December  1, 2011

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Incompatibility As A Crucible For Love
Workshops: Community As Healer and Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships
What Men and Women Need: Hormones and Relationship
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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.     



Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships

at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus

Newton, MA



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:  "Incompatibility As a Crucible For Love" examining how the issues that appear to keep us apart actually invite us to get closer to one another, and  "What Men and Women Need:  Hormones and Relationship" exploring some key research from relationship expert John Gray.
The  Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships workshop at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus in Auburndale was very well attended and a big success.  I will be doing a series of similar workshops in the months to come.  Stay tuned. 
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.

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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.


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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 FacebookIncompatibilty As A Crucible For Love


 When people leave relationships, they often speak of "incompatibilities."

Incompatibility does not need to mean "deal breaker." And even more so, relationship experts Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt believe that ALL right relationships have incompatibilities.  It is the nature of love and the nature of deepening intimacy and love.


When people first fall in love, they feel a connection with their partner, and often focus on the sameness and feeling of connection.  The sameness and feeling of connection are real, however, as intimacy deepens, there is more under the surface that is not as comfortable and cozy as the sameness and connection in the new relationship energy stage.


 To read this entire article...


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

This winter, I will be doing two workshops periodically, one on relationships at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus in Auburndale, and Community As Healer here in Newtonville.  Stay tuned as I set dates for the winter shortly.

"Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships" 

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

***************************************************************************************************************   "Community As Healer  Workshop" 

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 FacebookWhat Men and Women Need:  Hormones and Relationship
Next time your male partner sits on the sofa and proceeds to veg out in front of the tv, rather than complaining, say "thank you."  By relaxing on the sofa, his body can literally let down from the stress of the day and generate more testosterone to bring to you in the bedroom or bring to the world as he works diligently by day.  And the next time your female partner needs to talk when she is emotionally upset, realize she is trying to take care of her physical health as well as her psychological health, so she can be closer to you.  The part of the brain that regulates emotional response in women under stress is 2 1/2 times greater than in men.  A woman needs to talk to destress.

The most recent work of relationship expert John Gray shows how what men and women really need has a lot to do with their hormones.  Understanding our most basic and primal wiring is key to appreciating what will make us happy.

                                              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