FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a scientific article that explores James Cameron's Avatar film and how nature works, ecopsychologist Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D., accuses most personnel in education, science and the media of withholding a key tool for achieving wellness and peace.
The tool is an accredited, online learning process, Educating, Counseling and Healing with Nature (ECHN). It empowers anybody to increase personal, social and environmental well-being.
In his article, Cohen notes that our society's destructive withholding of ECHN from us is exemplified in the film Avatar. In it, on the fictional planet Pandora, a naturally balanced and beautiful paradise flourishes. It is, in Cameron's fantasy, rooted in mutually beneficial nurturing and healing connections between its citizenry, the Na'vi and nature.
Cohen, author of "Reconnecting With Nature," says, "To our loss, what the Avatar film omits, as do most media and leaders, is that Pandora's seemingly miraculous process for living in happy and healthy co-creation with nature is actually how nature really works, in and around us, on Planet Earth."
"To our benefit, a tool that enables us to genuinely enter the Pandora co-creation process with nature is readily available now, in real life on Earth, via ECHN," states Cohen.
The article, entitled "The UN Avatar/Pandora Nature-Connection Petition," shows that educating, counseling and healing with nature help us remedy our hurtful disorders and dependencies. As part of the process, we immunize the environment and ourselves from detrimental exploitation.
"The greed of unreasonable exploitation," says Cohen, "generates excessive profits that are accompanied by destructive side effects and our unbalanced thinking and feeling. The challenge we face is that individuals and institutions that are addicted to destructive profiteering resist or subdue ECHN."
To help humanity grow into a happy and sustainable "Na'vi" balance, Cohen has petitioned the United Nations Secretary General and all people of good faith to promote and teach ECHN.
Any caring person who wants to stop our madness and create greater wellness on Earth is invited to sign the UN petition as well as benefit from the training and career opportunities ECHN presents.
The petition is located at:
Releases that you can use, or link to, about the petition are at:
Dr. Cohen's article and many testimonials that support ECHN are available at:
How and why ECHN works is explained at:
The petition's sponsor is Project NatureConnect at the non-profit Institute of Global Education. The mission of the Project is to help individuals genuinely connect their thinking and feeling with the profound love and wisdom of nature's self-correcting flow, in and around them. Its program offers subsidized, online, exceptionally low-cost, UNESCO approved and accredited training courses and degrees. They enable students to safely make and teach conscious sensory contact with the restorative powers of natural systems. Students learn how to strengthen them within and about themselves while they visit local or remote natural areas.
Dr. Cohen may be reached at 360-378-6313 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Institute of Global Education