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INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
Special NGO Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Council
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Learn to use and teach Organic Psychology through practical, hands-on, accredited career education and training in Applied Ecopsychology.
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A Participant Comments on the Native American Career Education Program:
A basic problem addressed by this program is that though humans are an integral part of the intelligent, self-sustaining living system that is our planet, the stories told in western culture have led us to ignore and act against this truth. Consequently much harm has been done to the planet and simultaneously to ourselves.
Many people have understood that we need to change our behavior with respect to the natural world. But change cannot come about using the same kind of language and educational tools that caused the problems in the first place. In fact, unlike Native American thinking, much teaching, preaching, and theorizing have led to relatively little change because our language and culture assume that we are separate from nature and guide our actions accordingly, even when fighting on behalf of the natural world.
People of nature-disconnected cultures need positive intrinsic motivation to contact our nonverbal substrate directly and deliberately - to contact what is, prior to our culturally sanctioned interpretations - in order to bypass the assumption of separateness and discover for ourselves the more functional (or congruent) principle of interdependence. Once this becomes the basis of our awareness, change will flow naturally.
This course led us to discover how our everyday speech and thinking carry and perpetuate a "nature-disconnected" way of being. For instance, using the word "resource" in reference to water, species of fish, forest, minerals, etc. takes these phenomena out of their complex interdependent living context and reduces them to dead interchangeable value-tallies. While this has led to fantastic short-term economic gain for a few people, it does not take into account the health of the whole or of future generations.
This exercise uncovered the enormous qualitative difference in attitude and possible actions when one shifts between considering, e.g., a forested area as "resource" versus contacting it directly in a nonverbal, multisensory way. For example, Jacki said:
"I think by seeing the insignificance and yet the perfect inter-relation between each tiny part of our world, we can see that nothing is a dead natural resource. Everything is living and trying to continue as a balanced organism." If we see the world this way it is obvious I think that it would be complete lunacy to keep exploiting and destroying natural elements.
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INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION Special NGO consultant United Nations Economic and Social Council
Accredited holistic Native American courses and alternative degrees for sustainable
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ORGANIC, ACCREDITED, APPLIED ECOPSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
The Natural Systems Thinking Process
Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director
All organization programs start with the Orientation Course contained in the book
The Web of Life Imperative.
Results of the application of Organic Psychology to a wide range of disciplines and interests:
In the center section of the pages, below, you will find reports from online Course Participants about the application of Organic Psychology to:
Grace and Intelligence
Environment Home Job
Who am I
Stop Global Warming
Passion and Patience
Trees and Forests
Topics of Interest
"Human behavior is rooted most deeply in nature's intentions and desire. The rhythms of nature underlie all of human interaction: religious traditions, economic systems, cultural and political organization. When these human forms betray the natural psychic pulse, people and societies get sick, nature is exploited and entire species are threatened."
In industrial society our excessively nature-separated lives mold us to betray the natural psychic pulse. We learn to block from our thinking over 95 percent of the wise sensory callings and fulfillments we normally receive from natural systems and their eons. Our hurt and frustration from the severed disconnection of these senses underlies our greatest troubles.
-Michael J. Cohen
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"Our religion keeps reminding us that we aren't just will and thoughts. We're also sand and wind and thunder and rain and the seasons. All those things. You learn to respect everything because you are everything. If you respect yourself, you respect all things."
...- Least Heat Moon