Grants Available for Nature-Connected Education, Counseling and Healing to Remedy Greed and Addictive Relationships

Individuals who have had good experiences in nature are eligible for a new grant program. It enables them to learn and teach an accredited, nature-connecting science that helps us remedy the greed and disorders that deteriorate our personal, social and environmental well-being. The program empowers individuals and organizations to let nature’s self-correcting peace, balance and spirit register in their consciousness and help their thinking solve our most challenging problems.

September 27, 2008 (FPRC) -- Friday Harbor, WA – Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D., director of Project NatureConnect, today announced a special environmental education grant program for individuals who have had good experiences in nature. The program teaches them how to green their personal and professional relationships in order to remedy, and help others remedy, our personal, social and environmental shortcomings. They learn how to think like nature works to produce the unpolluted perfection of its balance and beauty.

Cohen notes that the program is essential because the bias in the way we presently think makes us excessively conquer and exploit nature. This detrimentally separates our psyche from the self-correcting grace, spirit and restorative powers of nature in and around us. The loss leaves us wanting, and when we want there is never enough. It results in our destructive greed, stress and lack of self-worth along with our excessiveness and disorders.

Cohen says, 'There is hope. Even a walk in the park demonstrates that our troubles subside when we truly reconnect with nature.' In his new book, Educating Counseling and Healing with Nature, he documents how Project NatureConnect’s science enables us to make sensory contact with nature, backyard or back country and increase well being at every level. This process helps our thinking interlace with the genius of nature's peace, spirit and renewing ways. It empowers us to recycle any garbage that has contaminated our sensibilities; it long-term restores our senses so we may relate more sensitively and sensibly.

Dr. Cohen can be reached at 360-378-6313, Project NatureConnect’s grants, methods and materials are available at

For more information contact Michael J. Cohen of Project NatureConnect, Institute of Global Education  (

Keywords: education, environmental, psychology

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