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Project NatureConnect
Institute of Global Education
Organic Psychology and Natural Attraction Ecology
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Practical distance learning to increase person/planet wellness.


This page describes an inexpensive (whatever you want to contribute
, $58 suggested) home-study course entitled "We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident: Thinking and Feeling as if Ecology Matters." It uses the book Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature, by Michael J. Cohen to introduce caring and thoughtful students to the sensory web of life science of Natural Attraction Ecology.

The student explores the history, rationale and basic methods of an organic psychology tool, the "Natural Systems Thinking Process," that helps them become actively involved in increasing personal, social and environmental well being, locally and globally.

Natural Attraction Ecology enables our thinking and feeling to safely tap into the nature's grace, balance and renewing powers. Participants
benefit from and strengthen their inborn love of nature as they master the means to energize the restorative flow of natural systems through their psyche as a stress release management and holistic spiritual psychology that they can teach.


Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature

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Project NatureConnect offers nature-centered distant learning that enables you to add the benefits of nature-connecting methods and credentials to your degree program and/or your skills, interests and hobbies.

We honor your prior training and life experience by providing grants and equivalent education credit for it.

You may take accredited or professional CEU coursework and/or obtain a Nature-Connected Degree or Certificate in most disciplines or personal interests. A partial subject list is located at the bottom of this page.
  • Improve your income and satisfaction through independent, interdisciplinary or integrated study and Ecopsychology.
  • Help people connect their thoughts and feelings with the self-correcting and renewing ways of nature.
  • Increase personal social and environmental well being.
  • Add the self-correcting sunlight beauty and spirit of the natural world to your life and community.
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NOTE The best way to learn and teach nature-connected psychology, counseling and education is to do it through our classic, short, online Applied Ecopsychology Orientation Course entitled Psychological Elements of Global Citizenship.  

The new course, described below, is similar to reading about and learning to drive a car from a Drivers Manual. However, on the Orientation Course a student is educated from the manual and learns, as well, to get behind the wheel, start the engine and drive the car wisely fifteen times.


ECO 525.  We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident: Thinking and Feeling as if Ecology Matters.

 Home study reading, thinking, feeling and writing. 2 credits, 90 hours. No time limit. Cost, by donation, $58 suggested (this includes a copy of the book Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature (value $48.00).

Graduate or undergraduate, you may obtain one or two accredited and transferable academic or CEU professional training "Clock Hour" credits through Portland State University for this course at $55/credit. Save money. These credits are usually $300-$500 each at many graduate or undergrauate programs. Call 360-378-6313 for further information.  


This course helps a student explore and identify the most important and beneficial aspects of an easy-to-read book Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature by Michael J.Cohen, Ph.D. The book explores and successfully validates the nature-connected thinking and feeling process described on the Project NatureConnect homepage. 


In 1936, a New York City elementary school insisted that Cohen, a left-handed child in the first grade, write with his right hand. This produced speech, posture, depression and stress disorders in him for which he received therapy.  Later, as an environmental educator he found a nature-connected remedy for many additional disorders that resulted from assaults on our personal, social and environmental well being. These disorders were caused by Industrial Society unreasonably impeding at least one or more of our 53 natural senses -including left-handedness for 10 percent of the population. They are natural senses that we inherit as part of nature's diverse communication and guidance. They help us sustain balanced and mutually supportive relationships with all members of the global life, plant, animal and mineral community.   Cohen's book describes and defends the unique contributions and significance of the web of life model that he developed to increase local and global well-being.  


1. Discover if the topic of this course makes sense to you by doing the on-line Natural Attraction Trail.

2. Obtain by email, an application for the course from nature@interisland.net or call 360-378-6313

3. Submit the application along with a check or money order for your contribution.  The application will ask you to describe at least one good experience you have had in or with nature, backyard or backcountry. You will receive by postal mail a copy of the book Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature.  It contains the course reading material.  

Course instructions: 

The object of this course is to discover how, where and why your natural sensibilities and attractions guide you in a balanced way. To achieve this

1. Follow the  course description and instructions for Eco800FREE.html


A. Read the book Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature including Appendices A,B,D,E,H,I,K. As you read it,  identify 20 or more critically important ideas, sensibiities or incidents it describes that are attractive to you. You may want to read the total book first and go through it a second time to identify your attractions to its most significant material.

B. Identify and write down what it is that makes each of your 20 attraction choices attractive and important to you. What do you think or feel is personally or globally important, reasonable, contributory or valuable about each of your attraction selections?

C. If it is helpful, you may download an online copy of the book in Microsoft Word or PDF.  
- Select and cut out your attractions in it.
- Paste them into an email,  or a Word document attachment,
- Accompany your natural attraction choices with your responses for each of your selections, (as described in, B, above). Email this material to

D. You will receive a certificate in the mail that affirms your completion of the course satisfactorily.  You may ask for a letter grade if you would like one.

Questions?  Call us at 360-378-6313

OPTION: You may share your attractions from this course by forming or joining an online discussion group with others who are taking this course

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Achieve a Degree or Certificate to strengthen your professional interests, or your hobbies or pastimes, by connecting them with nature. Implement your strongest hopes as you increase personal and global well being.

Topics, subjects or leisure pursuits can include those listed below or other areas of interest:


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Well-being at risk
Help turn the tide!



"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 98 percent of the wise sensory callings and fulfillments we normally share with natural systems and their eons of experience. Our subconscious hurt and frustration from the severed disconnection of these senses underlies our greatest troubles.

-Michael J. Cohen


Benefit from learning to enhance the natural psychic pulse within and around us. Add the sensory ecoscience of Organic Psychology to your life and livelihood.





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"Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people."

"Truth is what stands the test of experience."

- Albert Einstein


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All programs start with the Orientation Course contained in the books
The Web of Life Imperative and Reconnecting With Nature
and the
Naturally Attracted
DVD video