If you are a farmer or working in the agricultural sector, you have the opportunity to sign up to this free video series (funded by The Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust) to learn about what cognitive psychology and recent research in neuroscience is discovering about developing more focus and reducing stress focus through a little bit of mental exercise.
This online series, presented by Irish fella, Willie Horton, a psychologist and mindfulness based leadership guru who has been working with farmers for the past four years alongside farmer's daughter and Nuffield Scholar Holly Beckett. The 12-part series will explain how we produce our own stress and therefore have a far greater ability to manage it - once we get our head around paying attention to what is going on in our head each day and taking a few simple steps to take charge of the only thing that we truly have the ability to have control over in our lives...our own state of mind.
This project initially looked at if mindfulness based tools would be useful for farmers to add to their toolbox and the results were pretty astounding. Focussed Farmers aims to support developing great self-leadership for anyone working within the ag-industry or connected with farming in some way, you may be a grass-roots farmer, a farmer's wife or husband, an agronomist, a vet or work in the technology and engineering sector connected to agriculture - A little bit of new information and a few small tweaks has greatly improved the lives of those that have taken the first steps and explored what Focussed Farmers is all about.
Thanks to The Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust, the video series is totally free of charge. This will give you the knowledge and understanding of how you can develop more purposeful focus in your life - it is going to cost you the time to watch the series (12 short episodes) and as one of the major reported benefits is increased productivity - you may actually get the time back in increased focus. There are also more free resources to support you to have a go at what Willie explains, check out the What can I do page. If you want to invest to have more support in developing your purposeful focus, we offer a a personalised or group coaching programme that is great value for money. Do you have the focus to start watching the series today?
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