testimonials and evaluations continued
The value of this psychological
webstring approach in helping the masses is enormous. The teachings
start out as a theology but your inner nature soon conveys the
information and hands on activities to your new brain as truths.
If presented properly I feel it is an automatic process that
has the ability to reach the most hardened nature disconnected
souls. I also think that the majority of people are not hard
core disconnected, simply lost, and searching for that meaningful
missing part of their life. I fell under that category a few
months ago but must tell you all I am very excited about continuing
my personal Ecopsychological education. And want to start teaching
these truths soon. The effect on the environment will be automatic.
The love and attention the few of us are sending back to ourselves
(nature) alone is having a grand effect. David G.
My introduction to ecopsychology
has been a life-changing event. This short 3-week course has
come into my life at a critical time and has resulted in a paradigm
shift in my thinking. From the way I discovered the course to
the writing of this paper the whole experience has been like
a flower blooming. I believe that this way of being and thinking
with nature holds the hope of a better tomorrow for all of us
on the living ecosystem we call earth. The information was easy
to comprehend the activities simple to do and nature is a wonderful
teacher. -Daniele N.
What this course has enabled
me to do is put the pieces of my disconnected puzzle together.
I knew I was depressed but did not understand why. I knew I was
anxious but could not find a reason to be. I knew I should be
satisfied with my status in life but carried a huge unexplainable
empty feeling with me. I had in times of very depressed moods
instinctfully sought relief in nature but like someone who had
lost the puzzle box cover the pieces were just too hard to put
together. I feel that I have found the lost puzzle box cover
and the big picture can be seen. Pieces are falling into place
quite naturally and a whole New World has been revealed. Tim
By being aware of the concepts
taught through Project Nature Connect I have been able to make
sense of my past attempts to help myself through seeking relief
out of doors. Armed with the knowledge and experiences provided
from this course I am consciously making connections and gaining
invaluable insights from nature (my greater self). This course
has allowed me to understand the reasons that I feel the way
I do. This understanding has empowered me to act on my disconnected
ways and is bearing fruit in the quality of my life. Knowing
that at any moment one can step outside connect with your larger
self and find peace is a wonderful gift. Sharing that gift is
an even greater feeling. Sharon H.
I had hoped the course would
provide a direction for my developing work in education and service...it
has done that completely and I intend to further pursue the degree
program.. I liked the experiential nature of learning concepts
from the earth itself...and I enjoyed very much the webstring
connections with the other participants and all that I learned
from their experiences and feedback. Reba L.
Through this course i have
more deeply discovered my inherent interconnection to all of
life and that i can access the wisdom of nature by dropping into
the immediate truth of this moment through my senses and natural
attractions. - Arnold J.
I have just returned from a
great weekend near Arenal Volcano. I was reconing an area for
a triathlon and ended up doing some hiking as well. As I sat
in some hot springs last night taking in the majestic volcano
in the background, feeling its rumblings and seeing hot lava
flow down its face, I was struck by the power and force of nature.
It was great to engage in a few PNC activities and integrate
them in to my work there.
Since I have become involved
with Mike and his work, I have found a mechanism which I am integrating
into the courses that I oversee and have
seen extremely positive results. This process has helped me professionally
and personally in ways that are beyond description. Hence, I
naturally feel a deep desire for these benefits to be enjoyed
by you all and many others. As we evolve through this process,
it is important to realize that we are learning as individuals
within a group. Thank you for your support of each other and
the group as a whole as we proceed. Jim R.
I had a number of wonderful
experiences that opened me to natural connections between myself
and nature. I took the time to make these connections and discovered
that the answers I am looking for are accessible. I also really
enjoyed meeting and sharing with the people in my group. Reading
their experiences and the input they had into my experiences
was so inspirational in so many ways. I also found that writing
my experiences out on the computer crystallized them. I feel
much better for the experience. The course made a difference
in the quality of my life. I shared the experiences and activities
with my mother and we had a very special time doing them together.
It brought us closer than we already are to one another. -
The cultural context in which
I live is precisely that"a context in which to experience."
The relationship we have with nature and one another can be whatever
we chose it to be, and just because our feelings may be 180 degrees
different than that of popular culture does not mean we have
to give in any or worry about feeling alienated. We must find
the culture and people who share our belief system.
Of attractive value of this
course for myself and others is that I learned therapeutic activities
to use with patients out in nature and ways to connect with nature.
I feel this is valuable for those working with individuals in
therapeutic setting and for self discovery. I was able to get
more in touch with myself and see were I stood as far as career
choices, this subject, and internet classes. And I meet some
very interesting people. -Christopher M.
Now I not only know how to
describe my own Webstrings but to listen and learn from those
of others. I no longer "schedule in" time for sensory
attractions. I "thirst" for them daily and recognize
that I have to quench that thirst in order for my body to be
fulfilled. The course promotes in its members a healthy "fix";
that is, participating in the readings and activities with other
interested and involved members gives your mind and body what
it needs. You feel so good you naturally crave more of these
experiences on your own. -Theresa