Western Mindfulness

Is remembering in each moment that you have a choice to be kinder to yourself, to others and to the planet.

Introducing Russell Sturgess

Russell Sturgess is one of Australia's thought-leaders in Western mindfulness. It's different to Eastern mindfulness given that the roots of this approach stemmed from medieval Europe. In line with the latest research in neuroscience, this approach to mindfulness was discovered by Russell while researching a 'medieval theology of love' taught by the Cathars, a heretical Gnostic-Christian sect that rose to prominence in southern France and northern Italy between the 12th and 14th centuries. Russell published his first book (Metanoia) on this subject in 2009, from which he developed his groundbreaking mindfulness mentoring programs and workshops; The Enhances Awareness Program and Pathways to Mindfulness. His second book, Get Out of Jail Card is an autobiography that reveals how the knowledge he discovered transformed his own life. His latest book, The Spiritual Roots of the Tarot, details the approach to mindfulness prescribed by the Cathars, that remained hidden in plain sight in a collection of portable 'stain-glass windows' that eventually became known as the Marseille Tarot.


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Whether you are in a place where you are hurting, uncertain about which way to move forward, or wanting to be another step closer to enlightenment, the Western Mindfulness approach to living is an important resource for all three. In each case, being more aligned with loving kindness is fundamental.   


If the love in your relationship is just emerging, or at the other extreme is waning, then learning more about how to live with loving kindness would be beneficial. Almost all challenges in relationship are the result of mismatched values. Adopting the Western approach to mindfulness is about reconnecting by being aligned with newly shared values.


Burnout, anxiety and exhaustion are almost epidemic, irrespective of whether you are in the health sector, business, education or public service. Learning to set your internal compass on being kinder to yourself, others and the environment will naturally result in work-life balance, engaging your work like it makes a difference in the world, and being aligned with sustainable values.    


Conscious commerce from the perspective of Western Mindfulness is being aware of how a business can be successful while being mindful of a kind-hearted commitment to every aspect of their organisation. Being aligned with sustainable values will see employees, suppliers and clients all being treated with kindness, since they all contribute to the positive difference the organisation can make in the world.  


Office: 35/51 Grand Parade

Parrearra Qld 4575


Postal: PO Box 1043

Cotton Tree Qld 4558


Email: russellsturgess@me.com

Tel: (+61) 405 711 771

© 2019 by Russell Sturgess