March 1, 2012 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Hacking and Cybercrimes: The Dark Side of Facebook
Willingness in Relationships Workshop: Learning to Love Another Person on Their Own Terms
Learning Our Love Languages
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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 16-year-old son.

To find out more about Linda . . .

 HealingHeartPower Calendar
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.     


March 2

Willingness:  Loving Another

Person on Their Own Terms

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    

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:  "Hacking and Cybercrimes: The Dark Side of Facebook," reflecting on my very unpleasant experience of having my Facebook profile hacked and obliterated,  and  "Learning Our Love Languages," drawing from a very interesting book by Gary Chapman.
Willingness in Relationships: Learning to Love Another Person on Their Own Terms is the next workshop in a series that I have been offering at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus  at their home in Auburndale.  The workshop will take place  on Friday, March 2 at 7 pm.  Contact for more information.
April 22 is the "Voices of Boys and Men" Benefit Concert for the Boys to Men New England adult-teen mentoring network at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.
Don't miss this inspirational evening of music and other voices.For more information...
To help raise the visibility of EKP, I have established a new HealingHeartPower meetup group.  To join our meetup group....


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 FacebookHacking and Cybercrimes:  The Darkside of Facebook


In mid-February, I woke up to a Cybernightmare.  The only problem is it wasn't a dream.  A hacker broke into the Facebook account I had built carefully and thoughtfully over a four year period, and with the flick of eye, disabled my account, unfriended my 1679 friends, and obliterated me and all of the community service group pages, event pages and professional group pages I had created.


I felt more than cyber-robbed.  I felt cyber-raped.  With so much hype about social media as a necessity for business survival, discovering that there is no recourse when someone destroys your cyberexistence is beyond devastating.  I learned painfully that Facebook has no human beings offering technical support.  I tried all of their possible on-line pathways to report and try to solve the problem fruitlessly.  The assistance of the five most technically savvy people I know did not make a dent in the problem.


 When cybercrimes are committed, there is no cyberpolice to call.  Who do you call?  Was the crime committed locally?  Did the person who hacked you even know you?  Was it deliberate or just someone's idea of a fun prank?  Lots of questions. No answers.  And huge impact with no solution, except to start the hard work and months of effort to rebuild ones social network all over again.


To read this entire article...


Copyright 2012 Linda Marks

Workshops:  Willingness  in Relationships:  Learning to Love Another Person on Their Own TermsFind us on Facebook

I have been doing a series of workshops at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus in Auburndale, building on the theme of willingness in relationships.  The next workshop is on Friday, March 2.

Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships:
Loving Another Person on Their Own Terms

What does it mean to love another person on their own terms?  What feels loving to one person may not feel loving to another, even when there is good intent behind a gesture, words or actions.  Our "loveprint" may be as unique as our fingerprint.  Curiosity, inquiry and dialogue is often needed for a friend or partner to learn our love pattern or "love language."


In this workshop, we will explore the difference between what we "think" love means and what makes a partner "feel" loved"  in a lively dialogue.  Contact Margaret at


Learning Our Love Languages
Finding ways to love another person on their own terms means learning what makes them feel loved.  While one person might feel loved when their partner tells them, "I love you," another person might feel more loved when their partner generously nurtures them with loving touch.

Author Gary Chapman helps us understand what we and our partners need in his very helpful book, The FIve Love Languages.  He reflects, "We needed love before we 'fell in love,' and we will need it as long as we live."  Love is a kind of soul food, but what we each need for proper nutrition may feel elusive to another person.
                                           To read the entire article...

Copyright 2012 Linda Marks  
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Linda Marks

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