|July 1, 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
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 . . .
| HealingHeartPower Calendar|
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
Community As Healer
1/2 day workshop
1:00 - 4:00 pm
In Celebration of the Animals in Our Lives
First Unitarian Society of Newton,
West Newton, MA
Community As Healer
8:30 - 10 pm
Healing and Nourishing Your Heart
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 |
Articles 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 email@example.com
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."
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.
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|What is 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.
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
COMMUNITY AS HEALER
Friday August 5 8:30 - 10 pm
at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Linda Marks, MSM|
|Everyday 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
First Unitarian Society of Newton
For the FUSN website
Created by Linda Marks and Friends
|TV For Your Soul|
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.
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
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
|,The Voice of Dog|
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 email@example.com
Copyright 2011 Linda Marks
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