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Now training and hiring instructors and administrators for

Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature

Supportive Degrees, Career Training Courses and Jobs On Line

Project NatureConnect offers nature-centered distant learning that enables its participants and teachers to add the benefits of nature-connecting methods and credentials to their degree programs, careers and/or their skills, interests and hobbies. Job opportunities and financial subsidies assist health care insurance plans, benefits and services.

We honor your prior training and life experience by providing grants and equivalent education credit for it.

You may take accredited or professional CEU coursework and/or obtain a Nature-Connected Degree or Certificate in most disciplines or personal interests. A partial subject list is located at the bottom of this page.

  • Improve your income and satisfaction through independent, interdisciplinary or integrated study and Applied Ecopsychology.
  • Help people connect their thoughts and feelings with the self-correcting and renewing ways of nature.
  • Increase personal social and environmental well being.
  • Add the healing sunlight, beauty and spirit of the natural world to your life and health care insurance.
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Project NatureConnect makes a unique sensory contribution to well being that is often omitted in traditional disciplines. It offers a sorely needed missing component to most aspects of contemporary society and receives financial assistance from those who recognize its value.

The low cost of the program makes it easily affordable to a large number of people so that all who seek the training can obtain it.

You may modify and post the short announcements, below, to those you think might want to know about PNC. :

A. Releases you can send or quote to newspapers, websites or blogs:

Nature Connected Psychiatry Used as Stress Reduction and Prevention Medicine Reduces PTSD Symptoms

The Real “John” of the Grateful Dead "Uncle John's Band," Performs Old Time Music in March

Special Nature Career Employment; Green Environmental Peace Sustainable Critical Jobs

The Science of Holistic Healing and Spiritual Nature Connection Techniques Increases Well Being

Year-Round Green Christmas Ideas and Eco Gifts Offer Environmental, Education and Health Benefits

Empirical Sensory Truths in Nature Remedy Lies and Distortions That Erode Our Well Being

Pioneering Ecopsychology Journal Interview: Contact With Nature Reverses Disorders

Save the World: A Daring Nature-Connected Therapy is the Love Remedy for What Ails Us

World Environment Day June 5 Activity and Summer Contra Dance Music Sessions Announced by IGE

Bias Against Nature is Corrected by Earth Day Remedy: Person/Planet Health Increases  Practical,Spiritual,Remedy, Preventative,Planet, Earth,

New Facebook Page for Social Networking: Gaia Holistic Nature Community and Online Love-In Degrees

Online Degree Grants and Scholarships Announced for Holistic Therapy and Radical Healing With Nature

Landscape Designers Become Therapists Through New Patio Landscaping Ideas and Healing Gardens

“Who Am I?” or “What Are We-You?” Identity Questions are Answered Through Contact With Nature

A Natural Lifestyle Online Degree Program Increases Low Cost Health and Wellness

Nature Travel Deals Include Ecotourism Natural Degree Training .

Nature Book Shows Society's Denial of a Common Prejudice Stops Us from Correcting Great Disorders

The Environmental Science of Counseling and Healing With Nature Becomes a Subsidized Degree Program

A Key Teachers' Outdoor Education Wilderness Therapy Nature Program Marks its 50th Anniversary

Green Therapy and Psychology Degrees Offered for Natural Love and Organic Healing Careers

New Art Therapy Book Points to Nature as an Art Therapist, Psychologist and Wise Teacher

Global Warming is Reduced by Learning to Think Like Mother Earth's Balance and Beauty Work

Technology, Science and a Natural Environment Holistic Internet Technique Help Future Generations

Spiritual Guide Christmas Gifts Bring Natural Science Wisdom to Environment, Peace and Psychology.

Petition: UN Use Nature Contact as an Avatar to Increase International Health and Wellness 

Petition Insists UN Use Nature to Increase Personal, Social and Environmental Health and Wellness

Free, Holistic, Natural Valentines Day Gifts Online Offer Enrichment of Whole Life Wish for Love

Nature-Contact Healing Arts Degrees Offered for Reiki Energy Healing Touch, Tao, Qigong and Tai Chi

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The Environmental Core of Health and Wellness

Is there anybody you know that is seeking a powerful remedy, rather than a band-aid, for our multitude of troubles?

The root of our most challenging problems has been identified.  It is this: an unreasonable, but bonded, bias in our thinking rewards us for damaging the prime source of our personal, social and environmental well-being.

