Join us in exploring human consciousness:

The most compelling frontier of our time.

Friday Monthly Meetings—the Heart of IONS Tucson. Our local community group meets on the first Friday evening of the month at 6:30pm. Speakers focus on issues important to IONS: complementary healing modalities; research on the physical responses to music, meditation, homeopathy, and water; the exciting field of Consciousness Research; and much more.

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+++December’s First Friday Speaker+++



With Dr. David Sadker

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public Suggested Donation $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft

Life can set us off our intended course. Turbulence and distractions abound and we may find ourselves a bit lost, aimless, overwhelmed, and even burned out. Such disorientation is an indicator of the gap between who we have become, and who we intended to be, between our role and our soul. We can choose to ignore this tragic gap (many do), but at a potential cost to health, well-being, and ideals once held. It takes courage to come face to face with the tragic gaps in our lives, the wounded places we fear to enter. In our Courage & Renewal® time together, David will help you rediscover your internal GPS. David will share life stories, insights from poets, storytellers, lessons from various wisdom traditions (and some humor as well). Come aboard as we set sail on a courageous voyage to help guide you to the treasure beneath those tragic gaps: your hidden wholeness.

David Sadker is a Courage & Renewal facilitator in Tucson. He is professor emeritus at The American University (Washington DC) and is the author of eight books and more than seventy-five articles. David Sadker has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including The Today Show, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation and Dateline: NBC, He received the AERA’s award for the best review of research published in the USA in 1991, has been awarded two honorary doctorates and was selected as a torchbearer in the 2002 Olympics. For more information:

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+++January’s First Friday Speaker+++



With Patricia Palmer, Ed.D

Friday, January 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public Suggested Donation $5

Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft

 Since ancient times, imagery and metaphor have been essential parts of healing. Imagery involves all the senses: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory & gustatory and serves as the language of the brain that translates directly into the ways our bodies react. Through recent advances in psychoneuroimmunology, imagery is being rediscovered as an important complementary approach for a host of illnesses. Our images – often not conscious – drive our emotions, which drive our biochemistry. From times of wellbeing to our greatest health challenges, this natural process is ongoing – a process that we can make conscious and use in the service of our personal growth. In her talk, Patricia will present strategies that we can use to harness this creative process for our increased health and happiness.

Patricia Palmer is a Psychological Consultant and holds a doctorate degree in counseling. For many years she was in private practice in Rochester, NY, working intensively with people facing cancer. Her work as a psychotherapist spans over 40 years and included work as a teacher and trainer at the Simonton Cancer Center. In 2012 she cofounded the Hekademos Mind-Body Medicine Program, which holds retreats in South Africa, Belgium and Tucson, Arizona. Patricia retired from her independent counseling practice in Rochester and moved to Tucson in 2006.