For immediate release:
Contact: M.J. Cohen 360-378-6313
Subdue Terrorism: A Free, Nature Connected,
Psychology Course Online Enables People to Responsibly Respond
to Key Life Relationship Questions.
Client: "My problem is that I always talk to myself."
Counselor: "Not to worry; most people talk to
Client: "But Doctor, you don't know what a horse's
ass I am."
"The state of the world shows that most of us are ding
dongs with respect to building peaceful, environmentally and
socially responsible relationships. Where then in our irresponsible
society can a person find a responsible source of information?"
That is the thrust of a free, online, nature-connected psychology
course designed by Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director of Integrated
Ecology at the Institute of Global Education, a special NGO consultant
to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. There, Cohen,
an Ecopsychologist, serves as faculty to three online Universities.
"To the natural world our 'progress,'
our excessive technologies, pollutants and lifestyles, are terrorism,"
says Cohen. "They are an invasion of Nature's perfection,
intelligence and integrity. We have learned to disrespect life,
and as part of life, ourselves and each other. That promotes
terrorism and many other 'unresolveable' problems.
The course reverses that trend."
The online course at http://www.ecopsych.com/gift.html
provides links to free knowledge and processes on the web that
make responsible life relationship information readily available.
Course participants trust the information the course offers
because, unlike hearsay or book learning, they experience it
first hand to register its truth. They accomplish this by making
genuine sensory contacts with intact ecosystems, backyard or
backcountry. Improved wellness, personal and environmental relationships
result from this connection.
The free course addresses twelve significant questions we
face that underlie our unsolveable problems. "Our
biggest problem is that we blind ourselves to our inherent problem
solving ability." says Cohen, author of many books
on the subject. "Our troubles persist because we learn to
ignore a vital source of ecological
information in Nature that enables us to resolve them."
ENVIRONMENT: Since we are part of Nature, what is the major
difference that makes us destroy the environment while everything
else in Nature enhances it?
SUSTAINABILITY: Can you cite a model, community or process
that successfully produces sustainability?
ACCURATE INFORMATION: What is the greatest truth that you
can trust (hint: it is neither God, love, nor honesty.)
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS: What produces the wanting void in
our psyche, the discomfort, greed, and loneliness that fuels
most human and thereby environmental and social disorders?
SPIRITUALITY: What is the sensory relationship between Nature,
the Divine, and the Human Spirit?
EDUCATION: If we learn how to be who we are, what factor in
modern education teaches us to produce our lasting problems?
RECOVERY: What important source of healing energy does our
cultural bias omit thereby sustaining our dependency upon healing
programs and uninformed educators?
ECONOMICS: What is the force that produces environmentally
and socially destructive economic relationships?
STRESS: What is the difference between a fact, a thought and
WAR: Why do we continue to assault nature and people when
it doesn't make sense and we neither like doing it nor its hurtful
INTELLIGENCE: How can we restore to our thinking the missing
48 sensory intelligences that contemporary society has buried
in our subconscious?
NATURAL SYSTEMS: Why does contemporary society often identify
a person's love of nature as "escapist recreation"
rather than "peaceful re-creation."
IMPLEMENTATION: What readily available, inexpensive, process
enables us to strengthen our inherent ability to build relationships
that reduce these problems?
To discover practical working answers to these questions the
Institute invite people to read a
short article and/or take a short,
accredited, online course
you may take the free
exploratory course online at your convenience.
We are building income
producing agreements with persons or organizations that
would like to add a financially, socially and environmentally
responsible educational component to their professions.
Dr. Cohen may be reached at 360-378-6313,
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Additional information about Dr. Cohen is available on his
personal web page at http://www.pacificrim.net/~nature//mjcohen.html
Institute of Global Education
Online Degree Programs, Books, Courses, Workshops
Dr. Michael J.
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