Our bias pays us to ignore that:

- the flow of natural systems, in and around us, has biologically and psychologically designed us to be supportive citizens of the global life community, not conquers of it.

- nature's supportive ways sensibly nurture, purify and restore our well being and this includes our ability to think clearly.

For more than 99 percent of our lifetime our thoughts and senses are disconnected from direct sensory contact with nature's revitalizing flow. This excessive separation of our psyche from the nature's grace creates problems that we can't solve. It estranges us. We are removed from the source of our ability to think and feel like nature's self-correcting powers work.

When we wisely choose to reconnect our psyche with nature, we benefit from participating in the wellness of the web-of-life and its capacity to recycle our stressed or contaminated thinking. This is demonstrated by the renewal that results from even a short walk in park.

In our excessively nature-separated lives, it is the profound absence of nature's regenerative qualities and spirit that underlies our personal and environmental dilemmas.
Learning how to make lasting sensory contact with nature enables our psyche to bind with nature's healing ways and increase well-being.  It empowers us to give nature the space it needs to help our thinking transform our misguided bonds into the beauty of sane and balanced relationships. This process is available at

Funding for nature-connected leadership training and online degrees is available commencing September 10, 2009.

For further information:

Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Telephone 360-378-6313


Nature's Path to Earth and Us in Peace

(Insert Present Date) June, 17, 2009: July 1, 2009: 

Nature's Path to Earth and Us in Peaceful Well-Being.

July 1, 2009:  This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature (ECHN) a UNESCO approved, online, holistic art and science developed by Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D. at the Institute of Global Education, a United Nations consultant organization.

ECHN is a significant restorative breakthrough. It helps us increase well-being by regenerating 53 natural senses that we often ignore. Their wellness enables us to think with nature's balance and beauty as it nurtures us.  To our loss, we usually learn to hurt and subdue these natural senses.

Because ECHN applies the empirical science of Natural Attraction Ecology, it provides us with a lasting remedy for personal, social and environmental disorders. It is learned through accredited courses, degree programs and jobs from Project NatureConnect in conjunction with cooperating universities.

By giving us the sensory means to create moments that let Earth teach, ECHN genuinely connects us with Earth's renewing energies, in and around us.  This strengthens and enriches our contemporary psyche.  It helps us think with the grace of nature's self-correcting ways.

ECHN is a quantum leap to supporting and strengthening nature's healing abilities in and around us.  It empowers our natural senses to recycle the pollutants in our mind that bond us to our destructive relationships and prevent positive change.

Engaging in ECHN is like forever taking a powerful, spiritually renewing walk in the park.  Through it, we transform our disorders into the rewards of clear thinking, wellness and peaceful balance.

ECHN may be added to any discipline or profession.

Special anniversary grants are available to new faculty or training applicants in the ECHN of Natural Attraction Ecology

Further information: contact Michael J. Cohen, Telephone 360-378-6313 or email:

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From: Project NatureConnect
Institute of Global Education
Special consultant to United Nations Economic and Social Council

Dear (Insert Recipient)

Educating, counseling and healing with nature enables you to remedy ( insert problem or issue)

Please help stop Industrial Society's runaway deterioration of nature in and around us.

A Powerful Sensory Art and Science is Certified: Holistic Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature Offers Jobs, Training and Degrees.

Those of us who recognize that humanity and Earth are at risk also realize that we must become more holistic, scientific and sensible if we are to remedy our great troubles.

It is imperative that we become more sensitive and accurate to increasingly contribute to well being at every level. To this end, the science of Ecology must painstakingly scrutinize all forms of valid evidence.

New evidence now includes the fact that a critical contribution to life in balance emanates from least fifty-three natural attraction sensitivities inherent in natural systems, within and around us. These sensory attractions are often overlooked yet they continually register in our mind. They are key to nature's ability to self-correct, regenerate and restore the web-of-life, including humanity.

To help us remedy our many problems, the unique art of an empirical scientific model, <>Natural Attraction Ecology (NAE), enables our fifty-three natural senses to consciously connect our psyche with nature's self-correcting powers. Never before seen, this social technology enables our thinking to most sensibly create balanced relationships with people and places.

NAE provides us with the means to benefit from sensory attraction discoveries we make while educating, counseling and healing with nature, backyard or backcountry.

Online, NAE offers accredited, organic, environment and psychology axioms, courses, jobs, grants and degree programs that help us increase personal, social and environmental well-being.

