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Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


January 25, 2007

Dr. Michael J. Cohen - Project NatureConnect

Aren't We The Victims Of An Outrageous Lie?

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Dr. Michael J. Cohen, 360-378-6313

We Unnecessarily Suffer Stress And Disorders Because We Are Victims Of A Lie Perpetrated by Education, Psychology and Health Leaders.

In the tenth anniversary edition of "Reconnecting With Nature" (Ecopress, 2007), Dr. Michael Cohen, an Ecopsychologist, at the Institute of Global Education, demonstrates how a vast majority us are victims of a dangerous lie perpetrated by Psychology, Health and Education, professionals.

Cohen shows that our most trusted leaders help us produce the destructive stress and troubles we commonly suffer.

During our early childhood years our leadership emotionally bonds us to the idea that we live on the surface of Planet Earth. But we don't. We live 300 miles deep in our planet, imbedded in and nurtured by its biosphere. Since 1929, it has been widely known that Earth includes a biosphere zone where natural systems recycle and sustain all life on the planet, including humanity.

Nature produces no garbage because natural systems have the ability to correct themselves and as well as purify everything they flow through. The grace, balance and restorative powers of these systems stream through all of life, including the life of our psyche, of how we think and feel. This streaming is how nature sustains life, diversifies and grows without creating pollution or our excessive stress, violence and disorders.

Because we habitually believe our biosphere-separation lie, on average, we spend 98 percent of our time, thinking and feeling while disconnected from natural systems. This estranges us from their beneficial powers. They can't flow and recycle the contamination in our psyche. As a result, we suffer great personal and environmental disorders.

To reverse this detrimental habit, the sensory Organic Psychology techniques found in "Reconnecting With Nature" enable us to genuinely connect our thinking and feeling to natural systems. This gives us the ability to let the healing powers of natural systems help us remedy our personal and environmental dysfunctions.

Most of us know that a short walk in a natural area momentarily renews us as natural systems begin to flow through our psyche. Organic Psychology provides us with the means, online, to strengthen and prolong this worthwhile process. As we add its benefits to our personal and professional life, we increase individual, social and environmental well-being.

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For further information contact: Dr. Michael J. Cohen, 360-378-6313



Adwan Shehab

Researcher (General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research) - Syria

Today's Date: 25.01.2007

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

(no answer given)

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood?

(no answer given)

Now? (no answer given)

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is, and why?

My favorite animals are Owls.

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

The greatest environmental challenge facing us now (in our region) is the war; its reasons and results!!

5. If you could give everyone one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

Please keep our environment free of mass destruction weapons, please save the souls of our children.