ERIC Number: ED364805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Well Mind, Well Earth: 97 Environmentally Sensitive Activities for Stress Management, Spirit and Self-Esteem. Continuing Education Training Manual: Environmental Education Ethics and Counseling Psychology.
Cohen, Michael J.
This document presents an environmental/ethics and counseling psychology training manual. An introductory preview for the manual includes "Green in Green: A study of disconnection, its implications and rectification" by Michael J. Cohen. This preview describes a study that helps readers to identify their natural old-brain as well as their culturally trained new-brain ways of knowing. The study contains a sampling of "Well Mind, Well Earth" nature-connecting activities. The manual itself presents activities and concepts from many areas of modern life. In order to help the reader beneficially become more integrated and balanced, it incorporates and unifies interdisciplinary and cross-cultural experiences. It offers 90 days of unique personal experiences, activities, and concepts that catalyze responsible growth and change through participatory contact with the natural world. The first five chapters are included under Section I, The War for Peace of Mind. Nine chapters are contained in Section II, Feelings are Facts, and an additional nine chapters are presented in Section III, Connecting With Us. Section IV, The Disconnectors, contains three chapters on alienation, prejudice against nature, and nature abandoned. Section V, Empowering Us, includes chapters on strengthening natural senses, fulfillment, and liferaft. Section VI contains four chapters on Interpretation, Theory, and Potential. The final section of the guide contains the appendices. Included are references, a brief description of The World Peace University, a summary of Project NatureConnect, and a form to obtain further information. (NB)
Descriptors: Counseling, Environmental Education, Ethics, Outdoor Activities, Psychology, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Stress Variables
Project NatureConnect, The World Peace University, Box 4112, Roche Harbor, WA 98250. Well Mind, Well Earth/Connecting with Nature manual sets are sold in bulk at reduced costs.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Peace Univ., Eugene, OR.
Note: For the companion volume "Connecting with Nature," see ED 315 296.