During 2020 Project NatureConnect began offering an updated stand-alone course and opportunity to obtain an accredited certificate in the application of Climate Therapies. Founder, Dr. Michael J. Cohen, and thousands of individuals have incorporated and shared this blueprint which actualizes a scientifically proven lasting reality of holistic human/planet rehabilitation and well-being for supporting the Whole, all Life, as a means to reverse Earth Misery (EM) or as it may now be known in the 21st century solastalgia.
Solastalgia (/ˌsɒləˈstældʒə/) is a neologism, formed by the combination of the Latin words sōlācium (comfort) and the Greek root -algia (pain, suffering, grief), that describes a form of emotional or existential distress caused by environmental change. It is best described as the lived experience of negatively perceived environmental change. A distinction can be made between solastalgia linked to distress about what is in the process of negatively perceived change and eco-anxiety linked to what may happen in the future, associated with pre-traumatic stress, in reference to post-traumatic stress (Solastalgia, Wikipedia).
Since the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen an onslaught of new language and definitions to define what ultimately is a Climate Crisis or as Dr. Cohen has so beautifully named it Earth Misery. It’s simple. Paradigm’s that have or propose a vision of economic development and capitalism, globalization, conventional aid, international trade, and more are all buzzwords to describe that we are ultimately DISCONNECTED from the root of ourselves and all life.
Project NatureConnect’s has been working with Climate Therapy and interrelated issues since the 1960’s. Prolonged exposure to emotional and psychical disconnection creates a vortex of questions and negative feelings. Project NatureConnect invites you to participate in a cooperative process that is built on over 50 years of development and application tools for reversing the Climate Crisis.
The beauty, purity and balance of Climate Therapy’s 54-sense science is nature-made mental health. It sensibly fortifies the life of Earth and us so we don’t continue to excessively exploit it as a natural resource and suffer the life-diminishing consequences.
Scientifically, Nature/Earth’s and humanity’s love to live are different in a major way. We can communicate and relate through written and articulated word-stories and this ability is foreign to the natural world’s life. When our stories excessively separate our life from the truths of our planet’s life their effects abuse our psyche and the planet. We hurtfully lose Earth’s wisdom and peace, around, in and as us and act accordingly. Climate Therapy works because it removes the hurt that causes this tragedy. It lets genuine 54-sense contact with nature in natural areas unify this agonizing disconnection. This creates happily balanced relationships and their beneficial side-effects for all.
Climate Therapy works because its fundamental source of healing wisdom is Nature itself, the fountainhead of authority that organizes, corrects and balances its optimums of life, diversity, cooperation and sanity without producing garbage or abuse, including war, so everything belongs.
To remedy today’s global catastrophe, Climate Therapy invokes reasonable acts as if the life of Nature/Earth and its love to survive matters. In unifying ways, this tool equally supports and balances our body, mind and spirit along with every other part of the web-of-life including its energies. That is unconditional fairness in action. It helps us felt-sense register our inborn love for each other’s and Earth’s life as we blend with our Planet’s unifying love to endure. We scientifically discover God to be the essence of love that exists in the life of a natural area, backyard or back country, moment by moment. Because we best protect and support what we love, we equally nurture the whole of life, all relationships, species, races, nationalities and persuasions. That is the presently missing hope for restoring the life of our broken planet and us. It must replace the dismay and pain of martyrdom that cruelly touches us and erodes happiness.