Project NatureConnect Scholarship
Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday Harbor, WA,
March 10, 2002
Nature Sensitivity Student
Earns Ph.D for Learning How To Recover From Eating Disorders
Nature-lovers earn low cost
university degrees while mastering how to help themselves, others
and natural systems recover from destructive relationships.
"Since our extreme disconnection
from Nature often stresses our psyche into producing the many
disorders we and the environment suffer, it is no surprise that
learning how to reconnect with Nature helps us recover from these
disorders," says Ph.D recipient Theresa Sweeney at the Institute
of Global Education's (IGE) online Ecopsychology degree program.
Sweeney, who was plagued by eating disorders, has received her
Doctorate with honors from Greenwich University for researching
and designing a nature-connected recovery guidebook. Her program
enables environmentally caring people to help themselves and
others transform many dysfunctions into the rewards from constructive
relationships with self, society and Nature.
Sweeney's studies center around
the development and use of an Organic Psychology Natural Systems
Thinking Process (NSTP) under the guidance of IGE Director, Michael
J. Cohen Ed.D. Her instructor was Nature itself and the wide
ranging expertise of the Institute's learning cooperative of
mid-career professional students.
Cohen, author of Reconnecting
With Nature (Ecopress), says, "The program takes advantage
of a seldom recognized phenomenon: most relationships and professions
that are genuinely connected with Nature are more successful,
lasting and responsible than those isolated from Nature. NSTP
helps people increase personal and environmental health by empowering
them with the ability to make thoughtful sensory contacts with
natural systems within and around them."
Sweeney says the secret to
the program is that it is an enjoyable, personalized and profound
team effort. "NSTP helped me increase my esteem for natural
systems and their cooperative, unifying ways. It enabled me to
bring myself, Earth and others into a healing, sustainable, balance."
she said. Like many of her fellow environmentally and socially
concerned classmates, Sweeney received a tuition scholarship
to make possible her participation in the program and be debt
free at its completion.
The Institute of Global Education
is a special NGO consultant to the United Nations Economic and
Social Council. It researches and offers peace programs that
support the United Nations manifesto for environmentally sound
personal growth and social justice. Its tuition is based entirely
on an applicant's ability to pay via a cooperative learning scholarship
The program is described at
http://www.ecopsych.com and may be contacted at 360-378-6313
Institute of Global Education
Special NGO consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social
Integrated Ecology/Project NatureConnnect
P. O. Box 1605,
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Readily available online tools for the health of person, planet
P.O. Box 1605
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Readily available online tools for the
health and peace of person, planet and spirit.