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‘Biofeedback to the Rescue’

On Sunday, Jan. 13, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service topic will be “Biofeedback to the Rescue,” presented by Dr. John Lyons.

Lyons explains that, “Up until 1970, the conventional wisdom had it that the mind could not intentionally affect changes in the brain.  Experiments with animals showed that this was not true, and the field of biofeedback was born.”

Sunday,  Lyons will give an overview of treatment for three important problems: Attention Deficit and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as  well as alcoholism. Each of these difficulties has caused much pain and suffering for many people. Biofeedback treatment has been shown to reduce or completely eliminate these conditions in many people.

Lyons received undergraduate degrees in engineering (New York University) and psychology (University of Maryland). He continued his studies and earned a master’s degree in counseling and a Ph.D. in human development (University of Maryland).  He then had 30 years experience at NASA as an engineer and as a manager.  Currently, he’s a volunteer mental health counselor at Fort Lewis College in Durango.

The service  begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, and child care will be provided.  The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza.  Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.

This story was posted on January 10, 2013.