Gaia Psychology is a global benefit organization dedicated to creating an organic emotional healthcare system that mirrors a respect for humanity and guardianship of planet Earth by providing international, online education and onsite workshops in Ecoemotional Intelligence to individuals, professionals, and organizations.
Ecoemotional Intelligence (EEQ) is the organic process of how our relationship to Nature influences our relationships with self, others, and our global community. These personal and social practices can enrich your personal life, enhance your professional practices, and give you a sense of planetary belonging.
Like all species, humans are an integral part of and share a reciprocal relationship with Nature. Yet, most of us spend 95% of our time indoors. Our bodies and minds are designed to process information using 53, not just 5 natural senses–and to process information outdoors with the support of our immediate environment. Most important, we evolved through countless years of evolution as a species by using all of these senses in collaborative reciprocity with our ecosystems (Cohen, 2007, Laing, 1991, Goodall, 1991, Murchy, 1978, Thompkins and Bird, 1978, Greenspan, 2004). We are losing these invaluable resources of physiological and ecosystemic community intelligence as we live separated from outdoor contact.
Gaia Psychology courses help to reverse this disconnect by teaching how to call forth all 53 natural senses. We facilitate education about the personal development, relationship wellness, and global sustainability that can grow in our lives when we allow Mother Nature to become our teacher and living companion. Our hope and vision is that Gaia Psychology will enable and inspire humanity to find greater inner peace, grow healthier relationships, and treat our Earth and global community as kin.
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