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connected substance abuse treatment process improves recovery
and wellness while supporting the environment and peace.
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A living cell of the
Substance Abuse, Wholeness
and Nature: genuine connections
to natural systems tap purifying energies that improve treatment,
recovery and wellness.
In well documented training books, courses and research that
address the substance abuse recovery properties of Nature, Dr.
Michael J. Cohen and his professionally experienced Doctoral
students at the Institute of Global Education (IGE) have identified
a destructive yet seldom visible attribute of contemporary life
(8). The negative effects of this attribute produce our alarming
headlines yet it goes unnoticed simply because it is normal.
The IGE group's research into a nature connecting social technology,
the Natural Systems Thinking Process (NSTP), shows that substance
abuse recovery practioners who incorporate NSTP as part of the
practice they offer dramatically prevent and counteract our society's
destructiveness. They report increased benefits for their clients
and for substance abuse recovery processes, too. (5). More and
more people seek NSTP because they recognize its unique legitimacy
as a profound science of what we learn to take for granted (9).
It enables us to consciously recycle and purify the contaminated
hidden emotions that stressfully erode our lives and all of life.
Cohen and his workers note in natural systems and nature connected
people(s) an absence of the destructive stress, conflict and
environmental pollution that undermines industrial society (3).
They report that the need for substance abuse recovery flourishes
in our society because the field dedicates itself to helping
people deal with the adverse effects of contemporary corruption
and destructiveness (10) . They show that substance abuse recovery
practioners who offer a nature connected component in their practice
further help themselves and others deal with these adverse effects(13).
Thinking research finds that, on average, as contemporary people
we live over 95% of our lives indoors. Over 99.9% of our thinking
is not in tune with natural systems and their balanced, regenerative
perfection. This is destructively significant because we are
born biologically and psychologically part of natural systems
and they part of us (6).
Unlike nature-connected people(s), our dismemberment from
our inherent nurturing origins in Nature leaves us unwhole, subconsciously
hurt and wanting. To satisfy this discontent we seek immediate
rewards and their gratification. We bond to, and become emotionally
dependent on these rewards, and thereby vulnerable to destructive
people and things that provide them. This psychological addiction
so powerfully disconnects our thinking from Nature that we believe
genuinely reconnecting with authentic Nature is neither possible,
beneficial nor acceptable (17). Instead, we continue to repeat
the disconnected thinking processes that produce our troubles(15).
For example, to our loss, we usually take for granted the non-polluting,
rejuvenating, head-clearing power of a short walk in an attractive
natural area. To our benefit, NSTP helps awaken us to the walk's
significance and value.
The Natural Systems Thinking Process contributes to substance
abuse recovery in that it enables the practioners and client
to genuinely reconnect to Nature, to learn activities that enable
people to think in authentic conjunction with Nature's purifying
balance and beauty, backyard or back country(12). The documented
results of several thousand connections with Nature made by IGE
participants shows a consistant increase in feelings of wellness,
resiliancy, and belonging and a decrease in stress, dependencies
and depression (16).
The NSTP component enables substance abuse recovery practioners
and clients to identify and unite with the critical attribute in natural systems
that prevents our destructiveness from occurring in Nature (14).
This unification empowers practioner and client to help the natural
systems within them restore their natural integrity and regenerative
qualities (1). It is these qualities that produce Nature's perfection.
No surprise, they prove therapeutic to disconnected people, and
that's most of us(6).
The Natural Systems Thinking Process empowers an substance
abuse recovery practioner to help a client transform their destructive
attraction bonds into the constructive relationships that help
sustain natural systems in people and places (18). Cohen demonstrates
that this is how Nature works to produce the integrity of its
unpolluted relationships and cooperative diversity(4). In this
sense, Nature is the substance abuse recovery in action.
Although the information below has proven helpful in further
defining the facts, value and appropriateness of NSTP for practioners,
the best way to learn how NSTP works is to put it to work, to
engage yourself in the process. You may accomplish this via a
short, online, Orientation Course. It teaches through experience
the art and science of connecting with nature(7).
"This easily accessible program offers an environmentally
sound, educational process that reduces apathy, catalyzes peace
and promotes mental health. It fulfills our personal and economic
needs, deeper ideals and spirit; it deserves the attention of
every person who seeks to reverse our troubles."
-Dr. Robert Muller
Assistant Secretary General Emeritus of the
Recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Peace Prize and UNESCO prize
Chancellor of the University for Peace, United Nations.
PART ONE REFERENCES:
Can You Validate a Personal Nature Connecting Experience?. naturelov30thank.html
or Fiction? Questions and responses from reviewed articles, research
and field experience..references2.html INT
With Nature: self-guiding books to help you master NSTP books.html WEB
Secrets of Connecting with Nature ...ttrailattract.html PWE
of Connecting with Nature...survey.html
Knowledge into Practice...
Best Way to Learn: an online practicum in connecting with Nature...
Sensibly About a Critical Disconnection ..
Retained Your Ecosensory IQ; do you use it?...
Results of Nature Disconnected Consciousness ...
A Free Introductory
Course You Can Take Online...
Degree Programs and Courses...
Ecopsychology to Deal with our Denial zt
Wellness and Unity: obtaining conscious consent to belongzt
to Sanity: energies in Nature help us produce responsible personal,
social and environmental relationships.
Entries: Nature and The Natural Systems Thinking Process
Validation of Reconnecting to our Subconscious Origins
Connected Component Improves the Benefits of Meditation
The best way to learn and teach how to
enjoy balanced relationships:
THE NATURAL SYSTEMS THINKING PROCESS
ORIENTATION COURSE: Psychological
Elements of Global Citizenship
Science of Connecting With the Web of Life
The Art of Thinking With Nature
An exciting, accredited, inexpensive ($35) blend of shared,
online activity, information and
training to become Natural Attraction literate. Learn
by doing. Become a practitioner anywhere. This is a free course if it meets your needs, a
transferable prerequisite for additional courses, degrees
and participation. The course is the best, most complete and
useful way to help nature restore the good nature of humanity
in contemporary society. It opens new vistas in academics, counseling,
careers, spirit and wellness, vistas that recycle and purify
destructive thinking. Optional Credit $42.00
READ AND TEACH THIS ANTIDOTE FOR
World: Natural Attractions, Intelligences and
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It helps you reverse nature disconnection disorders from your
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EXPLORE THE PROCESS
Course online enables you to sample
the Natural Systems Thinking Process to learn, first hand, its
thrust and benefits.
Activity online helps you sample the process used in
Institute of Global Education
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Nations Economic and Social Council
Readily available online
tools for the health and peace of
person, planet and spirit
P.O. Box 1605 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-6313
APPLIED ECOPSYCHOLOGY IN NATURAL AREAS
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Michael J. Cohen, Director
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