Educating and Counseling With Nature degree
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INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
Special NGO consultant to the United Nations
Economic and Social Council.
Wellness for person, planet and spirit
Educating and Counseling With Nature
Science of thinking with 53 natural sensory intelligences
The Art of co-creating with the Web of Life
Psychology , Conservation and Environmental
Education in action!
Increase your impact, marketability, and expertise.
This site offers:
low cost distance learning degree
personal and environmental recovery,
courses by email,
online, interactive, discovery trails,
Earthday and celebration activities,
globally balanced thinking,
Walk nature's path to a fulfilling
livelihood, self-improvement and responsible relationships.
SUMMARY: Does This Feel Familiar?
As a child, instinctively, like most children, I felt more alive, free
and happier in a natural area than indoors. More intelligent, too.
As my friends and I grew up we were surrounded by and educated into
the indoor world of contemporary society. It secretly detached our psyche
from its biological and psychological origins in nature's joy, intelligence
To fill this void we psychologically attached to thinking in society's
ways. These included the destructive trespasses of nature and people by
our scientific, economic and spiritual dogma.
The indoor world assured me that people only felt and related better
in nature because in nature they escaped from reality. Reality was the
challenges of home, work, and school. Escaping to nature was "recreation,"
Thirty-five years of counseling and educational research in natural
areas taught me a different story, one of re-creation. I learned how to
think and relate in ways that free our psyche from the grip of the indoor
world's invasiveness and discontents.
I have discovered and packaged a readily accessable, nature-connected,
psychological science. It restores people to their fullness, natural integrity
and deeper ideals. My internationally recognized Natural Systems Thinking
Process enables people and the environment to co-create and grow into balance.
It lets the unifying strands of the web of life help
us rejuvenate the sensory truths, honesty and loves we are born with as
part of the global life community. (continued)
- Michael J. Cohen, Ed.D.
Chair, Applied Ecopsychology/Integrated Ecology, Greenwich
Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University, Extended Studies
Director, Department of Integrated Ecology, Institute of Global Education
Recipient of the 1994 Distinguished World Citizen Award
This site is the home of:
ORIENTATION COURSE ONLINE:
Psychological Elements of Global Citizenship. The Art and Science of thinking
like nature works (select here)
Nature-Connected Psychology Degree
Program: Ph.D or M.S. degrees online
include your prior experience: inexpensive, dedicated, accredited.
RECONNECTING WITH NATURE:
through restoring your bond with the Earth. A self-guiding training book by Dr. Michael J.Cohen, Ecopress
Interactive Self-Discovery NatureTrails
Learn about this site through fun online experiences
The Natural Systems
Environmentally sound personal growth and social justice
APPLIED ECOPSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
Education as if Planet Earth mattered
The Millennium/Earthday Wellness and
Unity Activity: "In
Balance with Earth"
LET EARTH SPEAK A
hands-on, interactive, self-discovery highlight
The Globally Balanced Thinking Study
(GBT): measure and score your ability
to think with nature's wisdom.
The nature sensitivity path to safely reconnecting
with the web of life through its attraction strands within and around us.
P.O. Box 1605 Friday Harbor, WA 98250