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SYNOPSIS: Revolutionary alternative holistic program: natural hands-on courses online, grant-funded human services career education training jobs and degrees for personal and environmental well-being.

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HELP-WANTED. Nature-connected learning and healing: Online Human Service degrees, jobs and accredited training courses enhance personal and professional goals. Our grant-funded methods and materials help you safely tap into the beneficial grace, balance and restorative powers of natural systems, backyard or backcountry.

Use the hands-on application of ecopsychology to strengthen your effectiveness and reduce stress and disorders. Add the supportive sunlight and beauty of the natural world to your relationships.

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Project NatureConnect
Institute of Global Education
Organic Psychology
Special NGO Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Council
Practical distance learning that increases energy, expertise and spirit.




The Project NatureConnect Scholarship Program
in support of appropriate degree programs

The unrecognized power of 200 words or less from people who appreciate Nature and seek life in balance.


Do any of the ten people, below, reflect your thinking or situation?
Their short statement won them a scholarship for a training program or Masters or Doctoral degree.

If their statement fits you, you will obtain a scholarship, too.

You can also email us an original statement, less than 200 words, of your own truth and goals. You will be informed if you are eligible for a scholarship that will make it possible for you to obtain, without financial stress, the knowledge, credibility and professional rewards of a Masters or Doctoral degree from IGE appropriate degree programs


"I have a deep love for nature and I am so distressed to see how we as a culture and world are going. I'm doing what I can in small ways, and it seems so important for many others to take up the challenge to live as if we were all nature. To that end I am currently offering sustainable living study circles, organizing cultural creative gatherings and writing for our small newspaper on sustainability. I'm a holistic psychotherapist and artist living in Rhode Island, mother of 3 grown children."



"I teach Psychology courses and direct a program that offers multiple levels of care to patients seeking treatment for chemical dependency and mental health problems. Throughout my career in human services I have studied human behavior and provided counseling to numerous clients. I continually look for new theories, techniques and treatments that benefit patients because I see such a small number of patients who are actually succeeding in their treatment programs for addiction, depression, anxiety etc. Since many patients seem to feel better when in our garden areas, I'm interested in discovering why and how this can make a contribution to wellness."



"As a former environmental chemist and wildlife biologist, I found interconnectedness and real feeling lacking in the purely scientific fields. When I studied psychology, I found it to be focused far too often on mental activities. I was raised in a native family that found friendship, comfort, solace, and spirituality in the natural world. As I switched fields to to find that combination, I was consistently disappointed.until I discovered your degree program. It seems to embody exactly what I have been looking for. I've done some facilitating of experiences with nature on my own, as well as story telling, music for healing nature, music for the dying, writing gardening books and writing fantasy stories. I try my best to reconnect children with the natural world; to help them connect to nature and stay healthy and feel safe and empowered."



"It is my goal to utilize my business experience and education to facilitate an understanding of our natural world: to preserve the beauty of nature by showing people their place in and connection to their natural environment; to create beauty where it is not. My goal is that their newfound knowledge will inspire them towards action, which will perpetuate a sustainable future for the earth. As an entrepreneur, I am dedicated to sound business practices based on ecological principles. How could I not be attracted to a program that embodies everything that I seek to do with my life. I always welcome new methods and understanding that will enable me to meet my goals. I have wanted to DO something with nature to help myself and others but wasn't sure how that would play out until I discovered that training to educate and counsel with nature was available."



"When I became active with the Girl Scouts and reintroduced-introduced to nature and the outdoors I realized that I had missed so much in my past 27 years by staying indoors. At times my connection with nature feels like my only source of sanity because it truly has kept me grounded working in my stressful occupation. I began to understand that all we need to survive is provided to us by nature, and we should learn to reconnect with our Mother Earth. I also began to understand the extent of the damage, we, as a society, have made to Nature and how we need to join together in this fight to save her. The Natural Systems Thinking Process website showed me how to further my reconnection-connection to Our Mother. I hope to continue to regain my love and appreciation for our Earth, and would like to actively try to help her plight against pollution and over-production."



"I have had no formal college training yet I have done well with a variety of jobs and hobbies that have taught me many things during the past fifteen years. I read the book, Reconnecting With Nature and its activities have brought me closer to myself. By that I mean the real me, the me before the cultural assault changed me to make me a "civilized" consumer. I feel much more at peace and connected to the universe now. I feel like an active participant in all of life and very connected to all life on this planet. My level of gratitude for my very existence has increased as well as my gratitude for all the living beings that have consented to grace my life. All of these feelings are so important to me and I want to continue that. My ideal job would be to help others connect with themselves and their purpose through nature. I am glad to see you have a Bachelors waiver for people like myself who have equivalent life experience."



"As a college student interested in human development, when I was a camp counselor I worked with my campers in the various programs the camp offered. At times they would have the opportunity to do art, music or creative writing in natural settings at the camp or while they were on hiking or canoe trips. I became fascinated with nature when I noticed that the artwork, music or writing the campers did was easier, more fun and more creative than when done in the camp buildings. They related better to each other, too, in Nature. Whether it was the atmosphere of the group or the natural area I don't know, but I fell in love with teaching and learning outdoors and continue to do this at the park near the school where I presently work."


"While I grew up attending church I always felt a deeper spiritual connection when surrounded by nature. My soul has been indelibly touched by a sense of wilderness from my years living close to natural areas. The landscape has defined my character. Only by recapturing the rhythms of nature will humankind ever be able to return to a state of grace. For far too long we have attempted to live outside of nature, attempted to conquer her, considered her our ward rather than our parent. For souls such as mine, it is not progress man has achieved but desecration. The natural world is our connection to the universe. We can not continue to disgrace that which spawned us. I have come to realize that I would like to change careers and some how help people to help themselves and the environment. If people are not happy in their lives, with their work etc. they will not take action to protect the environment."



"Working at different camps with a variety of children from various cultures I was amazed how different children reacted when they where in contact with nature . That sparked an interest in me as to how big of an influence being outside and in contact with nature has on humans, specifically children. Because I had to borrow $25,000 for school last year, I got myself involved in Corporate Sales and got sucked in to the discrete vortex that the corporate world creates for so many people! Thankfully I am presently unemployed. I finally picked up your book I bought a year and a half ago. It stirred the fires of passion that burn in me! That passion, my passion is to wrap my mind around questions about the human psyche and its healing relationship with nature."



"After taking the orientation course, I found that I loved the activities and my paradigm about nature has been changed in a positive manner. I grew up in an impoverished neighborhood surrounded by emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect. I began to abuse alcohol and drugs at age 10, culminating 18 years later after severe cocaine use and 7 drug related criminal arrests. Now I have Masters in Social Work and I have worked as an activist for empowerment practices within the substance abuse / mental health field. I want to open a creative, nature-connected recovery retreat and healing center. I plan to have people from all walks of life thanking my program for helping them to rekindle their relationships with others, themselves, and the environment."


Select here to learn more about the IGE scholarship program

Select here to obtain an application, or just send us an email of less than 200 words that describes your situation, or which of the quotes, above, best describes you.




Special NGO consultant United Nations Economic and Social Council

Readily available, online, natural science tools
for the health of person, planet and spirit

P.O. Box 1605, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-378-6313 <email> www.ecopsych.com

The Natural Systems Thinking Process

Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director

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All programs start with the Orientation Course contained in the book
The Web of Life Imperative.


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