Journal of Organic Psychology /
 Natural Attraction Ecology (OP/NAE)

Project NatureConnect  Akamai University Institute of Applied Ecopsychology
VOLUME  2  NUMBER  2012-2013                                                               Dr.  Michael J. Cohen, Editor

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Heartwarming, Tremendous and Relentless Excitement Buzz About Project NatureConnect (PNC) on Earth Day Reawakens Real Change.

- Janet Weisberg, LLC,  PNC Facilitator

"The wonderful thing about PNC is that it has opened a place in my mind that has always been there. The experiences that we participated in renewed the ever present connection that we all have with nature and each other. After having participated in this journey the natural outcome is to spread the knowledge to others so that they can share in the Peace and Joy that is present all around us."

Anonymous PNC Participant

Wow!  What a moving ride...139 PNC interactions were experienced for the first time on Earth Day 2012 and the response was overwhelming Gratitude. Men were awed by what had happened including my husband!  So the birth place to begin is the beginning.  

Almost one year ago I knew that it was my work to bring PNC forward in a larger venue offering opportunities to interact with Nature as we are meant to .  A Traumatologist counselor for many years, I knew that One on One interactions were good however my passion has always been to find a way to offer a natural, simple and profoundly repeatable opportunity that supports real change and stamina anywhere, at anytime, with or without me once conscious connection had been integrated.  My wonderful journey with Project NatureConnect and all its course participants I have been able to interact with over the years, has been the deepest, most spiritual, life transforming path I've ever taken.  It is the only way I can live and the only work that I can do.  It rocks. I owe it all to Dr. Michael J. Cohen's commitment, this program and to All Life on Earth.

I've sent Dr. Cohen a great deal of the writings and articles that appeared throughout the year.  I created a time line process that worked quite well for a first experience as it kept me moving, circulating and connecting.  

Earth Day weekend was a rainy one.  I was OK with whatever, and I knew it was going to turn out amazing no matter what because beginning March 26th I began offering pre-registration opportunities at various locations in both counties.  The registration sites were listed in magazines, via email connection menu and at the sites chosen.  On site I would sit for three or more hours sharing, explaining, discussing and answering questions that always showed up.  I did this every M-T-W-F-Sat.  I became very visible and available. The pre-registration experience was incredibly valuable and heartwarming!  I actually registered 156 interactions, so PNC is now an idea that is alive in my community.  When I say PNC people know what I'm talking about!  That's a big Hooray!

The amazing thing that happened with the school system and its expected wall to change, was that they agreed to send out virtual flyers to all the elementary, middle and high school students on April 1st.  That was awesome as I had a wonderful non-profit group called House of Gaia, commit to offer children's activities in support of PNC!!!

As it turned out, the 22nd was a glorious day with light rain in the wee hours of the morning while we were setting up for the day.  I will say that the rain did keep some people away as the rain the day before was relentless.  The "we" in setting up were the wonderful assistants who had completed a 10 week  orientation course
time line with me, and were the guides for this day each offering a PNC activity that they had experienced and loved while taking the course.  After the course was completed we gathered again twice to do run-throughs of how they would offer their activities.  

On Earth Day, the first experience each participant had was with Natural Consensus and then another activity that they were attracted to.  The guides offered their activities every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm.  They were amazing and they could not say enough about the moving changes they witnessed amongst the participants. There was great joy, celebration and tears of awakening as the day unfolded.  Tremendous excitement and a buzz was circulating at the park that this was something that should not be missed.

It has been a power packed year and the only way I could accomplish what I have this year was to reawaken and recognize the similarity between illness and disconnection.  They are to me congruent, visible paths which made my devotion to both profound and necessary!  That is also why at the end of a very successful intiatory PNC community venue, I felt like I'd given birth!  I was so tired that it has taken me weeks to rebuild my stamina and of course it is with nature that I restore myself!

"I did not have many expectations of the course but if I did, the course would have definitely surpassed any and all of them. The most important thing I learned from the course is the ability to interact and communicate with nature through my inherent senses. The course has made a tremendous, heartwarming, difference in my quality of life. I am now am able to interact with nature in a more respectful and spiritual way: by honoring the seamless connection and symbiosis between all organisms including myself."

Anonymous PNC Participant

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