July 1, 2011

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Everyday Angels: In Celebration of the Animals in Our Lives
TV For Your Soul
The Voice of Dog
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About Linda
Me and Flora

Linda Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for more than two decades.

Author 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 . . .

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Would you like to learn how to do Emotional Kinesthetic Psychotherapy(EKP)?   

If you would like to apprentice in EKP, you may want to consider participating in a half-day EKP workshop or be part of the Community As Healer group.

The Sunday 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
 Newton, MA

July 17
Community As Healer 
 1/2 day workshop
1:00 - 4:00 pm
July 21
Everyday Angels:
In Celebration of the Animals in Our Lives
9:30 am
First Unitarian Society of Newton,
West Newton, MA


August 5

Community As Healer

Evening workshop

8:30 - 10 pm

Newton, MA

contact msarndt@verizon.net

Healing and Nourishing Your Heart
Emerson Hospital
Concord, MA 

If you would like
to train in EKP, contact Linda.
If 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 . . .   

Community As HealerJune 

WelcomeArticles in this issue are:  "Everyday Angels: In Celebration of the Animals in Our Lives," a special service at First Unitarian Society of Newton on July 31 celebrating our animal companions , "TV For Your Soul," a series of new tv shows developed by producer Marie Manning that provide meaningful content in the age of empty "reality tv," and  "The Voice of Dog" about a wonderful book that Curtis the Dog wrote with a little bit of help from his human friend Dan Gersten.

To see me speaking about "The Power of the Heart" on Body, Mind and Spirit, one of the new tv shows developed by TV For Your Soul, Click here 
On Friday, August 5, David Sneickus and Margaret Arndt home in Newton was delightful! We are doingwill host a As Healer evening in Newton.    David is a wonderful macrobiotic chef, so nourish your body and your heart! For more information contact msarndt@verizon.net
The monthly Sunday afternoon Community As Healer gathering will next meet in Newton on  July 17.   Together we can create safe healing space in the larger world, and  empower people to literally, "lend a helping hand."  
To help raise the visibility of EKP, I have established a new HealingHeartPower meetup group.  To join our meetup group....

I have created a new Community As Healer group on Facebook, for people who want to be part of or support this healing work.  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Community-As-Healer/192746177418410

The Sunday night EKP therapy group seeks new members.  It is a wonderful way to do deep healing work in a safe, community space, and work on vision and goals as well.  We are taking the summer off while we gather a few new members. 
You can also "like us" on our HealingHeartPower  Facebook page. By "liking us", you will be notified whenever a new blog post is published.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    



What is EKP?
EKP is 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 expression.





Friday August 5  8:30 - 10 pm

at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus


This evening workshop provides an opportunity for you to be part of a healing community.  Using EKP, you will have a chance to literally "lend a helping hand," and experience the power of the heart that comes with literally "reaching out to touch someone," with permission, as part of a healing team.


Emotional safety is the foundation of EKP.  When we are emotionally safe, we are more aware of feelings, sensations and deeper thoughts in our bodies and hearts.  You will have a chance to listen to and care for your heart as you help create and hold a safe healing space for everyone's heart.  Experience what we mean when we say that in EKP, "when anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn."


For more information, contact msarndt@verizon.net

Beige silk and pearls
Linda Marks, MSM
Find us on FacebookEveryday Angels:  In Celebration of the Animals in Our Lives



For many people, their animal companions, cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and others, are their longest and most intimate relationships.  They are truly our everyday angels, offering unconditional love, companionship and comfort through good times and bad.  Our animal companions are great listeners and playmates, help us heal and live longer, and are often an emotional anchor for both children and adults.


In this service, through words and music, we will share stories about our special connections with the animals in our lives.  Other than human animals are welcome, as long as they can comfortably share space in the chapel--be it on a leash, on a lap or in a crate.


Sunday, July 31

9:30 am

First Unitarian Society of Newton


For the FUSN website


Created by Linda Marks and Friends

Find us on FacebookTV For Your Soul

"So many channels, so little on." Have you ever felt that way as you skipped through the guide function on your tv?  Executive producer Marie Manning has been working to provide real television nourishment in an age of "empty viewing calories" and "junk food for the spirit."  TV For Your Soul offers meaningful alternatives to voyeuristic, competitive, reality tv putting people up against one another in awkward situations.
"All of our shows have positive, uplifting content," reflects Marie.  Programs include:  "Body, Mind and Spirit," "Empowering Women," "Contributions to Earth," Room of Ones Own" and "Wedding Essentials."  Two shows in the works are "Everyday Goddesses" and "Celebrity Charities."
"We wanted to raise the quality of what people are getting on tv," acknowledges TV For Your Soul Executive Director Martha Kilcoyne.  "People deserve to have an opportunity to hear messages that can help them rise out of the cultural norm, and not in the context of people fighting on a talk show because it gets good ratings."
2011 Linda Marks    

,Find us on FacebookThe Voice of Dog
In the human world, there is Dear Abby and Ann Landers and even Miss Manners.  What might advise be like if it were written through the eyes of a dog?  Humans can use all the help they can get, so who better to turn to than "man's best friend."
 Ask Curtis:  Dog-Sense Advise from Curtis the Dog offers canine wisdom to inquiring dogs, cats and humans too, sprinkling in clever quotes ("If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."--Mark Twain) and even meaningful information about dogs (begging, chocolate, working dogs....) and the human-dog relationship (dogs of divorce, children's fears of dogs...).  Curtis' human, Dan Gersten, helped make this literary pup find find his audience, if not his voice.
To get a copy of this wonderful, fun, easy and informative book, contact Dan at docmca@aol.com.
  Copyright 2011 Linda Marks

My first blog at www.heartspacecafe.com/blog will still be active, but it is built in forum software, which many people find more cumbersome to use than official "blog" software.

In an effort to cultivate more dialogue in more contemporarily relevant ways, my new blog at HealingHeartPower.blogspot.com is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.
Please let me know what you think of this new blog.


Linda Marks

email: lsmheart@aol.com
phone: (617) 965-7846
web: www.HealingHeartPower.com