuate a description of reality, along with an evaluation of your position in relation to that description, your mindfulness is extremely limited and offers not the true benefits it was designed for.

You’ll develop cognitive awareness – not just of the internal narrative, but the body and how it’s moving, feeling and functioning, of the emotional state as it changes and morphs, and of the surroundings and your positioning in relation to them and those with whom you share the space.

It’s systematic yet organic and is at the root of all other aspects of practice – healing, keeping fit, self-defense, communication skill, manifesting magic, motivation, meditation (obviously) and all of it – and once a self-defeating pattern is observed with cognitive awareness it starts dispelling itself.

You’ll develop intentionality – Taoist mindfulness naturally incorporates developing intentionality – because if you’re not mindful of your intentions step by step you’re at the mercy of the random choices your unconscious makes according to a set of spurious childhood associations, which is what tends to cause life to become repetitive, dull, fearful, messed up and an adventure wasted.

Without these skills mindfulness, while obviously preferable to mindlessness,

is as relatively banal and superficial as modern day counselling is compared

to psychotherapy, or flying low-cost or private.

And that’s why you need it, excuse me being so presumptuous, but it’s true – if you want full value from this ride rather than finding yourself on the last breath thinking how you’ve wasted it being asleep, it’s imperative to acquire and develop cognitive awareness skills – and as any soldier will tell you, these are the same skills that increase your recall function and sharpen your wits to be far more alert to danger and adjust your trajectory accordingly as you go along.

Come and learn mindfulness with me – it’s your birthright to be fully present and experience the whole deal while you’re alive – and nowhere will you find a more precise, sophisticated, simple, straightforward, effective, enjoyable or delightful way to claim your birthright.

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