Research & Development

GreenX7 is and continues to be, built on astounding scientific research and practical implementation through the incredible and tireless work of individuals and organisations in the many fields that make up our 7 core elements.

Connecting to the core elements each day will help;

  • Reduce anxiety and stress levels
  • Increase productivity and creativity
  • Improve self-esteem and mood
  • Reduce the risk of depression and obesity
  • Strengthen relationship to self and others

56% of Australian Adults are either inactive or have low levels of physical activity

(Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2013. Australian Health Survey: Physical Activity, 2011-2012. ABS Cat. No. 4364.0.55.004. Canberra: ABS)

Adults spend less than 20 minutes per day outdoors

(Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006a, 2006b)

60% of respondents said they ‘often feel lonely’

(Lifeline Loneliness Survey 2016)

The average Australian child spends less time outdoors than a maximum-security prisoner

(Government of South Australia, 2014)

Pre school kids are the fastest growing market for anti-depressants

(Source: Rising prevalence of antidepressant among US youths (Zinto et al. 2002))

X7 Elements

The Science Behind the X7

With a long list of recent advances in neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, physiology and many more fields of expertise, what we innately know is now validated by science. GreenX7 teachings are helping to reverse the current trend of depression, suicide, obesity and many other mental and physical health issues that we are addressing in the current climate.

The Role & Purpose of the X7 R&D Project

  • Act as the foundation platform

    for GreenX7 research and development

  • Provide knowledge and inspiration

    for our X7 methodology, education, workshops and program delivery with a continued dedication to explore and investigate current, past and future R&D

  • Continue to bring science to life

    with development of tangible tools which can be implemented into daily living

  • Bring greater awareness

    to the vast physical, mental and social health benefits associated with the X7 tools

  • Work collectively

    to reduce the current trend of depression, suicide, obesity and many other mental and physical health issues

  • Build on our current research

    for future advancements in the pursuit of reconnection to self, others and nature

  • Create self-sustaining

    individuals for a self-sustaining planet

  • Want to get involved?

    Would you like to learn more about our research, or enquire about how you can get involved with your own expertise or organisation? Contact us. We’d love to talk to you.

GreenX7 R&D Research and Development

Evaluation of GreenX7

GreenX7 is currently being piloted in many settings, including but not limited to, the Australian Army Soldier Recovery Center, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School and Eden Heath Retreats. So far feedback and evaluations have been promising. As such, a larger scale evaluation of the GreenX7 is in the making.

Psychologist Dr. Eric Brymer of Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom, along with assistance of Provisional Psychologist Sydney Stokes of the University of Queensland, are currently developing research to assess the GreenX7 program and workshops. Specifically, the effectiveness of the GreenX7 program on improving individuals’ beliefs about their universal compass, the effectiveness of the promotion of an individuals’ connection to their self, the environment and others and lastly, whether the intervention is practical to implement in the education sector. This will include a comprehensive assessment of the programs components using qualitative data, as well as valid and reliable psychometric measurement tools for analysis of quantitative data using state of the art software.

Based on existing literature, we confidently predict that the GreenX7 program will have many significant benefits for participants. Ultimately, that through promoting individuals’ value for the self, others and the natural environment GreenX7 will support in the prevention of mental and physical ill-health. With the findings from this research project, we at GreenX7 hope to better understand the full extent of these already promising effects.

Research and Development Experts

Many years of research and development has lead us to develop what we now call the X7.

This could not have been accomplished without the guidance and input from these academics who are leading the way in the research which confirms the extreme importance of everyday wellness. These experts are apart of the GreenX7 Research and Development Advisory Board.

Would you like to learn more about our research, or enquire about how you can get involved with your own expertise or organisation? Send us a message. We’d love to talk to you.

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Eric Brymer

Psychologist & Reader in Wellbeing for Leeds Beckett University

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Professor Jules Pretty

OBE FSB FRSA | Deputy Vice-Chancellor | University of Essex

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Nerida Saunders BCN

Senior Psychologist with a specialty in Neuroscience

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Dr Rustam Yumash

Neurocoach, Neurofeedback Practitioner, Researcher and developer of neuroscience based products and services

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Abra Garfield

Sport Psychologist, MAPS, CoSEP, BSc(Hons), MPsych (Sport & Exercise) AFL PA Wellbeing Consultant

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Professor John Fraser

MBCHB PhD FRCP (GLASGOW) CP FRCA FFARCSI FCICM

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Josie Thompson

Multi-Award Winning Coach (MCC), International Speaker & Presenter, Mindset, Resilience & Change Leadership Expert,Lifestyle Author

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Dr Ian Boyle

Lecturer In PE-Outdoor Education & Blended Learning Designer at The University of Western Sydney & University of Sydney

Sydney Stokes

BA (Psyc Sc) (hon) provisional psychologist for Brain, Mind and Memory Center and the Australian Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment.