Project NatureConnect
Articles/Press Releases/Activities

News and articles on health, stress, psychology, nature,
environment, education, therapy and parenting.


 

 

Online Studies, Articles, Web Pages and Press Releases: 

Learning, counseling and healing with nature in relation to health, stress management, psychology, environment, education, therapy and parenting.

NEW ONLINE:  May, 2011 The Journal of Organic Psychology and Natural Attraction Ecology
contains many up to date nature-based articles
you can publish or quote.

 

(See the box, below, for suggested reading for Applicants or Candidates)

If you only have time to read one scientific publication, read this book:

A HISTORY OF THE NATURAL ATTRACTION MODEL

Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature The Web of Life, Well-Being and our Prejudice Against Nature
APPLIED ECOPSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION

A shorter, article-version of this book is also available.

Summaries you can quote from The New York Times  Company About.com

Explore this book's empirical evidence for the pure science of Natural Attraction Ecology

Read the trailblazing Ecopsychology interview of Michael J. Cohen by Thomas Joseph Doherty, Editor-in-Chief

Central Theme: education, psychology and environment overview



If you only have time to read one article, read:

Who Are You?  Who Am I?  Who Are We? the essence of personal and global well-being.

Central Theme: psychology and environment 



If you only have time to do one extensive online activity, do this one:

Exploration Activity a first hand experience with Natural Systems Thinking
Central Article Theme: nature and stress



If you only have time to do one short online activity, do this one:

We Are Attraction discovering our natural attractiveness

Central Theme: psychology and environment


If you only have time to read one reviewed and published scientific study, read this one:

EDUCATION AND COUNSELING WITH NATURE: A GREENING OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 THE INTERPSYCH NEWSLETTER
MARCH, 1995 Section C: Research
Central Article Theme: therapy, stress and education



YOUR BEST WHOLE-LEARNING PATH:
If you only want to do one thing, do this one:

Psychological Elements of Global Citizenships (Orientation Course)
This practicum is the complete way to learn Organic Psychology. Other readings are helpful but there is no substitute for experience, for engaging in the real thing.
Central Theme: education, psychology and environment
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If you want to learn how to remedy the core problem of our troubles and disorders, read

Correcting Prejudice Against Nature
Central Article Theme: environmental education therapy


If you want to review the step by step process to certification or a degree in educating, counseling and healing with nature

Course Work and Community Process
Central Article Theme: therapy, stress and education

If you want to publish or send a short announcement about the program

Announcements Available
Central Theme: education, psychology and environment

 
Suggested reading for Applicants or Candidates

Application Form: contains a few suggested readings, (starred, below*)

Applied Ecopsychology: Healing Ourselves and the World an investigative reporter considers his findings (suggested for applicants)
Central News Theme: psychology, stress and nature

* Who Are You?  Who Am I?  Who Are We? the essence of personal and global well-being.

Educating, Counseling and Healing with Nature Organic Degree and Career Program for Healing Arts Practioners and Students. Nature Connecting strengthens Reiki, Tao, Tai Chi, Healing Touch and other holistic healing procedures.

Nature-Connected Transformation: Science, Not Guesswork How and Why the Process Works.

Integrated Ecology: The Process of Counseling With Nature [.pdf file]
American Psychological Association,  The Humanistic Psychologist, 21, Autumn, 1993
Central News Theme: psychology, stress and nature

A Sensory Nature Reconnecting Process Helps Us Reverse Personal, Social and Environmental Troubles
An interview with Michael J. Cohen (suggested for applicants)
Central News Theme: education, stress and nature.

