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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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+++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.

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+++February’s First Friday Speaker+++


J Underwood

With Jeanie Underwood, MA

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

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

Perhaps you have had opportunities to learn about Quantum Physics and the Divine Matrix but were left to wonder: How can I use this information in my life? The Divine Matrix is a model describing a universal field of energy that connects everything. It can be powerfully operated through the electromagnetic energy generated by the heart, which is accessible and made operational through the practices of Heart Rhythm Meditation. In this experiential talk, Jeanie Underwood will explore the question of how to make Quantum Physics operational, and she will teach several related Heart Rhythm Meditation practices, providing opportunities for the audience to have a direct experience of this field. Participants will leave with many concrete, practical meditation tools that are in alignment with the theory of the Quantum Field and can be used in what Gregg Braden calls, “speaking the language of the Divine Matrix.”


In her work, Jeanie Underwood‘s primary focus is helping people access and develop the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy in their hearts. She has studied Heart Rhythm Meditation with her teachers, Puran and Susanna Bair, for over 16 years. Currently, she teaches HRM classes in Tucson, Arizona, and on the internet. As a spiritual mentor and retreat guide, she also works with individuals, leading day and weekend seminars on Heart Rhythm Meditation and other topics related to inner growth. In addition to her work with HRM, Jeanie is a Reiki Master, and has done extensive training in “The Bodywork Process: Using Breath, Sound and Movement to Heal,” an energetic healing practice developed by Carolyn Braddock. Through all of these healing modalities, she has learned to “see/feel” energy patterns that may be stagnant, distorted, depleted, or excessive. She then helps clients shift into greater physical, emotional and spiritual health.