February 1, 2012
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 16-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.
Willingness: Loving Another
Person on Their Own Terms
at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus
Community As Healer
Open enrollment workshop
Newton, MA 1 - 4 pm
Voices of Boys and Men
Benefit Concert for
Boys to Men New England
Scullers Jazz Club
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: "Loving Another Person on Their Own Terms," exploring what it really means to love someone so that they feel loved, "Women, Emotions and the Heart," how important emotional well-being is for heart health in women.
Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships is evolving into an "on-going dialogue workshop." Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus will host a third Willingness workshop at their home in Auburndale on Friday, March 2 at 7 pm at Margaret and David's house. The theme this time will be "what does it mean to love another person on their own terms?" Contact email@example.com for more information.
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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."
|Loving Another Person on Their Own Terms|
What makes you feel loved?
Do daily phone calls make you feel connected or hounded?
Does a home-cooked meal feel like loving nourishment or being smothered?
What feels loving to one
person may not feel loving to another, even when there is good intent
behind a gesture, words or action.
We often think what
makes us feel love is universal. And there are surely some universal
elements to feeling love. However, our "loveprint" may be as unique as
our fingerprint, and for a friend or partner to learn our love pattern
or even love language, inquiry and dialogue is often necessary.
To read this entire article...
Copyright 2012 Linda Marks
|Workshops: Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships and Community As Healerl|
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. The next Willingness relationships workshop is on Friday, March 2.
Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships:
Loving Another Person on Their Own Terms
How do we create and
sustain happy, healthy relationships? Nowhere in school, at work or in
our families are we given a road map of how to create successful
relationships and how to work through the inevitable obstacles that come
our way as intimacy deepens...or just through the way life unfolds.
Willingness is the key
factor for happy and healthy relationships, and with along with coaching
and professional support when needed, is the foundation for sustaining
a loving relationship. In the March 2 workshop, we will explore the
difference between what we "think" love means and what makes a partner
"feel" loved. We are each unique individuals, and what makes one person
feel loved may not make the same magic with another.
We will explore basic
human needs, gender differences, communication skills, balancing
self-care and care for others, and the power of conscious appreciation,
in a lively dialogue. Contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
*************************************************************************************************************** "Community As Healer Workshop"
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.
|Women, Emotions and the Heart|
my work, the relationship of the emotional heart to the physical heart
is very clear. When someone is sad, their heart may be heavy. When
someone is happy, their heart might feel light. When someone is
nervous, their heart might be tense. As someone feels emotional relief,
the tension in their heart relaxes.
When a woman
experiences stress, his brain speeds up and a lot of blood flow goes to
the emotional part of the brain. She's designed to be emotionally
activated under stress. This leads to feelings and a need to talk about
what she is feeling. If a woman does not talk about what she is
feeling, her stress level goes up.
Copyright 2012 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.