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Exploring the mind-body relationship

On Sunday, March 27, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service will consider “Exploring the Mind-Body Relationship,” in a presentation by Ilene Haykus, former president of the Fellowship. 

She points out that in the fifth century A.D., Saint Augustine said, “The mind commands the body and it obeys.” 

Today, modern science continues to explore the relationship between our thoughts and beliefs as they relate to injuries and illnesses and our ability to heal.

Haykus holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and has been practicing as a clinical hypnotherapist for over two decades.  She will discuss some of the underlying psychological, emotional, and spiritual issues which may contribute to physical injury, pain, and disease.  Also, she will relate some of her experiences using hypnotherapy as an adjunct to primary medical care, enrolling the power of the mind to help heal the body.

The Children’s Religious Exploration program has been looking at many of the world’s religions this year.  They continue with Islam this week, hearing the story “The Cobbler’s Hajj,” which is about a pilgrimage taken by many Muslims. They will also add elements to their April 10 multigenerational service.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 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.

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