Educating, Counseling and Healing with Nature
Project NatureConnect (PNC) offers subsidized degrees and certificates to those who master the sensory art and science of educating, counseling and healing with nature.
Our potent nature-connection process fills Industrial Society’s critical need for a tool to help our thoughts and feelings incorporate nature’s perfection as it operates in and around us. Without this tool we have been unable to sustain nature’s health and wellness in our society.
The PNC process of educating, counseling and healing with nature (ECHN) makes a momentous contribution to personal, social and environmental well being. This happens because nature is the fountainhead of authority about how and why it maintains its balance, purity and healing wisdom.
Humanity is part of nature. For this reason each of us experiences an increase in peace, renewal, happiness and spirit when we spend quiet time in a natural area. To our great loss, we also experience a disappearance of these benefits once we return to the responsibilities of our excessively nature-disconnected lives.
We suffer our troubles because in Industrial Society our psyche is like a fish out of water. On average, 99 percent of how we think, feel and act is disconnected from our origins in the self-correcting and restorative powers of nature.
Our removal from nature’s ways warps our mentality to the point that we can’t see that our separation of our psyche from nature disturbs our psyche. It leaves us senselessly creating and suffering our disorders and stripped of the nature-reconnecting tools needed to remedy them.
At this late date we still pour our toxins into the world, including our mind, body and spirit. It is as if Earth and we can survive them indefinitely. We suffer an addictive madness to continue to produce, think with and eat these toxins, yet we continue to do it.
Isn’t it insane to gain happiness by destroying our own life-support system as it flows in, through and around us? Aren’t we at-risk because, excessively disconnected from nature, we are unable to remedy the destructive warp in our psyche that tells us that our psyche does not have this destructive warp?
Be alarmed! There’s a war going on that most of us have learned not to see. We have been trained to be soldiers in it and seldom realize we were drafted. Our runaway disorders are the effects of our unspoken war on nature in and around us. They are neither normal, healthy nor accidents.
Somehow, somewhere, some voice suggested to you that a breach exists between the way we learn to relate in industrial society and the the way nature and nature-centered people work. The intelligence and wisdom of that voice brought you to this website and its distant learning courses, grants and independent degree programs.
Scientifically and spiritually, Project NatureConnect interlaces our mentality with natural areas. This bond adds an extraordinary strength to a wide variety of education, counseling and recovery programs.
A small plane ran out of gas while it was flying the smartest man in the world, a pastor, an outdoor educator and the pilot to a conference. The pilot immediately grabbed one of the three parachutes on board and jumped from the plane.
The smartest man in the world said, “The world needs my super intelligence and knowledge,” and he grabbed the second parachute and jumped out.
The pastor said to the outdoor educator, “I’ve lived a long life and I’m prepared to meet the Lord. You take the last parachute.”
“Don’t sweat it, pastor” replied the educator, “The smartest man in the world just jumped out wearing my backpack.”
The Project NatureConnect program goes one step beyond. It dedicates itself to help its participants green their areas of expertise while they learn and teach the world how to stop our planetary airplane from running out of gas.