SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- To increase personal, social and environmental well being, on Earth Day, April 22, 2010, a spiritual remedy and preventative for many planet-threatening disorders will be available on the Internet. It results from research by Project NatureConnect at the Akamai University Institute of Applied Ecopsychology.
The antidote consists of a globally sensitive science along with practical tools to apply it. The tools help us reduce greed and addiction, disorders that deteriorate the wellness of our living planet and ourselves.
The tools are nature-connecting activities that help us to experience, first-hand, how Earth and nature are alive and we must, "Do onto them as we would have them do onto us."
The Institute's Director, Dr. Michael J. Cohen, author of "The Web of Life Imperative" says "The critical problems we face today are no surprise. They have been the subject of bestselling books and media since 1948. We suffer our health and peace dilemmas simply because we have never addressed their underlying source."
Cohen believes we bypass excellent ideas to improve well being on our Living Planet because we are missing an effective means to implement these ideas. He says, "Today, the core mental short-circuit that produces our greatest problems has been identified. In addition, a process to rectify it has become available. The process helps us let nature recycle contaminates in our psyche. This remedies our greed and the disorders it creates. The process is available on Earth Day."
"Our underlying problem," says Cohen, "is that we hold an irrational prejudice against nature. It makes us spend, on average, over 98 percent of our life with our thoughts and feelings disconnected from the corrective and restorative powers of nature's flow, in and around us. The good news is that Project NatureConnect's educating, counseling and healing with nature programs enable us to reduce this destructive prejudice and the unwarranted fears and disorders it promotes."
The pioneering mission of Project NatureConnect is to help our thinking tap into the renewing intelligence of nature's ways, in and around us. The online program's subsidized, UNESCO-approved training courses and degrees enable us to make conscious sensory contact with the life-nurturing energy of the eons that flows through natural areas, backyard or backcountry. It teaches us how to strengthen this purifying and healing power in ourselves and others while visiting a natural area. It is well known that a good experience in nature rewardingly uplifts our spirit and clears our thinking.
An Akamai Ecopsychology participant said, "I began to have a sense of Mother Earth being another mother to me that had never abandoned me and I felt this huge sense of healing."
Three Earth Day web pages portray the program
Contact Mike Cohen at 360-378-6313, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information: http://www.ecopsych.com
SOURCE Institute of Global Education