|September 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.
Community As Healer
Natural Living Expo
Grounding and Body Psychotherapy
Community As Healer
Monthly group meets in
Newton, MA 1 - 4 pm
Voices of Boys and Men
Benefit Concert for
Boys to Men New England
Scullers Jazz Club
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 . . . |
Articles in this issue are: "Alexythmia: No Words For Feelings," exploring an affliction that can be painful and feel like an emotional prison,
"Community As Healer Clinic Workshops," the EKP version of "community acupuncture," where many people benefit from healing in community, and
"Voices of Boys and Men," an
amazing benefit concert at Scullers on Sunday, April 22, that will
bring together headliner musicians with amateurs (teens and adults)
to explore the many experiences of boys and men.
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
The monthly Sunday afternoon Community As Healer gathering will next meet in Newton on October 23. Members of the group will help with the Community As Healer Clinic Workshops at the Spirit of Change Natural Living Expo on Saturday, September 24. Together
we can create safe healing space in the larger world, and
empower people to literally, "lend a helping hand."
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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
|Linda Marks, MSM|
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."
|Alexythymia: No Words For Feelings|
Feelings and emotions
are important, because they give a language to our experiences where
mind and body meet, according to Living In Balance
authors Joel and Michelle Levey. Our feelings and emotions help us
know what is true for us, and provide guidance both for our own
self-care and well-being and also for our work, relationships and
Many people suffer, often unknowingly, from an ailment called alexythymia,
in which there are no words for feelings. Have you ever found yourself
having a strong feeling, yet been at a loss for words? Or is it
difficult in general to find words for what you feel? Many people who
have experienced great stress or trauma struggle to find words for
feelings. And many people have never had the opportunity to learn how
to translate their feelings into language at all.
To read this article...
Copyright 2011 Linda Marks
|Community As Healer Clinic Workshopsl|
the world of acupuncture, there is a format called "community
acupuncture," where multiple people have treatments in parallel in the
acupuncturist's office. By being with others in the healing process,
one might say the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and each
individual benefits from the healing work of the others, as well as from
their own healing work.
acupuncture makes treatment more accessible to those who seek
acupuncture, because it reduces the cost of care. It also allows the
acupuncturist to treat more people in a day's time.
run an EKP Free Care Clinic at the Spirit of Change Natural Living Expo
for the past 3 years, and watching the large number of people line up
to sign up before the 9 am start to the Expo, and realizing that even
with multiple sessions for each time slot, only a small percentage of
those who came for care could actually receive it, this year, I have
decided to try a "community as healer" model for our EKP free care
year, we will be doing "Community As Healer Clinic Workshops" on
Saturday, September 24, allowing a larger group of people to participate
in healing together. In EKP, there are four roles: client, therapist,
witness and helper, and when anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn due
to the impact of the cardiac energy field.
workshop participants will have a chance to be helper and witness as
well as client, so in any one turn, more people can be actively
involved. Members of the Community As Healer monthly EKP group will
join me to assist with sessions.
Here's hoping to serve more people in a way that empowers all!
|,Voices of Boys and Men|
good men in their lives to role model how to be good men, believes Boys
to Men founder Craig McLain. They need good men who they know care
about them, will accept them where they are, and rather than telling
them to do things differently, will just be there for them, listen to
them and accept their journey: the faults, the grace, the glory.
need more than just one man being a role modle. They need a community
of boys and men all doing the same thing: connecting in a heartfelt,
authentic way, sharing stories as they journey through life and showing
up in a consistent way.
Boys to Men is a dynamic mentoring
program like no other, where young men and mentors come together to
tell their truth. It is specifically designed to help boys become the
men they want to be. It develops emotional literacy and relational
literacy in both the boys and the men. It combines mentorship, outdoor
experiences, fun and peer support.
Our Sunday, April 22, "Voices of Boys and Men," a benefit concert fundraiser for Boys to Men New England, will take place at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.
The evening promises to be inspiring and meaningful, as headliners
including saxophonist Walter Beasley and songwriter David Roth join with
amateur boys and men to express the many facets of their experience.
Walter, who teaches at Berklee, in addition to
touring internationally, will appear with one of his students, a 13 year
old saxophonist named Connor. Tina Gao from Magic 106.7 will be one
of the team of MC's.
Tickets are only $50 to keep the
event accessible. We welcome donations to provide scholarships to teens
and men who should be there, but cannot afford the cost of a ticket.
For more information contact LSMHEART@aol.com
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