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Certificate Program Description
LEARNING WITH NATURE: Sensory
nature activities and knowledge for wellness, spirit and deeper
Walk nature's socially and environmentally responsible path
to rewarding relationships and livelihoods.
"Oh, what a catastrophe,
what a maiming of love when it was made personal, merely personal
feeling. This is what is the matter with us: we are bleeding
at the roots because we are cut off from the earth and sun and
stars. Love has become a grinning mockery because, poor blossom,
we plucked it from its stem on the Tree of Life and expected
it to keep on blooming in our civilized vase on the table."
- D. H. Lawrence
INTRODUCTION TO THE CERTIFICATE
Irrefutable studies now confirm
that stress emanating from our nature disconnected "bleeding
roots" creates the insatiable wants, abusive insensitivity
and greed that cause our most troublesome personal, social and
The Nature Connected Learning
can be added to, or included in, any eduction or training program
including Post Doctoral Certification. It helps personal life
coach healing and alternative medicine counselLng discover how
our excessive separation from nature stresses our sentient inner
nature and causes many "unsolvable
problems." Learn how to reverse this destructive mental
health process. Master thoughtful, nature reconnecting knowledge
and activities that dissolve stress by satisfying our deepest
natural loves, wants and spirit.
This program teaches hands-on
skills that enable your thinking to tap the "higher power"
wisdom of nature's biological creation process.
The program's unique methods
and materials enable us to let natural systems within and around
us nurture our self-esteem, friendships and responsibility through
e-mail, telephone and personal contacts.
Start this important distance
learning program at your convenience by obtaining
an application. Financial aid, scholarships, internships
and facilitator positions are offered. Further
information about the program and process is available.
The Certificate Program starts
with an online Orientation Course
"Presents timely sound
theory and well grounded experience. In our struggle to find
connectedness and meaning it allows the natural world to nurture
a responsible growing edge of culture."
Bill Hammond, Director of Environmental Education,
Lee County, FL.
"I have opened an office
providing 'nature connecting counseling' as well as hypnotherapy
to folks. I am astonished at the positive response. People are
desperate to connect with nature. I am amazed at how many people
are suffering silently out there, just hungry for help. This
'nature thing' is really hitting a chord."
Mardi Jones, Ph.D.
"Presents an accessible,
simple, enjoyable and extremely powerful way that love for all
life may heal the deep wounds that we suffer."
Elisabeth Ryland, Ph.D.
increased our program's effectiveness by adding the Natural Systems
Thinking Process to it. It enables our participants to connect
with their sensory origins in nature and use that peaceful power
to improve their relationships with self, society and the environment."
of the Outward Bound School in Costa Rica
for an IGE SPECIAL ORGANIC PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM for a CERTIFICATE
or for completing a DEGREE in Organic Psychology based on previous equivalent
life experience and training.
THE INSTITUE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
- This three
level online program consists of 36 IGE credits of coursework
and provides certification of Natural System Thinking Process
(NSTP) training for leadership and program facilitation. It may
be taken independently or in conjunction with any degree program.
- You may use
this certificate program as a Bachelors, Masters or Post Doctoral
Certificate of Training for adding organic psychology NSTP to
your present field of interest.
- Each level
may be completed within six months or less through distance education.
- Costs are
reduced and credit is obtained for learning to administer and
mentor the program online while you are engaged in it,
- The total
program can be completed within two years or extended to four
- Courses start
at any appropriate time, not just at the beginning of a semester.
prior learning, professional and life experiences may used to
partially fulfill requirements for courses below marked "prior
Accreditation from cooperating universities is available for courses marked AC at extra cost, approximately $47/credit
- Total program
fee is $740 of which $640 is refundable if you are not admitted
to the program. This fee includes the tuition for Level One certification
and required books.
CERTIFICATION LEVELS AND
take the courses listed for the 1, 2 and 3 levels in the sequence
of the levels, i.e. complete Level 1 courses before doing Level
2. Also take advantge of special courses as they are announced.
Be sure to
have completed a course's prerequsite courses before doing it.
You can informally
work on any courses once
you have successfully completed the Orientation Course ECO 500 and the Introduction
Course ECO 501.
point be sure you are aware of this information:
A. The Certified
Master Practioner track for certification or
B. The Organic
Psychology track for certification or
a degree based on previous life experience.
here for an overview of Certification procedures
CERTIFICATION AND DEGREE PROGRAM COURSES:
These courses may be taken
at $60/credit within the degree program and have financial
assistance available for them.
Below, the courses below
that are identified AC sit within the framework of Project
NatureConnect's online degree program and include suggested credit
Self-Designed (SD) Certificate or Degree Program
With faculty approval, a qualified
student may choose to attain a certification level by taking
12 Carnegie units of that level's self-design courses (identified
SD.) A course may be taken for 1 or more IGE credits,
as it is indicated: (for example, 1-4 SDIGE Carnegie credits means that the course can be taken
for 1-4 credits by additionally mentoring and/or co-facilitating
LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATION
FOR ORGANIZING AND FACILITATING THE ORIENTATION COURSE:
Elements of Global Citizenship
6-18 Months, TUITION: $740.
Level One leads
to coursework, internships, work, jobs and careers that incorporate
Orientation Course materials.
One IGE Credit
equals 45 hours of classwork
AC = Transferable Accreditation
and transcripts from cooperating universities are available for courses marked AC at extra cost, approximately $50/credit
SD = Can be used in the
Self-Designed (SD) Certificate or Degree Program (see box above)
AC Nature-Connected Personal Balance,
Healing and Stress Management
1 IGE Carnegie
500CRT AC: ORIENTATION
Elements of Global Citizenship
1-3 SDIGE Carnegie credits (1-4 PSU credits)
ECO 508CRT AC: Natural Attractions, Intelligences and Sanity
...........ECO 500 prerequisite.or concurrent
ECO 501CRT AC: Introduction to Educating and Counseling With
3-6 SDIGE credit (1-6 PSU credits) ECO 500 prerequisite
ECO 503CRT: Directed Readings
3 IGE credits
ECO 522CRT: Public Relations/Funding
3 IGE Carnegie
ECO 751A:(1)CRT GWSG: Cooperative Administration of an NSTP Online
Training and Degree Program.
IGE Carnegie credit.