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the pure art and science of creating balanced, therapeutic
relationships: a practical application of spirituality and organics.
offers environmentally and socially responsible distant learning. It enables you to add the benefits
of nature-connecting methods and materials to your profession, degree program
and/or other skills, interests and hobbies.
We honor your
prior training and life experience by providing grants and equivalent
education credit for it.
may take accredited or professional CEU coursework and/or obtain a
Nature-Connected Degree or Certificate in most disciplines or personal
your economics and
satisfaction through independent, interdisciplinary or integrated study
people connect their
thoughts and feelings with the self-correcting and renewing ways of
environmental health and wellness.
the sunlight beauty and
spirit of Planet Earth to your life, community and meditations.
Visit our Homepage for
AN EDUCATIONAL WAY
TO HONOR PLANET EARTH;
A WAY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Earth Day Learning
for the Therapy, Healing, and Education Community.
year long as a profound gift for Earth Day, Mothers Day, Valentines
Day, Christmas and most other occasions.
It is now 34 years after the
first Earth Day, 42 years after "Silent Spring," 55
years after Fairfield Osborne's classic "Our Plundered Planet."
April, 2004: Studies by UN scientiists show levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
have jumped abruptly, raising fears that global warming may
be accelerating out of control. Global warming may be the biggest
long-term threat to life on Earth. Rising temperatures can drive
thousands of species to extinction, trigger more frequent floods
or droughts, and sink low-lying islands by raising sea levels.
A point source
that causes global warming is the nature-desensitization of
contempory thinking. Global warming is not normal to the
natural systems that flow through people and Earth.
April, 2004: Marine "dead
zones" are on the increase
posing as sinister a development as any in the list of things
going wrong with the planet. These oxygen-starved areas of the
oceans are devoid of fish and are one of the greatest environmental
problems facing the world, warn UN scientists.
A point source
that causes marine dead zones is the nature-desensitization
of contempory thinking. Marine dead zones are not normal
to the natural systems that flow through people and Earth.
U. S. Surgeon General Mental
Health Report, 2000:
Data developed by the massive Global Burden of Disease study
conducted by the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and
Harvard University, reveals that mental illness* ranks second in the burden of disease in established market economies such
as the United States.
A point source
that causes mental illness and emotional disorders is the nature-desensitization
of contempory thinking. Mental/emotional dysfunctions are
not normal to the natural systems that flow through people and
The mutually supportive
regenerative relationship between nature and our psyche is well
"The human need for nature
is linked not just to the material exploitation of the environment
but also to the influence of the natural world on our emotional,
cognitive, aesthetic, and even spiritual development."
|| - Edward
Harvard University Pulitzer Prize Recipient (To the American
Psychological Association National Convention)
"It is quite clear to
me after several years in the environmental movement that all
physical problems of man's impact on the environment - pollution
of the air and waters, the desecration of the land, the contamination
of the food chain - all start within the environment of man's
Founder: the United Nations Environment Program
Co-Chair: U.N. Commission on Global Governance
must be to free ourselves from (our) prison by widening our circles
of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of
nature in its beauty."
...- Albert Einstein
"In order to achieve more
effective environmental protection and conservation, internal
balance within the human being himself or herself is essential."
...- Dalai Lama
...Nobel Prize recipient
"Until mankind can extend the circle
of his compassion to include all living things, he will never,
himself, know peace."
...Nobel Prize recipient
"Wilderness is the ultimate
encyclopedia, holding answers to more questions than we have
yet learned how to ask. That's the magic in you. You've
got it; let it out."
...- David Brower
"We have repressed far
more than our sexuality: our very organic nature is now unconscious
to most of us, most of the time, and we have become shrunken
into two dimensional social or cultural beings, aware of only
five of the hundreds of senses that link us to the rich biological
nature that underlies and nourishes these more symbolic and recent
aspects of ourselves.".
...- Norman 0. Brown
...Author of Love's Body
"We are dysfunctional
socially and environmentally because we are cut off and isolated
from the world of nature and the natural."
...Vice-President, United States
"The "Great Nest
of Spirit" includes matter, nature, body, mind, soul, and
spirit, yet they're always situated in the context of the four
quadrants (or nature, systems, self and culture) and they are
all correlated with one another."
...Brad Reynolds explaining the work of Ken Wilbur, the "Einstein
"Nurture your felt love
for nature. Never deny it. That love is nature's voice, our origins
in nature, the eons, the purifying intelligence, beauty and diversity
of natural systems sustaining us in their perfection and wellness."
...-from The Web
of Life Imperative
"He looked upon us as
sophisticated children -- smart but not wise. We knew many things,
and much that is false. He knew nature, which is always true."
...-Saxton T. Pope (said of Ishi, America's ...last hunter-gather Native American)
"Over the years, I've
spent a lot of time fighting. Fighting against logging, pollution,
nuclear power...as long as we fight all the time there's going
to be a winner and a loser...(we must) build bridges across to
the people who are fighting."
...- David Suzuki
"Our religion keeps reminding
us that we aren't just will and thoughts. We're also sand and
wind and thunder and rain and the seasons. All those things.
You learn to respect everything because you are everything. If
you respect yourself, you respect all things."
...- Least Heat Moon
Environmentally sound therapeutic
methods and materials you may
use to apppropriately honor Earth on Earth Day 2004 and the year
Project NatureConnect invites
counselors, therapists, healers, educators, their clients and
the public to use environmentally sound, nature-connected psychology
and learning tools. The tools help people enjoy the profound
benefits of nature-connected thinking; they help us enhance life
on Earth and the life of Earth.
I. OVERVIEW: a complete Press Release reports
the contributions to environmental and personal health made by
Project NatureConnect's Earth Day activities.
II. An Earth
Day Proclamation to the American Psychological Association,
the Environmental Protection Agency, The National Education Association
and similar organizations. You can send it anywhere.
III. Links to free, sensitizing
personal and environmental natural system wellness methods and
A. Read an important Earth Day article and other
special scientific reports. They show how the nature-detached thinking we have used for
the past century is not able to do the job we need to do now.
and sample chapters of The Web of Life Imperative a self-guiding
organic psychology book containing organic psychology methods,
materials and activities.
Day Activity a Valentine to Mother Earth. Use it on Mother's
Day and Valentine's day, too.
D. Receive and give inspirational
nature-connecting quotes by email
E. Enjoy the Secrets
of Nature Trail online
F. Learn about or contact a
who helps people make genuine contact with authentic nature and
its restorative powers.
IV. Send us your therapeutic
nature experiences for publication and to increase your
V. Sign our Earth
Day Petition to urge leaders to incorporate nature-connected
learning in their lives and organizations.
and Grant opportunities for people who care about our
relationship with Earth.
VII. Learn how to connect with
Earth from an online introduction to the workings and benefits
of Organic Psychology.
VIII. Send a written or online message to a friend inviting
them to get involved.
letters sent to world leaders and their responses.
* Mental Illness: It is important to appreciate that mental disorders
leave no aspect of human experience untouched. They include dysfunction
and disorders in: Substance relationships, Moods, Anxiety, Sexual
and gender identity, Eating, Sleep, Impulse-control, Adjustment,
Personality, Alzheimer's, Depression, Anger, Dependency, Attention-deficit
and hyperactivity, Bipolar, Cognitive dysfunction and include
Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Somatoforms disorders,
Factitious disorders and Dissociative disorders.
NatureConnect: online books, training and degree programs
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