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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+++July’s Event+++

Summer Film:



Friday, July 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Most of us seek more happiness in our sometimes stressful and challenging lives. happy is a film guaranteed to give you ideas and reminders of just how you can achieve more of this feeling. The movie by Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes one happy. It seems that people’s values are the best predictors of their happiness. People who value money, power, fame and good looks are less likely to be happy than people who value compassion, cooperation and a willingness to make the world a better place. People who express their love — who rejoice in the health and happiness of other — are more likely to feel loved and happy themselves. Happiness is a movement — not about me but about us. The film HAPPY itself has been the grand winner in various categories, mostly in best documentary and/or most inspirational, in over 10 well known film festivals.

Do join us for a most uplifting evening. (75 min)

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+++August’s Friday Speaker+++

How Music Heals the Brain


with Dr. Melinda H. Connor

Friday,  August 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public — Admission cost: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
off River between Swan & Craycroft

Did you know that beyond being enjoyable, there is extensive research on music’s ability to heal your brain and your body? Dr. Connor will discuss her research on this subject, including how music affects learning, organization, memory, and the polyvagal system including impact on the gut, body, nervous system and overall health. She will share information she discovered researching the Antebellum Negro Spiritual as having particularly healing effects. Dr. Connor will also speak to the use of language in musical lyrics in ways that are similar to those used in Energy Psychology and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, is trained as a clinical psychologist, neuro-psychologist, drama therapist, massage therapist and in over twenty different styles of energy healing. She was the recipient of a three-year NIH T32 post-doctoral fellowship in complimentary medicine research at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Iris Bell. She was also the former director of the Optimal Healing Research Program at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health.

WORKSHOP: Please click HERE for information on Melinda’s workshop on Saturday, August 5, 2017