November  1, 2011

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
For Love or For Money?
Workshops: Community As Healer and Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships
The Psychology of Perception: The Danger of Misplaced Attention and Priorities
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About Linda
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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.     


November 18

Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships

at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus

Newton, MA


November 20

Community As Healer

Open enrollment workshop

Newton, MA 1 - 4 pm


April 22

Voices of Boys and Men

Benefit Concert for

Boys to Men  New England

Scullers Jazz Club

Boston, MA


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

To find out more . . .   



WelcomeArticles in this issue are:  "For Love or For Money," exploring research on how marital bliss is harmed by materialism, "The Psychology of Perception:  The Danger of Misplaced Attention and Priorites," exploring how in our narrow daily mindsets, we miss extraordinary beauty and many other important parts of life.
I will be doing two special workshops in November.  Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships will be held on Friday, November 18 at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus in Auburndale, and Community As Healer on Sunday, November 20 in Newtonville.  Together we can create safe healing space in the larger world and empower people to literally, "lend a helping hand."
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  
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.!/pages/Community-As-Healer/192746177418410
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.


Beige silk and pearls
Linda Marks, MSM


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."


Find us on FacebookFor Love or For Money


 While cultural lore argues you can never be too rich, when couples care too much about money, it may be at the expense of their marriages.  In a study of more than 1700 couples, researchers at Brigham Young University and William Patterson University looked at how attitudes about money impacted marriage.


Perhaps it is not surprising that for couples for whom money was less of a priority than love and relationship, scores on relationship quality were 10 - 15% higher than couples where one or both partners were more materialistic. 


 To read this entire article...


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Workshops:  Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships and Community As HealerlFind us on Facebook

On Friday, November 18,  my friends Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus will be hosting a new workshop I am leading, "Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships" at their home in Newton.

Relationships have the potential to provide great comfort, but sometimes they provide disappointment, struggles and pain.  Relationships get stuck when people repeat the same patterns over and over again, lacking the tools or insight to get underneath what doesn't work to unearth deeper issues that really matter.  This workshop will explore "willingness" and why it is the key factor for happy and healthy relationships, and will offer coaching tips to help people work more deeply with challenges rather than blame, shut down or walk away.

We will explore:

*  the evolution of relationships and the phases they go through as intimacy evolves
*  why working through issues is so important in the growth of a healthy relationship
*  the importance of cultivating practices of willingness, appreciation and gestures of goodwill to nurture and sustain relationships
*  self-care and self-responsibility as a foundational piece for healthy relating
*  what it means to love another person on their own terms so they really feel loved

Contact Margaret as


So that new people can have an experience of EKP, I am offering a "Community As Healer  Workshop" on Sunday, November 20 in Newton.  

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.  By being with others in the healing process, one might say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and each individual benefits from the healing work of others. 


,Find us on FacebookThe Psychology of Perception
It is so easy to miss much in life, and even miss the very finest treasures life has to offer if we focus our attention too narrowly and don't think deeply about our priorities.   Perhaps this is why it is so easy to end up as frogs in a pot of boiling water, clueless of our context or how we got there.

The following piece was sent to me by my best friend Brenda.  It is a very powerful message not only about the psychology of perception, but also the danger of misplaced attention and priorities.

                                              To read the entire article...

My first blog at 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 is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.
Please let me know what you think of this new blog.


Linda Marks

phone: (617) 965-7846