with Linda Marks
people want to study EKP for both personal growth and professional
practice. From 1990 - 2001, Linda ran a 3-year, 1000-hour
apprenticeship training program, which offered certification as an EKP
Body Psychotherapist. The combination of being a mom to a young
child (born in 1996) and then a single mom (1998) required Linda to
pull back from the demands of apprenticing therapists in an intensive
began apprenticing EKP therapists again in January 2006, using a new
weekend-based model. The apprentices meet once a month for four
years, with supplemental experience in retreats and workshops.
The first two years build a foundation in EKP skills, concepts and
practice. The first year, apprentices learn EKP concepts, tools
and skills, practicing with one another. The second year,
apprentices study a body-centered model of developmental psychology and
continue practicing with one another. The third and fourth years
are clinical years. In year 3, apprentices see guest clients in a
training group setting. In year 4, apprentices work with clients
1-on-1 and attend a supervision group to review their work.
The next EKP apprenticeship group will start in September 2010. Those
interested in apprenticing might enjoy participating in one of the
January or February programs or other programs scheduled between now
and September 2010.
If you would like to apply for the September 2010 apprenticeship
program, contact LSMHEART@aol.com to request an interview and
Linda is currently working with Dan Cohen to incorporate some Family Constellations work into the training program.
Apprentices also participate in the annual EKP Cape Cod retreat in
November and are eligible to
participate in all Healing the Traumatized Heart half-day workshops in
The apprentice team also participates in the Spirit of Change Natural Living Expo, which is the last weekend in November.
We try to provide both "out in the world" workshops and experiences as well as "in house/classroom-based" study.
If you are interested in apprenticing in EKP, please contact Linda at LSMHEART@aol.com
Linda Marks, MSM has practiced body psychotherapy with individuals,
couples and groups for nearly twenty-five years. She is
co-founded the first state professional association for body
psychotherapy in 1988, and is author of HEALING THE WAR BETWEEN
THE GENDERS: THE POWER OF THE SOUL-CENTERED RELATIONSHIP (HeartPower
Press, 2004) and LIVING WITH VISION: RECLAIMING THE POWER OF THE HEART
(Knowledge Systems, 1988). She holds degrees from Yale and
MIT. Linda can be reached at LSMHEART@aol.com,
www.healingheartpower.com or (617)965-7846.