of Project NatureConnect is to help the public learn, use and teach the
Organic Psychology (described below) for the betterment of people
The A-B-C of Personal
and Environmental Wellness: the Organic Psychology of the Natural
Systems Thinking Process.
If you recognize its
truth, why not use it to your advantage?
patients have shorter hospitalizations, less need for pain medications
and fewer complaints about discomforts when they have hospital
windows that overlook trees rather than brick walls."
report lower crime rates in areas of public housing that have
a density of trees."
people who live in environments that are more natural live longer."
stress victims recover by connecting in natural areas to "something
larger than themselves"
people and cultures seldom display or cause the problems that
trouble industrial society."
-Irvine and Warber: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Sept-Oct 2002 Vol 8, No. 5
-Frumpkin, H. MD American Journal of Preventative Medicine
Volume 20 No. 3, April
Web of Life Imperative
A-B-C basics that include consciousness of natural systems
A. You and I are part
of nature and vice-versa. Water, air and nature's vital life energy flow
through us as they do all of our living planet. People are a
seamless continuum of natural systems and their ability to sustain
wellness. To be a conscious part of a system our consciousness
and thinking has to be in communication with the system and vice-versa.
don't expect a natural born rabbit or other organism to function
normally if we cut it in half or confine it to a closet. However,
although our ability to think is part of nature and produces
our destiny, it is normal for it to be disconnected from nature
over 99% of the time. We learn to spend over 95% of our
time indoors, closeted from authentic nature. This causes
nature to disappear from our conscience and consciousness.
C. Like a disconnected rabbit, our separation
from our restorative origins in nature deteriorates our wellness
and intelligence. The loss of nature's rejuvenating powers and
beauty in our daily lives misguides our thinking and senses.
Like opening a destructive
floodgate, without awareness of nature's everpresent guidance
in natural systems, the disconnected way we think produces our
greatest troubles along with progress and its discontents. Nature's
absence in our thinking has us believe that our problems and
nature's absence are normal. We have lost contact with the level
of consciousness and regenerative powers we need to sustain wellness
in ourselves and the environment.
The natural system's A-B-C,
above, explains why the nature-reconnecting activities offered
on this website help us reduce dysfunctions while improving wellness.
The activities enable us to consciously bring nature's restorative
powers back into our thinking, psyche and spirit. This helps
us transform our detrimental bonding into constructive relationships.
To omit these activities in self-help, education, therapeutic,
environmental or social programs is like trying to build a life
boat without the instructions and with one hand tied behind our
back. Those of us who omit them are too often part of the
problem we are trying to solve.
Our great challenge is to overcome
our nature-disconnected conditioning. It tells us, falsely, that
we cannot connect of our psyche with natural systems, that we
cannot learn, grow and heal through that ecologically sound union.
"What we are looking for
is what is doing the looking"
............-St. Francis of Assisi.
"It is difficult to get
people to understand something when their salary depends upon
them not understanding it."
About Organic Psychology
and the Natural Systems Thinking Process
The Organic Psychology of the
Natural Systems Thinking Process (NSTP) is a readily available,
accredited, easily learned, educational tool, an enabling social
technology and organic psychology that has been researched and
developed by Project
NatureConnect at the Institute of Global Education (IGE). The
purpose of NSTP is to provide education that helps the United
Nations meet its peace manifesto for environmentally sound personal
growth and social justice.
Organic Psychology enables
the thinking of contemporary people to make genuine sensory connections
with authentic Nature and its energizing, rejuvenating properties,
backyard or backcountry. It helps an individual benefit from
the healing and health-sustaining balance of natural system relationship-building
powers. As part of nature we biologically and psychologically
inherit 53 sensory connections with these powers but we learn
to hurt and suppress these senses in our separation from and
conquest of nature. They become subconscious.
The pain and frustration from
our excessive sensory severance from nature makes us want and
when we want there is never enough. This irritation underlies
greed and many other discontents and disorders.
Internationally, across the
Internet, NSTP enables us to reverse this phenomenon by choosing
to, at will, reconnect our thinking with nature. Online training,
degree programs and livelihoods are available in this regard.
The best way to learn NSTP
is through our distance learning Orientation
Course and its training books.
After you obtain information
about the Project NatureConnect program from the web site by
using the Navigation guide (left column), a free, helpful 15-minute
discussion by phone with a faculty member
is the most efficient way to customize the program to your goals.
A nature-connected, personal balance and healing,
stress-management course online.
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