Focussed Farmers recently participated in a project run by Rose Regeneration and Bishop Grosseteste University to measure the social impact of its activities. The research is part of Defra investigations for their future farming resilience project and provided interesting insight into the beneficial impact that Focussed Farmers has had on farmers and ag-sector workers who have implemented mental training and leadership development supported through Focussed Farmers.
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- 78% felt they were better able to cope with stress and 72% were better equipped to cope with change.
- 75% reported an increase in productivity.
- 71% reported an improvement in overall life satisfaction.
The study has also identified that those participants that have reported mentally exercising in the form of meditating at least 5 times per week have collectively shown an even greater positive impact on their lives;
- 27.6 % Decrease in Stress
- 24.4 % Increase in a positive mind set
- 22.8 % Increase in purposeful focus
After watching the free video series, the participants took a Mindfulness Measurement Index (MMI) which consists of 100 statements to rate 1 - 10. It is not a personality profile nor a psychometric test, it is a snapshot of how the individual sees themselves and feels about areas of their life.
After 8- 12 weeks of regular meditation, supported by coaching sessions for the participant around mindful ways to set goals, the MMI was again taken by the participant and a graph is shared to compare results.
Below shows the typical difference that the study has shown will be made through regular meditation of just 10 minutes each day (click on each profile to the right to view individual results).
The participants were also quizzed on the personal benefits that the programme of coaching and meditation has brought to them and again you can read in more detail if you click the profiles on the right hand side.
The results were so astounding that the Focussed Farmers has continued to deliver this information to the ag-community through presentations, workshops and discussion groups. The purposeful focus development coaching programme is available to individuals or group for small-scale family farms or larger agri-business organisations.