NAE results from fifty-five years of natural system observation by hundreds of trained individuals who made conscious sensory contact with natural areas. The outcomes of their research is shared online in <>books, in <>studies and articles and in <>accredited coursework and Degree programs.

The complete history of Natural Attraction Ecology, the prejudice against it and its application of Ecopsychology since 1959 is described at and may be downloaded at no cost.


Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts: Help Wanted

If you have ever had a good experience in nature, you are eligible for a special salaried, grant or financial assistance program online.

You, and any interested associates, are invited to learn, teach and profit from the art and science of <>Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature  (ECHN).  ECHN gives you the monumental ability to create moments that let Earth teach.

Online, ECHN empowers you to offer unique sensory contributions to well-being that the world desperately needs.  It helps you provide Industrial Society with critical solutions for its greatest problems

ECHN remedies are reasonable and readily available. This may sound implausible but these important answers actually are blowing in the wind.

You may:

     - Benefit from the rewards of greening your profession and community, and from encouraging others to do the same.

     - Learn how to reverse many disorders by enlisting the profound assistance of nature's grace and self-correcting ways, in and around us.

     - Gain from funded ECHN courses, degrees and careers, online.  Enjoyably, they strengthen any career. They are accredited, holistic and internationally approved by UNESCO.


<>Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Project NatureConnect
Institute of Global Education
P.O. Box 1605,
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Correct the Source of our Greed and Stress

"All living things, including our planet, enjoy an optimum of life, cooperation and health when they are fulfilled by the stream of nature and its restorative ways. 

When we omit nature's renewing stream from our lives, our natural senses are unfulfilled and we want.  When we want there is never enough. We think and feel dissatisfied. We become greedy.  This underlies most of our disorders. It erodes personal, social and environmental well-being

Nature is is wise, but not literate. Unlike us, it neither hears, reads nor tells our abstract, half-truth stories that seldom gratify us in lasting and balanced ways.

The essence of nature is its fulfilling, non-literate flow. Wordlessly, it nurtures, balances, and restores vigorous aliveness everywhere without producing garbage or our abusiveness and disorders.
We suffer great problems because our society's nature-conquering stories disconnect our psyche from nature's corrective flow. We rarely let nature touch, no less embrace or recycle, the polluted ways that we learn to think and feel.

The process of Educating, Counseling and Healing with Nature (ECHN) helps us remedy our loss of nature's renewing spirit. ECHN enables us to to let genuine sensory contact with nature's regenerative ways please and strengthen our body, mind and spirit.

The more that nature helps us think and feel in balance, the more the industrial world enjoys well-being and peace."


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Below are topics you could Google and locate appropriate individuals, discussion lists or organizations to contact.  In each setting you may find a few advanced-thinking individuals who will thank you for alerting them to the benefits of Project NatureConnect and for strengthening the depth and effectiveness of their work.  

Please contact if there are topics you think should be added to the list.

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Critical Thinking,
Domestic Violence,
Drug Prevention,
Earth Day,
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Midlife Crisis,   
National Parks,
Native American Ways
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New Thought,
Nature Lover,
Outdoor Skills,
Outward Bound,
Religious Science,
Social Work,
Stress Management,
Substance Abuse ,
Unity Church,
Teddy Bears,
Voluntary Simplicity,
Wilderness Therapy,
Work at Home
Zen Buddhism,
Weight Loss
Holistic Leadership
Organic Psychology
Unitarian Universalist
Mental Health
Climate Change
Earth Day Activities
Retreat Centers
Energy Medicine
Natural Systems
Child Development
Dog Cat Pet Care

Art Therapy
Massage Therapy
Therapist Training
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Human Services
Social Work
Life Coaching
Integral Therapy
Hospice Caregiving
Home Schooling
Creative Writing
Life Experience
Jesus & Wilderness
Herbal Remedy
Life Science
Violence Prevention
Outdoor Education
Continuing Education
Anger Management   
Hope & Life Relationships
Stress Relief Management
Natural Health and Wellness
Parenting & Child Development
Spirit & Spiritual Development
Administrative Services
Continuing Education
Complimentary Medicine
Native American Indian Ways
War On Terrorism
Multiple Intelligences
Environmental Education

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Eating Disorders
Sleeping Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Food Disorders
Nature Deficit Disorders
Abuse, Addiction, Loneliness
Midlife Crisis
Global Warming



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