* Exploration Activity a first hand experience with Natural Systems Thinking
Central Article Theme: nature and stress

Correcting Prejudice Against Nature learn to address our core problem with a core solution.
Central Article Theme: health, therapy and environment

* The Stairway to Personal and Global Sanity: Wellness through Wholeness Key concepts and findings about Organic Psychology and the Natural Systems Thinking Process (suggested for applicants)
Central Article Theme: health and environment

The Unified-Field Voice in Natural Systems: Why counseling, learning and relationships work better when connected to the web of life
Central Article Theme: environmental therapy

The Loss of Who We are Holistic truths that help us identify the source of our destructive ways.
Central Article Theme: health and environment

On All Nine Legs-Teaching Outdoor Love to an Indoor World by Janet Thomas. Published in Taproot, Journal of Education in the Outdoors. (required for applicants)
Central Article Theme: health, therapy and environment

The Nature of Psychology
How We Can Come to our Senses: What They Don't Teach you at Harvard or Yale. A lengthy but thorough examination of the hidden source and remedy of personal and global troubles.
Central Article Theme: health, therapy and environment

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Additional Articles, Activities and Pages

Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature via 53 Natural Senses.
Read, publish or link to this article about the contents and obtaining review copies of a new book
Central Theme: psychology, therapy and nature

Who Are You? Who Are We?

How to use and benefit from  the sensory science of Natural Attration Ecology.
Central Article News Theme: psychology and nature.  

Natural System Dysfunction and its Antidote
How to increase peace of mind and peace in the world (suggested for applicants)
Central News Theme: education, stress and nature.

Nature's Integrity and the Green Classics of Christmas

Year round Christmas activities help increase  personal, social and environmental relationships.
Central Article News Theme: education, stress and parenting

Got Nature? an introduction and release about the values inherent in learning how to connect with nature. (suggested for applicants)
Central Article Theme: financial assistance and education

Overview: How Nature Works The value of conscious sensory contact with strands of the web of life. (suggested for applicants)
Central Article News Theme: education, stress and parenting

Unpublished: Increase Well-Being: Stop Our Destructive Mass-Hallucinatory Fantasy  How to reverse our unreasonable prejudice against nature.
Central News Theme: education, stress and nature.

Paving Paradise Turning to nature to help teach and heal at-risk Youth. An Article in Yes Magazine
Central Article News Theme: psychology and nature.

Are You/We in Denial? An intervention to help increase supportive personal, social and environmental relationships. (suggested for applicants)
Central Theme: psychology, therapy and nature

The Green Spirit of Ecology and Psychology: 53 living-earth natural attractions register in our psyche as the green spirit of our natural senses.

Found! Industrial Society's Critical Missing Component. Solving the problems caused by a profound scientific falsehood. (suggested for applicants)
Central Article Theme: psychology and environment

The Confrontive Core Truth That Faces You and Me
Natural Science With Attitude: Rational urges emanating from nature-connected empirical thinking and feeling instill unity and remedy disorders.

The Nature of Life -In Which Wealth Has Nothing To Do With Money by Janet Thomas
(From The Battle In Seattle, Fulcrum)
(suggested for applicants)
Central Theme: health, stress and environment

Disconnection From Nature In Action: how to reduce our troubles by learning to use an organic psychology process. (suggested for applicants)
Central Article News Theme: psychology and nature.

An Introduction to Organic Psychology: An organic view of nature connected psychology.
Central Article Theme: health, parenting and nature

Great Lies and Distortions that Produce Personal and Global Dysfuction: how to deal with five critical falsehoods that injure us and Earth.
Central Theme: psychology, therapy and nature


Optional for applicants:

Heading Outside: A Paradigm Shift in Education  The origins and impact of outdoor education and the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute.
Central Theme: education, psychology and environment

A Lie Perpetrated by Education, Psychology and Health Leaders Makes Us Victims of Stress And Disorders. Disorders result from omitting natural systems from our awareness
Central Theme: education, stress and psychology

Really, is there "No Direction Home," Bob Dylan? A movie film press release about how "Bob Dylan Overlooks Spiritual Directions in Nature and Folk Music Therapy."
Central Article Theme: environmental therapy and health.

Empower Yourself to Walk Your Talk: join a subculture that brings nature into the consciousnes of industrial society
Central Article Theme: environmental parenting and health.

Special Earth Day or Mother's Day methods and materials. EARTH DAY, MOTHER'S DAY, VALENTINE'S DAY and CHRISTMAS. Links to free, sensitizing personal and environmental natural system wellness methods and materials gifts online.
Central Article Theme: psychology and environment

Nature Connected Meditation Techniques  help us gain deeper reflection, inspiration and healing
Central Article Theme: environment, health and stress

Eco-psychology & The Natural Systems Thinking Process.
A simple shift in our thinking process has the potential to unite people and heal the planet.

