Noyes, Gary 1943-

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NOYES, Gary 1943-


Born May 22, 1943, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; son of Norman (a tool-and-die maker) and Hannah Mary (a homemaker) Noyes; married (divorced); children: Sherry Knott, Allan, Timothy, Marcus. Education: Houghton College, B.A., 1964; Asbury Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1966; Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota, M.A. (Adlerian counseling and psychotherapy), 1993. Hobbies and other interests: Spirituality, fitness, travel, mountain backpacking, canoeing.


Home and office—P.O. Box 256, 40 Burgess St., Silver Creek, NY 14136. E-mail—[email protected].


Minister, psychotherapist, and writer. Minister in Wesleyan and United Methodist denominations for twenty years; psychotherapist for ten years; Parchment Press, Silver Creek, NY, founder and publisher.


You Weigh What You Believe: Change Your Mistaken Life-style Beliefs and Lose Weight, Parchment Press (Silver Creek, NY), 2000.


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"My life has been centered on three major issues: spirituality, fitness, and psychology," Gary Noyes told CA. "After spending twenty years as a minister and ten years as a mental health psychotherapist, I have combined my three areas of interest in my first book, You Weigh What You Believe.

"What a privilege it was to have been a pastor of a number of churches across the Midwest. I learned so much about my spirituality beliefs. I realized that my relationship to the inner spiritual self was crucial to me.

"It was when I recognized that my mistaken life-style beliefs were keeping me from the success in my life that I began to learn how to change them. My own mental health improved. I was helping many others in their search for renewed mental health.

"A few years ago I realized that I was getting very sick with diabetes. I discovered that I had a number of mistaken life-style beliefs about weight loss and fitness that were allowing diabetes to attack me. As I discovered the mistaken life-style beliefs and learned how to change them, I defeated diabetes and lost eighty pounds of ugly fat in the process. I became more fit than I have ever been in my whole life.

"There is a fire in my bones to help others discover how to change their mistaken life-style beliefs and see more success in many areas of their lives."