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Nature-Connecting Holistic  Courses and Degrees Online: Natural Career Education Personal and Professional Whole Life System Alternative Training Grants, Employment, Jobs 

Project NatureConnect
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, USA
Institute of Global Education,
Director M. J. Cohen Ph.D.  
Special NGO Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Council

Online education to increase personal, social and environmental well-being


Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature

Grant-Fundeds Degrees, Career Training Courses and Jobs On Line

Learn the pure art and science of creating balanced, therapeutic relationships: a practical application of spirituality and organics.

Project NatureConnect offers environmentally and socially responsible distant learning. It enables you to add the benefits of nature-connecting methods and materials to your profession, degree program and/or other skills, interests and hobbies.

We honor your prior training and life experience by providing grants and equivalent education credit for it.

You may take accredited or professional CEU coursework and/or obtain a Nature-Connected Degree or Certificate in most disciplines or personal interests. 
  • Improve your economics and satisfaction through independent, interdisciplinary or integrated study and Ecopsychology.
  • Help people connect their thoughts and feelings with the self-correcting and renewing ways of nature.
  • Increase personal and environmental health and wellness.
  • Add the sunlight beauty and spirit of Planet Earth to your life, community and meditations.
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Project NatureConnect

"All living things, including our planet, enjoy life and health when the spirit of nature's grace flows through them.  The flow nurtures, balances, purifies and restores aliveness.  

We cause and suffer our problems because we have become disconnected. We rarely let nature flow into, no less embrace, how we think and feel.
Educating, counseling and healing with nature helps us remedy this problem."

- Michael J. Cohen

Select Here for streamlined, compact updates
and guidance through our PNC Organization and Application website at www.ProjectNatureConnect.org.  

Nature-Connected Degree Classes and Programs

"I can tell you from direct experience that a Ph.D. is not worthless. I have been a Social Worker for decade now and have been licensed all that time. But I have been astonished at the difference in the reaction I get from people now when I answer the phone as Dr. Frankel when calling clients, other therapists, and lawyers with whom I am working. Just astonished! There is such a higher level of respect that takes so much work otherwise to establish, if I could even get to there at all. I never dreamt there would be such a difference."


If you are interested at this point, in specific ways that the program operates, its process, courses and degree or certificate opportunities, proceed now to the community process and course sequence page

How a degree in the Applied Ecopsychology of Natural Attraction Ecology (NAE) through Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature (ECHN) improves your professional and personal life and makes an important contribution to the lives of others.

NOTE: We recognize that the major disadvantage in investing in a degree is the financial burden, often lifelong, that a degree incurs. The degree programs from PNC-cooperating Universities remove this burden. To successfully meet our mission to help you increase personal, social and environmental well-being, our tuition fees are, on average, 85 percent less than most other degree programs. We are grateful to the cooperative efforts of our students and contributors for making this possible.

Our programs are accredited and equivalent to all similar courses and degrees internationally. In addition, they are functional, experiential and practical.

1. As our great problems persist, Industrial Society increasingly recognizes that we suffer major troubles due to the difference between the nature-separted way we habituate ourselves to think and how nature, in its perfection, works. Today, we know that we desparately need to "green" our relationships, to enjoy bringing them into balance and to make them self-sustaining. Individuals who can contribute to this end are, and will further be, sought in responsible workplaces, institutions and markets.  

2. A degree or certificate in ECHN identifies you as a person who has the wisdom, integrity and perseverence to  seek advanced education and training. You are  recognized as an individual who can make a greater contribution than those without a degree or ECHN training.

3. Many jobs and careers prefer that a candidate have the qualifications that accompany an academic degree, no matter its subject area. Your degree signals you have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in personal development and social responsibility. 

4. Many relationships honor individuals who have wisely sought the expertise to be successful in a good way. Each of us is not an island onto ourself, we feel and relate better when we have support from our social and natural environment and know that we have the ability to support it. A degree helps us benefit from this kind of mutual support.

5. Individuals with degrees are usually rewarded by enjoying: 
- higher income scale and job benefits.
- higher levels of saving,
- increased personal/professional mobility,
- improved quality of life for their children,
- better consumer decision making,
- more hobbies and leisure activities
- greater open-mindedness, culture and rationality,
- greater consistency and less authoritarianism
- better qualities that are passed to the next generation
- decreased prejudice, increased critical thinking
- enhanced knowledge of world affairs
- increased economic and job security
- good health for oneself and one's children. 

- higher cultural and family values
- better preparation of their children for the future.
- more optimistic views of personal progress.
- greater enlightenment and mindfulness

6. You need not change your location or occupation to benefit from an ECHN degree. You may learn and teach it at home. You may enhance your present or future occupation by adding the value of ECHN to it.


Project NatureConnect offers, online, functional courses and degree programs in the NAE Organic Application of Ecopsychology

SUGGESTION: Save time and be complete. Call us. Tell us about yourself and what you are looking for or seek to accomplish. We'll help you find the quickest and least expensive means to achieve your goals. 360-378-6313
Email us and we'll call you (USA): nature@interisland.net

1. Total Degree and Certificate Program
    Course Sequence

4. Bachelor's Degree Program

5. Professional Diploma

6. Master's Degree Program 

7. Post-Graduate Diploma (Call) 

8. Doctoral Degree Program

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email nature@interisland.net

Our courses serve as rungs of our educational ladder. It climbs to increasingly greater skills that are validated by three incremental competency levels of Certification.

The courses prepare the participant to optionally matriculate into a final, pre-selected, research semester, or more, at a university of their choice. Their Project NatureConnect coursework is transferred to that school and becomes part of their transcript there, where we often serve as faculty.  This independent cooperative relationship enables us to help our students avoid destructive traps that sometimes accompany higher education.

Program Application forms are available online. However, they are more easily completed by emailing for one at nature@interisland.net

Select Here for streamlined, compact updates
and guidance through our PNC Organization and Application website at www.ProjectNatureConnect.org.  

Online Programs for Learning, Counseling and Healing with Nature

As nature-connected people(s) have shown, humanity is not born genetically carrying the destructive ways of contemporary society. To our loss, our destructiveness results from our excessively nature-disconnected way of life. It socializes and educates us onto our often questionable path.

Since our lives are a continuum of the flow of natural systems and their restorative ways, education that teaches us how to include nature in our thinking and relationships is critical for reducing the detrimental stress, resulting from our nature-separation, and for sustaining human and environmental wellness. A great challenge is to overcome our nature-disconnected belief that it is neither possible, practical nor valuable to learn how to use Organic Psychology to reconnect our thinking with how nature works.

The unique online course, certification and degree program opportunities linked to this page enable any interested person to master a nature-reconnecting sensory tool that helps us think and relate through genuine contact with nature's beauty, peace and regenerative powers around and within us.


SUGGESTION: Save time and be complete. Call us. Tell us about yourself and what you are looking for or seek to accomplish. We'll help you find the quickest and least expensive means to achieve your goals. 360-378-6313
Email us and we'll call you (USA): nature@interisland.net


After you obtain information about the Project NatureConnect program from the web site  a free, helpful 15-minute discussion by phone 360-378-6313 with a faculty member is the most efficient way to customize the program to your goals.

Special NGO consultant United Nations Economic and Social Council

Readily available, online, natural science tools
for the health of person, planet and spirit
P.O. Box 1605, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-378-6313 <email> www.ecopsych.com

The Natural Systems Thinking Process

Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director

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All programs start with the Orientation Course contained in the book
The Web of Life Imperative.