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Life sustains its optimums of wellness, purity and diversity because natural systems are self-correcting. As natural systems flow through every molecule in nature they recycle wastes, heal disorders and improve health. When we stop making conscious sensory contact with natural systems within and about us, we stop the corrective flow of these systems in the life of our psyche. This produces aberrations in our thinking that deteriorate personal, social and environmental well-being. The good news is that Organic Psychology enables us to restore the flow of natural systems in our psyche and reverse our aberrations and their effects.



"With respect to Organic Psychology, it is like nature has given us a sensory cure for cancer and we have been socialized not to use it," says Dr. Michael J. Cohen in the forthcoming tenth anniversary edition of his Organic Psychology book, Reconnecting With Nature [Ecopress, 1997, 2007] (9).

Cohen, who some have called the reincarnation of Henry David Thoreau as a Psychologist, claims that Planet Earth makes its own peace and perfection. He says Organic Psychology helps us enlist Earth's expert assistance as a resource for producing personal and global wellness.

"Earth is perfect because its natural systems are self-correcting," observes Cohen. "As natural systems flow in concert through the molecules of the world they purify them and restore any deterioration in them or their life relationships. This is how natural systems recycle waste products, heal disorders and strengthen health. This is how they sustain our planet's optimums of well-being, diversity and life in cooperative balance."

"Reconnecting With Nature" demonstrates that when we stop making conscious sensory contact with nature, we stop the corrective flow of natural systems through the life of our psyche. The book shows that deprived of the recuperative benefits of natural systems, our thinking and feeling develop dysfunctions that cause us to act in harmful ways. This leads to great human and environmental troubles (1).

"Be alarmed," says Cohen, a director of the Institute of Global Education, "In industrial society we spend, on average, over 98 percent of our time and thinking separated from natural systems within and about us. We produce our discontents because our mind is out of tune with nature's recuperative ways.(2). Devoid of the flow of natural systems in our psyche, our thinking loses the benefits of nature's grace balance and regenerative powers."

Cohen shows that with the unifying ways of natural systems missing from our thinking, our bonded attachments to differing political, cultural and scientific stories leave us arguing with and hurting each other. He demonstrates that Organic Psychology helps us stop this discord by restoring the sensory flow of natural systems in our psyche (3).

Author of eight books on how nature works, Cohen says "Our thinking and feeling are our destiny. For centuries, by disconnecting them from nature, we have created challenging problems. Today, our problems include the social cancer of terrorism along with technologically empowered violence and abuse to people and environments. This cancer grows because the way we each think and feel seldom embraces the natural systems that we hold in common, systems that unify us as part of nature's global life community (4)."

"Natural systems may be all that humanity has ever held in common," says Cohen. He demonstrates that we can solve what is presently unsolvable on personal and global levels by making conscious sensory contact with these systems within and about us. That connection opens the gate for their potent grace and renewing powers to flow freely in our psyche. They unify us as they spark into our awareness our inborn love for the survival of life that we all share (5).

From his 55 years of outdoor research, Cohen concludes that, "Our love for life is the unifying global influence that our thoughts and feelings desperately need because we dearly protect what we love. We suffer because we have disconnected our thinking and feeling from our inborn love of nature, a love that nurtures and heals us as part of nature (6)."

The art and science of Organic Psychology in Reconnecting With Nature and its companion book, The Web of Life Imperative, helps us restore the flow of natural systems in how we think and feel. In addition, to help us deal with the pain and destructive effects of our disconnection from nature, it provides us with nature-connected education, counseling and healing techniques that provide personal and professional rewards.

A brief walk in the park begins to, short-term, restore nature's beneficial flow in our psyche. But, without Organic Psychology, even while visiting pristine natural areas, our nature-disconnection problems fill our mind so our thinking mostly remains cut off from natural systems there (7).

In summary, backyard or backcountry, the tools in Cohen's books and online courses help our thinking continually connect with authentic natural systems and safely attract their renewing flow through our psyche. As a result, we and the environment increase our ability to unify, solve the unsolvable and enjoy the rewards of personal and global well-being (8).

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1. Cohen, Michael, Editor (2001) The State of Planet Earth: Results of Ecozombie Thinking (http://www.ecospsych.com/zombie2.html)

2. Cohen, Michael, Education and Counseling With Nature: A Greening of Psychotherapy. Interpsych Journal of Mental Health. (http://www.ecospsych.com/counseling.html)

3. Cohen, Michael, Nature Connected Psychology: Creating moments that let Earth teach Greenwich Journal of Science and Technology Vol 1 No 1, June, 2000 (http://www.ecospsych.com/natpsych.html)

4. Cohen, Michael, How to Treat Natural System Dysfunction (NSD): The Restorative Powers of Organic Psychology. (http://www.ecospsych.com/articlensd.html)

5. An Introduction to Organic Psychology (http://www.ecospsych.com/2005organicintro.html)

6. The Organics of Psychology (http://www.ecospsych.com/insight2005.html)

7. The Source of Duality and How to Deal With It. (http://www.ecospsych.com/nineleg.html)

8. A Survey of Participants: Reactions to NSTP and Studies of Effects, The Web of Life Imperative, Victoria, B.C. Trafford.

9. Thomas, Janet (2005) On All Nine Legs - Teaching Outdoor Love to an Indoor World, Taproot, SUNY Cortland, NY, Joural of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. (http://www.ecopsych.com/2005taproot.html)

10. Cohen, Michael, books available: The Web of Life Imperative and Reconnecting With Nature, Minneapolis, MN. Ecopress






















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Results of the application of Organic Psychology to a wide range of disciplines and interests:

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"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."

-Stephen Aizenstat


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.

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