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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+++September’s Speaker+++


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With Catherine Kenney Yunt

Friday, September 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Is it possible that what you think and feel directly impacts your health? Has your biography become your biology? Recent scientific experiments in quantum physics, cellular biology and energy psychology are revealing that thought and emotions are the bridging mechanisms of the mind/body connection.

Join Intuitive Counselor Catherine Yunt in exploring contributing factors of “dis –ease.” Sharing stories, insights and tools, Catherine inspires you to live a healthier more satisfying life.

Following a biopsy in 1999, Catherine was diagnosed with breast cancer. This event catapulted Catherine into the world of alternative and complementary medicine. She was no stranger to this world having been the editor of the Arizona Networking News, a holistic health publication in the greater Phoenix area. After a second biopsy in 2000 determined the cancer had progressed, Catherine elected to have a mastectomy and fourteen lymph nodes removed. The findings were life changing. There was NO cancer found in the tissue!

In her quest to understand the outcome, Catherine became an Energy Healing Practitioner. Her healing abilities were tested in the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona. The results are featured in the book The Energy Healing Experiments and the documentary Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What. Catherine combines her intuitive abilities with a Master of Counseling Degree from Arizona State University to assist others in identifying and releasing the ISSUES IN THEIR TISSUES, restoring health and well-being.

Trailers for documentaries, television and radio interviews can be found on Catherine’s website www.innerknowing.net.

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+++October’s Speaker+++


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With Dr. Mark Pirtle

Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Dr. Mark Pirtle presents evidence from his upcoming documentary film “Is Your Story Making You Sick?” that supports the premise that “attentional fixation” on one’s self-narrative, or story, is a primary factor in the perpetuation of all manner of stress-related illnesses, including addictions, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, auto-immune diseases and more. Additionally, he makes that case that meditation and mindfulness are effective in healing stress-related illnesses. Basic therapeutic meditation and mindfulness techniques are taught and practiced. Participants leave empowered to work more skillfully with their own triggers, thoughts and sensations in ways that bring relief.

Dr. Pirtle is at the forefront of integral thinking in recovery. He is a filmmaker, author, public speaker and true “innerpreneur.” His colleagues regard him as an extremely well informed generalist who connects the dots between science, spirituality and wellness. Pirtle has practiced mindfulness meditation for nearly two decades and spent months abroad in retreat in a Buddhist monastery. Synthesizing the disciplines of living systems theory and mindfulness meditation, he developed an evidence-based program for people suffering with stress-related conditions he calls Skillfully Aware®. His curriculum was used to develop the first ever chronic pain program at Sierra Tucson, a world-renowned psychiatric hospital. Subsequently, he joined the faculty for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program. Currently, he is writing and producing the feature-length documentary film, Is Your Story Making You Sick? The film has a projected release date early 2017.