April 1, 2012 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
When Art Goes Virtual, Does It Also Go Extinct?
Willingness in Relationships Workshop: Transforming Barriers to Intimacy
When Greed Overpowers Other Human Values
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About Linda
Me and Flora

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 . . .

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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.     



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   

For information 


May 4

Transforming Barriers to Intimacy

at the home of Margaret

Arndt and David Sneickus

Newton, MA


If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda


If you would like to sponsor a

Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop, a Willingness:  The Key to Successful Relationships workshop or a Community As Healer workshop,

contact LSMHEARTaol.com



WelcomeArticles in this issue are:  "When Art Goes Virtual, Does It Also Go Extinct?," reflecting on the eerie transience of e-books, iTunes, digital photography and clip art and the loss of the "value added professionals" who helped assure quality products that would stand the test of time,  and  "When Greed Overpowers Other Human Values," pondering a poignant essay in the NY Times by former Goldman Sachs executive director Greg Smith.
Transforming Barriers to Intimacy is the next workshop in the Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships 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, May 4 at 7 pm.  Contact msarndt@verizon.net 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.  To learn more about the wonderful performers...

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."


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My basement is annointed with the plastic tubs filled with photos I took during the first years of my now 16 year old son's life.  My piano bench is home to the notebooks of lyrics and staffs of tunes to the songs I wrote when I was 16 to 21.  My bookshelves include physical copies of not only the books, and magazine articles I've written over 27 years, but a plethora of meaningful tomes about healing, psychology, relationships, nature and all subjects dear to my heart.


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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, May 4..

Transforming Barriers to Intimacy

Communication:  we may speak and think we listen, but do we really connect with and understand the impact of our words or the message our partner is trying to send our way?  It's not just what we say, but the way we say it.   It's also what we don't say.    So many of the couples I work with hit barriers to intimacy because they don't take the time to slow down and be in the moment with their partner, speak without reflecting back that what they have heard, jump over feelings and important points expressed by their partners, and stay focused on their own experience without demonstrating they can see things from their partner's point of view.


In this workshop, we will explore ways to transform barriers to intimacy including speaking and listening from the heart, hearing the feelings under words, working with triggers that arise in conversation, slowing down to be present with self and ones partner, and learning to put words on what we really need.  Contact Margaret at msarndt@verizon.net


When Greed Overpowers Other Human Values
While Gordon Gecko fostered the notion "Greed is good," when you get too much of a "good" thing, "good" can become "bad" and very destructive.  Former Goldman Sachs executive director, Greg Smith, wrote a powerful editorial in the New York Times this past month, which argues that our financial services institutions, and Goldman Sachs as an example, have fostered the growth of a "greed at all costs" culture that ultimately eats everyone in its path. The greed monster, as Smith experienced it, eats not only its children, but its customers, its opponents and ultimately, our humanity.

                                           To read the entire article...

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.


Linda Marks

email: lsmheart@aol.com
phone: (617) 965-7846
web: www.HealingHeartPower.com