Maurice Strong, the Canadian
multimillionaire who founded the United Nations Environment Program
and is co-chair of the Commission on Global Governance, the blueprint
for world government says, "It is quite clear to me after
several years in the environmental movement that all physical
problems of man's impact on the environment - pollution of the
air and waters, the desecration of the land, the contamination
of the food chain - all start within the environment of man's
Mr. Strong echo's the assertion of Vice President
Albert Gore that we are dysfunctional socially and environmentally
because we are cut off and isolated from the world of nature
and the natural.
Pulitzer Prize recipient, E.
O. Wilson, of Harvard, agrees with Strong and Gore, noting that
nature's absence erodes many essential parts of our lives. Similarly,
Nobel prize recipients Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitzer
insist that for better tomorrows we must embrace nature.
Today, medical research by
Dr. Howard Frumkin and many others indicates that exposure to
nature can help restore health and wellness.*
The Missing Link
What is significant is that
the conclusions of our distinguished leaders have had little
effect in improving how our society operates. Most people are
helpless to implement these important discoveries. We are paid
to stay in the nature-disconnected rut of our daily lives and
that, scientists say, deepens the rut. The way we learn to think
not only prevents us from solving personal and social troubles,
it produces environmental problems like pollution and global
warming; it is giving our living planet a fever.
What these and other experts
seldom offer is an easily accessible process, a tool that enables us to transform our addictive
dysfunctions into recuperative relationships with nature, relationships
that increase the wellness of ourselves and the land.
guarantees you this: the
tool we need is readily available to you through this web site.
A Major Problem
In our society we train our
consciousness, thinking and spirit to build healthy relationships
with the human environment yet rarely with the natural environment.
We have been trained to forget that the biology and psychology
of human life is a continuum of nature. To our loss, although
we are part of nature, we excessively separate our thinking from
nature and its restorative ways. Our consciousness has become
bonded to the idea that the way we think, not the way nature
works, is the key to human survival and dignity. This disconnection
from nature not only causes, but, in addition, prevents us from
reversing many destructive relationship and health problems.
A Powerful Solution
This Project NatureConnect web site empowers you to engage in
the art and science of educating, counseling and healing with
nature. Through online training, books and activities and cooperating
Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. courses and degree programs, it gives you
simple, organic, sensory tools to help you connect your thinking
with nature, make more sense and reduce our troubles. Each tool
empowers you to help build a saner world, remedy detrimental
estrangements from nature and help others do the same. The tools
provide you with the expertise to contribute to nature-connected consciousness and
learning in all walks of life, but especially in:
or Personal growth
or Personal Coaching
- Teaching, Healing, Mentoring, Counseling, Leadership or .Facilitating
- Counseling: Pastoral, Marriage, Therapy, Recovery or .Spiritual Counseling
- Course Instruction, Workshop Presentations
- Meditation, Alternative Medicine, Mental Health
- Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Education, Interning
- Independent Organic Psychology Contracting
- Founding or Directing Independent Programs
- Courses for Training or Degree Programs
- Training or Administering in your special field of interest
The Organic Psychology presented here is
- A science of transforming personal and
environmental disorders into constructive relationships through
conscious sensory contact with natural systems and their renewing
- the means
to restore Earth's purifying, regenerative intelligence within
- the art of
thinking and relating in balance by connecting our mentality
and spirit with nature's peace and wellness.
- an enabling tool that helps
people thoughtfully discover and enjoy 53 sensory rewards that
support natural systems in themselves and the environment.
- a recognition that with respect
to nature and its perfection, there is no substitute for connecting
to and thinking with the real thing. The substitutes often produce
stress, garbage and pollution; nature doesn't.
The best way to access the
tools of Organic Psychology is through our distance learning
Orientation Course found in the
book The Web of Life Imperative.
Your Great Challenge
Using empirical evidence and
thinking, Project NatureConnect has established that people are
naturally born with the mental ability to consciously make sense
of the world and ourselves using 53 natural senses that we genetically
inherit. People(s) that sustain these senses in consciousness
by staying sentiently connected to nature seldom produce or suffer
our great troubles.
Contemporary society conditions
most of us to excessively separate from nature; this conditions
us to think using less than ten natural senses. Thus our intelligence
works with only 20% of its inherent capacity to relate sensibly
to the world. This is the root of many unsolveable personal,
social and environmental problems.
Good evidence shows that genuinely
reconnecting our thinking to authentic natural systems helps
us rejuvenate and restore many of our now dormant natural senses.
It increases our sensibility and many problems subside.
No offense intended but here
is a fair question: if you don't believe that the organic psychology
facts and testimony presented on this web site are valid, is
it because they are invalid? Or is it because as a nature-disconnected
person you are thinking with only 20% or your capacity to make
sense in this regard? If you are normal, the latter is true as
reflected by the state of the world.
Try spending 15 minutes quietly
alone in an attractive natural area. See what additional attractions
you can find there. Does doing this give you additional information