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.