Orientation for CEU Education and Social Science Graduate and Healing Courses and Programs

Project NatureConnect


Orientation Course
for Accredited, Transferable Social Science Graduate, or CEU
Healing, Educating, and Counseling with Nature



A description of the required Social Science, Graduate School or CEU Continuing Education Orientation Course Psychological Elements of Global Citizenship.


"This is the course that every civilized person will be required to take if we are to reverse our runaway disorders."
- Raymond Sierra, Counselor


"We are dysfunctional socially and environmentally because we are cut off and isolated from the world of nature and the natural."

-Albert Gore

This prerequisite, low-cost, holistic entry point to all Project NatureConnect learning programs is an open-to-all alternative 2-7 week easily learned systems thinking Social Science graduate or continung education CEU academic or professional course. Its Social Science methods and materials are published The Web of Life Imperative self-guiding training book.

Psychological Elements of Global Citizenship empowers us with the use of a critical, readily available enabling tool that helps us strengthen our inborn love of nature and benefit from its healing powers. This accredited Social Science, graduate or continuing education course offers optional CEU academic or professional transfer credit or contact hours.

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Members of industrial society suffer critical problems because although as part of nature we are born of natural love, -- the vital force that sustains nature's balanced perfection -- we educate and train ourselves to spend over 95% of our lives indoors, separated from nature's holistic healing ways in natural areas.

Indoors, we miss self-help, career education and emotional support available from contact with the natural love in nature's holistic systems outdoors.

Our alternative is to make conscious sensory contact with nature outdoors and obtain self-help renewal.

Just a short walk in the park demonstrates that our mind, body and spirit gain from holistic contact with the natural love found in nature. Nature wants to sustain our well-being as part of sustaining its own health and wellness.

On average, for over 99 percent of our lifetime, our thoughts and consciousness are out of contact and out of tune with the vital science and satisfactions provided by the grace, balance and regenerative powers of natural systems in natural areas. This profound loss of natural love in our lives weakens the resilience of our mind, feelings and immune system. We become vulnerable to irresponsible materials and relationships.

"Human behavior is rooted most deeply in nature's intentions and desire. The rhythms of nature underlie all of human interaction: religious traditions, economic systems, cultural and political organization. When these human forms betray the natural psychic pulse, people and societys get sick, nature is exploited and entire species are theratened."

-Stephen Aizenstat

We seldom value distance learning career training and science that addresses the detrimental materials and relationships produced by our nature-disconnected thinking. The destructive warp in the way we think produces global warming and many other environmental and social disasters because it ignores the alternative lifestyles and natural love opportunities that are available through distance learning nature-connected education

Alternative PNC nature science and career training education courses distance learning make a monumental contribution to the well-being of people and the environment. They offer unique self-help processes and tools that enable us to scientifically strengthen our resilience by genuinely reconnecting our thinking and feeling with the restorative natural love and healing energies in nature. This educational career training, distance learning, helps us correct the hurtful dysfunctions produced by our excessive disconnection from nature.

Too often we forget that natural systems within and around us have the holistic natural love ability to heal themselves, be the injury a bulldozed landscape, a scraped knee or an emotional hurt. But even when we do remember this, nature cannot help us scientifically heal our dysfunctions or improve our wellness and relationship while our anti-nature bias makes us separate ourselves from authentic nature and its ability to do this.

Our dysfunctions remain because our immediate material and economic rewards condition our thinking with the prejudice of our cultural bias against nature and natural love. We exploit and conquer nature, today, with full knowledge that the natural love in systems like water, air, soil and sunlight along with the intelligent workings of the plant animal and mineral kingdoms are key to our survival, and to life and natural beauty as we know it.

Our thinking is our destiny. Bewildered (wilderness separated), we foolishly expect the same nature-disconnected, unscientific thinking process that produces our discontents to help us overcome them.

Project NatureConnect's holistic alternative offers us a self-help science that enables us to genuinely reconnect with nature and its restorative powers, overcome our bewilderment and improve our personal and professional relationships. This alternative educates us in how to deal with the non-holistic factors that harmfully disconnect us from natural love in natural areas. It gives us and alternative educational science and self-help tool that enables us to enjoy nature's grace and benefits.

To respect ourselves, we must respect all of nature for our mind, body and soul are the flow of natural systems.

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"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


The Social Science, graduate and professional outcomes of Project NatureConnect's fifty-five years of research and experience in building constructive relationships with natural systems suggest that education, psychology, counseling or healing that is not organic tends to produce as many problems as it solves.

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Course Specifications:

  • Open to all interested persons; transferable to most academic programs and professional training requirements; 1-4 credits optional.
  • Always affordable via financial assistance programs
  • May be used in online Distance Education Ph.D. and M.S. Degrees via email
  • 10-16 days in length (minimum); average length 5-7 weeks.
  • Begins on the first and 15th day of each month, or by appointment;
  • A consensus based time schedule is planned by course members;
  • Enjoy a supportive 4-6 person interact study group via email;
  • Credit optional: transferable graduate or undergraduate credit or professional clock hours available.
  • Post-course internships available for credit.

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This email/correspondence course is part of a subsidized Natural Systems Thinking Process course and distance learning degree program offered by Project NatureConnect. It uses self-guiding materials found entirely on internet sites (Optionally, you may use the books "Web of Life Imperative" "and" Reconnecting With Nature" in conjunction with the course and get more out of it, as well as be able to continue the program independently.) The course starts whenever you would like to proceed with an available interact study group online. Successful completion of the course bypasses the need to complete most sections of the Grant Application Form

TUITION: $85/credit plus optional books($55). A special program application rate of $150 includes the course, plus books for all Certification Level One courses, the PNC Program Application Fee ($100) and eligibility for financial assistance grants, scholarships, loans and payment plans that include payment for this course.

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Receive inspiring nature-connection quotations by email weekly. Simply send a blank email to naturequote@aweber.com

NOTE: After you obtain information about the Project NatureConnect program from the web site by using the Navigation guide (right 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.


Apply to Psychological Elements of Global Citizenship.


"Project NatureConnect provides distance learning alternative, holistic, Social Science and graduate sensory courses that help our psyche genuinely connect with natural systems within and around us. Our personal and environmental well-being improves through sustainable career education natural love courses that enable our psyche to thoughtfully tap into nature's balance, grace and restorative powers."

-Michael J. Cohen



Special NGO consultant United Nations Economic and Social Council

Readily available, online, Social Science and graduate
CEU courses and degrees for the health of person, planet and spirit

P.O. Box 1605, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-378-6313 <email> www.ecopsych.com

The Natural Systems Thinking Process

Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director

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All programs start with the Orientation Course contained in the book
The Web of Life Imperative.



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