Martin Neufeld

…was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is fluently bilingual; English and French.

Classically trained at LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in London England and a student of the late great physical theatre Master Jacques Lecoq, Martin Neufeld has pursued an international career in film, television and on stage spanning 25 years. A respected character actor with over 75 film, television and stage credits, he has played lead and supporting roles in such notable productions as; the award winning film H, Silent Night, Highlander III – The Sorcerer, Relative Fear, Peacekeeper, Canada – A People’s History, Friday the 13th series, Are Your Afraid of the Dark, The Hunger, The Adventures of Jules Verne, Love for Love, Baal, The Visitor and so many more.

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A Heartfelt Hug

In 2004 a growing need to become the change that he wanted to see in the world and to live a more compassionate and joyful life compelled him to venture forth on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. It was then that inspiration touched his heart and he embarked on a mission to bring tenderness, comfort and loving kindness to the world in the form of ‘Free Hugs‘.
Since then he has shared well over a quarter of a million hugs with people from all walks of life and as a pioneer of the Free Hugs movement inspired countless others around the world to follow suit by opening their own arms and hearts to their fellow humans. At least 50,000 of the ‘Get a Free Hug & Pay it Forward’ cards which he designed in 2008 and passed on to those he hugged are still in circulation today. This amazing journey has led him to discover and explore his emerging gifts as an intuitive empath and inspiring communicator.

Author / Inspirational Speaker
In 2006 he self-published an award winning book about his journey called Hugging Life, the French adaptation Embrasser la vie, went on to become a best seller in Quebec. After a successful book tour through out Quebec, his presence at Book Expo Canada in Toronto and Book Expo America in New York he was invited to give inspirational talks to groups as diverse as; business associations, educators, care givers, parents, students, teens & pre-teens and the elderly. Hugging life, his euphemism for embracing divinity, became his calling, his mission, his way of showing others the path to inner healing, abundance, and meaningful living. His engaging and passionate speaking style and his innovative approach to compassionate living and authentic self-expression have helped people from all walks of life find deeper meaning, intimacy and abundance in their lives.

Spiritual Pilgrim
In the summer of 2008 Martin went on a 750 km walking pilgrimage around the Gaspe Peninsula, called ‘The Walk of Happiness‘. His goal was to travel on foot without money or a planned itinerary for 40 dys, counting on faith, love and gratitude alone. Through the kindness of strangers and the grace of Creator of All That Is he traveled from village to village visiting retirement homes, auspices and youth groups. Along the way he lived many extraordinary encounters as his heart was touched by the generosity and warmth of the people of the Gaspe. This pilgrimage instilled in him a burning desire to explore the path of the intuitive empath and wandering spiritual healer. Upon his return to Montreal he sold all his belongings and left on a journey of learning and self discovery. He spent the next year studying with several respected teachers/healer one of which was world renowned Intuitive Healer and founder of ThetaHealing, Vianna Stibal.

Certificate of Science in Thetahealing, presented to Martin Neufeld by Vianna Stibal

Certificate of Science in Thetahealing , presented to Martin Neufeld by Vianna Stibal

After being certified by Vianna as a ThetaHealing® Master practitioner and teacher and achieving the highest certification in ThetaHealing the Certificate of Science, he perused further training in the US to become a Reiki Master, a Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist and Spiritual Counselor. Upon completion of his studies in the US he left for Thailand and India where he traveled and trained in tantric yoga and Hridaya meditation.

Healer / Teacher
Martin Neufeld will be teaching the Basic and Advanced ThetaHealing® certification courses every month in the Montreal area. He is also available for speaking engagements and individual healing sessions. He is in Montreal from May to December. The rest of the year he travels abroad to the warmer climes of South-east Asia or Latin America. He will be in Mexico from December 2011 to May 2012.

En Français
Martin Neufeld vous offre des sessions individuelles de ThetaHealing®, Reiki, Hypnose et PNL, des cours de certifications en ThetaHealing® et des conférences en français. Pour plus d’information n’hésiter pas de communique avec moi.