March 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: "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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
|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."
|Hacking 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 Terms|
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 email@example.com
|Learning Our Love Languages|
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.
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.