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2013-11-05 23:28:34

Weaving together elements of mindfulness and spirit-based practices, an experiential retreat for counselors and psychotherapists, led by Bay Area-based Holos Institute, explores the depths of humans’ relationship to the natural world. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 How does the natural world heal psychological wounds? In what ways are depression, fear and anxiety connected to our relationship to nature? Weaving together elements of mindfulness and spirit-based practices, an experiential...

2013-10-02 23:24:38

A workshop for mental health and other healing professionals will offer training on ways to integrate nature-based contemplative practices into a psychotherapeutic context. Titled “Psyche and Nature: Bringing nature into the clinical practice,” the daylong program, held on October 25, 2013, is hosted by Eco-psychotherapist Jan Edl Stein of the San Francisco Bay Area-based Holos Institute, a clinic offering affordable, holistically oriented psychotherapy and educational programs....

2012-07-25 00:23:58

Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world are offering courses and even graduate degrees in ecopsychology and other forms of environmentally focused psychology. Ecopsychology examines the psychological, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of human-nature relationships, concern about environmental issues, and responsibility for protecting natural places and other species. Educators are increasingly recognizing the value of integrating psychology and environmental content to help...

2010-12-08 06:45:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Project NatureConnect (PNC) Ecopsychology program at Akamai University and the Institute of Global Education, humanity could, but doesn't, enjoy Christmas and its benefits the whole year round because we seldom acknowledge the history of Christmas with regard to nature. Christmas actually celebrates nature's eons of building balanced, supportive, peaceful and ecologically sound relationships by and for the world's plant,...

2010-08-09 06:40:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A featured interview with Applied Ecopsychologist, Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D. appears in the Summer 2010 Ecopsychology Journal Vol 2 No 2. The interview by Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Thomas Joseph Doherty, offers pioneering sensory relationship information. It explains how and why a quiet walk in a natural area has the extraordinary power to reduce stress, anxiety and depression that underlie personal, social and environmental disorders. The interview...

2010-04-21 06:50:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- To increase personal, social and environmental well being, on Earth Day, April 22, 2010, a spiritual remedy and preventative for many planet-threatening disorders will be available on the Internet. It results from research by Project NatureConnect at the Akamai University Institute of Applied Ecopsychology. The antidote consists of a globally sensitive science along with practical tools to apply it. The tools help us reduce greed and...

2010-03-23 06:45:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A Spring Equinox, pre-Earth Day Facebook page from Project NatureConnect at the Akamai University Institute of Applied Ecopsychology helps people recognize that Planet Earth acts like, or actually is, a living organism that scientists call "Gaia." Postings to the Facebook page show that we are connected to all of nature, and to each other, in the same way that our fingers are connected to, and communicate with, our toes. They demonstrate that...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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