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Project NatureConnect offers core distant learning that enables you to add fulfilling nature-connecting methods and credentials to your skills and interests. We honor your prior training and life experience by providing grants and equivalent credit for it.

You may take accredited coursework and/or obtain a Nature-Connected Degree or Certificate in most subjects or devoted personal interests. (see bottom of this page)

  • Help people remedy their disturbances, thoughts and feelings with the grace balance and restorative powers of nature's web of life.
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  • Add the sunlight and beauty of the natural world to your needs and community.

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As you probably know, the critical problems that we face today are no surprise or secret.  Many experts predicted them. They were the subject of best selling books in 1948.

The reason that we still suffer these problems today is because we have yet to learn how to increase the health of our Living Planet along with our personal, social and environmental well-being.

Excellent ideas have been offered to improve the wellness of Mother Earth and ourselves.  What has been missing is an effective means to implement these ideas. That means is now available. Do the people you depend on use and teach it?

The heart of our problems is this: the excessive, nature-exploitive profiteering of Industrial Society unduly stresses and unbalances our life and psyche. This makes us continually want. Dependently, we addict to destructive technologies and relationships to gain satisfactions and they further stress how we think and feel.  That's how and why our problems continue.

We can't find lasting fulfillment. We can't stop injuring the environment and ourselves, even when it makes sense to stop, even when it feels right and we want to stop.

The environmentally connected, anti-addiction tool, Applied Ecopsychology, provides a remedy. 
It helps us make genuine sensory contacts with nature's healing and recycling powers. Their natural attraction moments have the ability to bring us into balance. This ability is demonstrated by the profound effects of just a quiet walk in a natural area.  

Applied Ecopsychology powerfully enables us to constantly think and feel like nature works.  It powerfully enables our joy of greater well-being to help us reduce our destructive attachments and stop the environmental and human disorders that they cause.

You can help this tool contribute to Earth's and our welfare
by letting people learn the organic process of educating, counseling and healing with nature.  It is located at

NOTE: If it will strengthen your cause or livelihood, you may obtain a Ph.D., or other valuable credentials for what you do simply by learning how to add Applied Ecopsychology to your life and/or your livelihood.

You are invited to make us be an income-producing online degree or training program for your school or organization.

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Deep Seated Sustainability Becomes Accredited:

Researchers at Akamai University and Project NatureConnect introduce an organic psychological technology, a scientific, sensory-thinking blueprint they call Natural Attraction Ecology

Friday Harbor, WA (MMD Newswire) February 15, 2011 --While Industrial Society's dependence on technology powerfully solves many important challenges, it also presents us with the earth-shaking problem of irresponsibly deteriorating nature's balancing and restorative ways, in and around us.  This produces a wide range of disturbances in places and people.

To remedy this momentous disorder, researchers at Akamai University and Project NatureConnect have introduced a new technology, a sensory scientific blueprint they call Natural Attraction Ecology (NAE).

NAE goes beyond the physical ecology of food chains and the flow of natural systems.  It helps our consciousness realize that the way nature works to produce its healing and renewing perfection registers in our consciousness as multitude of natural senses.  When we learn how to create moments that let nature nurture these senses, as of old, we enable ourselves to consciously think with the power and sustainability of nature's self-correcting sensibilities.

Dr. Michael Cohen, the Director of Project NatureConnect, says, "Get real. Show me a thing, place or relationship that, since the beginning of our Universe, has not, or does not consist of the power of natural attraction to bind things together, to bond them in ways that strengthen the organics of nature's purity, balance and beauty."

The application of NAE's organic form of thinking and feeling process helps any person or discipline technologically re-establish and sustain the holistic personal, social and environmental well-being that we have lost due to our runaway use of technology. This is well described in a New York Times sponsored NAE article.

To empower people to learn to apply the blueprint effectively, Project NatureConnect offers subsidized, online, accredited training courses and degree programs. These provide a practical and online Organic Psychology healing technique. It helps us produce present and future generations that can think and feel in the well-being of sustainable balance.

The Director of Project NatureConnect, Dr. Michael J. Cohen, author of "Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature," notes that the science of Natural Attraction Ecology makes a critical contribution because it is not just an idea. It is also an applicable working instruction manual, an education and spiritual tool to help us curb our excessiveness. He says, "Its use gives us the ability to reduce imbalances in our psyche. It enables us stop denying the fact that most of our thinking and technologies wound the purifying ways of nature and its self-sustaining flow in and around us."

Cohen finds that we unnecessarily suffer because an unreasonable bias in Industrial Society rejects that our planet and/or the universe act like 
a living organism and that we are similar to a cell in it.  This leads us to believe that we don't need to "Do onto Earth and nature as we would have them do onto us."
Cohen finds that we unnecessarily suffer because an unreasonable bias in Industrial Society rejects that our planet is a living organism and that we are similar to a cell in it.  This leads us to believe that we don't need to "Do onto Earth and nature as we would have them do onto us."

A field report about coming into balance, from one of Dr. Cohen's students states:

"Doing this Natural Attraction Ecology activity while sitting under a tree, I heard the environment's callings. I felt attracted to look over my head. The trunk of the tree against which I was leaning towered above me with its leafless branches stretching toward the sky. It was like each of those branches was an arm with hands and fingers trying to grab the sun, the air, the Without a thought, my arms stretched above my head and my hands and fingers were reaching for the sky soaking up the sun and air. Then the message was loud and clear: ' I sense, I feel the grace of nature's balancing ways; therefore, I am.' Strong feelings of affirmation flooded through me. They alerted me to the fact that just as branches reach high to take in the environment, roots growing downward are grounded and that this branch-root relationship maintains equilibrium while it promotes life. I felt loving and devoted to these fulfilling satisfactions that I sensed. I became aware that did not need more than I already had."

The pioneering mission of Project NatureConnect is to increase personal, social and environmental well-being by helping individuals genuinely connect their thinking and feeling with the sensitive intelligence of nature's regenerative ways, in and around them. The online program's subsidized and accredited training courses enable students to use their 53 inherent natural senses to make conscious sensory contact with the wisdom found in natural areas, backyard or back country.  Ph.D. degrees that include life experience are less than $8,000.

Special new-accreditation jobs and grants are available to faculty or training applicants in the nature-connected ways of Natural Attraction Ecology.

Further information: contact Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Telephone 360-378-6313
Barbara Huning MA LP   507-450-0200


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Recipient of the 1994 Distinguished World Citizen Award, Ecopsychologist Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D.,  is a Program Director of the Institute of Global Education, where he coordinates its Integrated Ecology Department and Project NatureConnect. He also serves on the faculty of Portland State University and Akamai University. Dr. Cohen has founded sensory environmental education outdoor programs independently and for the National Audubon Society and Lesley University (AEI), conceived the 1985 National Audubon Conference "Is the Earth a Living Organism," and is an award winning author of "The Web of Life Imperative," "Reconnecting With Nature," and "Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature." A video about his lifework may be viewed at

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