Introduction to Organic
Welcome to the process centered
IGE degree program courses.
While Earth and its people
are increasingly at risk, far too many of us can't stop gaining
fulfillment by dancing on the deck of our sinking ship. This
distance learning graduate program and its courses enable students
to introduce a new, satisfying dance step, one that restores
the integrity of the ship and its passengers.
Our program for the degree offers nature connected educational,
counseling and healing techniques. It is designed for those who
are thoughtful enough to recognize that many destructive aspects
of our society don't stop because we are psychologically bonded
to them; that to promote change we must invoke a process that
addresses these bonds.
This program promotes responsible
change by helping us make conscious sensory contacts with natural
areas. There, we responsibly reconnect with our origins, reignite
our joy and heal our nature disconnected cravings, stress and
hurt through nature's regenerative powers.
Students learn how to use nature
sensitive activities, teach them to others and build them into
their careers. They become experts in producing worthwhile ways
of relating that create and sustain balanced relationships.
The framework of this program
is a proven Organic Psychology Natural
Systems Thinking Process. Natural systems intelligently sustain
balance. They cooperatively create life, diversity and beauty
without producing garbage, pollution or our other challenging
problems. As part of nature we inherently know how to do this.
The Natural Systems Thinking Process enables us to think and
relate using that part of us. It is activated by genuinely reconnecting
it to the perfection of its restorative origins and support in
Our degree programs in Applied
Ecopsychology/Integrated Ecology offer hands-on courses, internships
and research. They blend wellness, psychology and ecology with
sustainability. The natural world is our classroom and teacher,
the internet our vehicle for instruction, communication and shared
Students master activities in educating and counseling with nature
that incorporate personal and team learning as well as research,
internships and teacher training. They learn how to create moments
that let Earth teach. .
Course participation, contract
learning and research is done independently at home, utilizing
e-mail, at the student's contracted pace and with on-site study
options. Participants learn pratical methods and materials to
promote personal, professional and spiritual growth.
Each student's applicable credits and life experiences are transferred
into their programs. This reduces the time necessary to complete
Our accredited courses may be transferred into other degree programs
that accept them.
best way to learn the Process is to engage in it through our
short, online Orientation
Course. You may then intern and later teach the course if
Orientation Course (ECO 500) is an accredited one credit course
that becomes part of your program.
After you obtain information
about the Project NatureConnect program from this web site by
using the Navigation guide (left column), a free, helpful 15
minute discussion by phone with a faculty
member is the most effecient way to customize the program
to your goals.