Central Article News Theme:environment and psychology

Invitation from West Coast Univeristy to affiliate with their Degree Program in Panama.
Central Theme: education, stress and psychology

Folk Songs Identify How To Prevent the Erosion of Our Personal, Social and Environmental Sanity Learning from songs about oppressing nature around and within us.
Central Article News Theme: music and psychology

Nature's Healing Grace by Janet Thomas in Gatherings, the Journal of the International Community for Ecopsychology.
Central Article Theme: psychology and parenting

Nature: The Unacknowledged and Endangered Healer A personal report from a counselor who uses organic psychology.
Central Article Theme: environment, health and stress

Thirteen Significant Questions whose answers increase our adequacy
Central Article News Theme:environment and psychology

Nature Connected Psychology: creating moments that let Earth teach: A science and technology journal report.
Central Article Theme: health and education

Ecopsychology/Integrated Ecology  The Natural Systems Thinking Process (NSTP) embodies both Nature's science and spirit. 

Who's the Boss of You? The destructive secret of mind pollution and how a nature-connected psychology helps people overcome their addiction to unreasonable thinking.
Central Theme: nature, parenting health

Exploration Activity a first hand experience with Applied Ecopsycholgy
Central Article Theme: nature and stress

The Einstein-Thoreau Equation for thinking in balance with natural systems within and around us.
Central Article Theme: stress and environment

Organic Psychology: uncontaminated natural system information and processes
Central Article Theme: environment and psychology

An Introductory Textbook Reconnecting With Nature
Central Theme: education and environment

The Science of Natural Attraction Ecology: Read, publish or link to this article about the contents and obtaining review copies of a new book
Central Theme: psychology, therapy and nature

Introduction to The Web of Life Imperative
Central Article Theme: nature and psychology

Introducing Janet Thomas an investigative journalist brings Organic Psychology to the public eye.
Central Theme: health and nature

Finding Hope Up a Creek, Regaining health through ecopsychology activity, by Francesca Lyman.
Central Article Theme: education, environment and nature

Green Politics, introducing a green psychology as a tool to increase green political consciousness.
Central News Theme: environment, stress and education

EDUCATION AND COUNSELING WITH NATURE: A GREENING OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 THE INTERPSYCH NEWSLETTER
MARCH, 1995 Section C: Research
Central Article Theme: therapy, stress and education

"We have fifty three senses? But I can barely handle five!" By Marlow Shami, M.S.
Also published in E-Magazine

Central News Theme: environment, stress and education

Back to Basics: The Urgent Value of Natural Systems an overview article in Interspecies E- Magazine
Central Article Theme: education, environment and nature

The Artisan and the Art of Nature an Art and Nature article in Interspecies E- Magazine

Ecopsychology: The Unusual Language of Michael J. Cohen, by John Scull,
Central Article Theme: environment and psychology

On Connecting with nature: An Interview with Mike Cohen
By Tammy Fowler
Central Article Theme: environment and psychology

Learning From Leaves: Transformational Ecopsychology
by Mark Morton Glasgow

Exploring Webstrings: Of Birds, Shamans and NSTP
by Ruth Walsh

Pathways to Consciousness: Returning to Our Senses
by Diana Elsmore

 

 

PRESS RELEASES

Short Announcements use these as emails or concise descritpions of our Applied Ecopsychology program

We Suffer Because We are Victims of a Lie undoing distortions about the biosphere and natural systems.

Unique Free Online Course addresses the thirteen most significant problems we face and provides a tool that helps us solve them.

West Coast University invites Project NatureConnect to affiliate with it for Degrees internationally accredited by ICDE.

Press Releases 1. If this link does not work try this link then scroll down for Project NatureConnect when you get to this page and select for "view all press releases."

Press Releases 2. Releases about student activities and program updates.

Press Releases 3. Release about grants and financial assistance programs

 

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.

 


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