Our collective Earth Misery intensifies, as our disconnection from Nature accelerates. There are children whose feet never touch soil or grass, who walk only on concrete and asphalt. Many rush about at breakneck speeds never pausing to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
Since 2008 we have been doing our part to remedy this ailment with the visitors from over the world that has come to the Earthway Experience Permaculture Center in Sweden. While working hard, we also slow down, eat good food and have enlightening conversations. We laugh, learn and take away many new ideas.
Soon we will be moving to Somartin, and we have been thinking about a new program to allow people to experience the healing power of Nature in the beautiful natural setting of Somartin – Transylvania.
Ecopsychology can also be called Green Nature Therapy. Participants live, in this case, on an active small farm and take part in daily activities, such as caring for the animals, planting, and harvest. Meals are a group gathering time where laughter, as well as good food, are shared with new friends.
Ecopsychology studies the relationship between human beings and the natural world through ecological and psychological principles. The field seeks to develop and understand ways of expanding the emotional connection between individuals and the natural world, thereby assisting individuals with developing sustainable lifestyles and remedying alienation from nature – Wikipedia
As I was researching our May 5th post- Green Nature Healing – It’s Not Easy Being Green – Living the Earthway “Transylvania Style“, I found Project NatureConnect. Project NatureConnect has certification as well as degree programs (Bachelor, Masters, and PH.d.) in EcoPsychology. Starting June 1st I will be enrolled in their PH.d. program – Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Ecopsychology (Ph.D.). In 18 months I will have my degree and Earthway Experience Permaculture & Retreat Center will have a Green Nature Therapy program soon after.
Project NatureConnect (PNC) offers subsidized training 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. – from their website
If you are interested in a Certification, Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. program I highly recommend Project NatureConnect.
If you are interested in our new Green Nature Therapy Program please Contact Us.
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