|February 14, 2011
Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught
and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for more than
of LIVING WITH VISION and HEALING THE WAR BETWEEN THE GENDERS, she
co-founded the Massachusetts Association of Body Psychotherapists and
Counseling Bodyworkers and is the founder of the Boston Area Sexuality
and Spirituality Network. She holds degrees from Yale and MIT, and has a
vital 15-year-old son.
To find out more about Linda . . .
Would you like to learn how to do Emotional Kinesthetic Psychotherapy
Applications are being
accepted for the 2011 EKP Apprenticeship Program. The apprenticeship
group meets once a month for a weekend training session. For more
information, contact LSMHEART@aol.com
or call Linda at (617)965-7846.
you would like to apprentice in EKP, you may want to consider
participating in a half-day EKP workshop or a special seminar for
night EKP Therapy Group has room for new members. If you would like to
be part of a committed long-term group using EKP, this is a very special
group. An interview and one EKP session are required to apply. Contact
Linda if you are interested at LSMHEART@aol.com
Sunday Night EKP Therapy Group
seeks new members
6 - 8 pm
Healing and Nourishing Your Heart
Community As Healer
1/2 day workshop
1 pm - 4 pm
Community As Healer
1/2 day workshop
1 pm - 4 pm
EKP Apprenticeship Program accepting applications.
EKP opportunities in Newton include:* Being a guest client in the Student Clinic* Apprenticing in EKPIf you would like to sponsor a Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop, a Community As Healer workshop, or have a group of people who you would like to bring EKP to, please contact LSMHEART@aol.com.To find out more . . .
Happy Valentine's Day, or as I like to call it "heart day!"
Beyond roses, boxes of chocolates and valentines, today is a day that invites us to spend a little time with our hearts.
If you did not get a chance to listen to my radio interview with heartful colleague, Doris Jeanette,
speaking about the importance of living from the heart in an
emotionally unsafe world, you might enjoy doing so today for "heart
I wanted to share a few wonderful books that member of our HealingHeartPower community have passed on to me.
first is a book that looks at the way our understanding of the heart
has changed over time. Celinda Shannon was good enough to let me know
about this book entitled, The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart by Stephen Amidon and Thomas Amidon, MD.
second is a book that looks at how the energy of "trapped emotion"
impacts our emotional, physical and spiritual health. My colleague
Cheryl Rounds introduced me to The Emotion Code by Bradley Nelson.
Australian friend, Moni Roleff, introduced me to a series of wonderful
books by David Richo, who writes about emotions, love, trust and
relationships. I have included a few excerpts from him book, When Love Meets Fear.
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What is EKP?|
Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy, a heart-centered,
body-centered psychotherapy method Linda Marks developed and has taught
and practiced for nearly twenty years. Working with the heart, touch
with permission, the wisdom of the body and the intuitive guidance of
the spirit, EKP creates a special sense of intimacy that deeply touches
and transforms most all who participate.
Participants can be "client," witness or helper as an individual group
member has a "turn" to do deeper heart-centered, body-centered
psychospiritual work in the center. Since the electromagnetic field of
the heart extends out 10 - 12 feet from our bodies, as we go deeper and
open our hearts, we are all touched.
EKP helps restore our capacity as organs of perception. The skin is our
largest organ, and a source of soul deep knowing, perception and
expression. When our hearts and hands can work as one, we move beyond
defenses safely and respectfully and find freedom, connection and
|Excerpts from When Love Meets Fear|
David Richo has written many wise words about love and relationships. Here are a few passages from his book When Love Meets Fear.
"'True love casts out fear.' Your true self is where your
fearlessness lives. As long as we are trying to do what other people
want us to do, as long as we are afraid of what other people think, we
"As fear represents what we have not yet integrated, love is what
integrates everything. It is an unconditional responsiveness to what is
rather than a conditional response to what we have learned. Love is
total yes. Fear is no. Love gives us access to the unconditional being
that is our endless potential."
"Unconditional love is the best bodybuilder of the immune system.
The natural instinct of the body is to want to take in love and to
experience the joy and harmony that comes from it. If someone does not
let it in, he is having to put out effort to interrupt an instinct
towards health and happiness."
"But love also comes at you as a will and an intention focused on
you with an unconditional desire for you and an unconditional
affirmation of your loveability...Love can scare us because we are
required to be vulnerable in order to let it into our lives."
"Love has an authentic feeling in it so you are challenged to
follow suit and become authentic in the face of it by feeling something
in response to it. It has power and it confers power...It speaks to
you with an engaged focus so you finally have the attention you have
always wanted...It imposes only one obligation and that is: 'be rea.'
Is this why it is so terrifying?"
As we experience emotional safety when we are scared and/or
vulnerable, it gives us the space to both honor our own fears, and also
experience what it is like to be safely held when vulnerable or scared.
This is a healing experience, and sadly, something we may not have
experienced early in life.
It is never too safe to experience safety when scared and
vulnerable. And when that happens, it becomes easier to be real,
authentic, open our hearts and give and receive love.
My first blog at www.heartspacecafe.com/blog
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people find more cumbersome to use than official "blog" software.
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